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Vermont’s walleye fishing season set to begin
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Published on: April 16, 2014
Vermont’s tallest monument opens for season
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Published on: April 16, 2014
I-91 projects planned in St. Johnsbury area
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Published on: April 16, 2014
No cause for fire that destroyed Bradford barn
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Published on: April 16, 2014
Drivers injured in head-on crash
WAITSFIELD — Vermont State Police say two people involved in a two-car crash in Waitsfield on Monday night that closed Route 100 for about an hour suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening.  Published on: April 16, 2014
South Burlington drops Rutland 10-7
GIRLS LACROSSE  Published on: April 16, 2014
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
NEW YORK — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Musings from the Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn’t get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Cavs Deng wins NBA citizenship award
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Luol Deng has never once forgotten home.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Speedy Djokovic eases into Monte Carlo 3rd round
MONACO — Novak Djokovic began the defense of his Monte Carlo Masters title in flamboyant style Tuesday, taking only 45 minutes to beat Albert Montanes 6-1, 6-0 and maintain his perfect record against the Spaniard.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Emmanuel pulls away from NU women’s lacrosse
WOMEN’S LACROSSE  Published on: April 16, 2014
Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips
NEW YORK — Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Ga. judge won’t stop new Vidalia onion rule
REIDSVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia judge Tuesday refused to intervene in a legal battle between a prominent Vidalia onion farmer and the state’s agriculture commissioner over a new regulation aimed at keeping unripe onions from reaching store shelves.  Published on: April 16, 2014
At Tribeca, movies are only part of the story
NEW YORK — The Tribeca Film Festival is now a teenager. And like most teens, its eyes are on a lot of screens.  Published on: April 16, 2014
White walls? The trick is choosing the right white
So you want to paint a room white. Sounds easy, until you go to the hardware store to buy paint and discover there are dozens of whites to choose from.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Barre School Board: Teachers must lead pledge
Barre board backs Pledge of Allegiance  Published on: April 16, 2014
Montpelier passes school budget by wide margin
Montpelier's school budget re-vote Tuesday  Published on: April 16, 2014
Montpelier relaunches zoning rewrite effort with a plan
The planning commission begins the zoning re-write  Published on: April 16, 2014
Barre school budget going up, but tax rate to go down
Barre board ready for revote  Published on: April 16, 2014
Senate puts Vt. on verge of nation’s first GMO label law
The Senate on Tuesday advanced a GMO labeling bill that sets Vermont on a course to be the first state to enact such legislation.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Consolidation crafters debate school choice
MONTPELIER — School choice was a dominant theme Tuesday as a bill that would consolidate the state’s school districts continued to make its way through the Vermont House.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Congress is giving states the transportation blues
DAYTON, Ohio — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government’s Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Police: Suspects in killings wore GPS devices
SANTA ANA, Calif. — Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off California authorities if a freed felon backslides.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria — Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic uprising.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Chile leader to relocate Valparaiso fire victims
VALPARAISO, Chile — President Michelle Bachelet vowed Tuesday to reconstruct this once-beautiful port city according to a master plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Virginia T. Roberts
Virginia T. Roberts  Published on: April 16, 2014
Donald R. Knight
Donald R. Knight  Published on: April 16, 2014
Laurent A. Boutin
Laurent A. Boutin  Published on: April 16, 2014
Promote well-planned growth
Promote growth that’s well planned  Published on: April 16, 2014
Thanking constituents
Thanking constituents  Published on: April 16, 2014
More corruption
More corruption  Published on: April 16, 2014
Good policy comes from sharing ideas
The Green Mountain State is home to some of America’s most thoughtful and hardworking people. Vermonters deserve  Published on: April 16, 2014
Yankee great Rivera’s son on New Hampshire team
LACONIA, N.H. — The son of retired New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is going to pitch for a collegiate summer program in New Hampshire.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Lightning’s Lindback to start Game 1 vs. Canadiens
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper grudgingly gave up the news.  Published on: April 16, 2014
At the grass roots
It is becoming increasingly clear that unless the United States and other nations take drastic action to reduce carbon emissions within the coming decade, the world will not be able to avert a looming catastrophe as a result of climate change.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Albert F. Gagnon
WILLIAMSTOWN — Albert F. Gagnon, 86, of Graniteville Road, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Lawrence G. Wisner
1941-2014  Published on: April 16, 2014
Detroit makes deal with retired cops, firefighters
DETROIT — The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions but trim annual cost-of-living payments — the first major agreement with retirees in the bankruptcy case, mediators announced Tuesday.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Tributes mark marathon attack anniversary
BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.  Published on: April 16, 2014
New rules on tap for Plainfield animals
An update to Plainfield's animal control ordinance can't come soon enough as some residents have recently had their chickens reportedly killed by dogs that have gotten loose.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Rains in northern New England push rivers high
