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‘Gleaning’ site is launched
‘Food gleaning’  Published on: September 4, 2015
Gas leak forces evacuation
ST. ALBANS — Authorities say a natural gas leak here forced evacuations from four buildings.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Group challenges health data collection
MONTPELIER — A group critical of the state’s recent health care initiatives is joining a national doctors’ group and an insurance company to oppose the state’s health data collection efforts before the U.S. Supreme Court.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Utility puts hold on solar plan
WINDSOR — Green Mountain Power is delaying a solar project that’s drawn opposition from Vermonters concerned over its potential environmental effects.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Panel to examine pope’s encyclical
staff report  Published on: September 4, 2015
Vermont police officer charged with domestic assault
HINESBURG — A Burlington police officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic assault.  Published on: September 4, 2015
College hires Will Davis
Johnson State  Published on: September 4, 2015
Fight the apple urge
During my freshman year at the University of Vermont, I became a pro at apple picking, and at cooking up all those apples I picked. I probably know at least 20 different ways to bake an apple!  Published on: September 4, 2015
Down 2 sets, Murray comes back to win at US Open
NEW YORK — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Pats Nation welcomes Brady ruling
BOSTON — Patriots Nation is crowing after a federal judge on Thursday erased New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension.  Published on: September 4, 2015
And thequestion is ...
Q: Which of the teams to lose big on opening weekend is most likely to be much improved this week?  Published on: September 4, 2015
Barre officials cry fowl on poultry keepers
Proposed ordinance change targets chickens in Barre  Published on: September 4, 2015
Hillary Clinton adapts Vermont’s addiction plan
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has unveiled a $10 billion plan to combat drug addiction that will sound familiar to residents of Vermont.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84
LOS ANGELES — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as “That Darn Cat!” and “The Love Bug,” has died of complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 84.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Police: Facebook harassment violated probation
A Granite City man is being held without bail for allegedly sending threatening messages via Facebook to his victim in a lewd and lascivious conduct case.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Barre Police Log: Antiques, Siamese cat among items reported stolen
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre police in recent days.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Barre Town Police Log: Domestic dispute, loitering among week’s complaints
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Glitch causes double charge at stores
Shoppers at Shaw’s and Hannaford might need to check their bank statements as a software glitch caused some customers to be charged twice last week.  Published on: September 4, 2015
US services firms expand rapidly, lifted by strong sales
WASHINGTON — U.S. services companies expanded at a healthy pace in August, lifted by robust consumer spending resulting from steady job gains.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Rock-throwing attack results in jail time
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Three young men apologized to their victim on Thursday after a judge sentenced them to time behind bars for throwing a rock from an interstate overpass, striking the woman in the head and causing her severe brain damage.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Hunt Blair
MONTPELIER — Hunt Blair, 54, formerly of Main Street and most recently of Connor Road, died on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at his home. A complete obituary and services will appear in a later edition of The Times Argus. Arrangements are in the care of Guare & Sons/Barber & Lanier Funeral Home.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Nora Belle Jerry rites
BARRE — The funeral and life’s honor for Nora Belle Jerry, of Eastern Avenue, was celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. She died Aug. 26, 2015, at her home.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Bizarre request
I signed up for Vermont Health Connect when it was first offered (some two years ago now). Today, I received a letter from them asking for proof of citizenship as they were not able to verify my citizenship. Despite the fact that I have been paying my premium for approximately two years. And they have my social security number.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Not powerful
As we know, Jeb Bush’s candidacy has yet to take off (in fact, he’s down in the single digits in national polls) but his people (his paid people) say he will begin to soar once we realize the “power of his ideas.” This about a candidate who said he got his foreign policy ideas from his brother, George W.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Try board service
In response to Ms. Galdenzi’s letter, “Let’s protect our wildlife”:  Published on: September 4, 2015
