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2017-02-23
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The University of Vermont mens basketball team defeated the University of Albany on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, to clinch the America East regular-season championship. GLENN RUSS..
2017-02-22
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Vermont Air National Guard F-16 fighter jets returned home today after serving several months in active combat operations over Iraq. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS SOUTH BURLINGTON - The r..
A Burlington police officer has resigned  while under investigation into allegations that he lied in an affidavit he wrote for an October drug case, the Burlington P..
College men’s basketball Vermont 62, Albany 50 College women’s hockey NEHC Open Tournament St. Michael’s at Franklin Pierce University, 8 p.m. High school boys basketball Game..
Two dead after crash in Barre
Burlington Free Press
BARRE - Two people died Wednesday afternoon after a sedan and a pick-up truck collided at the junction of Vermont 62 and Berlin Street. Shawn Duprey, 32, of Barre wa..
College men’s basketball Albany at Vermont, 7 p.m. College women’s hockey NEHC Open Tournament St. Michael’s at Franklin Pierce University, 8 p.m. High school boys basketball Games..
On a 16-game winning streak, the UVM men's basketball team is 24-5 overall and 14-0 in league play as it enters the final week of the regular season. ALEX ABRAMI/Free Press On his ..
The Federal Aviation Administration's message was clear on Thursday: Properties in the noisiest area around the airport should be bought and rezoned for commercial use. NICOLE HIGG..
Days after President Donald Trump signed his executive order in January implementing a travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Karush Saraf..
Vermont Air National Guard members deployed overseas in December participated in a campaign to drive ISIS from Mosul, Iraq. ADAM SILVERMAN/FREE PRESS FILE SOUTH BURLINGTON - The fi..
The required depth of a grave in Vermont will likely be reduced to 3.5 feet — a change state lawmakers say would promote quicker and more thorough decomposition of corpses. The Ver..
Owen Labrie looks back at his family during a break on the first day of a hearing on whether he deserves a new trial, on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in Concord, N.H. Labrie claims his t..
Hires and promotions for Feb. 22
Burlington Free Press
Dunkiel Saunders in Burlington has named John Kassel a managing partner. Kassel is one of the original founding members of the firm. Dunkiel Saunders also announced several staff p..
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Hundreds of dairy farmers and agricultural leaders from New England and New York gathered Tuesday at the 18th annual Vermont Dairy Producers Conference to hear f..
Parker's Maple Barn employee Jon Jonis carries maple tree sap he gathered from metal buckets, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Brookline, N.H. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-NH, led a discussion ..
MONTPELIER - Emily Boedecker, executive director of the Burlington bicycle and pedestrian group Local Motion, is on her way to become Vermont's next commissioner of environmen..
Marijuana: Legalized vs. decriminalized It’s clear that Gov. Scott is in no hurry on the bill to legalize marijuana. In fact, he is quite clear that other more important business n..
Opinion: No legal pot in Vermont
Burlington Free Press
No legal pot in Vermont Our governor, Phillip Scott, says no to any legal pot in Vermont. Is it that we are just too wild of a people and can’t handle smoking pot or is it somethin..
Support common sense legalization Last week Gov. Scott shed light on to why he is in opposition to marijuana legalization, contending that he would prefer legislators focus on econ..
Vermont Air National Guard members deployed overseas in December participated in a campaign to drive ISIS from Mosul, Iraq. ADAM SILVERMAN/FREE PRESS FILE SOUTH BURLINGTON - The fi..
STOWE - The news that Vail Resorts plans to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million was welcomed by Vermont’s ski industry. Insiders saw the move, announced Tuesday, as validatio..
MONTPELIER - Last month, as Republican Gov. Phil Scott took office with a budget-cutting agenda, the Vermont state employees union spent more on lobbying than any other organizatio..
On a 16-game winning streak, the UVM men's basketball team is 24-5 overall and 14-0 in league play as it enters the final week of the regular season. ALEX ABRAMI/Free Press On his ..
Not a ton of movement in this week’s high school boys basketball power rankings, but here’s the elevator pitch: Mount Mansfield crashes the party with wins over Rice and Burlington..
2017-02-21
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College men’s basketball St. Michael’s at Stonehill, 7:30 p.m. NAC quarterfinals Lyndon 88, Maine-Farmington  66 College women’s basketball Stonehill 71, St. Michael..
Candace Page, a reporter and editor for more than 30 years at the Free Press, will be inducted into New England Newspaper Hall of Fame this weekend, according to the award's organi..
Days after President Donald Trump signed his original executive order implementing a travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Karush Sarafza..
STOWE The news that Vail Resorts plans to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million was welcomed by Vermont’s ski industry. Insiders saw the move, announced Tuesday, as validation ..
Mardi Gras Mask Making @ Pierson Library Friday, February 24 | 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Burlington Kids ages 5 and up are welcome to stop by the library for Mardi Gras Mask Making. Celebr..
Academic all-stars: BFA-Fairfax
Burlington Free Press
Kira Weis Age: 18 School: BFA-Fairfax Parents: Lara and Russ Weis Hometown: Fletcher Top 5 accomplishments: Being accepted into the National Honor Society, Winning the Coach’s Awar..
