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Police investigating disappearance of Vermont man as suspicious
WARREN, Vt. —Vermont State Police are investigating the disappearance of a Warren man as suspicious.Investigators said they were called to an abandoned vehicle about 7:10 a.m. Wednesday on North Branch Road in Ripton.AdvertisementTroopers went to the home of the vehicle's owner on Vermont Route 100
14-year-old boy uses legal quirk to run for Vermont governor
This undated photo provided by the Ethan 2018 Campaign shows Ethan Sonneborn, of Bristol, Vt., who is one of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the Tuesday, Aug. 14,... more
$10,000 grant will go to fighting invasive species in Schroon, Paradox lakes
The Cloudsplitter Foundation awarded the town of Schroon, the Schroon Lake Association and the Paradox Lake Association $10,000 recently to help fight invasive species, according to a release.
Expert analysis of Vermont primary results
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)Middlebury College Political Science Professor Matt Dickinson watched the Vermont primary results with us Tuesday night. He spoke with our Celine McArthur and Galen Ettlin to break down the results and what they mean.Watch the video for the full interview.
Horses, fireworks bookend fair's first day
WESTPORT — Draft horses kick off the Essex County Fair today, with Opening Ceremonies and a parade in the afternoon and fireworks at dusk.In between, it's nonstop activity with contests featuring cattle, goats, sheep and even a milking competition for local leaders.The Pork Chop Revue, with two show
Salisbury man faces charges in two counties | Rutland Herald
Lyle N. Birchard, 51, of Salisbury, was arraigned on Aug. 1 in Addison County criminal court on felony charges of kidnapping a person who was in fear of being sexually assaulted and lewd and lascivious conduct.
Vermont's progressive history: 6 times the state led the nation on social issues
Christine Hallquist addressed her supporters at a Democratic primary victory party Aug. 14, 2018 at the Skinny Pancake restaurant in Burlington.April McCullum, Free Press Staff Writer
Innovation Fund Supports Outreach to Newly Arrived Immigrants
The five-week summer program, which was based in New Britain, Conn., paired five American college graduates proficient in Arabic language and culture together with six newly arrived families from Middle Eastern countries such as Syria, Morocco, and Yemen.
Vermont filmmaker chronicles life in prison with help from Julie Pacino
Though MacKenzie, who goes by JLee, left for Los Angles the week after sitting for an interview with the Free Press in July, his latest film, “Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey,” will screen at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival at the end of this month. One of the film's producers is Julie
Lobster & Steak Bake set for Friday | Rutland Herald
The fundraiser, sponsored by Rutland Regional Medical Center, will be held at the Godnick Center on Deer Street in Rutland. The event will kick off at 4 p.m. with a social hour and yard games, and dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.
Investigator: Possible Bigfoot spotting off Route 4
WHITEHALL — A driver witnessed a 6- to 6 ½-foot black creature off of Route 4 Tuesday night at around 10:10 p.m., investigator Paul Bartholomew said, which coincides with historic trends in the area.Often phrased as Bigfoot, the mythical creature has been spotted here and there, although the recent
Back in Whitehall's Amish country, trying the cookies
WHITEHALL — The two young girls, dressed in blue skirts with their heads covered in traditional Amish bonnets, walked timidly to the edge of the County Route 12 baked goods stand being tended by an older girl.“Did you help bake these?” my 78-year-old father asked the younger girls, who by now had ma
Two people arrested in DUI crashes
WEYBRIDGE, Vt. and PITTSFIELD, Vt.Two people drove off embankments in two separate incidents. And police said alcohol could be behind both crashes.
Restaurant, retail planned for Strand building | Rutland Herald
Zoning Administrator Tara Kelly has already approved the restaurant because it is an allowed use in the downtown district, but the design itself is scheduled for architectural review Thursday. A computer graphic included with the application shows a brick facade at the front of the building, opening
'On the front lines of battle'
ELLENBURG — Eurasian watermilfoil has a deeply rooted presence in Chateaugay Lake, as well.Efforts aimed at reducing the spread of the plant and reclaiming infested shoreline have been ongoing for two decades now, a press release from the Chateaugay Lake Foundation said.“Lake groups like ours are on
Vermont primary elections: Live updates
In February, the arrest of an 18-year-old accused of planning a high school shooting shook Scott into relenting on his longtime opposition to gun regulation. Scott's decision to sign a package of gun restrictions opened anew rift in the Vermont Republican Party, which had already been divided over P
Blog: Elvis/Champ/Chewbacca sightings in Whitehall too!
Thearticle in this paper in recent daysabout a recent purported "Bigfoot" sighting in Whitehall got some interesting reactions.Washington County's sheriff took to social media Sunday to poke some fun at the story, posting a picture of Elvis and Chewbacca riding a sea creature, going to the trouble t
Tourism study: Adirondack visitors overwhelming white, upper middle class
Hikers take in the view from the summit of Long Pond Mountain in the St. Regis Canoe Area last summer. A tourism study by ROOST was conducted for Hamilton, Franklin and Essex counties recently and found hiking is the most popular activity for visitors and an overwhelming demographic of upper middle
Elizabethtown Hospital to host Diabetes Fair and Walk
ELIZABETHTOWN — University of Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital will host a Diabetes Health Fair and Walk to End Diabetes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the hospital, 75 Park St., Elizabethtown.This free event is open to the public and includes vendors, demonstrations an
Primary Preview: Chittenden County sheriff's race centers around staffing
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)Vermont voters head to the polls for the state's primary Tuesday. And many will have to decide who they want as sheriff. Five counties have contested sheriff's races: Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Orleans and Chittenden.The Chittenden County race pits a member of the sheriff'