Support Iran deal
After more than 13 years at war, Congress is finally turning toward diplomacy and peace. The Iran deal looks like it will move forward through Congress, and I support the 34+ senators who have spoken out in favor of the deal.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Bicknell heads the pack as Vt. PGA season winds down
DORSET — PGA golf pro Rodney Bicknell’s shared victory at Dorset this week left him holding a 176.8-157.6 lead over RJ Austin in the Vermont PGA points race as the season winds into its final month.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Clark-Blouin, Tide rout Solons
FIELD HOCKEY  Published on: September 4, 2015
Moody, Morrissett power U-32
FIELD HOCKEY  Published on: September 4, 2015
Wolves take down Blue Devils
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 4, 2015
Norwich men’s rugby set to open Saturday
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University men’s rugby team will rely on some fresh faces to continue its rise in the ranks of the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Cadets cross country teams look to build on foundation
NORTHFIELD — The 2015 Norwich University men’s and women’s cross country teams are looking to make the next step forward this season.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Tide roll past Solons, 3-0
BARRE TOWN — The Spaulding field hcokey team outshot Montpelier 31-0 and left nothing to chance during Thursday’s 3-0 victory.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Beall penalty kick liftsU-32 over Woodstock
EAST MONTPELIER - Despite losing all but five players from last year’s team, every member of the U-32 boys soccer team knew what the stakes were against the visiting Woodstock Wasps. After falling last year in the semifinals to Woodstock, Thursday’s game was a chance to avenge the loss.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Basa, Solons shut out Tide
MONTPELIER — Cricket Basa can flat-out fly, just not below the radar.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Amses: Rationality in the gun debate
I once heard a description of post traumatic stress disorder as spending the rest of your life trying to reacquire the illusion of safety.  Published on: September 4, 2015
A public duty
The county clerks in Kentucky and elsewhere who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples on the basis of the clerks’ religious beliefs misconstrue the relationship between law and religion in our constitutional system.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Labor Day drivers to enjoy lowest gasoline prices since 2004
NEW YORK — It has been more than a decade since U.S. drivers paid so little to fuel up for that last road trip of summer.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Lauzon: ‘Hats on’ to brave shooting responders
BARRE — Mayor Thomas Lauzon honored those who helped out during the shooting death of Lara Sobel in August, giving them floppy hats — one of Sobel’s signatures — in City Hall Park Thursday afternoon.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers during a Bible study will face the death penalty, a prosecutor said Thursday.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
ASHLAND, Ky.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Football is the buzz in Barre
There’s double the football buzz these days in the Barre-Montpelier area.  Published on: September 4, 2015
‘Deflategate’penalty wipedaway by judge
NEW YORK — A judge let the air out of “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to appeal.  Published on: September 4, 2015
Atop the chops Bringing a warm salad to your summertime meal
This recipe is a template for topping sauteed steaks or chops of most any kind with a wilted salad, a splendid dish for a late summer dinner.  Published on: September 4, 2015
VSC refines whistleblower policy
MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges have given preliminary approval to procedures surrounding its whistleblower policy.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Barre woman cited in fatal July crash
BERLIN — Police say a Barre woman was at fault in a fatal crash on Route 62 in early July.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Yankee panel: We should take stand on decom issues
The state's decommissioning advisory panel should take stands on key issues.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Fall festival set for Oct. 10
Fall festival  Published on: September 3, 2015
Forestry training course offered
Forestry training  Published on: September 3, 2015
UVM hires Gordon Jensen
UVM hires  Published on: September 3, 2015
World class music coming to the Barre Opera House
BARRE — Starting later this month, the Barre Opera House is presenting the 32nd year of its Celebration Series with a diverse offering of music, ranging from classical to folk, rock and disco.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Fox News anchor sues Hasbro over toy hamster with her name
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An anchor for Fox News is suing Hasbro for more than $5 million over a toy hamster that shares her name — and possibly even her resemblance.  Published on: September 3, 2015
India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — India’s largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it’s starting with two wheels, not four.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Potter taps pop influences on new solo album
