BARRE TOWN — Local officials have approved a measure that allows the Recreation Board to charge a fee for tournaments and events at the disc golf course in the town forest to help pay for maintenance of the course.
BARRE — It was tough for members to follow and hard for most to like, because the City Council’s pre-debate social media debate threatened to turn #FacebookFaceplant into the Granite City equivalent of a trending topic Tuesday night.
An unusual energy storage program has allowed Green Mountain Power to save its customers about $3 million so far this year by reducing the need for outside electricity during peak needs, according to a statement released by the utility.
BERLIN — It is coming down to crunch time in a consultant-led effort to obtain a pair of special state designations for an area local officials envision as “downtown Berlin.”
MONTPELIER — State officials urge residents to stay vigilant in combating the coronavirus pandemic with the state seeing increasing cases nearby.
Gov. Phil Scott said he’s also concerned about the USDA’s handling of a food box program that drew the attention of Vermont’s Congressional delegation.
BERLIN — You can add Berlin’s new two-tiered sewer rate structure to the long list of things for which COVID-19 can plausibly be blamed.
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BARRE — City officials have picked a path — at least a piece of one — and, provided they can get the state to pitch in, plans of constructing a multi-use path that eventually stretches from one end of the city to beyond the other will lurch forward.
MONTPELIER — In about a month’s time the state has created a host of child care hubs to serve more than 5,000 elementary school students during remote learning.
BARRE – Flying blind and frustrated by the flow of information school directors were told Thursday night the potential for increasing in-person instruction in the two-town, three-school Barre Unified Union School District is under review and they can expect an update when they meet in two weeks.
The conditions that contributed to the fire on Deer Leap in Mendon have helped the state’s trail system in other ways, a representative of the Green Mountain Club said Thursday.
MONTPELIER — A new winter parking arrangement passed its first key test Wednesday night and is now one public hearing away from being adopted by a supportive City Council.
BARRE — Police say two men tried to pick up a large amount of heroin in Barre Town, but police got there first because a witness saw the drugs being dropped off.
MONTPELIER — City councilors say they want “a seat at the table” when the School Board appoints a committee to explore whether and when a local police officer should be permitted to return to her school-based assignment.
MONTPELIER — State regulators are expected to make a decision soon about a solar power tariff that people in the industry are worried will either be lowered even further or done away with completely.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to make it difficult for people to physically gather, mentoring organizations around the state are figuring out how to stay relevant and connected with Vermont youth.
PLAINFIELD – Local officials say they need another $400,000 in grant funding for a pedestrian bridge project, and they also want feedback about the state’s proposed fix to the intersection at Route 2 and Main Street.
MONTPELIER — Two long-serving Democrats are being challenged again by a Progressive for their House seats in the district that represents Montpelier.
A Barre man who pleaded guilty in May 2018 to selling a combination of heroin and fentanyl that killed one of its users had his conviction overturned by the Vermont Supreme Court earlier this month.
RUTLAND — The latest piece in the Rutland Sculpture Trail, a marble image of Paul Harris, who founded Rotary International, will be unveiled in downtown Rutland on Oct. 6.
BERLIN — The search for a new police chief is winding down, the hunt for a new town administrator is ramping up, the town’s expiring ambulance contract will be put out to bid and there may yet be hope for a fast-tracked fix to the failing culvert under Fisher Road.
BERLIN — The move is more than a year away, but the Vermont State Police are ready to put Middlesex in their rear view mirror in favor of a new barracks in Berlin.
The COVID pandemic has been grim for businesses in 2020, to say the least. Non-essential businesses statewide were forced to shut down for almost eight weeks, beginning in mid-March. Months later, businesses are still following strict restrictions and guidelines and not operating at 100%.
MONTPELIER — Water and sewer rates are about to go up in the Capital City, though the increases city councilors are expected to approve when they meet Wednesday night are more modest than the ones that they adopted in recent years.
BARRE — If it wasn’t for blood drives and flu clinics, the Barre Municipal Auditorium wouldn’t be getting much of workout these days, and that doesn’t appear likely to change between now and the end of the year.
WATERBURY — The race is on in the two-member Washington-Chittenden legislative district and for the first time six years the results aren’t a foregone conclusion.
As Vermont’s K-12 schools settle into the school year, new applications of video technology in the classroom have districts navigating uncharted waters around issues of privacy.
BARRE — Three people were jailed and a fourth was cited following a Thursday afternoon search of a Maple Avenue residence that police say netted nearly 5 grams of heroin.