BARRE — Strike two!
MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott says he might speed up his reopening timeline given how quickly the state’s population is getting vaccinated against the coronavirus.
EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central School Board has publicly reacted to last week’s “no confidence” vote in Superintendent Bryan Olkowski.
BARRE — It’s all over but the voting in the Barre Unified Union School District, where a lot of the ballots — nearly 2,200 as of Monday afternoon — have already been cast and the fate of a $50.4 million school budget will be decided later today.
BARRE — Blame a busted boat drive that stranded Karl Rinker in Catskill, New York, four years ago for a fundraiser that is now hours away from transforming downtown Barre into an outdoor art museum.
An item in an 1876 Newport newspaper recalled an event in Hardwick some 40 years earlier that demonstrated the excesses of the religious revival that swept through Vermont in the 1830s.
MONTPELIER — Those who work in Vermont, but live in another state, are now eligible for the vaccine here and state officials are ready to vaccinate younger residents as soon as its allowed.
EAST MONTPELIER — The first-year superintendent of the Washington Central Unified Union School District has received a failing grade from the union representing more than 300 educators employed at its six schools.
Montpelier Alive recently had the chance to connect with Michael Drake, owner of the new restaurant The Social, now open at The Inn at Montpelier, 147 Main St. We can’t wait to check it out.
MONTPELIER — Ryan Heraty is leaving the principal’s office at Union Elementary School to take over as superintendent of the three-town Lamoille South Unified Union School District.
PLAINFIELD — Officials are moving quickly to get the historic, run-down fire station sold and restored because the fire chief says the building won’t last another winter.
MONTPELIER — The pandemic hasn’t put a detectable dent in academic performance in the Montpelier Roxbury Public School District where student attendance is up, teacher absences are down and so are behavioral referrals. The School Board is celebrating.
Community action groups in Rutland and Barre are working with the Department of Health to offer free COVID-19 vaccines this week and next, hoping to reach people who have barriers signing up through the department’s website.
BARRE — The City Council did its part Tuesday night, the Development Review Board will get its chance tonight and while a couple of key hurdles remain, plans to convert a Keith Avenue apartment building into a “recovery residence” for women battling addiction is gaining momentum.
BRANDON — While the jake Ben Wimett shot on the opening day of Vermont’s turkey season wasn’t his first, it was the first bird he’d shot from his new “wheelchair.”
MONTPELIER — When it comes to Enhanced 911, Montpelier has been out of compliance for decades, but now that some Capital City Streets have literally run out of numbers, it is a problem needing to be addressed.
BERLIN — Could snowmobiles be tooling up Irish Hill before the road that runs by entrances to Central Vermont Medical Center and the Berlin Mall reopens to through traffic?
EAST MONTPELIER — Patty Richards will attend her second virtual annual meeting since taking over as general manager of the Washington Electric Cooperative on Thursday. It will also be her last — virtual or otherwise.
BARRE — Granite City Grocery may never be more than a name because nearly eight years after the idea was introduced, the cooperative’s 700-plus members will be asked whether it should be dissolved and its remaining assets donated to the Vermont Foodbank.
MONTPELIER — The Department of Labor has suspended online unemployment insurance applications for new filers, following a sharp increase in fraudulent claims.
BARRE — A failed budget, a lame-duck superintendent and a welcome return to more in-person instruction for the Barre Unified Union School District’s oldest students were all discussed by the School Board on Thursday night.
MONTPELIER — The City Council rescued the municipal swimming pool Wednesday night, but was told a proposed “home-energy labeling ordinance” isn’t worth saving.
BARRE TOWN — While long-time Town Clerk Donna Kelty plans to retire in less than two weeks after more than 30 years of service, she doesn’t plan to go anywhere and wants to continue to serve the town.
EAST MONTPELIER — Employees of the Washington Central Unified Union School District — all 350 of them — will each receive a $1,000 “bonus” for keeping the district’s six schools running in near-normal fashion during a year that was anything but.
A Burlington man who made possible threats last December toward the distribution process for the COVID-19 vaccine shots in Vermont has been found competent to stand trial in federal court for a felony gun charge.
BARRE TOWN — Local officials have decided to keep a former Select Board member as its representative on the Aldrich Public Library’s Board of Trustees despite the desire of those at the library’s to have a town board member as a trustee.
The scent of a thrift shopping excursion is often reminiscent of Grandma’s attic or that basement you never wanted to go into as a kid — dingy and only exciting when you find something everyone else has forgotten about.