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Foreclosure starts on Bourgoin condo

BURLINGTON — A mortgage company has begun foreclosure proceedings against a Williston man, who is going on criminal trial next week on five… Read more

Judge dismisses EMS coverage lawsuit

EAST MONTPELIER — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit an East Montpelier family filed suing the town and its administrator in an effort to get … Read more

E. Montpelier reviews disaster plan readiness

EAST MONTPELIER — The town is updating plans to address hazard mitigation, emergency management and stormwater issues. Read more

Plainfield man placed on probation after success in treatment court

BARRE — A Plainfield man accused of burglary has been placed on probation after completing drug treatment court. Read more

Montpelier Police Log

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

Changes proposed to new Berlin zoning regulations

BERLIN — Responding to concerns raised by Crosstown Road residents, the Planning Commission has proposed a pair of changes to new zoning re… Read more

VCFA land sale to fund artist co-op housing project

MONTPELIER — Vermont College of Fine Arts plans to sell a faculty house on College Street and 18 acres of land on the edge of Sabin’s Pastu… Read more

Obituaries

Joseph Piro

Joseph Piro BARRE — Joseph Piro, 94, of Veeder Avenue, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Be… Read more

Samuel C. FitzPatrick

Samuel C. FitzPatrick MONTPELIER — Samuel C. FitzPatrick, died Monday, April 22, 2019, at his home. A full obituary will be published at a … Read more

Therese Marguerite Messier Monty

Therese Marguerite Messier Monty BARRE TOWN — Therese Marguerite (Messier) Monty, 91, passed away on April 17, 2019, at the Central Vermont… Read more

Frank A. "Bud" Howlett

Frank A. "Bud" Howlett ROCHESTER — The memorial service for Frank A. “Bud” Howlett, 95, who died Jan. 22, 2019, will be held at 3 p.m. Satu… Read more

Freida Nadeau Garand

Freida Nadeau Garand BARRE — Freida N. Garand, 91, of Spring Hill, Florida, and formerly of Barre, died March 31, 2019. Born on Aug. 12, 19… Read more

Constance Hudson

Constance Hudson MONTPELIER — Calling hours for Constance Hudson, 89, who died March 24, 2019, are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Gu… Read more

Weekend Magazine

The Outside Story: A tale of two seasons

The 2019 maple sugaring season has, for most, just ended in southern Vermont and New Hampshire. And so sugarmakers are tallying up their sa… Read more

Homeyer: The spring bulb flowers

Now is the time to decide where you should plant bulbs next fall. Read more

Raise Your Glass: Excellent — and affordable

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Teeds

Yankee Notebook: Onward!

I’m writing this a few days early; I’m not quite sure where I’ll be on deadline day. On the other hand, you’re reading this after I’ll have… Read more

Health Talk: Encouraging inclusivity of the autism community

One of the most common questions I get from friends, family and community members is how to make a difference in the life of someone with a… Read more

Jensen Afield: The call you need to master

We were seated at the kitchen table a good number of years ago, my best friend Bob, his wife, Marie, and my wife. Read more

Perspective

Sowing the seeds

As the landscape starts to green up, our thoughts turn to the upcoming growing season. No one is more eager for it than Vermont’s farmers. Read more

Weekly Planet: When the people will lead …

You may have noticed the New York City High Line has been in the news lately. The renowned public park might not be new news, but it certai… Read more

Danziger

William Barr, Mueller report, Department of Justice, Trump, political cartoon Read more

Mathis: Educational reform: Back to the future

With shades of déjà vu, another state school reform proposal has thudded down, this one touted as a vision of a “modern education system.” … Read more

McCoy, Benning: Must live within our means

As minority leaders in the Vermont House and Senate, we once again find ourselves frustrated by legislative proposals from the majority tha… Read more

Leahy: War legacies and the expanding U.S.-Vietnam partnership

When I became a senator for Vermont in 1975, one of the first votes I cast was for a law to stop funding the war in Vietnam. That law passe… Read more

Cotel and Hooper: Raise the minimum wage

The Vermont Legislature has spent considerable time over the past two years evaluating legislation that will raise Vermont’s minimum wage t… Read more

Laramie: Why Americans fear immigrants

The current fight over immigration needs an explanation that is easy to follow. The current administration, Congress and the media muddy th… Read more

Business

NSB Board of Trustees announces changes

Northfield Savings Bank announced changes to its Board of Trustees. Kyle Dodson, of Winooski, will replace outgoing member Lauren Wobby who… Read more

Vern-Mont Farm Conserves 146 Acres with Vermont Land Trust

VERNON – Jeff Dunklee of Vern-Mont Farm worked with Vermont Land Trust, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and the town of Vernon to … Read more

VBSR announces Magic Hat as newest Champion Member

BURLINGTON — Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility announced Magic Hat will join the organization’s Champion Members. The support of… Read more

Business Briefs

VTAIP announces Pat Murray as new member

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Pat Murray, of the Vermont Department of Financ… Read more

State Board of Education appoints Gleason, O'Farrell

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott appointed Kim Gleason, of Essex, and Jenna O’Farrell, of St. Johnsbury, to the State Board of Education, filli… Read more

Vermont Tech announces new dean

RANDOLPH CENTER — Dr. Ana Gaillat has been named the Vermont Technical College dean of academic affairs, effective in May. Read more

Peter MacLaren named Innkeeper of the Year by Vermont Chamber

WARREN — Peter MacLaren was awarded The 2019 Vermont Chamber Borden E. Avery Innkeeper of the Year at a ceremony honoring Annual Hospitalit… Read more

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Cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s.

Today

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Cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s and lows in the mid 30s.

Humidity:72%
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Chance of Rain:20%
UV Index:3 Moderate
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