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What we know about traffic & parking at Montpelier's March for Our Lives

More than 1 million people are expected to attend the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. hoping for changes to gun regulations and school safety. USA TODAY Those trying to attend or avoid Saturday's March for Our Lives rally in Montpelier should plan for traffic and delays, Vermont officials ad

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-23 20:16:21

Vermont maple sugarhouses open to the public this weekend

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - More than 50 maple sugar makers around Vermont - the country's largest producer of maple syrup - are opening their operations to the public this weekend. Visitors will get a close up look at the work that goes into making maple syrup and get a chance to sample sweets like the

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-24 12:11:38

State: Most schools not E911 compliant

Most Vermont school phone systems do not interact with the E911 system the way they are supposed to, state officials said this week. A 911 call from a building with multiple lines is supposed to send the system not only the address of the call, but also the location within the building. But only 120

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-23 19:40:09

Vermont's Times Argus and Rutland Herald, to be sold

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Rutland Herald and Times Argus newspapers are being sold. In a story published Thursday on their websites , the Herald and the Barre-based Times Argus reported it's expected the papers will be sold by the end of the month to the Sample News Group by its current owner, Ver

AP - 2018-03-22 20:21:13

Onion River Sports, Shoe Horn will be reincarnated

Kip and Jen Roberts, who hope to open Onion River Outdoors in April, pose in the window of the new Montpelier store that will be opening on Langdon Street this spring. (Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo) MONTPELIER - Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, the former Onion River Sports and sister st

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-23 19:15:21

Opinion: The problem is criminals, not guns

Subscribed, but don't have a login? I've noticed the news media have been working overtime to promote gun-related hysteria, and many Vermonters have fallen victim to it. In response, our leftist politicians in Montpelier are taking actions that restrict our Second Amendment rights, but in fact do no

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-23 14:50:00

Vermont House votes for gun restrictions

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House voted Friday to expand background checks to private sales of firearms and to ban high-capacity magazines and devices known as "bump stocks" that allow semi-automatic guns to function like automatic guns. In a daylong debate that stretched into the evening, th

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-03-23 22:29:51

VT Student accused of false public alarm following school threatening message

Richmond, Vt. - In Richmond, Police say a student accused of trying to alarm fellow students and staff with a threatening message will be due in court. The incident occurred on Wednesday at Camels Hump Middle School. Local 22 & Local 44 is told a student received potentially threatening messages on

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-23 20:52:25

The Latest: Vermont House votes to raise age for gun buys

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Latest on the Vermont House voting on gun restrictions (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The Vermont House has voted to raise the legal age state residents can purchase guns from 18 to 21. Vermont Public Radio reports the vote was one of several that followed a 10-hour debate b

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 23:59:59

PoemCity 2018 lines up stars of all stripes

Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo Rachel Senechal, PoemCity director, hangs poems and artwork created by Mrs. Shedd's 5th and 6th graders from East Montpelier Elementary School at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on Thursday. The 9th annual National Poetry Month festival takes place in Apr

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-23 10:28:05

Police, EMS face new hazards with opioid epidemic

Barre City police officer James McGowan dons protective gear Friday in the department's testing room, which keeps hazardous substances isolated from the rest of the building. (Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photos) BARRE - The opioid epidemic in Vermont is making the already-dangerous job of being a fi

RUTLAND HERALD - 2018-03-23 19:35:29

Montpelier middle school student wins Vermont spelling bee

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A Montpelier middle school student has won the Vermont Scripps Spelling Bee and will represent the state at the national contest in Washington, D.C. Twelve-year-old Raghav Dhandi won the competition on Wednesday by correctly spelling the word "slavering." The seventh-grader ca

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 18:46:00

School board adopts 'Paine' for district name

Paine Mountain, seen with the Norwich University campus in the foreground, is now the namesake of the school district for Northfield and Williamstown. (Photo by Mark Collier / Norwich University) WILLIAMSTOWN - Choosing a permanent name for one of central Vermont's newest school districts wasn't Pai

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-03-23 14:07:34

Bill requiring amusement ride inspection passes the House

Montpelier, Vt. - A bill to keep you safe at the fair, or anywhere with amusements, has passed through the Vermont House. Bill H.780 would require amusement rides be inspected. The bill also puts the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets in charge of issuing certificates of operation. It also call

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 22:20:41

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress. Vermont fell to the bottom of the women-in-Congress list W

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-03-22 17:23:43

Now, only 1 state has never sent a woman to Congress and it might surprise you

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress. Vermont fell to the bottom of the women-in-Congress list Wednes

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 00:35:33

Some Vermont rural areas could lose cellphone coverage

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont state officials are concerned that a financially troubled company could end its cellphone coverage, including the ability to call 911 by cellphone, in some rural areas of Vermont. State officials are discussing the issue with a House committee Wednesday. Clay Purvis, d


It's just a test! Vermont's AMBER Alert System will be tested Friday

WATERBURY, Vt. - Friday, be aware an AMBER Alert you see in Vermont is just a test. The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be conducting an exercise of Vermont's AMBER Alert System from 12:00 and 2:30pm on March 23. Specifically, the VT-Alert system will send messages to the thousands of subs

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 17:00:57

VSP arrest man after he traveled "more than two football fields" out of control on Interstate 89

RICHMOND, Vt. - Vermont State Police arrested a man troopers say traveled "more than two football fields" out of control on Interstate 89 Wednesday. State Police say they first responded to a single car crash around 10:18 Wednesday morning, and found Roger Kilbourn, 59, of Burlington. Police say Kil


Montpelier students walk out of class, walk to State House

MONTPELIER, Vt. - About 150 Montpelier High School students walked out of school this afternoon. The group marched the half mile from the school to the State House this afternoon, in solidarity with Parkland, Florida survivors. They heard from representatives of the Vermont Congressional Delegatio