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.

Not long ago, Joseph Clairmont didn’t even know how to turn on a computer.

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.

NORTHFIELD — The search is ongoing for a Northfield teenager accused of trying to kill two people by pushing their vehicle over an embankment in March.

The price of building materials has risen dramatically during the past few months, on a scale people in the industry say they haven’t seen before.

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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.

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Justin Turcotte has two great passions: serving good, healthy food and working to ensure that no one goes hungry.

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 — 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.

PLAINFIELD — Residents say a group of young people have decided to make the village their own dirt bike playground.

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.

BERLIN — Vermont State Police say a dump truck spilled a large amount of rocks and mud onto Interstate 89 on Wednesday.

BARRE — Police say a man was stabbed through the hand during a drug deal at a coin-op laundry.

Students in Rutland High School were feeling the “Bern” Wednesday afternoon during a visit from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

BARRE — A Montpelier woman will spend a year on probation after pulling a knife during an argument.

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.

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days.

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.

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

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days.

BARRE — A plan to boost the price of parking in downtown Barre is suddenly moving again after having been stalled for well over a year.

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.