The Harwood Union School Board has finally waded into a public discussion of the controversial decision in February to fire Harwood Union Boys Hockey Coach Jacob Grout at the outset of the winter hockey season.
DUXBURY — The Harwood Union School Board has waded into a public discussion of the controversial decision in February to fire Harwood Union Boys Hockey Coach Jacob Grout at the outset of the winter hockey season.
In honor of the 51st Annual Green Up Day, Waterbury residents braved morning snow flurries and afternoon sun beams to collect roadside litter and after a long winter of pandemic-induced isolation, this May 1st was an especially meaningful celebration of togetherness.
We lost Taggert Haslam last week. I knew Taggert as an athlete, assistant coach (and later my head coach in Track & Field) and I also knew him as a colleague.
Like the rest of Vermont’s professional theaters, Burlington’s Vermont Stage’s world was turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. And like the others, it is taking baby steps in returning to its important role to the state’s audiences — and actors.
By unanimous vote Monday night, the Waterbury Select Board approved a set of interim zoning bylaws to apply to a core section of the downtown village business district. The bylaws became effective immediately and will stand for two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year.
Daffodils provide spring color to the roundabout traffic circle at the intersection of routes 2 and 100 in Waterbury. The final season of Main Street construction is well underway with one-way traffic patterns through the downtown as crews pour sidewalks and complete paving, markings, and st…
What started as a heads-up to a driver for a brake light being out turned into a Burlington man leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase through parts of Washington and Chittenden counties last weekend.
Waterbury has officially joined a regional cooperative poised to ensure efforts to expand internet access across the state do not leave Central Vermont communities behind.
One spring, after a heavy rainfall, I visited the Saint Michael’s College Natural Area hoping to capture exciting photographs of the rushing Winooski River. Rather than raging floodwaters, however, I found the river’s floodplain was efficiently — and slowly — accommodating the onslaught of r…
If you suffer from spring allergies, this would be a good time to know what plants are affecting your comfort. Right now, many trees are dumping their pollen. Most trees are wind pollinated and produce lots of pollen. They depend on the wind to move pollen around — and up your nose.
A discussion regarding anti-racism training for select board members turned heated Monday night as members of the public challenged the board’s recent choice of longtime board member Chris Viens as vice chair.In its reorganization meeting following the March Town Meeting Day election, the f…
Harwood Union High School’s bi-annual Red Cross blood drive returns to Waterbury on Wednesday, April 28, with the usual goal to help replenish the community’s blood supply and the added bonus that donations this year could help those battling COVID-19.
Editor’s note: The letter below is written to Gov. Phil Scott and was submitted to local newspapers by former Harwood Unified Union School District board member Rosemarie White.
Do standardized tests match your strengths as a learner?
Schools across Vermont are looking to adapt to new state COVID-19 guidance with an eye toward getting more students back into classrooms following the April school break.
A black-and-white photo installation going up in the Vermont Farmers Food Center on West Street in Rutland is the beginning piece in a series of stories that take a deeper look into our local community, agriculture and history, giving a voice to many untold stories.
After the second series of meetings to refine the details, the Waterbury Planning Commission has completed a fresh draft of interim zoning bylaws for downtown that is scheduled for a public hearing on April 26.
Waterbury Public Library Director Almy Landauer made an unexpected announcement this week, telling the community via the library newsletter that she will be stepping down June 2.
Corrina Thurston, an artist, public speaker, and author opens her latest book, “How to Crush Self-Doubt and Regain Real Confidence” with a question: When did we decide it wasn’t okay to say, ‘I don’t know?’
Vermont’s ski resorts lost an estimated $100 million this winter.
A new skate park is on the horizon for Waterbury.
A new season has officially arrived as road work resumed this week in downtown Waterbury.
Following the April school vacation next week, students and teachers across the Harwood Unified Union School District will return to a hybrid schedule attending in person four days a week for the remainder of the school year.
Harwood Union boys hockey coach Shawn Thompson was in court via video conference on April 8 to answer to his second charge of driving under the influence.Thompson, 31, of Duxbury, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court in Barre to two misdemeanor counts: driving under the inf…
Local radio station patriarch Ken Squier returned to the airwaves at WDEV Radio briefly on his 86th birthday on Saturday, calling in to the popular “Music to Go to the Dump By” program and declaring he’s doing well in his recovery from COVID-19.
You can tell when legislators sense the end of the session is just a few weeks away because the pace of work in the virtual halls of the Legislature definitely picks up as many bills come to the floor for a vote and key “money” bills pass the House and are now being worked on in the Senate.
On a warm, rainy April night a few years ago, I drove up our muddy, rutted dirt road through the mist, steering around the wood frogs hopping across the road. As I approached the vernal pool, there were more frogs in the road, so I parked to avoid hitting them and walked the rest of the way.
To the community:
It’s that time of the decade again.