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State revises contact tracing guidance for schools

The state has updated its guidance for conducting contact tracing in pre-K-12 schools. Read more

Police: Man stole bike worth $1,200

BARRE — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Berlin man accused of stealing a bicycle worth about $1,200. Read more

WDEV fires announcer for ‘cruel and insensitive’ comments

WATERBURY — A WDEV radio announcer has been fired over comments he made on the air this week in discussing the murder of a 22-year-old woma… Read more

Barre man accused of sexual assault

BARRE — A Granite City man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Read more

VSP: Man shot gun into driveway

WASHINGTON – Vermont State Police are looking for a Washington man they say shot his shotgun into a driveway while intoxicated. Read more

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Deborah L. Gibson

Deborah L. Gibson WEBSTERVILLE — Deborah L. Gibson, 69, of Websterville Road in East Barre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 202… Read more


Richard P. Willey

Richard P. Willey BARRE — Richard Paul Willey, 96, of Berlin Meadows, formerly 131 Currier St., Barre, passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021… Read more


Brenda Flint

Brenda Flint BROOKFIELD — Brenda Flint, 44, of Brookfield, Vermont, was taken much too young on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Brookfield, doing… Read more


Eleonore Trapp Campbell

Eleonore Trapp Campbell STOWE — Eleonore “Lorli” Trapp Campbell, 90, died peacefully on Oct. 17, 2021, in Northfield, Vermont, with family … Read more

Carl A. Martin

Carl A. Martin WILLIAMSTOWN — Carl A. Martin, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at his home. A full obituary will be published at a later d… Read more


Robert D. Coutts Jr.

Robert D. Coutts Jr. NORTHFIELD — Robert Davidson Coutts Jr., 84, died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Northfield. He was born May 17, 1937,… Read more

Weekend Magazine

UVMExt: Garden journal, your new favorite garden tool

As this year’s gardening season draws to a close, unlike shovels, rakes and trowels, a garden journal is a tool you can start using now. Wh… Read more




The Outside Story: American eels on the move in autumn

Fall’s cooling temperatures signal many changes. Among the least visible, but most incredible, is the migration of the American eel. Read more

Shaw: Veterinary care delay

Since the beginning of the pandemic, pet owners have noticed it is taking longer to get appointments at their veterinarians for well visits… Read more

In the Garden: Fall plantings time

Spring is all about planting, but many gardeners overlook fall planting. Now is the time to plant garlic and spring-blooming flowers plante… Read more

Birds of a Feather

“Pssshhh, pssshhh, pssshhh,” says Chip Darmstadt, in loud whispering tones. He walks quietly along a path situated between a strip of trees… Read more

RRMC Health Talk: Physical therapists keep you on the move

“Get more exercise.” That’s the advice we all have heard, and it’s great advice. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio… Read more

COVE: Victim advocacy added to services

The Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) has added a Victim Advocate to their Montpelier office. The nonprofit’s current Director of Educatio… Read more


RIH: A furry approach to stress management

Since the pandemic began, stress levels have increased and remained elevated for a significant portion of the population. Social isolation,… Read more

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Amses: Possibility of normal

We’re at the point where we no longer need to be told it’s been the warmest such and such in the last 50 or 100 years; or since records hav… Read more

In a panic

Two heated news events this week seem to represent causes for global concern. Read more

Pollina: Climate crisis fight needs boldness

The Vermont Climate Council will soon present a set of recommended strategies to reduce Vermont’s carbon emissions and make our communities… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: Speaking for the kids

(Young people) are high-minded because they have not yet been humbled by life, nor have they experienced the force of circumstances. … They… Read more

On Faith: Algorithms, AI and amorality

Thank you, Frances Haugen. For anyone who has been living under a rock, Ms. Haugen is the ex-Facebook employee who has gone public about ho… Read more

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Corduroy and commas

Mr. David, my English teacher, wore corduroy suits and wire-rimmed glasses. His conversation was seasoned with words like “Dostoyevsky,” an… Read more

Sanders: Build Back Better

Editor’s note: This op-ed originally appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail in Charleston, West Virginia. It is reprinted here with permis… Read more


New board members

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Futures Project welcomes two new board members, James A. "Jim" Kisch and Janette Bombardier. Vermont Futures Proje… Read more

RRMC among 100 Best

RUTLAND — Rutland Regional Medical Center is named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for the third year in a row ac… Read more

VEC awarded

JOHNSON — For the third year in a row, Vermont Electric Co-op has received the Cigna Well-Being Award from the insurance company. The award… Read more

Business Briefs

New board members

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Futures Project welcomes two new board members, James A. "Jim" Kisch and Janette Bombardier. Vermont Futures Proje… Read more

UVM Health Network hires DEI chief

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont Health Network announced it will bring a senior vice president, chief diversity and inclusion office… Read more

UVM appoints Irvine

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has appointed Jill Irvine, Ph.D., to an inaugural senior leadership role, Chief Professional and Con… Read more

New Chief Medical Officer

BERLIN — Central Vermont Medical Center announced the hire of a new chief medical officer, Nejat Zeyneloglu, MD, MBA, FHM. He has held vari… Read more

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