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Vt. domestic terror bill signed into law



Gov. Phil Scott has signed a bill created in response to an alleged plot by a former student to commit a mass shooting at a Fair Haven school, but not everyone is satisfied with the law. The domestic terrorism law, House bill 25, makes it a crime to engage in or take substantial steps toward causing death or serious injury […]

Scott vetoes minimum-wage bill and more


MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott vetoed four bills Tuesday, including one that would have raised the minium wage to $15 by 2024. Scott also vetoed legislation that would have created a mandatory paid family leave program in Vermont. Last week, 37 bills were delivered to Scott, giving him five business days to sign, veto or let the bills pass without […]

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Solon so-long: ‘Life is short, art is long’



  MONTPELIER — Montpelier High School will say farewell to longtime art teacher Barbara Austin-Hutchins with a lasting legacy, literally carved in stone with the help of a former student.  Austin-Hutchins, or “Barb,” as she is affectionately known, leaves after 38 years at the school. Together with Sean Williams, who graduated from MHS in 2004, they are working on a monolithic, 10-foot tall statue, carved in Barre granite featuring the symbol of owls that […]

Festival to launch Christ Church capital campaign



MONTPELIER — Christ Episcopal Church in the Capital City will kick off its 150th anniversary capital campaign this year with a three-day celebration of special events at the church.  The celebrations are a mix of musical, artistic, religious and community events to help launch a $1.5 million capital campaign to fund much-needed structural work to fully repair and restore the sanctuary at the State Street church.  “These […]

Sanders announces Senate re-election bid



BURLINGTON — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would prioritize working families. The campaign said Sanders would kick off his re-election bid with a series of rallies across Vermont next month. Sanders, who is among the list of possible contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, said he looks […]

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