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Police investigating 'armed takeover' of Vermont Statehouse social media post
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Facebook post reading "Who's ready for an armed takeover of the Statehouse?" has police on high alert. "I don't know that we've seen that language before," said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Romei.
Police: Cabot woman helped man rob a Barre Town store
BARRE — Police say a Cabot woman helped a Plainfield man rob a Barre Town store in October. Denise Marie Fradette, 29, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Washington County criminal court in Barre to a misdemeanor count of driving with a suspended license. Fradette pleaded not guilty in October to a felon
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 marijuana commission drafts final report
MONTPELIER, Vt. — The governor's advisory commission on marijuana is offering a series of recommendations to Vermont policymakers should they choose to embrace a regulated retail marijuana market.
Peck arrested for Harwood threat, remains hospitalized
Dick Peck, 51, Moretown, remains hospitalized after his arrest on December 5 for allegedly writing a threatening message with liquid soap on a bathroom mirror at Harwood Union where he works.
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
1-Year-Old Child Nearly Impaled in Vermont Highway Crash
Vermont State Police investigated a scary close call in Colchester, when a piece of flying construction material smashed through a car’s rear window and nearly impaled a one-year-old child inside.
Layoffs and liquidation at Accuworx
BARRE — The Barre branch of an environmental services firm has closed, all of its employees have been laid off, and its assets are in the process of being liquidated. It is a small part of a much larger story involving a company — Accuworx — that has expanded significantly since it opened in Barre f
DRB approves garage, hotel applications
MONTPELIER — A controversial plan to build a public parking garage in the Capital City was approved with conditions by the Development Review Board in a written decision released Thursday.
Vermont school districts sue to block forced merger
Two central Vermont school districts are challenging in court their forced merger by the State Board of Education. The Elmore-Morristown Unified Union and the Stowe School District said the state board failed to consider whether the merger was “necessary” to meet the goals of Act 46, a state law tha
Minimum Wage Data - Steven Isham
One of the issues that the Vermont legislature will face this coming session is an increase in the minimum wage. Folks on both sides of the issue present honestly felt beliefs about the effect of raising the minimum wage. Rather than depend on economic theory or my personal beliefs, I decided to che
Former employee testifies about overdue food, power, heat and services bills at Pillsbury properties
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Hundreds of Vermont senior citizens and their families are wondering what will happen to their homes after the state stepped in. Twice, it looked like some sort of agreement was going to happen between the defense and the temporary receiver - the person the court put in charge of t
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.
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.
Governor's marijuana panel holds final meeting before report
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont commission looking at issues of public health, safety and the taxation and regulation of marijuana if sales were to become legal is holding its final meeting.
Former Vermont principal pleads guilty to to videotaping girls
A former principal at South Royalton School has pleaded guilty to charges of videotaping underage girls at his home. Dean Sterns entered his plea Tuesday to promoting sexual recordings and voyeurism.
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.
Former VT principal pleads guilty for sexually exploiting students
The former South Royalton Union High School principal, Dean Stearns, took a plea deal on Tuesday, according Heidi W. Remick, deputy state’s attorney for Windsor County. Stearns, 56, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of "promoting a recording of sexual conduct" for the sexual exploitation of minors
Draft budget reflect school spending spike
BARRE — Providing public education to students in the two-town, three-school “Barre Unified Union School District” would have a $42 million price tag based on the latest draft of a budget prepared by school administrators.