MONTPELIER – Despite a lower-than-expected turnout, everything passed easily on Town Meeting Day in the Capital City, including an article to allow retail sale of marijuana.

MONTPELIER – As Gov. Phil Scott nudges school districts toward more in-person instruction, the Montpelier Roxbury School Board is pushing back.

She’s described by those who know and work with her as an “anchor,” “the glue that binds” and the “heart and soul” of the drug treatment court in Washington County.

BARRE – Negotiations with unionized members of the city’s police department are set for an April 1 launch and ever the optimist, City Manager Steve Mackenzie is hoping a deal can get done before the current contract expires on June 30.

MONTPELIER — Mining employees, cattlemen and beef producers, Lyft taxi ride drivers, postal workers and massage therapists are among 56 statewide or national groups that have petitioned Gov. Phil Scott to provide them priority status during Vermont’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

MONTPELIER — Mining employees, cattlemen and beef producers, Lyft taxi ride drivers, postal workers and massage therapists are among 56 statewide or national groups that have petitioned Gov. Phil Scott to provide them priority status during Vermont’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

WAITSFIELD — Vermont State Police say a chimney fire destroyed a Waitsfield home last week.

MONTPELIER — State officials say students are struggling during the novel coronavirus pandemic and “kids are not OK.”

BARRE — Days before a Town Meeting Day that will turn over nearly half of its nine seats, the Barre Unified School Board agreed to put a finer point on an administrative restructuring that occurred last year.

PROCTOR — The Preservation Trust of Vermont says after years of owning the Vermont Marble Museum, it’s exploring some other options for the building’s future, while keeping its commitment to the museum and its collection.

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

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

MONTPELIER – Preliminary plans to develop affordable housing on Sabin’s Pasture got an assist from city councilors Wednesday night and help appears to be on the way for downtown businesses struggling to stay afloat in the midst of a pandemic.

MONTPELIER — City Clerk John Odum is underwhelmed, mildly concerned and more than a little surprised the city’s state-subsidized shift to universal mail-in voting hasn’t generated the response he was hoping for in the run-up to Town Meeting Day.

In 1973, former state trooper Paul D. Lawrence was hired by St. Albans to clean up the drug and “hippie problem” at Taylor Park and along Main Street. He proved he was the right man for the job. Within a year, he had made more than 100 arrests.

As I write this, we are about to celebrate the anniversary of COVID storming into our lives. Much like an uninvited distant relation who overstays his welcome, we are all looking forward to the days when the pandemic finally gets up from hogging our couch, watching TV shows we don’t like and…

A number of candidates seeking office on Town Meeting Day have been endorsed by Rights & Democracy Vermont, an activist organization that seeks to diminish the power of money in politics and encourages residents to demand elected officials uphold their rights.

KILLINGTON — The state’s tourism industry has been pushing for more information and clarity on what pandemic restrictions will look like in the spring and summer, and while a letter sent Friday helped, some would like more information.

The big prize for this year’s Rutland South Rotary Club fundraiser will be a brand-new 25-foot, 10-inch, Riverside Retro Travel Trailer.

BARRE — A Granite City man is accused of hitting a pedestrian with his car and fleeing the scene.

BARRE TOWN — Local officials are trying to figure out what to do with two pieces of undeveloped land left to the town in a man’s will.

BARRE — When it comes to tax increment financing, the City Council has agreed to invest up to $20,000 in a change of plans and it’s probably a good thing it doesn’t need the endorsement of the select board in neighboring Berlin.

BERLIN — A tire service chain’s plans to raze and redevelop an iconic Barre-Montpelier Road restaurant are picking up speed and a proposal to move the state police barracks from Middlesex to Berlin isn’t far behind.

WATERBURY — A Burlington woman was unhurt but police cited her for Driving Under the Influence early Saturday morning after she crashed her vehicle into the Old Center Cemetery along Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury Center, damaging the cemetery fence and a number of gravestones.

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BARRE — The gender gap on the City Council will certainly narrow some on the strength of a Ward 3 race about which only one aspect of the outcome is certain: a woman will be the winner.

On the Town Meeting Day ballot, Waterbury and Duxbury voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale and production of cannabis within their towns.Currently, it is legal in Vermont for adults over the age of 21 to possess small amounts of cannabis, to give cannabis flower and other prod…

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BARRE — Teddy Waszazak is the only incumbent running for City Council this year and Brian Judd is the only thing standing between him and a second two-year term.

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BARRE — Two sitting school board members are vying for the right to fill the Ward 1 City Council seat now held by John Steinman.

The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld a state gun control law, enacted after the “threatened mass shooting” at Fair Haven High School on Feb. 14, 2018, a decision which leaves criminal charges standing against a Bennington man who admitted to racially harassing a Black state legislator.

MONTPELIER — Officials say they are ready to ease some restrictions on travel and gatherings at long-term care facilities as more people in the state get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

PLAINFIELD — Residents say they aren’t getting mail delivered to their mailboxes anymore and a United States Postal Service official said the issue is because their mailboxes are too low to the ground.

After receiving an organ transplant — for the rest of their lives — patients must take medications to keep their bodies from rejecting the new tissue. These medications are expensive and some aren’t covered by insurance, leaving people to raise funds or seek other forms of financial help.

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:

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier-Roxbury School Board has embraced plans to explore a possible governance change for a career center that is experiencing growing pains in Barre.