Grace Potter named her new solo album “Midnight” because that’s when she was born a little over 32 years ago. Her most pop-inspired album to date, it’s a fitting title in that the album captures both the spirit of a nightclub dance party and also the deeply personal introspection that’s born out of late-night soul searching.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Local visual arts
Editor’s note: Please send visual art listings to jim.lowe@timesargus.com.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Arts Preview
Capitol Steps  Published on: September 3, 2015
Bringing the traditions to life
The 2015 New World Festival comes to Main Street in Randolph for the 23rd consecutive year.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Plainfield, AOT discuss complex Route 2 project
State and local officials met in Plainfield Wednesday to discuss the town's troubled Route 2 intersection to get the ball rolling on fixing it with the takeaway being it will be a complex process with years of work ahead.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Trailing Bernie: Sanders draws high praise from NBA legend
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA hall of famer, is offering Sen. Bernie Sanders high praise in an op-ed published Wednesday by the Washington Post. Abdul-Jabbar compares Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist, with Donald Trump, the business man and reality show personality, as they faced trying circumstances on the campaign trail.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Dunne makes it official: He’s running for governor
MONTPELIER — Matt Dunne, a Google executive and former Windsor County state senator, announced via email Wednesday morning what was widely known — he is running for governor.  Published on: September 3, 2015
VSC refines whistleblower policy, offers protection from retaliation
MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges have given preliminary approval to procedures surrounding its whistleblower policy.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750,000 in compensation
RALEIGH, N.C. — When two brothers were released after three decades of wrongful imprisonment, they struggled to adapt to an outside world neither had experienced since they were teenagers. The older one has managed to adjust and keep his “head up high,” but the younger one, according to his family, is a broken man.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Officer testifies against colleague at excessive force trial
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A police officer didn’t need to use a leg sweep to take down an Indian man, because he didn’t pose a threat, one of the officer’s colleagues said Wednesday.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Wills of millions of Americans now available online
BOSTON — Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Yemen: Mosque bombing kills at least 20 people
SANAA, Yemen — An Islamic State-claimed suicide bomber and a subsequent car bombing killed at least 20 people Wednesday at a mosque in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid the country’s raging civil war, officials said.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC for atrocities
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Prosecutors on Wednesday accused a Congo militia leader known as “The Terminator” of overseeing brutal atrocities including the slaughter of dozens of unarmed villagers and a campaign of rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls — many of them in the ranks of his own forces — as his trial started at the International...  Published on: September 3, 2015
New Ukraine doctrine declares Russia military opponent
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s national security council on Wednesday approved a new military doctrine that declares Russia to be a military opponent and calls for the country to pursue NATO membership.  Published on: September 3, 2015
David R. Bolio
WILLIAMSTOWN — David Richard Bolio, 59, of Main Street, died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Winifred H. Thorsen
WARREN — Wini Thorsen, 92, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Duncan F. Ford
WORCESTER — Duncan Francis Forbes, 80, died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Much available for seniors
September is National Senior Center Month and the Barre Area Senior Center is celebrating. Vermont is the second-oldest state in the nation, with the boomer population outpacing other age groups.  Published on: September 3, 2015
The best and brightest
It was a great pleasure to view the wonderful photo essay (Times Argus, Aug. 28) and accompanying captions featuring Good Heart Farmstead and its farm-to-table partnership with the Skinny Pancake. Good Heart’s Katie and Edge have done a wonderful job with limited resources and are a credit to the rapidly expanding local food movement in Vermont.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Wrongful attack
In his attack on Tony Klein, George Clain suggested Mr. Klein was an agent of big-energy cartels. If anyone is likely to be such an agent, it would be Mr. Claim given his history of close association with Vermont Yankee and the nuclear energy industry.  Published on: September 3, 2015
It’s not funny
