BARRE — A retirement that has occasionally been rumored over the years is finally “real” and with Police Chief Tim Bombardier planning to call it a career at the end of October, City Manager Steve Mackenzie is readying to fire up the search for a successor.
MONTPELIER — An ongoing debate concerning whether and where unhoused residents should be allowed to camp on public property took an ironic twist Tuesday night when Parks Commission members, sitting at a picnic table in a clearing at Hubbard Park, cut their conversation short and sought shelt…
Jenny Monfore, owner of Old Time Flowers, brings buckets of just-cut flowers to her stand on Pearl Street in Montpelier on Tuesday. Monfore offers a flower CSA and sells bouquets and loose flowers at her self-service stand. Her flowers are all grown in her own garden from seed.
Norwich University biology professor Allison Neal, left, collects fresh water snails Tuesday with students near the North Montpelier Pond boat launch. The group is studying a common parasite that can be found in snails. Joining Neal from left are Macall Meslin, Lydia Reed and Reine Gibb.
Someone once said that if you want something done, you need to do it yourself. While this may be true, getting something done with the help of your community strengthens relationships, builds partnerships, and spreads ownership.
There’s no shortage of lists and guides online to Vermont’s most well-known tourist draws — breweries, mountain biking trails, ski slopes and quaint towns.
DUXBURY — In a brief, one-topic special meeting Wednesday evening, the Harwood Unified Union School District Board filled a vacant position representing Duxbury.
This year, the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 50th year. As I began to write this article, I pondered how to begin. How to begin to illustrate how much has changed since the Chamber popped the champagne to celebrate its founding? Do I start by pointing out that Richard Ni…
The July 6, 1944, afternoon performance of the Ringling Brothers’ Barnum and Bailey Circus was only 20 minutes old when the Great Wallendas, the premiere circus high-wire act, ascended to their realm, high above the nearly 7,000 spectators seated under the canvas. They had mounted bicycles i…
While there were many things that were missed during summer 2020, the Barre community had a big hole in its heart where the Concerts in Currier Park Series was. It is no wonder, since this weekly summer event that has evolved over the years has become a treasured tradition.
Waterbury Democratic state Rep. Tom Stevens’ work on a rare but important joint resolution in the Legislation this session received special recognition recently from the leading Native American organization in state government.
Now that COVID begins to grow smaller in our rearview mirror, the Central Vermont Chamber is pleased to return to our in-person events and gatherings. Here is a sampling of what we have coming up:
The sun is shining again in Montpelier! As vaccination rates rise and COVID counts fall in turn, we can begin to look forward to a summer together again in community. After months apart, we can’t wait to come together and enjoy an incredible lineup of fun events.
Kyle Doda, owner of 1000 Stone Farm, in Brookfield, trains cherry tomato plants to climb Wednesday in one of his greenhouses. The farm has a busy retail shop on the property that sells fresh produce, meats and dairy, and numerous area stores and restaurants feature their products.
Kelly Kindestin, of Barre, sets out her line of Le Fusion Botanicals at her stall at the first Barre Farmers’ Market of the year Wednesday. The market will run Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on the Pearl Street pedestrian way.
During “Better Hearing and Speech Awareness Month,” residents who are close to Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) might want to know more about modern hearing aids and how they can help.
BARRE — A fistful of crisp new American flags in one hand and a clipboard in the other, retired Judge Stephen B. Martin went for a stroll in Hope Cemetery over the weekend. He left empty-handed.
There is no debate that Vermonters have put up with a lot this past year and a half. Unanticipated, and certainly unwanted, COVID-19 has created chaos in our communities. Canceling our plans, laying us off, creating havoc in our lives, our children’s lives, our plans, and economic security.
BARRE — Blame a busted boat drive that stranded Karl Rinker in Catskill, New York, four years ago for a fundraiser that is now hours away from transforming downtown Barre into an outdoor art museum.
An item in an 1876 Newport newspaper recalled an event in Hardwick some 40 years earlier that demonstrated the excesses of the religious revival that swept through Vermont in the 1830s.
Montpelier Alive recently had the chance to connect with Michael Drake, owner of the new restaurant The Social, now open at The Inn at Montpelier, 147 Main St. We can’t wait to check it out.
The scent of a thrift shopping excursion is often reminiscent of Grandma’s attic or that basement you never wanted to go into as a kid — dingy and only exciting when you find something everyone else has forgotten about.
Schools across Vermont are looking to adapt to new state COVID-19 guidance with an eye toward getting more students back into classrooms following the April school break.
MARSHFIELD — Convicted kidnapper Harley Breer is now in custody and his uncle is facing criminal charges after police say he helped Breer evade law enforcement.
MONTPELIER — While there’s no statewide “burn ban” in effect, many town fire wardens aren’t issuing burn permits due to the dry weather.
Editor’s note: In Mutual Aid is a series of profiles and articles that introduce us to the people providing and the benefactors receiving services during the ongoing pandemic.
In a landslide vote the Vermont House unanimously passed a resolution formally apologizing for the state government’s role in the eugenics movement of the early 20th century.
DUXBURY — Shawn Thompson’s arrest for what would be his second drunken driving offense won’t keep him from coaching Harwood boys hockey team as it attempts to win back-to-back state championships Wednesday night in Barre.