A religious “camp” that saw several hundred students from out-of-state bused to the Holiday Inn over the weekend is over-capacity by a few dozen people, according to state officials.

Chloe Ferrone and Vytas Nielsen decompress before their final workout, as Tyler Laughlin and Lexi Rosen continue their workouts after a night of climbing at the Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center on Tuesday in Rutland. The climbing centers are open for members by reservation only in Rutland…

MONTPELIER — Noel Riby-Williams went from deeply “satisfied” to “shocked” during a weekend that saw her plan to paint a massive Black Lives Matter mural on State Street succeed with the help of more than 200 community volunteers only to be defaced less than a day later by a vandal with a mix…

MONTPELIER — Though it happened by complete coincidence, the Capital City has hired a man that local officials believe is the first black police chief in Vermont at a time when the nation is protesting the treatment of black people by law enforcement.

Jonathan Slocum of Plattsburgh, New York, directs traffic on Wednesday afternoon in downtown Middlebury for Green Mountain Flagging, as work on the Western Rail Project has resumed.

The Rutland County Parent-Child Center needs to do some renovations before it can start offering child care again.

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Nurse Kate Lawrence, seen here, is still visiting patients despite the pandemic like many staff members of the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of the Southwest Region.

Olivia Jerome, 12, hangs out with six ducklings that are part of her upcoming 13th birthday celebration. Her father built a special duck house for the tiny flock. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for possible publication? Email it to news@timesargus.com

Two Canada geese forage together by the edge of Lake Bomoseen on a recent rainy afternoon.

A drake mallard takes off from the Cornwall Swamp Wildlife Management Area last week.

Eben Brock, 30, of Bethel, was scheduled to return home from Peru a day after the country’s president ordered the borders closed in order to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has been disrupting lives across the globe.

Robert Barasch, second from right, celebrating his 90th birthday with his children, from left to right, Mark, Janet and Charles.

BARRE — You may not use them but you have seen their trucks, trailers and welcome signs at dozens of locations statewide, the weekend trash haulers who set up shop in parking lots behind banks, next to auto collision shops and at abandoned gas stations, just about anywhere they can park their gear.

Motorists proceed with caution along Main Street in Montpelier on Wednesday snow squalls led to almost no visibility across the region.

Left to right: Shannon Kelly, of Northfield, Willow Wonder, of Barre Town, and Alana Phinney, of Montpelier, rehearse for a performance slated for August on the water at a Barre Town quarry.

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Norwich University junior Felix Brassard, right, puts a move on New England College sophomore Josh Chamberlin during the first period of their men’s hockey game Friday night.

From left to right: Alice Bartlett, Tom White, Joyce Beaudin, Paul White, Donna Kelty and Norma Malone. Kelty, Bartlett and Beaudin were recognized by the Barre Town Select Board last week for their combined 97 years of service.

Vermont State Police officials investigate the scene of the officer-involved shooting in early October outside the Amtrak station in Rutland.

MONTPELIER — Activists staged a rally on the State House lawn Wednesday to protest a Capital City lobbying firm that represents fossil fuel companies and other corporations blamed for climate change and the incarceration of migrants.

BURLINGTON — Steven D. Bourgoin was sentenced Monday to 30 years to life in prison for killing five Central Vermont teens in a horrific wrong-way fiery crash while impaired on Interstate 89 in Williston almost three years ago.

Students take part in Rosie’s Girls woodworking camp in Northfield this week.

MONTPELIER — The 33rd annual Toy Run thundered its way through central Vermont on Saturday to support Shriners Hospitals for Children research programs.

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MONTPELIER - The victim of a fatal officer-involved shooting involving members of the Montpelier Police Department has been identified as Mark Johnson, 62, of Montpelier.

MONTPELIER — A novel approach to address transportation challenges and combat climate change is gaining momentum in central Vermont.

BARRE — The three-ton granite monument measured eight feet high and three and a half feet wide at Sullivan and Sons’ stone shed in Barre. All that was required to complete the marker was carving the inscription. And then a letter arrived from the Catholic Church prohibiting the memorial from…

DUXBURY — There’s no question teachers have the ability to affect students for a lifetime. Katherine Cadwell has worked with thousands of students over her 38-year career at Harwood Union High School.

MONTPELIER — Touching tributes have followed the passing Wednesday of long-time art teacher at Montpelier High School, Barbara Austin Hutchins.

BARRE — If you enjoy beer, especially Vermont-crafted brews, Mister J’s on North Main Street might be the place for you.

Northfield High School graduates walk down the aisle at the school’s 166th ceremony

Williamstown High School Valedictorian Evan Choquette delivers his commencement address Friday during graduation ceremonies at the school.

Gregory Zullo poses for a photograph outside his home in Rutland on Friday afternoon.

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Washington County senator Anthony Pollina expresses his support for SR-5, a senate resolution opposing the basing of any nuclear weapon delivery system in the State of Vermont.