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Winter Storm Watch from 10PM EST WED until 4PM EST THU

This bulletin remains in effect until 4:00 pm Thursday for Washington County, VT

Local News

Sensory bags coming to Barre, Montpelier ambulances

BARRE – Ambulances in Barre and Montpelier will soon have sensory bags for patients who have autism. Read more

Committee's consideration of Berlin Street changes slides into April

BARRE — A city committee effectively executed a Berlin Street bypass when it was unable to manage a quorum, forcing the cancellation of its… Read more

District settles lawsuit over Medicaid billing

BARRE — The Barre Unified Union School district will receive a “lump sum” $250,000 payment from the New Hampshire company that was briefly … Read more

Obituaries

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Merlin L. "Russ" Bean Jr.

Merlin L. "Russ" Bean Jr. WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Merlin Leon “Russ” Bean Jr., 70, died peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2020, at his h… Read more

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Donald James Bernier

Donald James Bernier ROXBURY — Donald James Bernier, 72, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, with his sister and niece by his side. Don fo… Read more

Kristine J. Collins

Kristine J. Collins BARRE CITY — Kristine J. Collins, 52, died Feb. 23, 2020, at her daughters’ home. A full obituary will be published at … Read more

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Raymond P. "Ray" Routhier

Raymond P. "Ray" Routhier BARRE TOWN — Raymond P. “Ray” Routhier, 61, died peacefully at his home on Feb. 20, 2020. Born June 7, 1958, in B… Read more

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Veretta M. Vance

Veretta M. Vance HARDWICK — Veretta May Vance, 89, a lifelong member of the Hardwick community, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in the comfort … Read more

Bradley S. Fortier

Bradley S. Fortier WEST BERLIN — Bradley S. Fortier, 62, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. A full obitu… Read more

Weekend Magazine

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Teeds

Local food as a tool

At town meeting in 2018, the South Royalton Food Shelf made a modest request: They asked for $500 per month, totaling $6,000 annually, from… Read more

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The Outside Story: Winter weasels, white on white

On a walk one winter afternoon, I spotted two white objects darting across a snow-covered field. White on white, they were difficult to ide… Read more

Jensen Afield: ‘This business will break your heart’

Gazing out the window from my study on another dismal February day, with memories — photos of me and my sons during our hunting and fishing… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: Old friends on the shelf

Robert Frost, writing with, I presume, a fountain pen, is distracted by a tiny dot of a bug running across his page. He moves “to stop it w… Read more

RRMC Health Talk: Drink to your heart health

Exercise often. Maintain a healthy weight. Eat a nutritious diet. Don’t smoke. You’re already aware of the basics that make up a heart-heal… Read more

Nine garden planning tips for the greatest return

We’ve all done it — gotten overzealous in spring and overplanted or planted the wrong varieties for our tastes and needs. Make this the yea… Read more

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In the Garden: Gardening without work

Ruth Stout, born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1884, lived to the ripe old age of 96. She was an early proponent of organic gardening and was also … Read more

Perspective

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Danziger

Arm yourself

In a matter of weeks, most towns in Vermont will ask townspeople to consider how public departments should be best funded — and governed. Read more

On Faith: Youth, faith, hope and charity

Any number of studies have come out over the last several years about the growing problem of depression, drug use, and suicide among the po… Read more

Weekly Planet: Climate action for Vermonters

Climate activists and legislators are pushing hard to put Vermont on track to tackle climate change. Key bills — already in front of lawmak… Read more

Danziger: Deleting gasoline from memory

Forgetting technology is as hard as learning about it: For example, gasoline car technology. When the Magliozzi brothers, Ray and Tom, rule… Read more

Libertoff: Vermont needs a mental health czar

With the announcement that the proposed construction of a new inpatient psychiatric unit at Central Vermont Medical Center is significantly… Read more

Briglin: Holding the state accountable

Building more resilient communities and transitioning to locally sourced clean energy isn’t just good climate policy, it’s good economic po… Read more

Amses: Pandemic of deception

A half-hour into our morning routine earlier this week, my wife and I inadvertently stumbled upon the immediate impact of weaponized misinf… Read more

Hall: What is the value of a person’s life?

If I were to ask you what your life is worth, most people would say it’s not for sale or that you cannot place a value on life. Unfortunate… Read more

Stannard: Dear America

We’ve come a long way in the past 244 years, haven’t we? We fought side by side against the tyranny of British rule. We fought against each… Read more

Business

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LiveWire: Harley Davidson new electric motorcycle

If you buy a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle you won’t be able to leap a tall building with a single bound, but you will be ab… Read more

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LiveWire: Harley Davidson new electric motorcycle

If you buy a Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle you won’t be able to leap a tall building with a single bound, but you will be ab… Read more

Weather Today

Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Today

46° 30°

Chance of afternoon showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Humidity:74%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:N at 4 mph
Chance of Snow:0%
UV Index:1 Low
Sunrise:06:34:51 AM
Sunset:05:32:04 PM