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A peaceful climb to Owl Head Lookout

A view of Hurricane Mountain from Owl Head Lookout (Photo provided - Diane Chase) I haven't hiked Owl Head Lookout, just outside of Elizabethtown, for many years. Recently I've felt the need to become reacquainted with some of my old favorites and introduce them to some visiting friends. We always


Essex County to create space-allocation plan

ELIZABETHTOWN - Extensive and probably expensive repairs are needed to a portion of the Essex County Government Center that houses the Public Defender's Office. But County Manager Daniel Palmer said he will have a plan to present to the Board of Supervisors soon to address that and other space needs

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2017-09-18 18:28:04

Today in History for Sept. 20th

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year. On September 20, 1967, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was christened by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in Clydebank, Scotland. In 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spa

ONEIDA DISPATCH - 2017-09-20 04:00:00

Police warn hikers to hide valuables

CHARLOTTE, Vt. (WCAX) As we head into the fall foliage season, a warning from state police to hide your valuables. File Photo Wednesday morning, they were walking around at the Mount Philo trailhead in Charlotte, checking cars for items that were left in plain sight. Police say car break-ins are a c

WCAX - 2017-09-19 15:55:00

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 photo Airbnb operator Jennifer McConnell sits for a photograph with her 10-year-old bichon dog "Skipper," in a communal area of her home, in Cambridge, Mass. College towns like Cambridge say they are feeling the pinch in the debate over whether short term rental sit

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-20 04:42:04

Earthquake kills dozens in Mexico

LOS ANGELES (CBS) Debris from buildings littered the ground after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Central Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor was centered about 76 miles away from Mexico City. An entire building collapsed in Mexico City. Video showed light fixtures swaying bac

WCAX - 2017-09-20 01:45:00

Wanted: Vermonters' old bicycles and sewing machines

More than 1,000 Champlain Valley residents attended Sunday's Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Shelburne Museum raising over $235,000 for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Photos by Stephen Mease DENNIS REDMOND/FREE PRESS A group of former Peace Corps volunteers is collecting used bicycles and s

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 15:36:34

Bad weather affecting food pantries

A bad year for farmers means there's not a lot of local grocery options at an affordable price in the state. "When it's a bad year for farmers... not only is it bad year for their markets, for their stores, for their consumers, but it's also a bad year for us," said Lily Bradburn, the local access

WCAX - 2017-09-20 14:44:00

Woman arrested after man fatally stabbed in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old man is dead and a woman is under arrest after a late night stabbing in New Bedford. A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney's office says 23-year-old Zaishary Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of murder, witness inti

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-18 13:49:01

Middlebury College releases new event guidelines

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) Middlebury College, the site of a rowdy protest over a guest speaker, has announced a policy for hosting such events in what it calls the "new climate." Middlebury announced the guidelines Friday following a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and what

WCAX - 2017-09-20 00:17:00

Green Mountain National Forest closing Middlebury office

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service says the Middlebury Ranger District Office for the Green Mountain National Forest is closing. The service said Monday that the office, which has been open for 51 years, will be closing on Sept. 29, the last weekday of the current fiscal year. While the

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:15:36

Many statewide teacher contracts unresolved

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) While Burlington teachers and administrators appeared to reach a contract deal Tuesday, there are still many other statewide teacher contracts unresolved. South Burlington teachers are also working under an imposed contract and both sides plan to work with a mediator in the co

WCAX - 2017-09-20 22:05:00

School Board, teachers try again at negotiations

Embed x Share CLOSE BURLINGTON TEACHER CONTRACT TALKS Amidst strike, Burlington school lunch takes a picnic | 1:16 At Franklin Square in Burlington's New North End, kids might be out of school on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, due to the teacher strike, but they can still get their school lunch. RYAN MERC

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-19 14:01:19

UVM picks developer for housing project

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Plans are moving forward for new development in South Burlington. We told you earlier this summer that the University of Vermont wants to sell two parcels of land for housing development. Now, we've learned the university has selected a local developer, Eastern Developme

WCAX - 2017-09-19 00:42:00

Lyndon State College faces sanctions from NCAA

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) The NCAA says a Vermont college faces sanctions for improperly awarding sports leadership scholarships. NCAA rules prevent Division III schools, like Lyndon State College, from awarding any sports-related scholarships. Vermont Public Radio reports Elaine Collins, the college's

WCAX - 2017-09-21 14:37:00

Lawyers say Vt. man whose kin died is withholding information

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Insurance company lawyers say a Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather refuses to answer questions about the day his boat sank with his mother onboard. Nathan Carman's boat sank last year. His mother is presumed dead. In a legal motion filed Monday in Rho

WCAX - 2017-09-21 14:41:00

St. Michael's cuts staff due to budget deficit

Financial troubles continue to plague St. Michael's College, according to The Defender, the college's student-run newspaper. Micalee Sullivan, instructor of history and director of the Center of Women and Gender, and Joan Wagner, director of the Community of Engaged Learning and coordinator for Expe

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2017-09-20 16:41:28

Seu Jorge celebrates David Bowie and 'Life Aquatic'

Provided photo Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge reprises his role in the 2004 Wes Anderson film, "The Life Aquatic," performing acoustic versions of David Bowie tunes Saturday at the Flynn Center. Full disclosure: "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" is easily one of my all-time favorite films

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-21 03:20:34

Growth in backyard poultry comes with increased salmonella risk

WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) They're cute and cuddly, which is why a lot of kids -- and even adults -- can't help by get their hands on baby chicks and ducklings. That's exactly what's making health officials worried when it comes to backyard fowl. "It's fun," said Kelsey Adams of Winooski, one of a growing

WCAX - 2017-09-21 02:17:00

Will lingering summer weather affect fall foliage?

CABOT, Vt. (WCAX) As soon as we turned the calendar to September this year, we were grabbing for our jackets with some unseasonably chilly conditions. The coldest pockets of the Adirondacks and Vermont even dropping into the 30s. We were racing toward an early fall with some brilliant reds beginning

WCAX - 2017-09-21 01:53:00