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2017-04-27
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The University of Vermont has received $5 million from a 1972 alumna to renovate the former Taft School in Burlington and turn it into UVM’s first integrated center for the creativ..
College men’s lacrosse Middlebury 19, Williams 10 College women’s lacrosse Middlebury 18, Williams 5 Bentley 15, St. Michael’s 12 Simmons 19, Norwich 15 College baseball ..
Captain J.P. Sinclair of the Vermont State Police discusses the benefits of having a dedicated unit to focus on the state's dozens of cold cases. RYAN MERCER and GLENN RUSSELL/FREE..
At a news conference on April 26, 2017, Mayor Miro Weinberger and law enforcement officials encouraged Vermont's Legislature to pass a bill that would make fentanyl possession a fe..
Two people who care deeply about Lake Iroquois have very different views on how to deal with the lake's milfoil problem, one opposing the use of an herbicide and the other saying i..
It's springtime, which means it's decision time on Vermont's state budget. Here are some of the biggest questions facing the House, Senate and Gov. Phil Scott. April McCullum MONTP..
10 Vermont staycation ideas
Burlington Free Press
Thousands of people visit Vermont every year, but many Vermonters miss out on terrific local sites in favor of places farther afield. Maybe this is the year to stick close to home ..
Many Vermonters may not know about the important role Vermont plays in U.S. foreign affairs. Vermont is home to more Peace Corps volunteers and former foreign service officers per ..
Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell and new Senior Vice President Janette Bombardier talk with the Free Press about team building, what the future holds. RYAN MERCER..
The Department of Labor’s monthly snapshot of the Vermont job market reports unemployment continues to be well below the U.S. average.  At 3 percent, Vermont’s March unemploym..
Lynn Leimer has been the self-proclaimed “Queen of the Northeast Kingdom” for a quarter-century. Later this year, the shiniest jewel in her realm will cease to be. Her theatrical c..
So what if their biggest hits came almost two decades ago? Barenaked Ladies are still a big deal. Look no further than the Flynn Center, where the Canadian band’s show Saturday has..
2017-04-26
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Community members gathered at the South Burlington Police Department with donated food and dessert to thank the department and the FBI for their work in catching a suspect whose th..
College men’s lacrosse Middlebury at Williams, 6 p.m. College women’s lacrosse Williams at Middlebury, 6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s at Bentley, 7 p.m. Simmons at Norwich, 7 p.m. College..
After news of the sale of Thunder Road Speedbowl on Wednesday, the first time the 1/4-mile oval has changed hands since 1982, here is a look at the venerable track known as the "na..
Annie and Peter seem to have the perfect marriage, or at least one that’s based on a tender, playful rapport and respect for each other’s viewpoints. Those qualities begin to erode..
The Trey Anastasio Band, featuring the guitarist for the ever-popular Vermont-born jam-rock band Phish, is among the acts for this year’s Grand Point North festival in Burlington. ..
Troy Ramey was born in Middlebury, and went to high school in Woodstock. Now he can be found on millions of screens around the country as a contestant on "The Voice." Wochit Vermon..
Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is c..
The Trey Anastasio Band, featuring the guitarist for the ever-popular Vermont-born jam-rock band Phish, is among the acts announced Wednesday morning for this year’s Grand Point No..
2017-04-25
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What is the Vermont Public Records Act, anyway? What counts as a public record? Watch this short video as an introduction to state transparency laws. APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS Gove..
The state changed its rules after a nationwide news service that reports on court issues sued Vermont on allegations the judicial branch unconstitutionally concealed newly filed ca..
COLCHESTER - A handful of residents gathered Tuesday to witness the demolition of their homes that had overlooked Malletts Bay. Bob Paradise, 58, watched as an excavator tore ..
The Burlington Free Press won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association's Tuesday announcement. Of the five awards handed o..
Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan (50) battles Vermont guard Dre Wills (24) and forward Darren Payen (12) for a rebound during their first round game of the NCAA Division I Men's Baske..
Ohio's Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is showing off its five-month old female polar bear cub, and it's asking visitors to choose a name for the adorable marine mammal. (April 19) AP MO..
