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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

Weekend Magazine

UVMExt: Phlox and powdery mildew management

Phlox is a highly versatile perennial with powerful blooms that can extend through much of the season. From spring-flowering, low-growing c… Read more

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The Outside Story: How flowers get their color

To quote the French dramatist Jean Giradoux, “The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of li… Read more

CVHHH Health Talk: Stay hydrated

We have had some very hot days so far this summer, and there are surely more to come. This made us wonder about how what we drink and how m… Read more

RRMC Health Talk: Bicycle safety

Biking is a very popular activity, especially here in Vermont, and it is a great form of exercise. But without protective gear, it can be d… Read more

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Teeds

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In the Garden: Mulch can help keep down weeds

Mulch is commonly used to help suppress weeds and to hold in soil moisture in dry times. There are many different kinds of mulch, and it is… Read more

UVMExt: Raspberry freezer jam

Is there anything as delicious as a sun-warmed raspberry plucked from the bush and popped into your mouth? Read more

Perspective

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Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Show me the money

I’ve often seen people do things for others, without any apparent self-interest. Other times, we act without thinking at all. Usually, thou… Read more

Thumbs up or down

This has been a very newsy week for a host of reasons. And while there are things worthy of note, they were not necessarily worthy of 775 w… Read more

Stannard: Why they hated Ruby

The year was 1960. The school was the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, an all-white school. The little girl, Ruby Bridges, … Read more

Rural Ruminations: Is America trying to democratize the world?

The essential question in judging our current foreign policy is whether or not democracy is better suited to the world than the myriad othe… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: Floods, fires: What will it take?

I started writing this week’s on a cool, soft, moist evening in central Vermont, with Kiki snoozing in the easy chair behind me, and the wi… Read more

Amses: As summer slips away

That we’re already on the downside of meteorological summer — which peaked Thursday — came not so much as a shock but more the kind of grim… Read more

Regan: Aggressive political fundraising

I felt compelled to write this commentary on political fundraising practices, though not without misgivings in light of my loyalties. I am … Read more

Business

Richards, Nelson appointed to board

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Patty Richards and Dan Nelson to the newly established Vermont Community Broadban… Read more

Business pandemic coaching

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program, a program of Vermont Housing & Conservation Board, is expanding services … Read more

Marshall appointed adviser

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos announced State Archivist and Chief Records Officer Tanya Marshall has been appointed by Secreta… Read more

Business Briefs

Richards, Nelson appointed to board

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced the appointment of Patty Richards and Dan Nelson to the newly established Vermont Community Broadban… Read more

Marshall appointed adviser

MONTPELIER — Secretary of State Jim Condos announced State Archivist and Chief Records Officer Tanya Marshall has been appointed by Secreta… Read more

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Martins selected new director

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition announced it has selected David Martins as the coalition's new director. Read more

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Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Lows overnight in the low 60s.

Humidity:95%
Cloud Coverage:91%
Wind:SW at 4 mph
Chance of Rain:85%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:34:56 AM
Sunset:08:17:25 PM