MONTPELIER — City Clerk John Odum is underwhelmed, mildly concerned and more than a little surprised the city’s state-subsidized shift to universal mail-in voting hasn’t generated the response he was hoping for in the run-up to Town Meeting Day.

In 1973, former state trooper Paul D. Lawrence was hired by St. Albans to clean up the drug and “hippie problem” at Taylor Park and along Main Street. He proved he was the right man for the job. Within a year, he had made more than 100 arrests.

As I write this, we are about to celebrate the anniversary of COVID storming into our lives. Much like an uninvited distant relation who overstays his welcome, we are all looking forward to the days when the pandemic finally gets up from hogging our couch, watching TV shows we don’t like and…

WATERBURY — A Burlington woman was unhurt but police cited her for Driving Under the Influence early Saturday morning after she crashed her vehicle into the Old Center Cemetery along Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury Center, damaging the cemetery fence and a number of gravestones.

On the Town Meeting Day ballot, Waterbury and Duxbury voters will decide whether or not to allow the sale and production of cannabis within their towns.Currently, it is legal in Vermont for adults over the age of 21 to possess small amounts of cannabis, to give cannabis flower and other prod…

Montpelier continues to draw exciting new businesses, in spite of the pandemic. Montpelier Alive had the chance to connect with Justin Dain, chef and owner at Oakes & Evelyn, which recently opened at 52 State St. in the former Kismet location in downtown Montpelier (Kismet has relocated …

Snowmobile sales and trail use across Vermont are strong despite both the pandemic and minimal snowfall in December.

MONTPELIER — City officials acknowledge the district heat system has been a “mixed bag” since it went online in 2014, thanks to lower-than-projected oil prices, but the customers that use it say they are happy with the service.

Goats stand by the skeletal remains of a Christmas tree Thursday at the Bragg Farm Sugarhouse in East Montpelier. Christmas trees are a tasty treat for goats.

Jason Neimark, of Calais, uses a fire hose to flood a hockey rink Thursday on Curtis Pond in Maple Corner as his pandemic rescue dog Yogi looks on. After a stretch of challenging conditions, the ice on the pond should be usable again this weekend.

Jason Neimark, of Calais, uses a fire hose to flood a hockey rink Thursday on Curtis Pond in Maple Corner as his pandemic rescue dog Yogi looks on. After a stretch of challenging conditions, the ice on the pond should be usable again this weekend.

Winter recreation is popular in Waterbury but a recent search for something beyond the ever-popular skiing, ice skating and sledding led to Little River State Park to see a niche sport that’s centuries old. This is the sport of dog sledding, otherwise known as mushing.

MONTPELIER — The weather may have been too much to bear, or they listened to the pleas of state officials, but either way, there was relief Sunday after a feared armed protest at the State House failed to materialize.

To the people who know her well, the fact that Ginny Sassaman’s first published book is about happiness probably isn’t a surprise. Sassaman, of Calais, co-founder of Gross National Happiness USA, has spent most of her life tying to figure out what makes people happy. Her new book, “Preaching…

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MONTPELIER – The weather may have been too much to bear or they listened to the pleas of state officials, but either way there was a sigh of relief Sunday after a feared armed protest at the State House failed to materialize.

MONTPELIER — Three of the businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic have been movie theaters, hotels and restaurants. The Bashara family owns all three.

Kind, passionate, and trying to make a difference in the world; these three qualities are what makes incredible things happen and finding all three in one person is rare — but Laura Morse is among the amazing group of people that possess these wonderful qualities and she uses all three whole…

BURLINGTON — Dogged team work by detectives allowed South Burlington Police to track down the driver of a hit-and-run car involved in a fatal pedestrian crash that killed a Washington County man.

Almost 2,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Vermont on Monday, according to state officials.

William Walsh, of Barre Town, (also known as Santa) wants all of the children in Central Vermont to know that even though Santa has not been seen at shopping malls, libraries, Nelson Ace Hardware or anywhere else this holiday season, he is coming to town Christmas Eve to deliver toys to all …

WATERBURY — The “Tip of the Iceberg” mural from inside the former Arvad’s Grill & Pub has a new home at the Vermont History Center in Barre but — you guessed it — no one can go visit the restored boisterous, historical bar scene yet because the center is closed because of COVID-19.

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This March will mark the 50th anniversary of an unusual and barely remembered event in recent Vermont history: a plot to kidnap then-governor Deane Davis.

Many Vermonters, the governor included, are hoping displays of holiday lights will cheer people up a bit as they finish off a year of pandemic and political turmoil.

Hi there. It’s me, the Flannel Fairy. If we haven’t met yet, you should know that I’m a mythical sprite who comes alive once a year on the day after Thanksgiving to show people how Montpelier does holiday shopping a different way. We skip out on Black Friday and celebrate Flannel Friday inst…

Vermont and national broadcasting legend Ken Squier is among the latest people in the Green Mountain State to test positive for the COVID-19 virus.

BARRE – Democrats once again busted out the brooms on Tuesday, sweeping their three Republican rivals, along with an Independent, out of the race for Washington County’s three seats in the Vermont Senate.