MONTPELIER — Heavy rains and melting snow and ice pushed rivers toward or above flood stage around Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine on Tuesday and flooded some roads in the region.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Lawmakers weigh new rules on stun guns
MONTPELIER — Some Vermont law enforcement officers told a Senate panel Tuesday they favor legislation the House passed last month that would require new statewide standards on the use of stun guns by police.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly
WASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S.  Published on: April 16, 2014
San Francisco considers ending rental ban
SAN FRANCISCO — Legislation set to be unveiled in San Francisco would make it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Rear View Mirror: Part-Timers are big time
Eddie MacDonald started the American-Canadian Tour season off with a big win on Sunday at Lee USA Speedway.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Pirates beat Reds 8-7 in suspended game
CINCINNATI — Andrew McCutchen doubled and came around on Russell Martin’s single in the seventh inning on Tuesday, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates an 8-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the completion of a game that spanned two days and 10 home runs.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Bud Selig calls replay start ‘remarkable’
NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport’s new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.  Published on: April 16, 2014
No Drew: Steinbrenner: ‘I’m pretty content’
NEW YORK — Despite a string of infield injuries, Yankees fans shouldn’t expect New York to add free-agent Stephen Drew.  Published on: April 16, 2014
Montpelier passes school budget by wide margin
Montpelier's school budget re-vote Tuesday  Published on: April 15, 2014
Flooding Concerns Heightened
MONTPELIER - Updated projections for rising river levels now have the city on a heightened flood watch alert, with the Winooski River expected to crest at 16 feet sometime between Tuesday evening at 7 and 2 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, city officials said in an updated news release on Tuesday.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Police say man who died in fire lighting woodstove
FAIRFAX — Vermont State Police say an 80-year-old Fairfax man killed in a house fire was trying to light his woodstove by spraying a flammable liquid into the firebox when his clothes caught fire.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Trials to be moved in Vermont teacher killing
ST. JOHNSBURY — A couple charged with the 2012 slaying of a popular St. Johnsbury teacher will stand trial in another county because of intense pretrial publicity and other factors, a judge has ruled.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Cadets split twin bill with Raiders
COLLEGE BASEBALL  Published on: April 15, 2014
Montpelier Senior Activity Center to host poetry events
Montpelier Senior Activity Center Upcoming Events  Published on: April 15, 2014
Police: Argument leads to charge
Calais man caught drinking when he shouldn't have been over the weekend  Published on: April 15, 2014
Huntington, Howarthlead BYSA wrestlers at states
BYSA grapplers compete at states  Published on: April 15, 2014
Corporate Cup deadline looms
MONTPELIER — Deadline for the 31st Annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race is midnight on April 28. No changes will be accepted after midnight on May 9 for the 5-kilometer event for runners and walkers.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Royals top Solons in season opener
BASEBALL  Published on: April 15, 2014
Guarnieri earns GNAC Rookie of the Week honors
WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE  Published on: April 15, 2014
Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Chiney Ogwumike was selected No. 1 by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA draft Monday night.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Michigan State’s Harris entering NBA draft
Gary Harris is going pro, thanks in part to coach Tom Izzo’s recommendation.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Bruins bring experience to NHL playoffs
BOSTON — The Boston Bruins had the NHL’s best record, allowed the second fewest goals and scored the third most.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March
WASHINGTON — After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Keep control local
Keep control local  Published on: April 15, 2014
Three expensive milliseconds
We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Carter-Williams leads 76ers past Celtics, 113-108
PHILADELPHIA — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics 113-108 Monday night.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Warriors’ Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture
OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has a fractured right rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs — and possibly all of the postseason.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Project at Exit 4 runs into hurdle
In early 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin praised a proposal from a prominent developer to construct the state’s first privately funded public rest area.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Baby is witness to cocaine dealing, use
A Waterbury Center man has admitted to selling and using drugs in front of his 7-month-old child.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Montpelier Police Log: Person locked inside church
The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Barre Police Log: Driver runs others off road
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Bill would change definitions related to police training
A bill making its way through the Legislature has some part-time law enforcement officers upset, but supporters say the measure is necessary to ensure those who have the greatest power are well trained to use that power.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Changes tax last-minute Vt. filers
Associate April 15 with frantically finishing your long-received federal and state forms, then racing to the post office alongside other late-night filers?  Published on: April 15, 2014
Shumlin plans $5 million business fund
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin is proposing to use $5 million in surplus money to attract and retain businesses that offer high wages.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Review: Siri-like Cortana fills Windows phone gap
NEW YORK — “Yay, it’s Nick! How can I help?”  Published on: April 15, 2014
Is hot market for IPOs cooling?
