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Missing person? Read more

Northfield man accused of contacting victim

BARRE — A Northfield teen accused of trying to kill two people by pushing their vehicle over an embankment in March is now accused of tryin… Read more

No 'Hope' for homeless in Barre, task force will have to do

BARRE — The Granite City has a new tax rate and a new task force, though the latter won’t be seated for more than a month and will have unt… Read more

Intersection fix on hold until town approves funding

PLAINFIELD — The intersection fix at Route 2 and Main Street is on hold until the town decides whether it will pay about $311,000 to move w… Read more

Obituaries

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Bruce W. Judd

Bruce W. Judd BARRE CITY — Bruce Whitcomb Judd, 88, of Academy Street, died on Monday, July 26, 2021, at Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitati… Read more

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Priscilla D. Hatch

Priscilla D. Hatch NORTHFIELD — Priscilla D. Hatch, 90, of Northfield, Vermont, passed away May 15, 2021. She was the daughter of Ralph and… Read more

Lillian M. Magoon

Lillian M. Magoon WORCESTER —The Celebration of Life for Lillian M. Magoon, who died June 20, 2021, will be at noon Aug. 1 at Wrightsville … Read more

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Dale L. Currier

Dale L. Currier NORTHFIELD — Dale Louise Currier, 68, died Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at her home in Northfield. Dale was born on June 25, 195… Read more

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Byron H. Angell

Byron H. Angell TUNBRIDGE — Byron Howe Angell, 92, of Tunbridge, died on July 25, 2021, at Mayo Health Center in Northfield, Vermont. He wa… Read more

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Christopher Dingman

Christopher Dingman BARRE — Christopher Dingman, 31, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 18, 2021, surrounded by his family at his home, fo… Read more

Editorial

A champion

To those people who are disparaging the Tokyo Olympics, go troll somewhere else. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Peace Park

The ladies of WILPF have worked tirelessly on the Peace Park for years — they are mostly in their 90s now. It is time for the City of Montp… Read more

Criticism of police

Montpelier Police Chief Brian Peete told this paper he welcomes criticism of the police department, but “when it gets to the point that the… Read more

Commentary

Yepez: Net neutrality and the bumps ahead

President Joe Biden’s recent Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy contained a grab bag of initiatives covering … Read more

Leahy: Honoring Lewis' legacy

The following is the address of Sen. Patrick Leahy on the one-year anniversary of John Lewis’ passing: Read more

Ideas for the Future of Vermont

Proposition 10: Young Vermonters and new Americans must feel welcome and valued

In the State of Vermont, a large proportion of the local New American population is made up of individuals who were resettled to the state … Read more

Proposition 9: Reinvest in the working lands Vermonters value

Vermont’s post-European settlement identity and cultural history is inextricably linked to the working landscape. However, the relevance of… Read more

Proposition 8: Vermont’s planning and development needs the hub and spoke model

The Vermont Council on Rural Development’s deep dive into the issues facing Vermont is informed by interviews with and input from thousands… Read more

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Proposition 7: Workforce development drives the economy

There is ample evidence to illustrate why workforce development is essential. Read more

Vermont’s future is focus of May 26-27 summit

MONTPELIER — The Summit on the Future of Vermont on May 26-27 will bring Vermonters together virtually to consider “The Vermont Proposition… Read more

Thinking broadband

Thinking broadband Read more

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Proposition 6: Child care is critical to our workforce

With the end of the ski season, and now thankfully, the end of the pandemic seemingly in sight, I finally have a little time to pause and t… Read more

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

Features

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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, a… Read more

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AstraZeneca to seek US approval of COVID vaccine in 2nd half

LONDON (AP) — AstraZeneca said Thursday that it intends to seek U.S. authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine in the second half of this year… Read more

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Europe on vacation, but vaccinations not taking a break

CARRY-LE-ROUET, France (AP) — Europe's famed summer holiday season is in full swing, but efforts to inoculate people against the coronaviru… Read more

Business

Airbus raises outlook as industry steadies amid pandemic

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European plane maker Airbus posted 1.87 billion euros ($2.2 billion) net profit for the second quarter and raised… Read more

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Ron Popeil was the sizzle of American ingenuity, personified

Come, young ones: Gather around the glow of the smartphone's screen for a tale of a distant time when we watched TV on big boxy machines, a… Read more

Container vessel that blocked Suez Canal reaches Rotterdam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year finally reached the p… Read more

Weather Today

Heavy rain night

Today

78° 62°

Periods of rain during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Humidity:67%
Cloud Coverage:84%
Wind:S at 8 mph
Chance of Rain:70%
UV Index:5 Moderate
Sunrise:05:34:56 AM
Sunset:08:17:25 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Heavy rain nightThu
70%78° 62°
Scattered thunderstormsFri
68%64° 51°
Partly cloudySat
4%72° 53°
Scattered showersSun
58%68° 56°
ThunderstormMon
38%73° 55°
Partly cloudyTue
14%76° 58°
ThunderstormWed
33%77° 60°

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