BARRE - A report commissioned by Downstreet Housing & Community Development found the state needs more housing for those in recovery.

EAST MONTPELIER — The fight for the “white table” is on at U-32 Middle and High School, and proponents of the status quo staffing of what all agree is an important math resource lost a battle on Wednesday.

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MONTPELIER — Decades after meeting him in the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, the longest-serving U.S. Senator, Patrick Leahy is wishing a happy 80th anniversary to his most well-known associate and Gotham City’s Dark Knight, the Batman.

BARRE TOWN – The Barre Town Thunder Chickens have donated more than $5,000 for the maintenance of the Travis Mercy Memorial Skatepark.

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days:

MONTPELIER — Main Street Middle School student Raghav Dhandi won the annual Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee contest for the second year in a row on 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 — The New England Culinary Institute will consolidate its long-running café and bakery with its flagship restaurant on Main Street to get a grasp on its finances, NECI’s president said Tuesday.

MONTPELIER – The Green Mountain Film Festival will present a truncated program of foreign and independent films this year but hopes to rebuild its offerings next year.

PLAINFIELD — In the midst of one of the worst mud seasons in recent memory, the road crew in Plainfield is being commended for its work to keep the roads passable.

MARSHFIELD — A parents and caregivers group has been restarted in an effort to better connect the Twinfield Union School community.

EAST MONTPELIER — One of the six school boards in the Washington Central Supervisory Union has a message for Washington County’s three senators as they weigh whether to delay state-ordered school district mergers: Don’t do it!

Rutland — A local woman was in court Monday after police said she caused the Jan. 24 death of Harper Rose Briar, a 6-month-old Pittsford girl.

BARRE — A Barre Town man who allegedly slapped a woman and smashed her cell phone during a late-night argument Friday pleaded not guilty to domestic assault and three other misdemeanors during his arraignment Monday.

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days.

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days.

RUTLAND — Sublime is an overused word, even by this reviewer, but it best describes Anthony McGill’s performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday. And the audience — truly impressive in size for a classical music performance…

BARRE — Days after being told the price of upgrading and expanding the city’s 70-year-old swimming pool could far exceed expectations, local officials learned the federal government is readying to toss a $200,000 lifeline to the $1.1 million project.

MONTPELIER — It’s still a year away from launching, but there’s already momentum gathering to celebrate the commission of the nuclear attack submarine USS Vermont (SSN 792).

BOLTON — Icy road conditions were blamed for a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 89 on Sunday.

WILLIAMSTOWN — A West Topsham man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of prescription drugs after a traffic stop on Saturday.

MONTPELIER — The maxim “old soldiers never die; they simply fade away” has growing significance for members of the military veterans’ organization The American Legion, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.

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BURLINGTON – The defense for a Williston man charged in criminal court with killing five teenagers from Central Vermont in a wrong-way fiery crash on Interstate 89 has turned over to prosecutors his records from the Howard Center, a mental health facility in Burlington.

MONTPELIER — If a good compromise truly leaves everyone dissatisfied the Senate Education Committee arguably found the sweet spot with a proposal that would give yet-to-be-elected school boards in districts that are under order to merge the option of waiting a year if they act before July 1.

BARRE — Fine meat producer Vermont Salumi will open a facility in the former Homer Fitts building in downtown Barre.

A Rutland man, Shawn LaPlante, is being held in jail after being charged with the March 5 strangulation death of a local woman, Alicia Harrington. A lawyer representing Harrington's family talked on Friday about Harrington as a devoted mother and the loss her family feels.

BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — The Norwich men’s lacrosse team notched four fourth-quarter goals to push past the Mass. Maritime Buccaneers on Thursday night by a 12-10 final score.

MONTPELIER — Capital City officials issued a warning that potential flooding could start Friday and run through the weekend.

MONTPELIER — Capital City officials issued a warning that potential flooding could start Friday and run through the weekend.

MONTPELIER — The state Attorney General’s office is warning residents about a scam in which consumers are tricked into buying fake tech support and repair services.

BARRE — A Granite City man accused of sexually assaulting a woman pleaded no contest to two amended charges in Washington County criminal court on Thursday.

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

BARRE — The Granite City’s designated downtown organization will soon be shopping — again — for an executive director after opting to fill the vacant position on an interim basis.

MONTPELIER — The Senate Judiciary Committee took testimony for the first time Wednesday on a bill that would mandate the release of data on extreme risk protection orders.

BARRE — A new-look City Council got its first peek at conceptual plans to refurbish the city’s 70-year-old swimming pool this week and didn’t blink at a projected price tag that far exceeds what voters approved last year.

MONTPELIER — A state senator says he doesn’t want a bill targeted at hate crimes and bias-motivated incidents to turn the state into “the thought police.”