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Supreme Court upholds Barre Town man's assault convictions

MONTPELIER - The Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Barre Town man on multiple crimes in a case where police say he attacked a female officer who he thought was an exotic dancer. In February 2016, a jury convicted Nathaniel R. Peatman on felony counts of aggravated assault on a law

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-16 18:12:36

Vermont may ease car inspection requirements

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Car inspection rules in Vermont could get a little laxer as the state considers making some repairs recommended, but not required. The Burlington Free Press reports that proposed new inspection rules would mean some defects, like a cracked tail light, would not cause the car to

WCAX - 2018-03-16 21:04:00

Vermont State Police investigating early morning fire in cabin

MIDDLESEX, Vt. - Vermont State Police are investigating an early morning fire at a cabin behind the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex. Police say Middlesex Fire Department, along with the Waterbury and Montpelier Fire Departments, responded to a reported structure fire close to 1:00 Thursday morning. Upon

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-16 02:48:28

Half of $28M tobacco settlement will go to fight opioids

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont will receive $28 million to settle a long-running dispute with tobacco companies and will spend half that money to combat opioid addiction. Republican Gov. Phil Scott said Thursday the state is still trying to determine what to do with the other half of the sudden wind

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-16 16:35:51

Writing about leaving city for simpler life? Join the club

VERSHIRE, Vt. (AP) - There's yet another account of city dwellers fleeing for a simpler existence in, where else, Vermont. "Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living" describes a young couple's decision to adopt "extreme frugality" so they can leave their jobs in B

DAILY MAIL - 2018-03-17 16:50:19

Officials say Middlesex cabin fire not suspicious

MIDDLESEX - Vermont State Police say a cabin fire in Middlesex Thursday does not appear suspicious. Police said the fire occurred inside a cabin behind Red Hen Bakery on Route 2. Police said the cabin's lone occupant had fallen asleep and awoke to find the cabin on fire. Police said an investigation

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-16 15:47:50

Vt. teacher health care plan in disarray

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's teachers were enrolled in new health care plans this year, but many complain the roll out of the system known as VEHI has been left them with potential debts and lots of stress. The Vermont NEA says decisions made by VEHI have caused problems for members. Medical bi

WCAX - 2018-03-16 22:59:00

Women lead Two Cents in the Till's 'Greenland'

Two Cents in the Till - from left, Ed Sutton, Natalie Babij, Kimberley McKee and Mabel Lee Cushman - has released its first album, "Greenland." (Courtesy Two Cents in the Till) The rise of string band music, groups playing acoustic folk instruments such as guitar, banjo, fiddle and bass, music that

RUTLAND HERALD - 2018-03-17 01:04:48

Barre Town man accused of biting, throwing man out of vehicle

BARRE - A Barre Town man is accused of biting a man he lives with and throwing him out of a vehicle. Jason Dattoli, 32, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court in Barre on Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of domestic assault. If convicted, Dattoli faces a maximum sentence of 18 months i


Williamstown Man Sentenced On Federal Firearms Offense

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Vt. to receive $28M related to tobacco settlement

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont legislative leaders plan to use half of $28 million related to tobacco settlement money to fight the opioid crisis. The announcement was made Thursday by Attorney General T.J. Donovan, Treasurer Beth Pierce, House Speaker Mitzi Johnson and Senate President Prot Tem Tim

WCAX - 2018-03-15 19:44:00

The Talk of the Town

BARRE - What would Mayor Thomas Lauzon have done? That's a question we briefly pondered when Mayor Lucas Herring decided late Tuesday afternoon to cancel what would have been his first City Council meeting since he was elected with Lauzon's endorsement last week. In the face of a stubborn mid-March


Pedestrian and cyclist study slated for Capital City

Pedestrians cross the street Thursday at the corner of Main and Barre streets in downtown Montpelier. (Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff File Photo) MONTPELIER - The Capital City has launched a "scoping study" to find ways to make Main and Barre streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists. The "Main-and-Ba

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-15 19:43:20

Three soldiers remain hospitalized after Smugglers Notch avalanche

Six Vermont National Guard soldier were swept about 300 meters while training in Smugglers Notch in Cambridge on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. None of the injuries they sustained were life threatening. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS Three of the five soldiers injured in an avalanche at Easy Gully remain hospi

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-15 19:00:09

Editorial: Another Good Week

Over the past week we've enjoyed reporting on the vast and varied achievements of local people improving our community ... Local students throughout the Kingdom found their voice and exercised their right to assemble during a national walk out in a cause - gun control - in which they believe. Lisbon

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-03-16 09:00:00

No bail for suspect in 1986 cold case killing

BOSTON (AP) - The man charged with the murder of a state police colonel's sister appeared in court Wednesday. WBZ-TV reports 61-year-old Michael Hand has been ordered by a Massachusetts court to be held without bail after pleading not guilty to the murder of Tracy Gilpin in 1986. Hand was arrested o


Barre City police log: Unconscious man, distraught woman elicit concern

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days. March 5 Vandalism was reported on Merchants Row. An incident of fraud was reported on North Main Street. On Hill Street, a burglary was reported. March 6 Vandalism was reported on Maple Avenue. A suspicious person was reported


Crews respond to crashes on Vermont roads

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Crews with the Vermont Agency of Transportation responded to several crashes Wednesday, as the snow fell across the state. Slick conditions led to several slide offs on Interstate 89, including a semi-truck that went into the ledges in the median between the Waterbury and Midd


Barre police: Man led them on 100 mph chase

BARRE - Police say a Granite City man led them on a chase in which speeds reached over 100 mph. Charles R. Morse, 34, pleaded not guilty in Chittenden County criminal court in Burlington on Monday to a felony count of negligent operation while eluding law enforcement and misdemeanor counts of gross


MONTPELIER POLICE LOG: Three chainsaws stolen

The following is a sampling of calls to Montpelier police in recent days. March 5 A couch and trash bags were dumped on private property on Gallison Hill Road. Three chainsaws were stolen from a vehicle on Elm Street. On River Street, there was a suspicious vehicle. Vandalism was reported on Nelson