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GMP program cuts costs, reduces carbon

An unusual energy storage program has allowed Green Mountain Power to save its customers about $3 million so far this year by reducing the … Read more

Berlin 'New Town Center' application enters home stretch

BERLIN — It is coming down to crunch time in a consultant-led effort to obtain a pair of special state designations for an area local offic… Read more

Residents urged to stay vigilant in combating COVID-19

MONTPELIER — State officials urge residents to stay vigilant in combating the coronavirus pandemic with the state seeing increasing cases n… Read more

State, congressional leaders concerned about food boxes

Gov. Phil Scott said he’s also concerned about the USDA’s handling of a food box program that drew the attention of Vermont’s Congressional… Read more

New rate structure approved after COVID tanks sewer use in Berlin

BERLIN — You can add Berlin’s new two-tiered sewer rate structure to the long list of things for which COVID-19 can plausibly be blamed. Read more

Woodbury man accused of shooting gun when VSP arrive

BARRE — A Woodbury man is accused of shooting a rifle multiple times when Vermont State Police tried to serve him with an abuse prevention … Read more

Montpelier Police Log

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

Obituaries

Francis Beede

Francis Beede WASHINGTON — The celebration of life for Francis Beede, 69, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the … Read more

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Randall P. Johnson

Randall P. Johnson ORANGE — Randall Paul Johnson, affectionately known as “The Big Johnson” of U.S. Route 302, lost his valiant fight with … Read more

Donald S. Goodine

Donald S. Goodine HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Donald S. Goodine, 81, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at Parkview Huntington Hospital. A full obituary w… Read more

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Patricia LeCours

Patricia LeCours HARDWICK — Patricia LeCours of Hardwick passed away on Sept. 25, 2020, after a very courageous, year-long battle against c… Read more

Francis Beede

Francis Beede WASHINGTON — The celebration of life for Francis Beede, 69, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the C… Read more

Randy P. Johnson

Randy P. Johnson ORANGE — Randy P. Johnson, 59, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at his home, with family at his bedside. A full obituary wil… Read more

Weekend Magazine

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Teeds

CVHHH Health Talk: Time to be thinking about flu shots

You may have heard CVHHH’s Long-Term Care Nurse and Public Clinic Coordinator Ashley Lafirira’s commercial this month on WDEV and Froggy ra… Read more

UVMExt: Seed-saving primer

Last spring, “out-of-stock” was the ubiquitous response for many gardeners when attempting to purchase seeds in person or online. Who would… Read more

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The Outside Story: Blue jays, likable villains

Plenty of backyard birdwatchers consider blue jays (Cyanocitta cristata) the villains of the avian world. Mark Twain best summarized anti-b… Read more

In the Garden: Planting bulbs for spring blossoms

Now is the time to buy your bulbs for spring blossoms. Winters in New England are long, cold and snowy, so by March, I’m ready for spring. … Read more

Sancic: A healthy estrobolome

Put simply, the estrobolome is the way our bacteria metabolizes our hormones, specifically estrogen in women. The estrobolome is a complete… Read more

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Jensen Afield: The challenge of bow season

Here in Vermont every year, there are a number of ways to put venison in your freezer. The state offers a rifle season, a muzzleloader hunt… Read more

Take a Hike: Vermont farms offer public trails during pandemic

“To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.” Read more

Perspective

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A shot in the arm

On these pages in recent days, there has been a lot of discussion about getting flu shots. Read more

Sherwood: Remembering Seb

I have a dog named Grace. Read more

Hierl: Lawmakers took climate action seriously

We’re all grappling with a lot right now. From the heartbreaking impacts of the pandemic and our broken health care system, to the impacts … Read more

Condos: Safe and secure elections

Many of us love going to the polls on Election Day. Joining in-person with our friends, family, and neighbors to participate in the civic p… Read more

Wakefield: Getting to All Lives Matter

One cannot argue against the basic human thesis that “All Lives Matter.” Most — if not all — believe that, for as long as humans have exist… Read more

Amses: RBG RIP SOS

As if we needed another shadow obscuring the dwindling light of early autumn, we learned last weekend that within two hours of Ruth Bader G… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: What swirls around us

Sitting here at my desk with a second cup of coffee, on the cusp of the autumnal equinox and gathering darkness, after our third straight n… Read more

Turner: Importance of this election

The 2020 elections might turn out to be the most consequential of the 21st century so far — for Vermonters and for all Americans. At the na… Read more

Poor Elijah's Almanack: Dying by inches

In the last years of his short life, Randolph Churchill, Winston’s father, suffered a marked mental deterioration, most likely attributable… Read more

Weather Today

Heavy rain

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Periods of rain early. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 50s.

Humidity:81%
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Wind:WSW at 11 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:3 Moderate
Sunrise:06:47:02 AM
Sunset:06:31:24 PM