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Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

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Washington Central stuck in search mode

EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Unified Union School District is struggling to find someone to replace veteran Business Manager Lo… Read more

Second Breer family member faces criminal charge

MARSHFIELD — A second member of convicted kidnapper Harley Breer’s family is facing a criminal charge after police said she also helped Bre… Read more

Route 214 closed for culvert replacements

PLAINFIELD – Route 214 will be closed to through-traffic starting Wednesday because the state Agency of Transportation will be replacing ei… Read more

Pants to the ground and cursing

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days: Read more

Elm Street area under boil water notice due to weekend water main break

BARRE — A localized “boil water” notice could be lifted Wednesday morning following a Sunday afternoon water main break that saw a high-pre… Read more



Katherine B. Bisson

Katherine B. Bisson BARRE — Katherine B. Bisson peacefully passed away at Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, April 17… Read more


Sylvia (Hood) LeBourveau

Sylvia (Hood) LeBourveau MIDDLESEX — Sylvia Ann (Hood) LeBourveau, 76, formerly of Middlesex, Vermont, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Apri… Read more


Therese Higgins

Thérèse Higgins MONTPELIER — Thérèse Higgins passed away unexpectedly at her home in Montpelier on April 9, 2021. Born in Québec City on No… Read more


Lee E. Flanders

Lee E. Flanders GRANITEVILLE — Lee E. Flanders, 92, a longtime resident, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home. Born on Jan. 2… Read more


Linda Marie Dindo-St.John

Linda Marie Dindo-St.John BARRE TOWN — Linda Marie Dindo-St.John, a lifetime resident of Barre, Vermont, passed from this life into eternal… Read more


Lena (Augustoni) Canas

Lena (Augustoni) Canas MONTPELIER — Lena Pasqualina Feliceta (Augustoni) Canas died peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Miller McC… Read more


Making a difference

So if you had more than $1 billion to invest in Vermont, where would you do it? Read more

Letters to the Editor

Refund the taxpayers

Want to know what to do with the federal COVID-19 funds for schools? Try giving it back to the taxpayers! We have been milked for decades. Read more

Local Heroes

During National Volunteer Week, I want to thank Green Mountain United Way volunteer journalist Indira Dzano for the excellent Local Heroes … Read more

Another tax

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment with the Vermont Legislature’s plan to expand the Vermont Bottle Bill, H.175. I can’t bel… Read more

GOP is biggest threat

The Times Argus article regarding the Boy Scouts and sexual abuse ('Bankruptcy plan could exclude local councils" April 15) makes the secon… Read more


Parton: Acceptable level of tolerance

Would it be acceptable if your spouse cheated on you, but only occasionally, if your banker stole a small sum of your money each time you m… Read more

Cavacas: Restore Raiders

According to an article in Forbes about the polarization of today’s society: The study, called “Hidden Tribes,” (More In Common-2018) broke… Read more

Ideas for the Future of Vermont

In agreement

I completely agree with what Maura Collins stated in Proposition 4: Vermont must reduce economic disparity, advance economic opportunity an… Read more

Jones: Localize it

For a lot of us, the connections between a warming world and our local economy are becoming more and more disturbingly apparent. I hear the… Read more

Proposition 5: Local: Not just a buzzword

The last year has shone a spotlight on the innumerable difficulties the globalized economy has created in all aspects of our community, and… Read more

Vermont as a model

Vermont as a model Read more


Proposition 4: Growing Wealth Gap Hurts Vermont’s Economy

Proposition 4: Vermont must reduce economic disparity, advance economic opportunity and rebuild the middle class. Read more

Briglin/Sibilia: Broadband is vital

High-speed broadband internet service is a necessity for every Vermont household, yet one out of every four households struggle without it.… Read more


Proposition 3: Advancing opportunity, renewal and innovation

We are now living and working under accelerated change and disruption. Read more


Ideas For The Future Of Vermont - Broadband

Proposition 1: Vermont must ensure universal broadband and cellular access, while using digital tools to promote community, civility, and d… Read more


Proposition 2: We are all Vermonters

Proposition 2: Vermonters must oppose racism, renew and expand our collective identity, and welcome new Vermonters.I am a proud Vermonter. … Read more

Pappas: Why we need to hear from you

We need to hear from you. It comes down to that. Read more



EU drug regulator prepares to issue advice on J&J COVID shot

LONDON (AP) — Experts at the European Medicines Agency are preparing to present the conclusions of their investigation later on Tuesday int… Read more


Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

LONDON (AP) — Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on We… Read more


Learning to breathe: German clinic helps COVID long haulers

HEILIGENDAMM, Germany (AP) — Simone Ravera rolls up her trousers, slips off her shoes and socks, then gingerly steps into the chilly waters… Read more

Upcoming Events

Vermont Youth Dancers Present: As You Are, The Story of Belle & The Beast

Vermont Youth Dancers presents As You Are, The Story of Belle and the Beast, a dance theatre produc… Read more


Event Name: #Farm24VT Read more

Raise the WOOF

Let your talent shine for the animals and join us for our first annual virtual talent show where co… Read more



EU expands sanctions against Myanmar military, companies

BANGKOK (AP) — The European Union expanded its sanctions against Myanmar’s military leaders and army-controlled companies ahead of a region… Read more


Apple to host virtual iPad event, may hint at new AirPods

Many of us may be suffering from virtual event fatigue after a year of video calls. But not Apple, which plans new product announcements at… Read more


Asian stock markets mixed after Wall St decline

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street was pulled lower by tech stock declines. Read more

Weather Today



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Showers ending by midday. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Cloud Coverage:85%
Wind:SW at 15 mph
Chance of Rain:33%
UV Index:4 Moderate
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