Here at the Chamber, we’re proud to host several events throughout the year. Our last two major events for the year are coming up in the next couple of weeks.

WATERBURY — In its meeting Monday night, the Waterbury Select Board voted to fly an inclusivity banner and rejected putting up a banner saying the town stands with Black Lives Matter that previously hung along Main Street.

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WATERBURY — A fall hike on Hunger Mountain recently turned into a harrowing ordeal for a Randolph Center hiker and her two dogs whose encounter with a porcupine on their descent led to the first rescue involving non-human patients for the Waterbury Backcountry Rescue team.

Electric vehicle sales in Vermont are increasing in sales but only when models are available from local dealerships. In recent months, a shortage of computer chips used in all new vehicles has led to a slowdown of deliveries of cars and trucks at many car dealerships nationally and Vermont i…

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WATERBURY — Two Saturdays ago, an RV pulling a trailer emblazoned with the words “Search Team Dive Unit” and “Underwater SONAR Search and Recovery” bearing Oregon plates rolled into downtown Waterbury.

It’s fall, and we’re falling in love with Montpelier all over again. As I write, I’m looking out on a sunny warm autumn day and can’t help but wonder at the foliage and the beauty all around us. I’m also giddy about what’s to come: some of my favorite holidays, one of the prettiest times of …

BERLIN — There may yet be a showdown with the Washington Central School Board, but with the fate of Berlin’s state-sanctioned “new town center” development district potentially hanging in the balance, the Select Board agreed Monday night a candid conversation with the Planning Commission sho…

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A soccer tradition continued on Sunday at Mad River Park where the skies offered a reprieve from steady rain as dozens of youngsters converged to don new blue tie-dyed t-shirts that celebrate a young player whose soccer career was cut short five years ago this week.

Editor’s note: This historical profile first appeared in the Rutland Reader on March 11, 2013. It is reprinted today because a sculpture honoring Julia Dorr is being unveiled at noon outside Rutland Free Library. The piece is the latest entry in the Rutland Sculpture Trail, which honors hist…

Sales of e-bikes (electric powered bikes) in Vermont are on the rise primarily because of a growing interest in outdoor exercise attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in senior bike riders moving from conventionally powered bikes to power-assisted bikes.

NORTHFIELD — It was an overcast day, but if those who know Norwich University’s 24th president are to be believed, the future is bright for the private military school.

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The Vermont Workers Center organized a March for Medicaid at City Hall Park in Barre on Saturday. The march was part of the Nonviolent Medicaid Army Week of Action. The marchers started out from City Hall Park in Barre, chanting “Health care is a human right.” Here, Rosa Kelman, 3, holds up …

BARRE — Karl Rinker is still smiling after a weekend auction fetched $40,000 from bidders eager to land one of more than three dozen unconventional art items that spent the summer on curbside display in downtown Barre.

What does the Central Vermont Chamber do? Why do we need it, when Google can provide so much of the information that Chamber’s across the country can provide?

BARRE — In spite of a silent majority of the City Council, community members intent on commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks figured out a way to hoist a large American flag downtown on Saturday.

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NORTHFIELD — Mike DeLary was just a touch underwhelmed. Jerry Goss was suitably impressed. And Jack Baroffio broke the tie on a Labor Day tradition that dates back 45 years.

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PITTSFORD — When it comes to making art, Cooper Johnson has found that he’s most creative when he’s thinking inside the box.

While no breeding population has yet been identified in Vermont, the invasive spotted lanternfly is hitchhiking its way here, according to the state.

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WATERBURY — For a few hours last Friday, Waterbury’s lower block of Stowe Street became the town’s living room as traffic was diverted for friends and neighbors to gather to mark an anniversary and celebrate the downtown’s decade of transformation.

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WATERBURY — For a few hours last Friday, Waterbury’s lower block of Stowe Street became the town’s living room as traffic was diverted for friends and neighbors to gather to mark an anniversary and celebrate the downtown’s decade of transformation.

BARRE — Judge Mary Morrissey got her own treatment court graduation ceremony Monday, with a big “thank you” to the judge from those that have worked with her for the past three years.

