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Washington Central stuck in search mode

EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Unified Union School District is struggling to find someone to replace veteran Business Manager Lo… Read more

Second Breer family member faces criminal charge

MARSHFIELD — A second member of convicted kidnapper Harley Breer’s family is facing a criminal charge after police said she also helped Bre… Read more

Route 214 closed for culvert replacements

PLAINFIELD – Route 214 will be closed to through-traffic starting Wednesday because the state Agency of Transportation will be replacing ei… Read more

Pants to the ground and cursing

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

Elm Street area under boil water notice due to weekend water main break

BARRE — A localized “boil water” notice could be lifted Wednesday morning following a Sunday afternoon water main break that saw a high-pre… Read more

Obituaries

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Katherine B. Bisson

Katherine B. Bisson BARRE — Katherine B. Bisson peacefully passed away at Woodridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, April 17… Read more

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Sylvia (Hood) LeBourveau

Sylvia (Hood) LeBourveau MIDDLESEX — Sylvia Ann (Hood) LeBourveau, 76, formerly of Middlesex, Vermont, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Apri… Read more

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Therese Higgins

Thérèse Higgins MONTPELIER — Thérèse Higgins passed away unexpectedly at her home in Montpelier on April 9, 2021. Born in Québec City on No… Read more

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Lee E. Flanders

Lee E. Flanders GRANITEVILLE — Lee E. Flanders, 92, a longtime resident, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his home. Born on Jan. 2… Read more

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Linda Marie Dindo-St.John

Linda Marie Dindo-St.John BARRE TOWN — Linda Marie Dindo-St.John, a lifetime resident of Barre, Vermont, passed from this life into eternal… Read more

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Lena (Augustoni) Canas

Lena (Augustoni) Canas MONTPELIER — Lena Pasqualina Feliceta (Augustoni) Canas died peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Miller McC… Read more

Weekend Magazine

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Teeds

Health Talk: Bowse Health Trust continues its support

Since its start in 1996, the James T. Bowse Health Trust (BHT) has been awarding funds to groups working to improve the health of the Rutla… Read more

COVE prepares to reopen in-person programs

When the coronavirus forced Vermont businesses and organizations to close all public events in March of 2020, few knew when they could reop… Read more

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Teeds

The Outside Story: Northern harrier, a most unusual hawk

Erie was perched on a sunny branch when I met her on a cold day in March. She turned her head this way and that to survey her surroundings … Read more

UVMExt: Fantastic Chanticleer gardens

Just outside Philadelphia is a magical garden estate in Wayne, Pennsylvania, known as Chanticleer. Built in the early-1900s, the estate’s 3… Read more

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Vermont Wildlife course for educators

Who’s up for adult summer camp? After a year of pandemic-induced isolation, it certainly sounds appealing. For Vermont’s teachers and educa… Read more

In the Garden: Time to reflect on our gardens

This is a good time to look carefully at your garden, and to decide what you might do to make it better. Spring is upon us, trees and shrub… Read more

Perspective

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: Virtue in the people

In 1783, the country we live in went by the ungainly name “The United States in Congress Assembled.” The Articles of Confederation describe… Read more

Stannard: Time for a change

I think a change would do you good Read more

Rural Ruminations: Exporting 'democracy'

One of the major foreign affairs problems that haunts the United States stems from the fact every national election here brings with it the… Read more

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Danziger

Amses: Springtime daydream

Marveling at the rich soil sifting easily through my fingers, I’m struck that it’s not hard as concrete or muddy — it’s not even damp. It’s… Read more

United voice

This week, a chrous of Vermont medical organizations and health care leaders urged Republican Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont General Assem… Read more

In agreement

I completely agree with what Maura Collins stated in Proposition 4: Vermont must reduce economic disparity, advance economic opportunity an… Read more

A Yankee Notebook: Our rise and fall

The older you get, the more you know. And the more you know, the more you realize how pitifully little you know. Read more

Weekly Planet: Climate crisis and fossil empire

Australia is far away, but it has some climate lessons for us. The fire season in the dry southern summer of 2019-20 was horrifying and bus… Read more

On Faith: One nation under God?

The U.S. has just crossed a milestone that has been in the news a good bit during the past two weeks. As per the Gallup Organization poll r… Read more

Business

Liquor and Lottery appointees

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Sabina Haskell and Wendy Knight as deputy commissioners at the Department of Liquor and Lottery. Read more

Kinney Pike receives awards

RUTLAND — Kinney Pike Insurance has received the E&O Plus Quality Management Award for the seventh consecutive year. This award is pres… Read more

Employers honored

MONTPELIER — Vermont employers received honors at a virtual Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness ceremony. Hosted by the Ve… Read more

Business Briefs

Liquor and Lottery appointees

MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott has appointed Sabina Haskell and Wendy Knight as deputy commissioners at the Department of Liquor and Lottery. Read more

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Zider to retire

RANDOLPH CENTER — Bob Zider, Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Director & CEO, has announced his plans to retire on June 30… Read more

Weather Today

Freezing rain night

Today

54° 35°

Late night rain and snow. Lows overnight in the mid 30s.

Humidity:62%
Cloud Coverage:80%
Wind:WNW at 9 mph
Chance of Rain:97%
UV Index:0 Low
Sunrise:05:57:46 AM
Sunset:07:41:03 PM