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Barre man gets probation for assaults
BARRE — A Granite City man has been placed on probation for assaulting a woman on two separate occasions. Aaron Ray, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a felony count of first-degree aggravated domestic assault and a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. Ray
Vermont Symphony Orchestra gets in the holiday-music spirit.
Colchester, VT - To get into the holiday spirit with some music, we were joined by Ben Cadwallader, executive director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra has Holiday Pops performances scheduled for Burlington, Barre and Rutland this weekend. Click here for mor information.
Hartland tree moves to Montpelier
Holiday season commuters will have to get used to not seeing the lavishly decorated Christmas tree in Larry and Pat Fortier’s yard on Route 12 in Hartland after many years. The Fortiers’ son Kevin planted the tree 30 years ago, but it’s now proudly standing in front of the State House in Montpelier.
Draft of Vermont broadband plan criticized at first hearing
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The final draft of a plan to expand broadband access in Vermont got panned at it's first unveiling Tuesday. At the first in a series of public hearings on the state's 2018 Telecommunications Plan, critics said the plan falls short of expectations.
Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica.
Montpelier Police Log: Burglary reported on Gallison Hill
The following is a sampling of information provided to The Times Argus from Montpelier police in recent days:. Property was found at the Blanchard Lot. Suspicious activity was reported at the River Rock School.
Legislators call to help end homelessness
MONTPELIER — An appeal to legislators to fund programs to end homelessness in central Vermont by 2020. At a public forum Tuesday, nearly half a dozen legislators attended the forum at Christ Episcopal Church, where they heard from representatives from a number of local agencies that deal with the ho
Roundup: Williamstown girls top Twinfield
MARSHFIELD — All eight players scored for the Williamstown girls basketball team during Tuesday’s 41-35 victory over Twinfield. Jazlyn Locarno (eight points) and Ciera Sweet (seven points, eight rebounds) paced the Blue Devils. Olivia Hogan (17 points) and Ashlyn Hogan (14 points) led the way for Tw
Monday's Vermont sports scores and Tuesday's schedule
Mount Abraham at Mill River, 7 p.m. Vergennes at Fair Haven, 7 p.m. Williamstown at Winooski, 7 p.m. Thetford at Rivendell, 7 p.m. Blue Mountain at Oxbow, 7 p.m. Johnson at Norwich, 7 p.m.
Winter is already putting pressure on pushing VTrans' budget
BARRE,Vt. - Winter doesn't officially arrive until December 21, but the seaon's weather has already made its presence well known. Burlington received 19 1/2" of snow in November, just shy of the record of 24" in 1900. The 30-year average for snowfall in Burlington is less than 6".
Plan that outlines broadband expansion in Vermont receives criticism at first public hearing
MONTPELIER, Vt. - As the Department of Public Service begins a round of public hearings on the final draft of a report that outlines the future of broadband expansion in Vermont, some are saying the plan falls short of their expectations.
Police: Man used power of attorney to steal $50K from elderly relative
Police say a Williamstown man defrauded an 84-year-old relative of almost $50,000, put her in debt to a nursing home and either sold or threw away her personal possessions rather than put them in storage.
Barnet Man Cited for Driving on Suspended License
Aaron Johnson, 53, of Danville was cited for driving on a suspended license Dec. 6 on I-91, in Barnet. According to a Vermont State Police report, Johnson was stopped for an expired registration. Police reportedly found the operator, Johnson, was operating on a suspended license and without an ignit
Barre man picks up another assault charge
BARRE — Police say a Granite City man broke a bone in someone’s face after punching them and slashed someone’s tire. Harold Henry Hallock Jr., 28, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a felony count of aggravated assault and a misdemeanor count of unlawful misc
Central Vermont arts organizations receive grants
BARRE — The Vermont Arts Council has awarded grants to artists, arts organizations and communities throughout Vermont. Several central Vermont organizations ans artists were among the recipients.
MiVT: Brown Bag and String Studio
BARRE TOWN, Vt. (WCAX) Sue Duprat has very strong ties to the Vermont athletic community, having served decades as a coach and athletic director for college and high school teams. Even now in retirement, she's working hard, spending long hours in her basement, creating Made in Vermont journals.
Boys teams ready to run and gun
U-32 Raiders coach Dan Gauthier is a high-energy guy and his teams take on a similar persona. Senior Jordan Hawkins returns to start in the backcourt for the Raiders and this year he’s brought his younger brother Aiden to the mix. Bryson Richards is a 3-point threat on the perimeter and junior Carte
Winter athletes having a ball
A handful of late-fall storms have led to mid-winter conditions in Vermont with three full weeks left in December. Outdoor enthusiasts were grinning from ear to ear in knee-deep powder this past weekend and both Nordic and Alpine ski resorts were packed. Many ponds and rivers still haven’t frozen ov
Popular Montpelier ice rink to return with new design
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The ice rink in front of the Vermont statehouse will make a comeback later this month. Montpelier city officials say they hope to install a newly designed ice rink around Dec. 17 — in time for holiday celebrations. The Times Argus reports the design was approved by the Capital
Nursing home battle heads to court
MONTPELIER, Vt. - The battle over receivership of four Pillsbury residential care homes heads to court in Montpelier Monday afternoon. Last month the state Attorney General filed receivership papers involving four facilities. They are Allenwood at Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington, Homestead at Pi