MONTPELIER — A five-day march from Middlebury to Montpelier to lobby lawmakers on climate change ended Tuesday with a rally downtown, a silent vigil and song session at the State House, and a call to come together for the cause.

WORCESTER — The timing is purely coincidental, but there is suddenly another administrative search to launch in the five-town six-school Washington Central Supervisory Union.

Depending on how you view the Eastern coyote, you will have one of three opinions on the horror story that took place on a Salisbury farm last week.

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On a warm evening in July, a couple in Brandon welcomed Alyssa Bennett, small-mammal biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, to their home. They had discovered little brown bats in their attic, a species that has struggled in Vermont recently, and Bennett wanted to count how…

Taryn Noelle, of Stowe, who has won several honors for her singing in recent years, garnered yet another award when she was named Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year at the 23rd annual Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Will Rogers Awards Ceremony on March 14 in Fort Worth, Texas, the bi…

MONTPELIER — Main Street Middle School student Raghav Dhandi won the annual Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee contest for the second year in a row last Tuesday and will represent the state at the national finals in May.

BARRE — A Morgan horse-meets-mausoleum mural is coming soon to Summer Street, and the colorful collage that screams both “Barre” and “Vermont” is already getting rave reviews, even though it hasn’t been fully assembled.

Montpelier Chamber Orchestra Music Director Anne Decker is all about community, and the community orchestra’s spring program brings it together with the Green Mountain Film Festival and Music-COMP, a composition program. Under Decker’s direction, the MCO will accompany silent films with musi…

MONTPELIER — The 16-year-old Swedish girl leading a worldwide climate change rally on Friday, including one in Montpelier, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Dervish, one of few remaining Irish traditional bands that can lay claim to a decade’s worth of performing, takes the stage at the Barre Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, for a St. Patrick’s Day concert, as part of the Celebration Series.

NORTHFIELD — A vial of ashes reportedly from the site where Osama bin Laden was killed and a wrestler’s action figure are just a couple of the 200 items Norwich University has put on display for its bicentennial.

MONTPELIER — A management plan to control the spread of the emerald ash borer in the Capital City was adopted by the city council this week.

“Close to the Cloth,” an exhibition of work by six Vermont textile artists, opened this week at Montpelier’s T.W. Wood Gallery. The exhibition showcases a range of techniques and approaches with textiles.

That sweet time of year is almost upon us. Soon, Vermont’s sugarhouses will come to life as sap starts flowing from the maple trees and into plastic piping and metal buckets, to be collected and boiled down into one of our state’s favorite sweet treats, maple syrup.

A black polygon grounded in a gray horizon stands out against a white field in each of a set of eight square artworks, “Collage Drawings” by Middlesex artist Axel Stohlberg. The geometric black forms vary, but all have a quality of artificial structures, perhaps a house, perhaps a barn, anch…

I am always perked up when the spring flower shows arrive, and I always try to get to a couple of them. If you’re feeling the midwinter blues, I highly recommend attending one, or more. Here’s this year’s lineup.

While many Vermonters are downhill skiers, some like to ski uphill, too. Called skinning, these skiers head to the resorts or their favorite backcountry locales to “earn their turns” — that is, to ski up the mountain, then turn around and ski back down.

“I have always admired this play and also been confounded by it,” says Tom Blachly about William Shakespeare’s comedy-drama, “The Merchant of Venice.” “There is so much going on in this play, and it has some of Shakespeare’s most beautiful language. He was at the height of his lyrical powers…

Looking out the kitchen window the other evening, before I turned in for the night, I was amazed to see a temperature reading of 16 below. The next morning, just before 7 a.m., it was a jaw-dropping 23 below zero. I think we can say that the two big February ice fishing derbies, set for late…

The opening song on “River of Light,” Kristina Stykos’ seventh album, could be construed in two ways: as a song about old cars or a song that is a metaphor for aging. Either way, this first track on her new album has great potential as a song that could boost Stykos’ audience, as it’s a soli…

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Staff Photos By Josh Kuckens

Laissez les bons temps rouler, and for an extra measure of fun, let’s get down home and dancing. The ninth annual Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is coming tonight-Sunday, Jan. 24-27, to Montpelier and it’s going to bring a lot of warmth and fun to a usually cold late January.

It’s lunchtime on a regular Tuesday at Vermont Bicycle Shop on Main Street in Barre, and owner Darren Ohl is tending to two fat bikers. It’s not a comment on the body size of either of the riders. Rather, their winter mountain bikes are equipped with 5-inch-wide wheels, about twice the thick…

BARRE — Vermont radio host JD Green is looking to take it to the next level with a YouTube podcast to connect to the community.