PLAINFIELD — Geologist George Springston learned first-hand just how quickly the landscape can be dramatically altered after the storms in 2011.

At the time Tropical Storm Irene rained on Vermont, Sue Minter was the deputy secretary for the Vermont Agency of Transportation.

HARTFORD — When Hartford Athletic Director Jeff Moreno commutes to work on Route 14, he often spots an old pole vault mat along the banks of the White River. Ten years after Tropical Storm Irene, it serves as a perpetual reminder of that unforgettable day 10 years ago.

WATERBURY — On Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, children at Hunger Mountain Children’s Center on South Main Street helped their teachers rearrange and decorate their classrooms to prepare to switch from summer mode to preschool the following week.

Peter Shumlin says he has no regrets about the unilateral decisions he made in order to get the state up and running again after Tropical Storm Irene. He was well aware that he was bypassing decades-old environmental regulations and sidestepping laws. He said he knew he was making people mad.

I call it Irene PTSD — and I suspect that many other Vermonters experience it too. It’s that auto-response to heavy rains or winds, like I felt while camping alongside a wilderness lake last week, awakened by the din of torrential rains pounding upon my tent. I got that familiar adrenaline r…

I call it Irene PTSD — and I suspect that many other Vermonters experience it too. It’s that auto-response to heavy rains or winds, like I felt while camping alongside a wilderness lake last week, awakened by the din of torrential rains pounding upon my tent. I got that familiar adrenaline r…

BERLIN — Their memories of the night the Dog River ran wild through Weston’s Mobile Home Park vary because of their vantage points, but 10 years after Tropical Storm Irene forced them, and dozens of their neighbors to start from scratch, Diane Graham, Fred Churchill and Robert Goodell agree …

Deep within the hearts of central Vermonters of all ages live many fond memories of Heritage Festivals past. The Rotary Club breakfasts, the vendors, the fireworks, the food, the concerts. So many concerts. The kids’ zone, the street performers, the food. And, of course, there’s the parade, …

BARRE — A New Jersey native and New Hampshire resident is the new chief executive officer for Downstreet Housing and Community Development.

Believe it or not, it’s time to think about my favorite season in Montpelier: fall. There’s nothing like the crisp fall air, the color on the leaves behind the majestic State House, and the plethora of fun fall events. We invite you to be cozier in Montpelier this fall.

The term and concept of leadership has come into a very bright spotlight these past few months. Leaders are important, especially when the world has turned into a place of high frustration and anxiety as we have observed this year. Leaders inspire us, guide us, keep us from harm and ensure t…

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BURLINGTON — A defense lawyer said he plans to argue for no prison time for embattled former Jay Peak president William J. Stenger after Stenger pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to making false statements during a failed effort to build a biotechnology plant in Newport with use of EB-5 money.

WATERBURY — Waterbury’s small-town charm, four seasons, open spaces and vacant commercial real estate in close proximity to the state capital were a winning combination for national information technology corporation MTX Group Inc. that announced Thursday it will open a northeast regional of…

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Drive by them during the day, the Tesla charging stations at the Woodstock Avenue Stewart’s in Rutland are frequently empty.

WATERBURY — The spread of COVID-19 in a recent outbreak that began at Waterbury’s summer recreation day camp has reached 25 cases, according to the state Department of Health which continues to investigate the situation.

An associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court has been nominated to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals where she would be the first openly gay LGBT woman to serve on a federal circuit court, according to the White House.

With summer finally here, and the ability to travel, the streets of Montpelier are busy once again. It is so heartening to see people walking down State or Main with shopping bags in one hand, a pastry or coffee in the other, and a smile on their faces. There is an eagerness to connect with …

MIDDLESEX — After a year lost to COVID 19, Girls Rock Vermont, a music education camp for girls and gender non-conforming youth, is back at Camp Meade in Middlesex for its 10th season.

BARRE — A judge has ordered a Northfield teen will continue to be held without bail for allegedly trying to kill two people by pushing their vehicle over an embankment in March.