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.

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What would you do if both your kidneys are failing and the waitlist for a new kidney is three to five years or more?

Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel Flying Tigers go three wide on Thursday night at Thunder Road. For more photos, see page B1.

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.

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…

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.

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NORTHFIELD — The Class of 2021 is ready for its next experience and graduates want to share those experiences with each other in years to come.

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.

Morgan Royce was cleaning his brother’s headstone in the Maple Street Cemetery in Waterbury Center on Memorial Day.

Morgan Royce was cleaning his brother’s headstone in the Maple Street Cemetery in Waterbury Center on Memorial Day.

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NORTHFIELD — The rain didn’t keep residents away with around 50 people in attendance for a Memorial Day event in Northfield Monday.

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.

Not long ago, Joseph Clairmont didn’t even know how to turn on a computer.

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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.

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Justin Turcotte has two great passions: serving good, healthy food and working to ensure that no one goes hungry.

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.

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WILLIAMSTOWN — History just repeated itself in Williamstown where a church that was destroyed by fire more than 170 years ago was destroyed by fire again.

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.

SALISBURY — Tuesday marked the second day in a row firefighters were called out to a brush fire caused by an unpermitted burn.

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.

About a dozen teachers gathered outside West Rutland School on Tuesday afternoon to voice their opposition to proposed changes to the state’s pension system.

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.