Gov. Phil Scott pitched a plan to create a statewide teacher health insurance negotiation. The Vermont-NEA teachers union says the plan is not worth considering. APRIL McCULLUM/FRE..
More than 200 members of the Vermont Air National Guard came home Thursday night, Feb. 23, 2017, after three months in the Middle East. This was the second wave of Guard members to..
South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple discusses the case of Josiah Leach after Leach's initial appearance in Federal Court in Burlington on Monday, April 24, 2017. Leach is ..
SOUTH BURLINGTON - The documentary “Complicit,” which explores why the U.S. government declined to provide safe haven to Jewish refugees escaping Nazism in Europe, will be screened..
2017-04-24
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Sporting goods stores have been taking a hit in sales since late 2015, and many have filed for bankruptcy. Here's a look at some of the notable sports retail chains that have suffe..
A South Burlington High School student accused of making death threats that prompted three school lock-downs in one week and one day of canceled classes admitted to polic..
What is the Vermont Public Records Act, anyway? What counts as a public record? Watch this short video as an introduction to state transparency laws. APRIL MCCULLUM/FREE PRESS Gove..
South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple announced the arrest of a South Burlington High School senior in connection with a series of threats made to students and staff this we..
A South Burlington High School student accused of making death threats that prompted three school lock-downs in one week and one day of canceled classes admitted to polic..
Health Department Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said he was optimistic about the new rules and thinks that members of the public will end up better educated about risks associated w..
More than a decade ago, Sen. Patrick Leahy took to the floor of the U.S. Senate, requesting that his words be entered into the Congressional Record. “Many people argue about what m..
JERICHO - Madison Gay’s only goal of the game came with two minutes to play, the go-ahead goal for Mount Mansfield in a 13-12 win over BFA-St. Albans in high school girls lacrosse ..
Health Department Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine said he was optimistic about the new rules and thinks that members of the public will end up better educated about risks associated w..
MONTPELIER - Thousands of Northern New Englanders turned out for pro-science marches and rallies Saturday, including Montpelier and Burlington, to coincide with the March for ..
Mike Jabour is returning to his alma mater. Jabour, currently the Milton High School athletic director, has been hired in the same position at South Burlington, according to a news..
Brenda Churchill of Bakersfield supports H.333, a bill in the Vermont House of Representatives that would require public single-use bathrooms to be gender-neutral. Interviewed on A..
Roman Catholicism is the most prevalent religion in Vermont, with more than 1 in 6 people identifying themselves as members of the faith. ADAM SILVERMAN/FREE PRESS Emerging from a ..
South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple announced the arrest of a South Burlington High School senior in connection with a series of threats made to students and staff this we..
College men’s lacrosse Colby 13, Middlebury 10 St. Michael’s 19, American International  6 Norwich 7, Rivier 6 Lyndon 19, Husson 11 College women’s lacrosse Colby 9, Midd..
MONTPELIER - The Vermont Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate remained steady last month at 3 percent. The March rate compares to a March 2016 unemployment r..
2017-04-23
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Q. Hello, I recently moved in to a home. There is an off and on tapping in the bedroom wall/ceiling. It definitely doesn’t sound like mice. What could this be? It is very annoying!..
Each spring, residents at Wake Robin in Shelburne take a vacation from their retirement, roll up their sleeves, and head out to the sugar house, where they gather sap, haul wood an..
2017-04-22
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South Burlington Police Chief Trevor Whipple announced the arrest of a South Burlington High School senior in connection with a series of threats made to students and staff this we..
College men’s lacrosse Colby 13, Middlebury 10 St. Michael’s 19, American International  6 Rivier at Norwich, 4 p.m. Lyndon 19, Husson 11 College women’s lacrosse Colby 9..
2017-04-21
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MONTPELIER - In the final weeks of the legislative session, Vermont senators are considering a surprise proposal to regulate ride-sharing technology companies such as Uber and..
Fletcher Place resident Bob Butani is convinced the location is wrong for development of a 75-unit apartment building. GLENN RUSSELL, JOEL BAIRD/FREE PRESS Burlington residents urg..