We kept laughing off the little man with the mustache who was shouting ridiculous things. But while we were laughing, he was subtly taking power, and before we knew it, we couldn’t laugh any more because he had his hands around our throats.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Good neighbors
The debate about immigration reached an Alice-in-Wonderland type of lunacy recently when Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said that a border wall separating the United States from Canada was worthy of consideration.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Carrard panel starts reform work for crisis-hit FIFA
BERN, Switzerland — A panel steering reforms of football’s crisis-hit governing body started work Wednesday on its mission to help FIFA change and restore its credibility.  Published on: September 3, 2015
NBC to celebrate history at Darlington
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Bubble time for players trying to make Presidents Cup
NORTON, Mass. — Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Yankees score eight in second, beat Red Sox 13-8
BOSTON — Greg Bird, John Ryan Murphy and Carlos Beltran homered during an eight-run second inning Wednesday and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 13-8.  Published on: September 3, 2015
McNabb, Raiders edge Wolves
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 3, 2015
Flynn, Seahorses shut out Raiders
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 3, 2015
Estes, Bullets blank Wildcats
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 3, 2015
Miles, Marauders rally past Devils
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 3, 2015
Frost, Phoenix shut out Ghosts
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 3, 2015
Allmendinger at hit during Essex stops
BURLINGTON — It didn’t take long to see why A.J. Allmendinger is one of the most liked drivers in NASCAR.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Lakers overpower Highlanders, 4-0
WAITSFIELD — The Colchester girls soccer team opened the season Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Harwood.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Rear View Mirror: Title season heatingup
Championship hardware is on order, and history books are about to opened this weekend. Two local stock car tracks wrap up their title races during the holiday, and records will likely be achieved at both.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Miles, Marauders slip past Devils
NORTHFIELD — Catherine Miles delivered the dagger with a pair second-half goals Tuesday, helping the Northfield girls soccer team rally to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in its season opener.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Williams puts aside slowstart, reaches 3rd round
NEW YORK — This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults — 10 in all — and two dozen other unforced errors.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
WASHINGTON  Published on: September 3, 2015
Vermont Stage announces 22nd season
BURLINGTON — Vermont Stage announced its 22nd season as Burlington’s professional theater company with an inspired selection of notable new plays.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Marina Epstein – Art in the Supreme Court
Bands of light pinks, yellows and blues stretch across many of Marina Epstein’s canvases, giving a fantastic landscape quality to these recent paintings. Abstract and some representational figures float through or are grounded in them — a monkey on a black magic carpet, cartouche-like figures, bright geometric shapes, crisp-edged organic forms.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Capital Sounds: Musical happenings in and around the Capital City
There are a plethora of new restos that have/are opening here in the capital of late, and one of the newest has really stood out to me. One thing I miss about living in big cities is the variety of cheap, authentic ethnic food options (something I love to indulge in when going to Montreal, for instance).  Published on: September 3, 2015
A Vermont original returns: ‘A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine’
With the revival of “A Fleeting Animal: An Opera from Judevine,” by composer Erik Nielsen and poet-playwright David Budbill, only one of the creative quartet wasn’t part of the 2000 premiere.  Published on: September 3, 2015
Talk of Town
Guides needed  Published on: September 3, 2015
Garment company to cease Vt. operations
Custom Colors' new owner pulling out of Vermont  Published on: September 3, 2015
Dunne formally enters race for governor
MONTPELIER — Matt Dunne, a Google executive and former Windsor County state senator announced via email Wednesday morning what was widely known — he is running for governor.  Published on: September 2, 2015
Vermont Gas proposes 3 percent rate decrease
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Vermont Gas Systems has proposed a 3 percent rate decrease that would lower costs for the company’s customers.  Published on: September 2, 2015
Energy group says IRS ruling could promote community solar
MONTPELIER — A renewable energy group is hailing a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that they say could promote group solar projects with a tax credit usually reserved for people who put solar panels on the roofs of their homes.  Published on: September 2, 2015

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