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Mall asks for town's help on signage

BERLIN - They don't want another curb cut, but owners of the Berlin Mall are hoping to enlist the town's assistance in persuading the state Agency of Transportation to reclassify a portion of the limited access highway that runs right by the main entrance to their shopping complex. The request, stil

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-20 03:31:07

Birds, bees getting a solar boost

Olivia Campbell Anderson of Renewable Energy Vermont speaks Tuesday in front of solar panels at North Branch Nature Center in Montpelier during a press conference announcing a collaboration between solar leaders, wildlife advocates and scientists to promote habitat for pollinators such as honeybees.

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-20 03:31:07

Medical marijuana plants stolen in Moretown break-ins

MORETOWN, Vt. (AP) Vermont state police say someone broke into a licensed medical marijuana facility over three consecutive days and stole marijuana plants. Police say the Vermont Patients Alliance in Moretown was burglarized this week. The facility is associated with the state's marijuana registry

WCAX - 2017-09-20 23:17:00

Vt. nonprofit misses out on grant

WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) A Vermont nonprofit is out of the running for a $100 million grant. The Waterbury-based Himalayan Cataract Project has been working for years to train local health care providers to perform cataract and laser surgery in Nepal and other countries. Last winter, the Cataract Proj

WCAX - 2017-09-20 18:53:00

Town school will stand alone

To the citizens of Rutland Town: After a long struggle with the state of Vermont's Education Board, I am relieved to see that our town has been approved to remain a "stand-alone" school district. I am proud of the work of the School Board and Select Board for seeing this through. As your representat

RUTLAND HERALD - 2017-09-19 01:47:00

ID theft, telephone harassment alleged

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre City police in recent days. Sept. 11 There was a suspicious event on Averill Street. No further information was provided. A suspicious vehicle was reported on Gable Place. On Adams street, an incident of identity theft was reported. There was as suspicio

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-19 03:01:03

Still more questions than answers about Shrinedom

EAST ALBANY - Four days after a planned daylong music festival collapsed for apparent lack of funds, organizers remain reluctant to explain exactly what happened, or what measures, if any, will be taken to compensate ticket holders who feel they were scammed. Set to take place on the property of the

BARTON CHRONICLE - 2017-09-19 18:53:53

Barre police contract negotiations set to resume

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - Police contract negotiations are resuming this week in Barre, Vermont, as both sides return to the table with new health insurance information. The Times Argus reports (http://bit.ly/2wt9r45 ) negotiations will resume Wednesday afternoon. Negotiators representing Barre and police u

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:39:59

Wish fulfilled for Barre boy

Jayden, 12, revels in the swimming pool of his new dream garden in Barre Saturday, thanks to the generosity of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont. STEPHEN MILLS / STAFF PHOTOBARRE - A 12-year-old Barre boy celebrated the opening of his dream garden Saturday, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation o

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-19 03:01:04

'Rocket Man' tweet, threats haven't quelled N. Korea crisis

Like all of President Donald Trump's enemies, Kim Jong Un now has a catchy nickname -- "Rocket Man." Trump will always be Trump, no matter international protocol or the gravity of a national security crisis. Yet mocking Kim, as Trump did on Sunday in a tweet, cannot disguise a sobering reality that

STOWETODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 17:23:53

Senate backs $700 billion in defense money

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington last month. AP FILE PHOTOWASHINGTON - The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping policy bill that would pump $700 billion into the military, putting the U. S. armed forces on track

RUTLAND HERALD - 2017-09-19 01:46:16

Big challenges as President Trump heads to UN

President Trump's big challenges at the United Nations, the spotlight on his ambassador and new wrinkles in two big Senate races filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. 1) Refugee policy a big tug-of-war inside team Trump Among the many questions facing the Trump administration at

STOWETODAY.COM - 2017-09-18 10:32:41

Bidding process begins for $25M state lab in Randolph

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Plans for Vermont's new state environmental laboratory at Vermont Technical College are moving forward. The $25 million lab will be located on land next to the VTC's Randolph Center campus. It replaces the state lab in Waterbury damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Act 250 permits

WCAX - 2017-09-18 19:55:00

Report: New England losing 65 acres of forestland per day

BOSTON (AP) New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day - a loss that comes at a time when public funding for preservation of open land, both state and federal, has also been on the decline in all six states. That's the conclusion of a report released Tuesday

WCAX - 2017-09-19 16:33:00

State lawmakers hear calls for higher minimum wage

BOSTON (AP) - A legislative committee is hearing testimony from supporters and opponents of a bill that would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. A group called Raise Up Massachusetts is also gathering signatures to put the measure before voters next year if the Legislature does

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 17:40:04

Manafort under FBI surveillance before and after election

WASHINGTON (CBS) The FBI wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort both before and after the election. The President's personal lawyer is testifying before a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election. CBS News has confirmed former Trump campaign chairman

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

Calais theater group eyes new home

Lewis Franco and The Missing Cats with The Brown Eyed Girls and Joe Franco will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at Calais Town Hall, a new performance space in town that will replace the Blue Barn Theater in Maple Corner. Tickets are $12 at the door. Pictured: are (top row, left to right) Will Patton, Cl

TIMES-ARGUS - 2017-09-19 03:01:04

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

Vermont home of musician Neko Case damaged by fire

BARNET, Vt. (AP) - Fire investigators are looking for the cause of the blaze that heavily damaged the 225-year-old Vermont home of indie musician Neko Case and destroyed a nearby barn. Barnet firefighters were called to the home on the Groton Road at about 9:30 p.m. Monday. The Caledonian Record (ht

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:20:48

Fire Damages Home Of Neko Case

BARNET - The home of musician Neko Case was badly damaged in a fire Monday night. Reported at around 9:30 p.m., the fire had consumed an adjacent barn and was spreading to the 225-year-old farmhouse when firefighters arrived. It could be seen from miles away. "I could see the glow in the sky from We

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2017-09-19 12:25:00