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A trio of merganser ducks preens in the sunshine on the Winooski River recently.

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Young Angus-cross steers and heifers stroll their pasture on Blush Hill recently. Allan Thompson, one of two owners of the animals, says they are being raised for meat on rented fields formerly part of the Lowe dairy farm.

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Three-day church lawn sale runs until SaturdayThe annual Fall Lawn Sale is back at Wesley United Methodist Church at 56 South Main St.

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They were overhead but just barely over the treetops, impossible to miss or ignore for long. They weren’t conducting a search for a fugitive or cutting trees back from railroad tracks (that was last summer), and they weren’t from the Vermont National Guard.

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Now in its second year of a pandemic that’s turned some volunteers into full-time workers, Waterbury Ambulance Service will make time on Saturday to throw itself a 50th-anniversary celebration and the community is invited.

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BURLINGTON — A Chittenden County woman, who authorities say bought firearms and took them to New York, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Burlington on Monday to providing false information to a Waterbury gun dealer during one acquisition in March.

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Although the construction bond took up the majority of the Harwood Unified Union School Board’s in-person meeting time last week, a number of updates were shared with details on back-to-school enrollment, staffing, managing COVID-19 risks and cases, and smoothing out the bus schedule.

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A monarch butterfly gets some company as it enjoys late-summer goldenrod. Wednesday, Sept. 22, marked the official start to autumn.

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Passersby in downtown Waterbury have noticed work at the Waterbury Train Station recently. The project was part of Amtrak’s State of Good Repair effort to improve passenger rail facilities and bring stations and platforms into compliance with safety standards, Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams e…

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MONTPELIER – With wood stove season rapidly approaching, the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation has tips for choosing the best dry wood to maximize heat for your home and minimize air pollution from burning it.

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WATERBURY CENTER — A South Carolina man died and a Vermont truck driver was injured in a six-vehicle crash that closed a section of Vermont Route 100 in Waterbury Center last Thursday afternoon.

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MONTPELIER – From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. State officials this fall along with local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to participate in forums to learn about …

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The Barre Opera House’s upcoming season is set and, as always, central Vermonters can look forward to another eclectic lineup of performances by regionally, nationally and internationally-known artists traveling to the Granite City’s historic stage.

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Waterbury-based SunCommon has joined forces with a South Burlington iSun as part of a $40 million cash and stock deal.

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For the next several weeks, Harwood Union’s school superintendent will be on leave with several members of the administrative team filling in to cover her responsibilities.

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Five years after merging into the Harwood Unified Union School District, voters in the district’s six communities may be asked to consider a major school construction bond in a special election in November.

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Waterbury Arts Fest returned to Stowe Street and Bidwell Lane last weekend after a 2020 hiatus and one of the event’s leading organizers and champions was missing for the first time in its 19-year history.

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We are writing to discuss the need for a single bond vote that includes all the items that have been researched and proposed to the community. We are most intimately knowledgeable about the gym use after hours throughout the entire district because we develop the schedule for basketball for …

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This spring, baseball and softball players from more than 60 little leagues across New England participated in Major League Baseball’s Pitch Hit and Run regional competitions that seek out some of the best youth players around.

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When Tropical Storm Irene washed through Waterbury, it was still three years before I would move to Vermont and the foothills of the Worcester Mountains. I cannot pretend to have a clue what the days and weeks after Irene were like, nor have I ever experienced the likes of the devastation an…

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Waterbury once again logged a record number of COVID-19 cases last week with 27 reported between Aug. 26 and Sept. 1, according to data released Friday, Sept. 3, by the Vermont Department of Health.

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Vermont authorities are reminding parents to discuss with children the risks of improper connections with unknown adults over social media following a serious case involving a Washington County child and a high-risk registered sex offender from Massachusetts.

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Although it’s not an election year, local voters may be asked to go to the polls this November to consider what would be the largest bond issue for school construction in the history of the Harwood Union School District.

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As schools prepared to open this week, members of Harwood Union’s administrative team held a 90-minute online Q&A session Monday night to field a myriad of questions from the community about how the third school year during a pandemic will work.

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It was meant to be an unveiling but the veil last weekend seemed to have a mind of its own and despite best efforts by volunteers, the new “Phoenix Rising” installation mounted to the side of 5 Stowe St. was out for all to see.

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“Phoenix Rising” designed by artist Jessi Zawicki and produced as a two-story mural by Yipes! Auto and Graphics in Williston came together with over $40,000 in community fundraising.