BARRE — The rules aren’t completely clear and neither is the prize, but a competition that has yielded positive results in some mid-sized New England cities has been retooled for rural Vermont.

BURLINGTON — A Vermont Superior Court jury found Steven D. Bourgoin, 38, of Williston guilty on five counts of second-degree murder for killing five Mad River Valley teens during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County in October 2016.

MONTPELIER — The Capital City is preparing for Bernie Sanders’ first political rally in the state as a 2020 presidential candidate, with crowds of 2,000 to 5,000 people expected on Saturday.

MONTPELIER — Abortion-rights advocates gathered outside the State House Tuesday evening to join the national fight against tough new laws in some states aimed at challenging the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that established a woman’s legal right to an abortion.

MONTPELIER – A controversial charter change request to regulate energy efficiency in the Capital City’s commercial and residential buildings passed in the Senate on Tuesday.

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BURLINGTON — A Vermont Superior Court jury deliberated into Tuesday night in a case concerning a Williston man charged with killing five Mad River Valley teens during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89.

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

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

EAST MONTPELIER — The whirlwind search for an interim superintendent of a supervisory union that will soon cease to exist is nearing an end. The two finalists — Debra Taylor and Donald Van Nostrand — will spend Thursday hopscotching around the five-town, six-school Washington Central Supervi…

Allan Schein (left) with "Repose," the statue he donated, dedicated to the memory of his mother, Ethel Kaplan Schein, together with the sculptor, Giuliano Cecchinelli (center), and Schein's brother, Burt, at the Vermont Granite Museum in Barre on Saturday, where the statue will be added to a…

A Pittsford man is being held without bail after police said he hit his girlfriend with his truck outside of her Proctor home on Saturday and drove off.

BURLINGTON — The fate of a Williston man charged with killing five Central Vermont teenagers during a wrong-way crash on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County 2½ years ago will be put into the hands of a jury on Tuesday.

MIDDLESEX — Strong rains caused problems for many locals, including the road foreman in Middlesex, who needed a ladder between his driveway and the road to get to work.

BERLIN – The “housing” market is suddenly heating up on property owned by the Berlin Mall where a second major housing development is actively being pursued by an organization with a track record for making those projects happen in central Vermont.

POULTNEY — On a breezy, sunny Sunday morning, Green Mountain College’s lawn outside Griswold Libary shone bright with emerald gowns and fluffy yellow dandelions behind every ear, on each lapel, and clutched in bouquets in an overflowing crowd.

PITTSFORD — Police have cited a Pittsford man for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Proctor woman who authorities say he hit with his car.

MONTPELIER — The Capital City’s popular pocket park has been dismantled and will no longer fill a ghastly gash in the streetscape on Main Street.

PITTSFORD — Law enforcement officers from around the state joined Gov. Phil Scott and U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan at the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Academy on Friday to honor police and others who have died in the line of duty.

BURLINGTON — A Burlington psychiatrist testified Friday that he believes the driver that killed five Central Vermont teens was not criminally insane during a head-on crash on Interstate 89.

With more than 20 people seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination so far, it might be a challenge for some to stand out in the crowd. A few Vermonters who’ve endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid have some ideas on how he might succeed.

BARRE — As the two-town, three-school Barre Supervisory Union readies to shift to a single pre-K-12 school district as part of a state-ordered merger, members of the Vermont Superintendents Association say it is in very good hands.

MONTPELIER — A Waitsfield student has won first prize in the state’s second annual #802phonesdown!headup! video contest.

BARRE — Eric and Jeffrey Tuper-Giles are well on their way to making Barre’s best known “house” their home, relishing the opportunity to share it with an extended “family” that is growing by the day, and literally living their dreams.

BURLINGTON — Testimony focused on cell phone towers and text messages during the ninth day of the trial of a Williston man on trial for driving the wrong way on Interstate 89 and slamming into a car carrying five teenagers from the Mad River Valley.

MONTPELIER — Student activists disrupted a session at the State House Thursday to protest a lack of legislation to combat climate change in Vermont.

Significant progress has been made over the years to reduce smoking rates in Vermont. By 2015, the percentage of high school students who smoked tobacco was down to 11%. Then vapes entered the picture, and youth use skyrocketed. By 2017, 34% of students had vaped, and vaping has been declare…

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools Board has rejected a call to formulate a new policy to help students better understand their sexuality and address issues around sexual assault.

EAST MONTPELIER — The transition from a six-school supervisory union to a five-town school district cleared another hurdle this week as voters in Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester ready to collectively elect a new school board to run the Washington Central Unified Unio…

BARRE — Stefano Coppola, the black-bearded chef-owner of Morse Block Deli & Taps, broke seven months of silence after a “soggy bagel” sunk his chances of winning up to $20,000 in his first-ever Food Network appearance Wednesday night.

BURLINGTON — An expert psychiatrist hired by prosecutors testified Wednesday she had serious doubts initially that a wrong-way driver was legally insane when he killed five Central Vermont teens in a fiery crash.

MONTPELIER — The Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools District is moving ahead with an after-school program that will replace Community Connections and aims to expand student enrollment and programs offered.