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Kayakers soak in the sun on the Waterbury Reservoir at Little River State Park last weekend.

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Household hazardous waste collection Saturday at Harwood HSThe Mad River Resource Management Alliance will host its annual spring Household Hazardous Waste collection Saturday, May 8, at Harwood Union High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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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.

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Editor’s note: Kary Mullis, who developed the PCR test and won the 1993 Nobel Prize in chemistry, died in August 2019 before COVID-19 was identified.

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Plans to move the Vermont State Police barracks from Middlesex to Berlin are moving along as the town of Waterbury recently signed a new three-year contract for two troopers to provide police service for the community.

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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.

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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…

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Free meals at Zenbarn every TuesdayZenbarn’s participation in the Everyone Eats free meals program to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has now ramped up to weekly production every Tuesday.

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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…

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Warm days may tempt you to work in the garden and remove winter mulch, but wait a bit longer. We still could have snow and some very cold nights. Plants still need protection.

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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.

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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.

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Vermont’s 51st Green Up Day is Saturday, May 1, and volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides, in and near parks, and other public places in the community.

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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.

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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?’

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Sheep on Barnes Hill in Waterbury Center take in a visitor recently. Springtime weather has folks looking ahead to warmer temperatures. That includes several local organizations putting their summertime calendars together. Read more about the plans on page 3.

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It’s beginning to look like a “normal” summer lies ahead for Waterbury as announcements land, heralding plans for many of the familiar events and celebrations that were put on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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After more than a year since passenger rail service was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. the Vermont Agency of Transportation last week announced the return of Amtrak passenger routes to the state effective July 19.

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Recent data from the Vermont Department of Health have shown an increase of 16 COVID-19 cases in Waterbury in a one-week period.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Trout season opens April 10Vermont’s traditional trout fishing season opens this Saturday, April 10.

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To read comments posted on Facebook about Waterbury Ambulance Service Inc. you’d think they’re running a hot new restaurant instead of seven-days-a-week, drive-through COVID testing.

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The three-time defending champion U-32 boys and girls were recognized in full force recently when Vermont coaches announced the Nordic and Alpine skiing All-State teams.