MONTPELIER — A challenge has been filed against the Capital City's request for a quick Act 250 environmental review of a proposed hotel and garage project in the downtown.

BARRE — In order to accommodate the sale of an iconic Barre building, city councilors have been asked to lift deed restrictions their predecessors placed on the Church Street property nearly 75 years ago.

BARRE — The Central Vermont Humane Society had its second largest fundraiser of the year Saturday.

MONTPELIER — With autumn in full swing, Montpelier's Hubbard Park was once again transformed for the annual Enchanted Forest celebration. The event, which was sold out this year, is designed to be more magical and less scary than other fall events. Jack-o-lanterns and candles lit up the park…

MONTPELIER — Many Vermonters who buy their health insurance through the state’s health insurance marketplace can expect some significant savings when the open enrollment period begins Nov. 1.

BERLIN – The board of the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority has unanimously agreed to recommend both Barre and Montpelier move their separately-run emergency dispatch centers to a third, state-of-the-art location.

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MONTPELIER — This weekend American Ninja Warrior Junior will premiere on the Universal Kids channel, reaching 59 million homes, and Montpelier’s Cabot Sayles will be watching hoping to catch a glimpse of himself on television.

MONTPELIER — Apartments in three affordable housing units in the Capital City have received a new lease of life with a second round of renovations.

MONTPELIER — Bonnie Bertolino is the Dragon Lady without a dragon after thieves stole a prized new addition to the Capital City’s most spectacular Halloween display.

A new law that allows police to seize guns in domestic violence cases is unlikely to make a big change in Vermont, but might ease the tension of some victims of domestic assault, according to local state’s attorneys.

SPRINGFIELD -- Several food sources that wildlife eat in the fall, such as acorns, beechnuts and apples, are not as abundant this year, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

WASHINGTON -- Senator Bernie Sanders introduced new legislation Thursday that would provide emergency funding to dairy farmers in Vermont and throughout the country who are struggling to stay in business.

MONTPELIER — A pilot program to promote electric scooters is expected to create quite a buzz in the Capital City next week.

BURLINGTON – Three students from the site of a February mass school shooting in Florida will attend a book tour stop in Vermont on Friday.

DUXBURY — All seventh- and eighth-graders in the six-town Harwood Unified Union School District may ultimately wind up attending Crossett Brook Middle School, but a divided School Board didn’t have the votes to make that determination Wednesday night.

BERLIN — No one has claimed it yet, but Vermont Lottery officials say an $11.5 million Tri-State Megabucks jackpot is waiting for the person who recently purchased the winning ticket at a Colchester convenience store.

JOHNSON — Vermont Adult & Teen Challenge will soon open a new statewide recovery center for women who are the victims of sex trafficking and addiction, and also complete a 12-bed expansion of its men’s facility in Johnson.

RUTLAND — While fringe candidates campaigned on the sidewalk outside of the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday evening, Gov. Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist prepared backstage for the 90-minute debate hosted by VT Digger.

BARRE — Homeless shelter services in central Vermont, which will expand in the region this winter, have a new leader.

BARRE — The uncertain future of the Barre Supervisory Union was underscored on Tuesday, when one of its three school boards filled two vacancies at the same time that a slate of candidates for a new board that will be elected next month was released.

MONTPELIER – A draft traffic report on the Taylor Street transit center and housing complex in the Capital City notes that larger buses will not be able to access the bus station and could also pose traffic hazards and delays on Taylor Street.

BERLIN — A proposed expansion of the municipal sewer system can’t be completed in phases, but town officials remain hopeful favorable federal financing will be available for the $2.2 million project.

BARRE — Officials say while much of the focus on the state’s drug problems has been on opiates, other drugs are just as much of an issue.

WILLIAMSTOWN — There are two seats and only one incumbent in the field, but the race to represent the six-town Orange 1 legislative district includes two candidates who have run and won before and a pair of political newcomers both hoping notch a win on Nov. 6.

WILLISTON — Landowners who live along rivers and streams in Chittenden and Washington counties and in the towns of Washington, Williamstown and Orange are being asked to help support efforts to reduce riverbank erosion that leads to phosphorus pollution of Lake Champlain.

These are heady days in Montpelier. The long-awaited Taylor Street project has begun. The French Block apartment renovation project is well underway. The steel is already going up on the Caledonia Spirits complex on Barre Street. The Bashara family has presented a proposal for a new 84-room …

NORTHFIELD — In a move that will leave a neighboring police department shorthanded, Northfield has settled on a new police chief.

NORTHFIELD — One of the two of incumbents isn’t running this year, but six candidates are still vying for the right to represent Northfield and neighboring Berlin in the Legislature.

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This year’s “class” of outstanding community volunteers will be honored at the Canadian Club Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the 37th annual Community Service Recognition Night. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. A dinner of roast turkey will be served at 7 p.m., and the presentation of…

NORTH CLARENDON — Under the leadership of its principal and inspired by the Tony Award-winning musical “Dear Evan Hanson,” Mill River Union High School is making sure every student knows that when they come to school, they are “found.”

NORTHFIELD – A Rochester man was arrested on a warrant Saturday.Police said Brian Richardson, 53, was arrested after a tip led them to a location on Route 12A in Northfield.Richardson is accused of burglary into an occupied dwelling, conspiracy to receive stolen property and possession of st…

BARRE — Animal rights activists gathered outside Thunder Road Speedway to protest a rodeo they said put the health, safety and lives of cattle and horses at risk.

BARRE — Christine Hallquist, the Democratic candidate for governor of Vermont, may check a lot of liberal boxes for Green Mountain State voters: The election of Donald Trump was a turning point, her direct inspiration for running was the harassment of Muslim girls in Vermont and, if elected,…