Governor Phil Scott recently announced the appointment of David Soucy as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory and Brian Collamore .
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I think many of us get upset when folks park in handicap-designated spots for convenience rather than necessity. This is a very selfish act and deserving of a ticket and a tow. On the other hand, if you have questions about disabled plates and placards,...
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Investigators say at about 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jason Bockus, 36, of St. Albans, walked into the Jolley on North Main Street, implied he had a gun and demanded money. He got cash and fled.
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6/21/2017
Investigators say Shaun Lacross, 29, and Amber Fusco, 28, beat up the victim. They say a 2-year-old child was present during the assault but was not injured.
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6/21/2017
The next phase of bike path construction begins near Leddy Park heading into Colchester. The Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department says the northern division of work should be done by September.
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6/21/2017
Graduating sixth graders from Pownal Elementary School shared their final memories of the school as students with their families and teachers during their graduation ceremony on Monday. The school's gymnasium was filled to the brim with proud parents and...
6/21/2017
Editor of the Reformer: The fur is starting to fly as a consequence of Governor Phil Scott's willful misunderstanding of collective bargaining law as it applies to teacher health benefits and the continuing fallout from the push back against the...
6/20/2017
There is developing news on a budget compromise in Montpelier. We're told lawmakers and the governor have a framework in place to avoid a government shutdown.
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6/20/2017
MONTPELIER — More than two dozen protesters showed support Monday for two immigrant dairy farmers arrested after marching to a Ben & Jerry's factory to call for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk to the ice cream maker ... 2...
6/20/2017
Officials from New York, Vermont and Quebec signed off Monday on a five year-plan to improve the Lake Champlain's water quality, and to boost educational efforts to engage the public. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on Lake Champlain for its water...
6/19/2017
By G. E. Shuman I want to tell you about a small thing, a coincidence, if you will. It is something that happened to me, a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if it’s worth telling you about or not, but it looks like I’m going to anyway. Truthfully, in this...
6/19/2017
Get Me Roger Stone **** “I am the most qualified. I have the most experience. I am the smartest and the most educated.” Ń a foolish candidate for public office I cringe every time I hear a politician say something like that. I loathe the guy saying it,...
6/19/2017
Editor, Governor Phil Scott has been taking a lot of undeserved political heat from the VT NEA teacher’s union and their allies in the VT Democrat party regarding his courageous stand to save the VT taxpayer $26 million dollars. This considerable savings...
6/19/2017
Editor, Again this year, I want to thank the people of the greater Barre area for generously donating food to the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive. St. Monica Catholic and United Hedding Methodist Churches coordinate with the...
6/19/2017
Editor, If marijuana is legalized it is only common sense that it will increase availability, use and associated problems. A reduced perception of risk message to youth from legalization for any recreational amount is a green light one that it is OK to...
6/19/2017
Vermont lawmakers are due back in Montpelier this week for what's scheduled to be a two-day session to deal with vetoes issued by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. Among the issues that will be addressed are Scott's veto of the state budget and a bill that...
6/19/2017
Trump's lawyer says 'unnamed reports' suggesting Trump is under investigation are NOT true - despite Donald himself tweeting 'I am being investigated' Prince William is pictured with dad Charles and son George in adorable Father's Day images posted by...
6/18/2017
Holsteins might not be your typical breakfast date--unless you grew up on a dairy farm. Saturday, hundreds of people lined up at Fairmont Farm in East Montpelier for a taste of that farm life.
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6/18/2017
Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marching in Montpelier, Vt., on Saturday June, 17, 2017. They were marching to the main Ben & Jerry's factory in the Vermont town of Waterbury to protest what they feel are slow negotiations to reach a deal on...
6/17/2017
Law To Protect Vulnerable Adults Enacted MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott signed legislation in May designed to help Vermonters with long-term care needs and protect vulnerable adults from financial exploitation. The new law updates the Long-Term Care...
6/16/2017
by Nat Frothingham When Joe Evans came aboard on April 3 as executive director of the Montpelier Development Corporation he became the city’s first-ever economic development chief. But let this be noted — Joe Evans is not a City of Montpelier employee....
6/16/2017
by Nona Estrin Finally! Summer in earnest! A broad-winged hawk’s high, lilting kee-liee! overhead, as it wheels above its nest territory with great arcs in the morning sky. At the yellow-spotted salamander’s vernal pool, larval stage wigglers, too big...
6/16/2017
by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Culinary arts, business administration and  fashion merchandising are all part of a “new chapter in the story of New England Culinary Institute,” according to a press release issued by the institute May 8. But where will they...
6/16/2017
by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — There are no downsides to the Roxbury-Montpelier School District merger according to two representatives from the Act 46 study committee. Montpelier voters are scheduled to vote the merger up or down at a special city meeting...
6/16/2017
by  Alec Ellsworth MONTPELIER — In anticipation of the upcoming three weeks of warmth we call summer here, Hubbard Park would like to announce a new family event. This July 21–23, Montpelier Parks is inviting the community to spend the weekend in Hubbard...
6/16/2017
The Bridge is continuing its commitment to supporting youth journalism. The Breeze, a by-youth-for-youth publication of The Bridge, will return this summer as a stand alone issue on July 6. During the past couple of summers, with the support of staff at...
6/16/2017
The Woodstock Union High School girls tennis team won the state title in the championship match on Thursday, June 8 against Montpelier. Gareth Henderson Photos A portion of these photos will appear in the June 15, 2017 print edition of the Vermont...
6/14/2017
Withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Accord is a BAD deal for Vermont. On the global stage, President Trump’s unilateral action is an abdication of American leadership. His disregard for our strategic allies and global trading partners...
6/12/2017
Carlo dePrato grew up in the ice cream business and is the third — no, make that the fourth — generation of dePratos making gelato based on family recipes. Now, 50, Carlo can remember back to at least age 5 when he would help his father, Francesco, sell...
6/8/2017