Many people confronted by a swarm of 5,000 to 30,000 honey bees might be tempted to contact an exterminator, but there’s a cheaper and more eco-friendly option: Beekeepers.

BARRE — A colorful tribute to all things Barre and Vermont came to life with the installation of the Summer Street Mural Project on Saturday.

BARRE — Things didn’t stop in the Granite City on Thursday, but they slowed down for more than an hour as local veterans stood in the shadow of “Youth Triumphant” and counted themselves among the lucky and the grateful.

Pitz Quattrone, Vermont’s iconic didgeridoo performer, underwent heart surgery April 4 to replace a heart valve that needed immediate attention, which left him with a pile of bills to pay. Luckily for Quattrone friends and fellow musicians have organized a benefit concert June 7.

BARRE — Stefano Coppola, the black-bearded chef-owner of Morse Block Deli & Taps, broke seven months of silence after a “soggy bagel” sunk his chances of winning up to $20,000 in his first-ever Food Network appearance Wednesday night.

BARRE — As the two-town, three-school Barre Supervisory Union readies to shift to a single pre-K-12 school district as part of a state-ordered merger, members of the Vermont Superintendents Association say it is in very good hands.

BARRE TOWN — Alan B. Garceau is known in Barre Town as a hard worker who devoted much of his time to the community, and now he’s been recognized for it.

MONTPELIER — A change of leadership at the Capital City’s premiere art gallery also marks a period of growth and outreach to expand access to the arts in central Vermont.

“Awakenings: Current Work by Kate Longmaid and Tom Merwin” opened this week in the Contemporary Gallery of the T.W. Wood Gallery with more than a dozen of Longmaid’s “Flower Series” oil paintings on birch panels, and a selection of Merwin’s bold oil paintings on canvas.

WEST DANVILLE — Cabin fever officially broke shortly before sunrise Thursday when a cement block slipped through the slush-covered ice on Joe’s Pond, pulling the plug on the clock mounted on Diane Rossi’s nearby deck.

WATERBURY — Unconventional. That’s how you could describe Maj. John Merrigan and his 22-year career with the Vermont State Police.

Carl Orff’s ever-popular “Carmina Burana,” based in earthy Medieval texts, explores a wide range of topics, as contemporary now as they were in the 13th century: fortune and wealth, insecurity of life, pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling, and lust — and, of course, the joy o…

BERLIN — “Bring in your old, go out with the new,” is one of the mantras of the monthly Kids Trade and Play community program to swap, recycle and reuse often-costly children’s clothing, shoes and toys.

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.