NEW YORK — A hot market for initial public offerings may soon face a cooler reception from investors.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Louisville: 5 free things for visitors to do
When it’s Kentucky Derby season in Louisville, money seems to flow faster than the Ohio River. Hotels and restaurants fill up; bars serve mint juleps and fine Kentucky bourbon. Shopping includes a hunt for the colorful hats worn as a Derby tradition.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Montpelier considers tighter controls on fireworks
A first-ever fireworks ordinance is proposed for Montpelier  Published on: April 15, 2014
US stocks mostly rise on retail sales increase
Stocks were mostly higher Monday afternoon, recovering some of the ground lost after a rough finish last week. A government report showing U.S. retail sales posted their biggest gain in 18 months in March and solid earnings from Citigroup helped cheer investors as corporate earnings start to come in.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Ukraine asks for UN peacekeepers in restive east
HORLIVKA, Ukraine — Ukraine’s acting president urged the United Nations on Monday to send peacekeeping troops to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian gunmen kept up their rampage of storming and occupying local government offices, police stations and airports.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Life Bridge Mentoring presents 2nd annual Senior Hurrah
BARRE — They are role models to the young hoop fans who watch them play all winter, and the latest senior class of hoopsters will give back while supporting Life Bridge Mentoring in the 2nd Annual Senior Hurrah at Spaulding High School on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Muddy Onion on tap May 10
Staff Report  Published on: April 15, 2014
Comette, Stafford in top bowling form
BARRE — Jim Comette and Denise Stafford were the top individual performers last week during King Pin bowling league action at Twin City Lanes.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Iowa’s popular governor suddenly put on defense
DES MOINES, Iowa — In Terry Branstad’s nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. Gray-haired, smiling and always attired in a crisp business suit, he’s been a model of Midwestern stability and owner of a public approval rating over 60 percent.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies
PROVO, Utah — Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators that she either strangled or suffocated the children and then put them inside boxes in her garage.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
NEW YORK — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s outperformed all of them in part because of its smaller size, a new study finds.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Montpelier warns of potential for minor flooding
Flooding is now expected in Montpelier, city officials say on Monday  Published on: April 15, 2014
Leaking line highlights aged water main woes
Long brief to run with Stefan photo  Published on: April 15, 2014
Couple gets $1.3M in wind fight
MONTPELIER — A couple whose Northeast Kingdom farm became a focal point in the fight against construction of a 21-turbine industrial wind project on Lowell Mountain said Monday that they are selling their 540-acre farm to Green Mountain Power for $1.3 million.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres think so much of second baseman Jedd Gyorko that they gave him a hefty raise and he’s only 13 games into his second full big league season.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Ignoring the funding formula, again
The public testimony regarding H.883, which mandates sweeping statewide school governance consolidation, brought home the gravity of our situation. Two hours was a long time to sit in that crowded, hot room so full of sad stories. There was so much pleading, asking the Legislature to intervene to help the students in  Published on: April 15, 2014
William O. Avery
EAST ORANGE — William O. “Bill” Avery, 82, of Fish Pond Road, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Marilyn G. Greene
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Marilyn (Pauline) Greaves Greene, 85, of McMinnville and formerly of Montpelier, Vt., went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 9, 2014.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Stanley Grandfield
MONTPELIER — Stanley Merlin Grandfield, 87, died on April 12, 2014, at The Arbors in Shelburne. He was born in Montpelier on July 21, 1926, the son of Milferd and Gladys (Newton) Grandfield. After graduating from Spaulding High School in 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Voice of the left
No one believes Sen. Bernard Sanders could win election as president in 2016. Sanders himself says someone would have to be crazy to wake up in the morning thinking he should be president.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Michael Phelps to end retirement
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Good Sports With Goodman: Martinez makes the big show
The countdown was on all last summer to find out who would be the 100th New England Collegiate Baseball League player to make it to the major leagues. There was even a guessing game on NECBL.com for fans to guess which former NECBL player would make it.  Published on: April 15, 2014
Solons turn back Tide, 4-3
BARRE TOWN — Montpelier prevailed over Spaulding, 4-3, in boys tennis Monday.  Published on: April 15, 2014