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U-32 graduates told to hug first, live later

EAST MONTPELIER — Jim Willis has been teaching math for 53 years, and on Friday evening, the man who is suddenly between jobs showed he has… Read more

MHS honors Class of 2019, departing principal

MONTPELIER — There were bittersweet moments at the Class of 2019 graduation at Montpelier High School in the Capital City on Friday. Read more

Cabot sends off 11 at graduation

CABOT — Cabot High School sent 11 seniors out into the world at graduation Friday night and said goodbye to its longtime facilities directo… Read more

VHC seeks sites for Douglass readings

The Vermont Humanities Council is inviting Vermont communities to consider just what independence means this Independence Day. Read more

Disaster declaration issued for 6 Vt. counties

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday that President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster for Bennington, Essex, Orange, Rutl… Read more

Twinfield student gets adaptive tricycle

MARSHFIELD — A student with disabilities at Twinfield Union School now has her own adaptive tricycle thanks to a Massachusetts nonprofit. Read more

Board ratifies contracts for teachers, para-educators

BARRE — With no outside assistance and more than two weeks to spare, Barre’s newest school board has put the finishing touches on a pair of… Read more

Obituaries

Lee D. Jones

Lee D. Jones SEATTLE, Wash. — Lee D. Jones, beloved husband, father, grandfather, born Oct. 11, 1929, to Albion and Gertrude (Densmore) Jon… Read more

Robert B. Jones, Sr.

Robert B. Jones, Sr. BERLIN — The graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of Robert Bennon Jones, Sr., 84, will be held on Friday… Read more

Margery S. Walker

Margery Swett Walker HANOVER, N.H. — Margery Swett Walker, 93, died June 12, 2019, at her home in Kendal at Hanover, New Hampshire, followi… Read more

Georgianna Duprey

Georgianna Duprey BARRE CITY — The committal service for Georgianna “Anna” Duprey, 75, of Cottage Street will be held on Friday, June 21, 2… Read more

Sheila M. Bell

Sheila M. Bell BARRE — Sheila Marie Bell, 57, of 596 South Barre Road in Barre passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving … Read more

Carrie W. King

Carrie W. King NORTHFIELD & KISSIMMEE, FL. — A Memorial Mass for Carrie Wright King, 67, who died in February 2019 will be celebrated F… Read more

Weekend Magazine

Yankee Notebook: Consider the Wise Ones

In one of my favorite movies, “Gettysburg,” there’s a scene in which Joshua Chamberlain, colonel of the 20th Maine and two days away from p… Read more

Raise Your Glass: Why not go apothic?

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Teeds

Jensen Afield: Young are vulnerable in the wild

Death is always one moment away for most young, wild creatures in springtime. Read more

The Outside Story: Yet another exotic pest

Have you seen a spotted lanternfly? If you live in New England, and answered “no,” that’s good. But we’ll have to check back with you next … Read more

Homeyer: Weeds to worry about, and what to do about them

There are weeds to worry about. There is even one that I fear. But most weeds are just a nuisance and can be managed relatively easily. Read more

Health Talk: Taking charge of your health

You have the power to influence your health. There are many small steps you can take to improve your health over time and taking advantage … Read more

Perspective

Amses: Civil war on women

Although “As Alabama Goes, so Goes the Nation” has never been a thing, nor should it be, it turns out that it’s precisely what will happen … Read more

Danziger

Lemieux: Important steps forward

Two months ago, I told Vermont legislators the story of how I lost my job, my life savings and my apartment after I lost access to child ca… Read more

Bombardier: VAST opportunities

There is a free college tuition program that still is one of the best-kept secrets in Vermont. Did you know that Vermont students intereste… Read more

Cream of the crops

An expert in farming has put forth a bold idea to save the dairy industry: Get out of it. Read more

Sanders: Why I am a democratic socialist

The following address was delivered at Georgetown University on Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders: Read more

Shank: Do we need to spray?

This spring, a settlement was reached between the state of Vermont’s Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont’s Toxics Action Center office, an… Read more

Business Briefs

Heins elected to board of Hunger Free Vermont

SOUTH BURLINGTON – Hunger Free Vermont announced the election of Erin Miller Heins, attorney and partner at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP… Read more

Renewable Energy Vermont welcomes new board members

MONTPELIER — Renewable Energy Vermont announced five newly elected members to its board of directors: Lang Durfee of Bethel Mills, Inc., Ke… Read more

Crossman joins Building Bright Futures as executive director

WILLISTON — Building Bright Futures announced that Dr. Morgan Crossman, a native Vermonter from Rutland, has joined the organization as exe… Read more

Pritchard to lead Vermont's first CycleNation event

BURLINGTON — Winooski resident Sarah Voigt Pritchard has been named as the chairwoman of the American Heart Association’s first CycleNation… Read more

National Life Group Foundation donates $1.9 million in grants

MONTPELIER — The National Life Group Foundation granted a record $1.9 million this spring to nonprofit organizations and schools, including… Read more

Kinney Pike receives Quality Management Award

RUTLAND — Kinney Pike Insurance announced the company has received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award for the fifth consecutive year… Read more

Girls on the Run Vt. names new executive director

BRATTLEBORO — The Board of Directors of Girls on the Run Vermont (GOTRVT) announced that Rachel Desautels has been named executive director… Read more

REV names Sarah Tewksbury to communications post

MONTPELIER — Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) announced that Sarah Tewksbury recently joined the team as communications and operations associ… Read more

Camp Thorpe names new executive director

GOSHEN -- Camp Thorpe has hired a new executive director, Heather Moore, of Burlington. She starts on June 17. Read more

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