BARRE — City officials have picked a path — at least a piece of one — and, provided they can get the state to pitch in, plans of constructing a multi-use path that eventually stretches from one end of the city to beyond the other will lurch forward.

Last Sunday afternoon, the enthusiasm of the all-ages crowd gathered in front of the Vermont State House was palpable as Lost Nation Theater presented a staged reading of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It wasn’t that the performance was so great — it was fun, but it was r…

The deadlines attached to coronavirus relief funds have led to some projects not happening or being scaled back.

The conditions that contributed to the fire on Deer Leap in Mendon have helped the state’s trail system in other ways, a representative of the Green Mountain Club said Thursday.

MENDON — An event that many consider a win for the environment and cash-strapped Vermonters won’t be taking place this year because of the pandemic.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to make it difficult for people to physically gather, mentoring organizations around the state are figuring out how to stay relevant and connected with Vermont youth.

The shift to remote and hybrid learning in schools across the state has made disruptions in internet service more noticeable and inconvenient than ever.

MONTPELIER — State officials say K-12 schools can move to “Step 3” Saturday which means the fall sports season can start this weekend.

A new report commissioned by the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) says schools should resist the urge to return to business as usual once the coronavirus pandemic passes.

BARRE — A veteran mediator with a solid batting average in Barre has been called on to resolve three local labor disputes, and thanks to Ira Lobel’s successful outing Tuesday it’s already one down and two to go.

Giuliana Bertelloni wants to know when we can have birthday parties again.

MONTPELIER — The annual summit for the state’s conservation commissions will be done differently this year, which organizers say is fitting because the central theme will largely be about change.

MONTPELIER — The race to represent Washington County in the state Senate is officially on. One Independent candidate has withdrawn, and seven others – three Democrats, three Republicans, and an Independent – are vying for the three seats.

DUXBURY — Crossett Brook Middle School will not be open for in-person instruction this week after school officials were notified that a fifth-grader and a seventh-grader who attended school on the first day, Sept. 8, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Central Vermont had a very special day Aug. 21, the return of live music not made for a virtual-only audience. As a musician, playing for a receptive audience is part of what makes us do what we do. There is nothing like the energy you feel on stage from an engaged audience.

Loss can be heartbreaking. In a small community, the loss of any single business especially so. I often say that part of what makes this community special is the close-knit community and the bonds between community members and local businesses.

WALLINGFORD — The leader of the Rutland County chapter of NAACP is leaving her home following months of racially motivated harassment targeting her and her young family members.

MONTPELIER — The COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted nearly everyone’s lives during the past six months shouldn’t stop Halloween from being celebrated, though it will require some creativity, according to Vermont’s top health official.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont House of Representatives is throwing a $56 million lifeline to struggling state colleges.

MONTPELIER — The City Council was told to get off the pot when it comes to resolving a restroom crisis that has been exacerbated by COVID-19.

The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected the request of a Windsor County man accused of felony crimes of sex assault against a child to be released because, he argued, he had been denied the right to a speedy trial as a result of COVID-19.

The Vermont Department of Health has identified three new cases of COVID-19 believed to have been spread from a private party at the Summit Lodge in Killington on Aug. 19, bringing the total number of the cases to 17.

POULTNEY — When Green Mountain College closed last year, it marked yet another loss for Vermont’s higher education community.

The staff at Killington Resort, along with the Vermont Farmers Food Center and local farmers, assembled and handed out more than 700 bags of fresh, locally-sourced food at Pico Mountain on Thursday during the latest Farm-to-Trunk food giveaway.

MONTPELIER — A School Board that was told it can expect a $700,000 surplus won’t leave seven students stranded in Roxbury in order to save money that was budgeted for a bus.

MONTPELIER — No Vermont students will need to remember lunch money when they return to school next week and the federal government is throwing in free breakfasts as well.

BERLIN — Fatal crashes are on pace to hit a five-year high in Vermont and a former member of the Vermont State Police and current law enforcement liaison with the Agency of Transportation believes the novel coronavirus pandemic is partly to blame.