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Man suspected of multiple robberies remains behind bars

BURLINGTON — A Springfield man suspected of a half dozen robberies this month will remain behind bars for the time being a federal magistra… Read more

Workforce, tax incentives feature in "historic" state budget proposal

MONTPELIER — Millions of dollars in tax incentives and workforce development initiatives were among the highlights in Gov. Phil Scott’s ann… Read more

Mutual aid works in Middlesex fire

MIDDLESEX — The cause of a fire that ripped through the roof of a Culver Hill Road home late Sunday night is officially “undetermined,” but… Read more

Gov. Scott's budget address: 'we will not get a second chance'

The following is an edited transcript of the governor’s budget address: Read more

Fayston man accused of sharing child sex abuse materials

BARRE — A Fayston man is accused of sharing child sex abuse materials online. Read more

Berlin board shifts gears on ballots, waits on budget

BERLIN — Due to a record-setting surge of COVID-19 cases, plans for Berlin’s first Saturday town meeting have been scrapped for the second … Read more

Montpelier Police Log

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

Obituaries

Dennis G. Couture

Dennis G. Couture ROYALTON — Dennis Gerard Couture, 70, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at his home. A full obituary will be published at a lat… Read more

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Kevin J. Collins

Kevin J. Collins BARRE TOWN — Kevin John Collins, 56, of Barre, suddenly took his journey to heaven on Jan. 14, 2022. Born on Dec. 18, 1965… Read more

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George Morvan Jr.

George Morvan Jr. NORTHFIELD — George Clifford Morvan Jr., 86, of Northfield, Jan. 1, 2022. Born in Huntington, New York, on Jan. 8, 1935, … Read more

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Sally S. Fontaine

Sally S. Fontaine WALDEN — It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved daughter, mother, sister and grandm… Read more

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Francis L. White

Francis L. White BARRE — Francis Lee White passed away peacefully in his home on Jan. 14, 2022. Francis was born Aug. 23, 1952, to Raymond … Read more

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Wesley A. Merriam

Wesley A. Merriam MONTPELIER — Wesley Aiken Merriam died on Jan. 15, 2022, at Woodridge Nursing Home. Wes was born on May 11, 1930, to Carl… Read more

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Editorial

Must do better

This is what the Brattleboro Reformer had to say about Vermont strengthening child care and mental health systems: Read more

Letters to the Editor

Stop Yemen assault

This country continues to supply weapons and military support to Saudi Arabia in their assault and blockade of Yemen. Grassroots, congressi… Read more

Salvaging BBB

At some undetermined date, the U.S. Senate will return to debate and perhaps pass the Build Back Better bill. Read more

Sinema credibility

Sen. Sinema and the majority of Americans support expanded voting rights. Ironically, in the name of supporting bipartisanship, the senator… Read more

No tax increase

Whatever the surplus is, it should be returned to taxpaying citizens of Barre City, not to people who are not paying taxes. Read more

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Commentary

Commentary: Local food security

The other day, I was showing my farmer friend, Alan LePage, the garden soil analysis I had received from UVM. It puzzled him and led to a l… Read more

Pettersen: Montpelier $2M bond

Are you aware that the Montpelier City Council is asking taxpayers to purchase the property of the former Elks Club for $2 million? It will… Read more

Features

The Voice of Holland talent show hit by #MeToo scandal

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch talent show The Voice of Holland has been taken off air in the Netherlands amid a sexual misconduct scandal that has… Read more

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Beijing residents disappointed Olympics will be closed event

BEIJING (AP) — With just over two weeks before the opening of the Beijing Winter Olympics, residents of the Chinese capital say they’re dis… Read more

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Report: German police see surge in fake vaccine certificates

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are investigating thousands of cases of suspected forgery of coronavirus vaccine certificates, the dpa news… Read more

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Business

Turkey's deal with UAE to build foreign exchange reserves

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to a currency swap deal equivalent to $4.74 billion to boost Turkey’s… Read more

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Report: German police see surge in fake vaccine certificates

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are investigating thousands of cases of suspected forgery of coronavirus vaccine certificates, the dpa news… Read more

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EXPLAINER: Are Turkey's efforts to fix the economy working?

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s government and central bank have taken unconventional steps in recent weeks to prop up a beleaguered economy… Read more

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