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BARRE — The story of Barre’s Italian granite sculptors is well-known and remembered, but Barre’s legion of sculptors also came from a wide variety of countries such as Canada, England, Ireland, France, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland and Spain.

Bernie Sanders is doing well in national polls for the Democratic presidential nomination following the Wednesday, debate but challenges remain.

MONTPELIER – Officials here are grappling with a student sexual health curriculum and whether to mandate access to birth control in schools.

NORTHFIELD - The Washington County State's Attorney says he was not made aware of two crashes involving a Northfield officer over a four-month span, one of which destroyed a police cruiser and another in which a co-worker smelled alcohol.

MIDDLESEX — The Select Board has proposed a fiscal year 2020-21 budget of $1.323 million, which is an increase of $163,352 or 11.45% on the current year.

MONTPELIER — Lawmakers heard emotional testimony Tuesday about a gun control bill that would do multiple things if passed into law, including closing the “Charleston loophole” and requiring those with relief from abuse orders to give up their guns.

BARRE — The City Council can cross searching for a new chief executive off its to-do list after agreeing to extend City Manager Steve Mackenzie’s expiring contract for another two years.

BARRE — Robert Kershaw has spent a lifetime working on the legacy he will leave.

BARRE — Sara Akers learned a lot of lessons from her dad and one them is that hyper-local philanthropy is a team sport best played out of season on a winter weekend.

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:

MONTPELIER — The Environmental Court has ruled on motions for summary judgment on both sides of an appeal of a proposed public parking garage in the Capital City, allowing some but striking others.

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

NORTHFIELD — As a result of a public records request by The Times Argus, the town has provided more documents relating to two crashes a police officer was involved in which show generally what the police chief wants investigated.

STOWE – Intimacy is the ideal in chamber music and it’s the basis of the Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society. Now in its second season, the program brings topnotch young classical musicians to the stage of Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center — where they share with the audience.

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BARRE — Both men are in it to win it, but in a different year each might vote for the other guy to represent Ward 1 on the City Council.

COLCHESTER – The Vermont Philharmonic closed its winter program with a pretty spectacular performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Saturday at the Elley-Long Music Center. And there was plenty more, including a virtuoso performance by a teen cellist. (The program was also performed Sunday at the Bar…

BARRE TOWN — Local officials received an update on proposed legislation, including gun bills and retail cannabis, from its two members of the state House of Representatives.

PLAINFIELD – Shakespeare’s treatment of women in his plays is varied and controversial, but there’s no question that Rosalind in the comedy “As You Like It” is in control of her own destiny. And in the Plainfield Little Theatre production, which opened Thursday at Plainfield Town Hall Opera …

WILLIAMSTOWN — The slimmed down town reports just mailed to voters could mark the end of an era because if the folks who are now receiving them agree they’ll only be mailed upon special request this time next year.

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MONTPELIER — The cold didn’t stop the Valentine’s Day Phantom from striking again in the Capital City.

BARRE — The top three concerns for businesses around the state this year are the lack of qualified employees, the high cost of health insurance, and Vermont’s high taxes, according to recent survey results.

MONTPELIER — There was a time when Vermont households began the new year with the promise of a fresh start — an almanac published in Montpelier by Ezekiel Parker Walton.

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BARRE — With early voting just underway, this year’s race between Samn Stockwell and Ericka Reil will be an historical footnote in the Granite City no matter who Ward 3 voters elect to represent them on March 3.

MONTPELIER — Student safety on the streets of the Capital City was celebrated at a school assembly at Main Street Middle School.

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NORTHFIELD — The Times Argus has successfully appealed the town manager’s denial of public records regarding a totaled town police cruiser.

WILLIAMSTOWN – Don Angolano’s offer to rescind his December-ending decision to resign as the town’s health officer was politely rejected by a divided Select Board this week.

BERLIN – Three Washington County communities figured prominently in Tuesday’s roll-out of the latest batch of municipal planning grants – nearly $470,000 in all – that Gov. Phil Scott described as a small, but important investment in Vermont’s future.

PLAINFIELD — Local officials are trying to figure out how they want to record public select board meetings after multiple residents raised concern the practice might stop.

MONTPELIER — ORCA Media is headed up the hill in a move from City Center to the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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

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SOUTH BURLINGTON — The president of the Vermont Business Roundtable has announced she plans to retire at the end of 2020.

BARRE — The Barre Unified Union School District will be ready to take delivery of a pair of electric school buses when its three schools reopen in the fall, but the prospect of transporting students to one of them — Spaulding High School — is much further down the road.

NORWICH — Rich Schneider may be on the way out as president of Norwich University, but that hasn’t stopped him from planning for the future.