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Federal financing secured for sewer extension

BERLIN — A year after voters approved a strategic extension to Berlin’s sewer system, favorable federal financing for the $2.2 million proj… Read more

Man cited for Calais crash

CALAIS — An East Montpelier man who allegedly fled the scene of a late-night crash that totaled two vehicles on Wednesday has been cited by… Read more

Reappraisal triggers 'grieving process' in Williamstown

WILLIAMSTOWN — It took more than twice the time and cost less than half as much, but the town's latest reappraisal has generated just about… Read more

City crews work to fix major leak in water main

BARRE — A city crew has located and exposed the fractured section of 10-inch water main that began spewing water near the entrance to Dolla… Read more

High court supports ending mother's parental rights

In a decision released last week, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the termination of a mother’s parental rights to a 6-year-old after find… Read more

Obituaries

Gerald L. Martineau

Gerald L. Martineau 08/16/1950 - 07/17/2019 BERLIN — A celebration of life will be held to honor Gerry on Aug. 17, 2019, at 73 Bosworth Roa… Read more

Ann E. Somers

Ann E. Somers BARRE TOWN — Ann E. Somers, 85, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, with her family at her bedside. Born on Dec. 9, 1933,… Read more

Virginia "Ginger" Trepto Baker

Virginia "Ginger" Baker HYDE PARK — The celebration of life for Virginia "Ginger" Trepto Baker, who died May 6, 2019, will be from noon to … Read more

Donald R. Ibey

Donald R. Ibey BARRE — Donald R. Ibey, of Barre, passed away at Heaton Woods in the early morning of Aug. 15, 2019, at age 90. Donald was b… Read more

Linda (Eurbin) Jennett

Linda (Eurbin) Jennett ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Linda (Eurbin) Jennett, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and cherished frie… Read more

Rose T. Lorenzini

Rose T. Lorenzini rites SOUTH BARRE — A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of Rose T. Lorenzini, 85, was held on Wedn… Read more

Weekend Magazine

Teeds

Health Talk: Adolescent well-care visits

Back-to-school to-do lists are likely on most parents’ minds these days. Besides shopping for school supplies, it is important to remember … Read more

Sowing Seeds: On-farm workshops offer peer-to-peer learning

If you’re interested in soil health, spend 15 minutes with Cat Buxton. She has several professional titles and affiliations, but “soil guru… Read more

The movements of slime mold

Have you ever noticed something bright yellow or orange on your bark mulch after a rain? You may notice that this blob actually has moved a… Read more

Jensen Afield: Plugging along on the Maine coast

SACO, Maine — Long before I cross Goose Fair Brook, about a half-hour before low tide, I spot two anglers with surf rods out. It’s no big d… Read more

The Outside Story: Seeing spots, the sandpipers that like lakes

If there’s one place you’d expect to see a sandpiper, it’s on the sand. However, there is one member of this family of shorebirds that pref… Read more

CVHHH Health Talk: Breastfeeding

I have been the tearful mother, up alone in the dark, trying desperately to feed my newborn. I know the anxiety and frustration of a diffic… Read more

In the Garden: Learning how to identify eight common ferns

Ferns are under-rated and largely ignored by gardeners, but should not be. They can add much to a garden. I recently went to Walpole, New H… Read more

Perspective

Danziger

Asch: Remembering Toni Morrison, a literary giant

I first read Toni Morrison as a junior in college, and once I started “Beloved” I knew I would never look at another book the same way agai… Read more

Weekly Planet: Do something

Last week when the president made his trip to Dayton, Ohio, in the wake of the mass shooting there, he was met by chanting protesters. Thei… Read more

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Twenty-sixth Annual Emperor Awards

Most of us grew up associating special events with patron characters — Christmas and Santa Claus — loose change under our pillows and the T… Read more

Rural Ruminations: Can't we minimize mass murder?

Recent repeated instances of terrorist mass murder in our country have made it mandatory we enact legislation to fix the issue and ultimate… Read more

On Faith: God, guns and testosterone

The NRA is half right about one thing. Guns don’t kill people. But the NRA leaves out the second half of the truism, which is: Young men wi… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: For the world we desire

Change, it has been said, is the only constant. Certainly, it’s been around since before one-celled organisms began the long process whose … Read more

McClaughry: Futile gun control schemes

In the wake of horrendous mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, leading political figures are once again demanding sweeping measures of gun… Read more

Business

Serving Vermonters efficiently: Making power choices

This year is shaping up to be a pivotal year for Efficiency Vermont, the state’s program to help reduce energy usage. Read more

MacAuley's Foodservice celebrates 50 years

Aug. 1 was an important milestone for the MacAuley family of Barre. On that date 50 years ago Roger MacAuley started MacAuley’s Wholesale M… Read more

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