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Sculpture to be installed in downtown Rutland

By The Times Argus | May 28, 2017

  By Gordon Dritschilo STAFF WRITER The jungle is coming to Center Street. The second — though if everything goes according to schedule, it will be finished before the first — in a series of planned downtown sculptures was announced last week. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” — which the British author wrote while living in Vermont — … Continue reading “Sculpture to be installed in downtown Rutland”

DOJ appoints special counsel on Russia

By The Times Argus | May 17, 2017

By REBECCA R. RUIZ The New York Times News Service WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has appointed Robert S. Mueller III, the former FBI director, to serve as a special counsel to oversee its investigation into Russian meddling in the election, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein announced Wednesday. The appointment of Mueller dramatically raises the stakes for President Donald … Continue reading “DOJ appoints special counsel on Russia”

After lengthy battle, Breer is freed

By Eric Blaisdell | May 12, 2017

BARRE — Convicted kidnapper Harley Breer Jr. is back on the streets after taking a plea deal, as prosecutors said they were not comfortable taking the case to trial. Breer, 47, pleaded guilty in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Friday to a felony count of second-degree aggravated domestic assault and two misdemeanor counts of disturbing the peace by … Continue reading “After lengthy battle, Breer is freed”

Trump fires FBI Director Comey

By The Times Argus | May 09, 2017

Updated: 9:03 p.m. Trump abruptly axes FBI’s Comey in midst of Russia probe By JULIE PACE and ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, dramatically ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an FBI investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s meddling in the … Continue reading “Trump fires FBI Director Comey”

Speaker casts deciding House vote

By The Times Argus | May 04, 2017

By Neal P. Goswami Vermont Press Bureau MONTPELIER — Democratic House Speaker Mitzi Johnson cast a rare vote late Wednesday night to fend off a Republican-led plan to fundamentally change the way teachers in the state negotiate their health care benefits. Johnson, D-South Hero, cast her vote after the House voted 74-73 to embrace a plan pushed by Republican Gov. … Continue reading “Speaker casts deciding House vote”

Victors return home

By The Times Argus | March 26, 2017

Officials to preview Vermont hunting season

By The Times Argus | March 19, 2017

MONTPELIER — Vermont wildlife officials will detail hunting season prospects at several public meetings this week. Officials will release the results of the 2016 deer and moose seasons. They will also field questions from hunters regarding the animals and their experiences last season. The public can also weigh in on the 2017 moose hunting season. The archery season will be … Continue reading “Officials to preview Vermont hunting season”

Monday nights top Tuesday in Northfield

By Roger Carroll | March 07, 2017

By Eric Blaisdell STAFF WRITER NORTHFIELD – Residents voted Tuesday morning to no longer vote on Tuesday mornings for the next three years, instead electing to hold their annual town meeting the night before Town Meeting Day. The warning asked residents if Northfield should hold its annual meeting the Monday night that precedes the statewide day of voting. The motion … Continue reading “Monday nights top Tuesday in Northfield”

Police: Assault, larceny started with a pretzel

By The Times Argus | February 16, 2017

By Eric Blaisdell STAFF WRITER BARRE — A Warren man is accused of stealing a pretzel, punching a man in the face and then stealing a woman’s car after yanking her out of it. Adam B. Cohen, 27, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Thursday to a felony count of assault and robbery, a felony … Continue reading “Police: Assault, larceny started with a pretzel”

Barre Town sign rule questioned

By The Times Argus | February 15, 2017

By Eric Blaisdell Staff writer BARRE TOWN — A resident is questioning why Barre Town wouldn’t allow her to put up campaign sign in opposition to Act 46 when state law says she can. On Jan. 31, residents voted down a measure that would have merged the schools in Barre and Barre Town by a tally of 1,159 to 482. … Continue reading “Barre Town sign rule questioned”