As part of the 21st annual Year of the Book Grant, 10 schools in Vermont and New Hampshire received $25,000 in money and resources from the Children's Literacy Foundation this spring, including Morristown Elementary School and Castleton Elementary School.

BURLINGTON — The long-delayed prosecution of a man charged with killing five Central Vermont teenagers during a wrong-way fiery crash on Interstate 89 in Williston in October 2016 continues to struggle to meet an expected trial date in March or April.

BARRE — A Plainfield man has admitted to stabbing another man in the head with a fork and attacking a woman he was ordered to stay away from.

MONTPELIER — A ruptured water line serving a Berlin car dealership triggered a “boil water” notice that inconvenienced several Gallison Hill Road homeowners through the weekend and led to the early dismissal of U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier late Friday morning.

BURLINGTON — The music of Joseph Haydn often takes a backseat to his peer Mozart, but not Friday at the University of Vermont Recital Hall. The vivid imagination, humor and grandeur of Haydn’s solo piano music was brought to life in a recital by Paul Orgel that was both brilliant and compelling.

BARRE — Cameron Ouellette has been racing for most of his young life and the 23-year-old Barre man will tell you he’s used to being in the driver’s seat.

BARRE — Planning commissioners are weeks away from holding a pivotal public hearing on the product of a project that has already consumed more than two years of their time.

BOLTON — State police are investigating a head-on collision that claimed the life of one of the drivers and sent two others to the hospital with significant injuries Friday morning.

On paper, Vermonters have until today, Saturday, to sign up for coverage from Vermont’s health insurance marketplace, but early next week, some people who were not able to reach the Department of Vermont Health Access will still be able to sign up.

Editor’s note: Current PrEvents is produced by the Central Vermont New Directions Coalition in Montpelier as part of the Regional Prevention Partnership grant from the Vermont Department of Health.

WATERBURY — Climate change, housing, commercial development and a wildlife corridor topped discussion for a proposed revised town plan.

MONTPELIER — The City Council agreed to allow Kellogg-Hubbard Library to put its entire budget request on the ballot at town meeting in March, despite objections by councilors.

MONTPELIER — A proposal for a major new housing development in the Capital City received a mixed reception at a meeting of City Council this week.

MONTPELIER — The Times Argus and Rutland Herald won several awards for reporting and photography at Thursday's Vermont Press Association annual awards ceremony.

MONTPELIER — A controversial plan to build a public parking garage in the Capital City was approved with conditions by the Development Review Board in a written decision released Thursday.

MARSHFIELD — While the connection wasn’t the greatest, Sen. Bernie Sanders fielded questions from middle school students across the state Thursday.

BARRE — A Worcester woman who is on probation for attacking three people with a set of keys is accused of committing a hate crime.

BARRE — The Barre branch of an environmental services firm has closed, all of its employees have been laid off, and its assets are in the process of being liquidated.

MONTPELIER — A six-month report card on the current and future prospects for economic growth in the Capital City will be presented to the City Council at its meeting Dec. 19.

BARRE — Mayor Lucas Herring’s plan to create a downtown teen center in a vacant city-owned building isn’t yet ready for prime time, but it’s getting close.

BARRE — Providing public education to students in the two-town, three-school “Barre Unified Union School District” would have a $42 million price tag based on the latest draft of a budget prepared by school administrators.

It’s going to take a lot of federal funds if Vermont wants to meet its own broadband internet access goals by 2024, according to a state official.

BARRE — A Granite City man has been placed on probation for assaulting a woman on two separate occasions.

MONTPELIER — Up to $90,000 in grant funding to make food safer and farming more affordable is available from the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

MONTPELIER — Preliminary projections for the Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools District predict that the 2020-2021 budget will call for a modest $588,000 increase in spending, a rise of 2.5 percent.

EAST MONTPELIER — The mechanism that would be used for closing schools in the yet-to-be-launched Washington Central Unified Union School District is finally front-and-center, and it makes dickering over how to deal with differing debt seem simple.

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