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New England has 2 of the 10 best ski towns in North America, according to USA Today readers
Looking to book an epic ski weekend without traveling very far this winter? Two New England spots were just named among the best ski towns in North America by USA Today readers.
Man builds a giant middle finger statue to flip off town officials
A Vermont business owner erected a statue of a middle finger on his front lawn to spite town officials. Ted Pelkey, from Westford, Vermont, says he’s been fighting an uphill battle with town authorities over a garage he wanted to build on his property.
Burst sprinkler causes damage at Stowe library, art center
A burst sprinkler early Monday morning caused “substantive” water damage throughout the Helen Day Art Center and Stowe Free Library at 90 Pond St., Stowe Town Manager Charles Safford said.
Richmond woman arrested for DUI after driving wrong way on I-89
Police say they managed to head off a 41-year-old Richmond woman as she drove the wrong way on I-89 late Tuesday. Jennifer Yucius was arrested after officers stopped her vehicle near the Richmond-Williston town line. Police say she got on I-89 at Exit 12 and allegedly drove southbound in the northbo
The 8 Best Breweries in Vermont
Vermont is known for many things—spectacular fall foliage, a plethora of winter sports, delicious dairy-based foodstuffs—but in recent years, it’s become a center for beer connoisseurs, too.
St Onge selected as Integrated Capital Institute Fellow
RSF Social Finance recently selected Flexible Capital Fund (Flex Fund) President Janice St Onge of Stowe, VT, as one of 24 professionals for its Integrated Capital Institute, an intensive program designed to provide connections and strategies practitioners need to help values-drive philanthropies an
Heidi Scheuermann: Vermont Republicanism – a proud, distinguished tradition
Editor’s note: This commentary is by Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, a Republican who represents Stowe in the Vermont House of Representatives. Six years ago, upon the considerable electoral defeat in 2012 of Vermont Republicans, I wrote an opinion piece asking where Vermont Republicans were to go from t
Students get hands-on learning for 'Humans of Winooski'
WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) You may have heard of the popular social media account "Humans of New York" which features average people and their stories. Middle-schoolers in Winooski have tweaked the concept to share the stories from their own city. They presented their projects at VSAC Wednesday. It's part
I-89 north closed in Colchester due to crash
COLCHESTER, Vt. — I-89 northbound is currently closed in Colchester due to a car crash. Officials said the scene was near mile marker 92.6. Multiple cars were involved in the crash.
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
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
Lamoille County Mental Health Services coordinator helps navigate health care
News Release — Lamoille County Mental Health Services. LCMHS Medical Care Coordinator helps Navigate Health Care System. MORRISVILLE, VERMONT—Anyone who has accompanied a loved one to an emergency room knows how challenging it can be to navigate the medical system. Its complex language, daunting cos
High school girls' basketball highlights (Tuesday, Dec. 11)
BURLINGTON, Vt. - Tuesday night marked the start of the high school basketball season for Mount Mansfield and BFA-St. Albans. The BFA Comets held a steady lead over the Cougars to finish with a 49-32 season-opener win over MMU.
A small town's feisty middle finger feud
A man in Westford, Vermont, pokes his town with a 7-foot upraised middle finger. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that it has become a selfie magnet.
Vermont man installs massive middle finger sculpture on lawn
Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole. From Boston.com:. “I’m not trying to cause hate and animosity to the people who live in that town, because there’s very good people in that town,” the 54-year-old
11 notable Bostonians share their favorite winter vacation spots in New England
Need winter travel inspiration? We asked chefs, authors, TV anchors, and other local personalities to share their favorite cold-weather vacation spots across New England. Anthony Everett, co-anchor of WCVB’s “Chronicle”
Local Hero Builds A Giant Middle Finger To Get Back At His Local Government
This man is Ted Pelkey, Ted is someone you should not mess with. Ted has been locked in a bitter dispute with the government of Westford, Vermont. After years of anger and frustration, this man decided the best course of action was to erect a giant middle finger statue to show the government of West
Noise to knitting: Six creative protest tactics employed in Vermont
A Westford man drew attention to his crusade against the town's zoning decisions by erecting a 7-foot-tall raised middle finger. But the pine-carved sculpture that set Ted Pelkey back $4,000 is far from the first time Vermont has seen creative protests. Here are some other times people took a creati
Howard Center’s Crisis Services Coordinator, ACT 1 Program receive recognition
Uli Schygulla, Director of Howard Center’s ACT 1/Bridge program, was recently honored with a 2018 Intensive Care Services Community Partner Award from Washington County Mental Health Services. The award recognized the ACT 1 staff for the training and technical support they provided as the Washington
New hotel proposed for Vermont's busiest intersection
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — Larkin Hospitality Group is seeking approval to build a $15 million Hampton Inn at the corner of Williston Road and Dorset Street, Vermont's busiest intersection, and right in front of another hotel the company already owns.