The Department for Children and Families said in an Oct. 11 court filing that it had discontinued the use of the “North Unit” at the Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center in Colchester that had been used to keep residents in isolation for extended periods of time.

EAST MONTPELIER — The East Montpelier Select Board has voted to offer its employees a 5% increase in subsidies for health insurance to offset increased premiums by insurance companies next year.

BARRE — A man experiencing a mental crisis recently was given assistance at the Aldrich Public Library, according to the library director, who said it was an example of how libraries are becoming community centers.

The following is a sampling of calls provided to The Times Argus by Barre Town police in recent days.

The following is a sampling of calls provided to The Times Argus by Barre City police in recent days:

BARRE — Members of the local school district’s policy committee determined how they will be spending the next few months Monday.

The following is a sampling of calls provided to The Times Argus by Montpelier police in recent days:

BARRE — One of the most predictable sources of revenue generated by the Barre Civic Center will take a significant hit even as a new idea to monetize the complex is being rolled out.

BARRE — An attorney representing a homeless man accused of attempted second-degree murder says he and the state are working on a plea agreement.

MONTPELIER — Todd Provencher, the city’s finance director, is leaving at a time when Montpelier is wrestling with a 25% rise in health care costs that are expected to add 4.5% to the municipal budget.

EAST MONTPELIER — Absentee ballots have been mailed out and early voting is underway because while most of Vermont doesn’t have any business to conduct on the first Tuesday in November this year, the Washington Central Unified Union School District is an exception.

BARRE — Brent Coledo took to the Hokey Pokey and the Chicken Dance like a duck takes to water and by the time the Baby Shark Dance started blaring over a nearby speaker, his preschool classmates were sharing his enthusiasm.

MONTPELIER — The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is becoming an October tradition in the Capital City as folks turned out en masse for the Capital City Concerts program “Sleepers Awake!” Saturday at St. Augustine’s Church. While the church wasn’t packed to the gills like last year, the city’s…

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — “Esai’s Table” is a beautiful and powerful cautionary tale reflecting the tragedy of the young African-American male experience in today’s America. Nathan Yungerberg’s surreal drama is receiving its world premiere production by JAG Productions at the Briggs Opera House…

MONTPELIER — For Patty Baroudi, the Montpelier Ski & Skate Sale is a labor of love.

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – This new information age of ours can be quite dangerous, as revealed by Brenda Winters’ new comedy “Jordan,” receiving its world premiere production by Northern Stage Oct. 16-Nov. 3 at the Barrette Center for the Arts. In fact, Friday’s preview performance hilariously …

MONTPELIER — A climate encampment that took over the State House lawn from Thursday through Saturday afternoon lived up to its mission: it raised awareness in a high-profile, non-violent way. Under a cloudless sky Saturday, the complete opposite of the rainy, cold start a day and half prior,…

GROTON — Vermont State Police are looking for a man they believe broke into the Upper Valley Grill early Friday morning.

GEORGIA – Vermont State Police say a Chittenden County sheriff's deputy was involved in a high-speed hit and run accident on Interstate 89 near Exit 18 on Friday evening.

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MONTPELIER — Activists braved bad weather this week, camping out at the State House to campaign for immediate action on climate change.

The appeal by former Rutland city attorney Christopher Sullivan based on the prison sentence he received for his fatal hit-and-run crash in 2013 was dismissed by the Vermont Supreme Court based on the fact that he has already been released from prison.

BURLINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Williamstown felon, facing a charge of illegal possession of firearms during a domestic assault case, is mentally incompetent to stand trial in U.S. District Court.

As Vermont moves into autumn, the first freezes end the growing season and coat the ground with layers of frost. These freezes settle into the “cold hollows” first, and many of us have noticed that one neighbor’s garden may last into October while down the road the tomatoes and basil are kil…

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools Board has agreed to hire another teacher because the addition of a one student at Main Street Middle School exceeds the district’s student capacity for sixth grade at the school.

BARRE — More than 800 students at Barre Elementary and Middle School will participate in a daylong “Walk, Run, Fun” fundraiser on Monday.

BARRE — A Granite City woman is accused of trying to get a witness to lie in her son’s case where police say he sexually assaulted a woman on multiple occasions and once at gunpoint.

BARRE — School officials are hopeful they can replace bollards for a student walkway at Spaulding High School within a few weeks.

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police, as provided to The Times Argus, in recent days:

MONTPELIER — Elisabeth “Bibba” Kahn, a Spanish and French teacher at Main Street Middle School, was hailed as the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year at a lively ceremony on Tuesday.

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police, as reported to The Times Argus, in recent days:

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Attorney General’s office is asking the Vermont Supreme Court to uphold a large-capacity magazine ban, created in part as a response to what the state described as a “narrowly averted school shooting in Fair Haven.”

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

The Vermont Philharmonic, the state’s oldest community orchestra, opened its 60th season over the weekend, celebrating its music director’s 20th year and introducing two promising young opera stars.