Dr. Robert Larner, the Burlington native for whom the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine was named in September of 2016, died at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif. on..
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked all of the nearly four dozen federal prosecutors who were nominated by former President Barack Obama to leave. USA TODAY The Justice Depart..
College softball Middlebury 7, Wesleyan 1 High school boys lacrosse Essex 8, Mount Mansfield 7 Otter Valley 13, Randolph 3 Colchester at BFA-St. Albans, ppd. High school girls lacr..
The number of deaths on Vermont’s roads through the first quarter of 2017 is at the highest point in five years, records show. ADAM SILVERMAN/FREE PRESS SALISBURY  — Vermont p..
This video repeats an email threat sent to staff and students at South Burlington High School on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The names have been redacted. The Burlington Free Press p..
What’s wrong with people? To quote the comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, aka, The Behavioral Police, who recently performed at the Flynn, “What’s wrong with people?, Why would you do ..
Opinion: Grow up about marijuana
Burlington Free Press
Grow up about marijuana As it should be, there is an overriding concern for safety issues as the marijuana legalization snail bill creeps through the byzantine loops of the Legisla..
Health care for Vermonters At this present time there is on the books in Vermont a law (Act 48) that says that in 2017 the state will have in place a universal, single-payer, “Medi..
College baseball Wesleyan at Middlebury, 4 p.m. College softball Middlebury at Wesleyan, 5 p.m. High school boys lacrosse Games at 4 p.m. unless noted Mount Mansfield at Essex Colc..
A video circulating on social media Friday shows an individual repeating the murder threat against South Burlington High School staff and students. An assistant to the So..
College softball Merrimack 5-2, St. Michael's 3-1 High school baseball South Burlington 10, Missisquoi 3 Colchester 9, Harwood 7 Rutland 13, Middlebury 0 Peoples 11, ..
College men’s lacrosse Le Moyne 12, St. Michael’s 2 College women’s lacrosse Stony Brook 20, Vermont 6 College baseball St. Michael’s 7, Assumption 2 Middlebury 3, Hamilton 0 Colby..
The world's bees are in big trouble — even more than you might have realized. Last year the U.S. lost a mind-boggling 44 percent of its honeybee colonies. Learn more about bees Apr..
2017-04-20
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Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Director Jesse Bridges is credited with helping lead a "landmark renewal" of the Burlington Bike Path. Bridges has been hired as of May ..
MONTPELIER - Two hospitals in the University of Vermont Health Network will be required to use about $11.6 million of last year's surplus to reduce commercial insurance rates...
The fear mongering around climate change needs to stop. Here are 10 reasons I have always been skeptical of climate change theory: 1. Humans like to believe we know it all and have..
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Take a trip through history with front pages from the Burlington Free Press. Check out the articles in more detail in a Premium Edition of the Burlington Free Press on Sunday, Apri..
Fletcher Place resident Bob Butani is convinced the location is wrong for development of a 75-unit apartment building. GLENN RUSSELL, JOEL BAIRD/FREE PRESS Burlington residents urg..
The state's largest health insurer says it's in favor of approving Green Mountain Surgery Center. The state's hospitals say it would raise costs. Dan D'Ambrosio/Free Press MONTPELI..
Pedestrians on Bank Street in Burlington last summer might have encountered something rare without even realizing it – a musician constructing his next album right before their eye..
Here’s some good economic news from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis:  Vermont’s per capita income remained above the national average last year for the eighth consecutive..
After news of the sale of Thunder Road Speedbowl on Wednesday, the first time the 1/4-mile oval has changed hands since 1982, here is a look at the venerable track known as the "na..
Participants in visit from representatives of Burlington's sister city of Yaroslavl talk about relations between Russia and the United States BRENT HALLENBECK/FREE PRESS Sixteen me..
Vermont lost one of its most versatile and perceptive writers in September when David Budbill died at age 76. Budbill was a poet, a playwright and a musician who came as close to b..
After news of the sale of Thunder Road Speedbowl on Wednesday, the first time the 1/4-mile oval has changed hands since 1982, here is a look at the venerable track known as the "na..