Residents woke up to buried cars and snow up to their shins Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2017, making a a messy dig out in downtown Burlington. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS After the winter ..
LOS ANGELES - Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks” and appeared in dozens of other TV shows including “Matlock” and “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 91. Frost died..
College men’s hockey Vermont 2, Boston College 2 Amherst 4, Middlebury 1 NE-10 semifinals St. Michael's 4, Stonehill 1 College women’s hockey Norwich 6, Plymouth State 1 Merrimack ..
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine utility regulators are ready to delve into details of the proposed $1.5 billion sale of FairPoint Communications, the country’s eighth-largest phone and inte..
Viewers who watch “America Reframed: 70 Acres in Chicago” starting Wednesday on Vermont PBS Plus can do so knowing that the documentary about a renowned housing project in the Wind..
CONCORD, N.H. - A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for --- — requiring him to register as a --- offender for..
HOCHFILZEN, Austria - Laura Dahlmeier won the world title in the women’s 12.5-kilometer mass start on Sunday, becoming the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single biathlo..
In recent months, the number of people crossing illegally from the eastern U.S. to the Quebec region in Canada has surged and Canadian border officials have adjusted some patrols t..
A bill for students rights and freedom of expression passed its first hurdle last week unopposed in the Senate. The legislation, Senate Bill 18 was sponsored by Sen. Jean..
The most coveted big-game tag in New England is about to become even harder to draw. Wildlife officials in Vermont and New Hampshire are proposing sharp reductions in the number of..
After a complicated marijuana legalization bill failed in 2016, a new bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana and allow Vermonters to grow several plants for personal use. T..
The Spot is about to expand to a sweet spot on Burlington’s waterfront. The nautically themed restaurant in the South End of the city plans to add a new location at what is now Bre..
The required depth of a grave in Vermont will likely be reduced to 3.5 feet — a change state lawmakers said Tuesday would promote quicker and more thorough decomposition of corpses..
Days after President Donald Trump signed his original executive order implementing a travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Karush Sarafza..
Vermont lost home-based child care programs about twice as fast after new regulations were announced, according to preliminary data. CLOVER WHITHAM/FREE PRESS MILTON - Vermont lost..
The news Tuesday morning that Vail Resorts  plans to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million was welcomed by Vermont's ski industry as validation for the state's ski busines..
The required depth of a grave in Vermont will soon be reduced to 3.5 feet — a change that state lawmakers said Tuesday would promote quicker and more thorough decomposition of corp..
Colorado-based Vail Resorts announced Tuesday morning that it has an agreement to buy Stowe Mountain Resort for $50 million. Stowe will keep the "vast majority" of its year-round s..
Six people have died on Vermont's ski slopes this season, an increase over previous years. Three of the deaths involved resort visitors who were killed in accidents: two in crashes..
2017-02-20
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MILTON - Vermont lost home-based child care programs about twice as fast after new regulations were announced, according to preliminary data. April Christenson's home in Milto..
Six people have died on Vermont's ski slopes this season, an increase over previous years. Three of the deaths involved resort visitors who were killed in accidents: two in crashes..
2017-02-19
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HOCHFILZEN, Austria - Laura Dahlmeier won the world title in the women’s 12.5-kilometer mass start on Sunday, becoming the first athlete to win five gold medals at a single biathlo..
Shortly before a governor leaves office, no matter which state, there is always strong public and media interest in his or her records. Such interest often comes with questions abo..
Advocates say Vermont needs stricter laws limiting how long inmates with mental health issues can be held in segregation. A federal court lawsuit filed by Disability Rights Ve..
RUTLAND – Vermont Fish & Wildlife has announced that two fish caught in 2016 have been certified as new state records, marking the 14th and 15th state records that have been se..
2017-02-18
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College men’s hockey Vermont at Boston College, 7 p.m. Amherst 4, Middlebury 1 NE-10 semifinals St. Michael's 4, Stonehill 1 College women’s hockey Norwich 6, Plymouth State 1 Merr..
College men’s hockey Vermont at Boston College, 7 p.m. Amherst 4, Middlebury 1 NE-10 semifinals Stonehill at St. Michael's, 4 p.m. College women’s hockey Norwich 6, Plymouth S..
2017-02-17
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College men’s hockey Vermont at Boston College, 7 p.m. Middlebury at Hamilton, 7 p.m. College women’s hockey Merrimack at Vermont, 7 p.m. St. Michael’s 3, Southern Maine 2 Norwich ..
Athletic director Jeff Schulman met with the University of Vermont men’s soccer team on Thursday to tell the players that the school had found the next head coach. When Rob Do..
The new head coach of the University of Vermont men's soccer team was with the Catamounts all along. Rob Dow, an assistant coach with Vermont for the past five seasons, e..
College men’s basketball Johnson 59, Green Mountain 56 Castleton 69, Lyndon 68 College women’s basketball Johnson 65, Green Mountain 45 Castleton 80, Lyndon 62 High schoo..
The governor’s budget singles out schools for the brunt of budget tightening, while favoring protection from taxation for the wealthiest Vermonters. Aside from the fact that this p..
Before I leave University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, it is important for me to acknowledge many of the people who have been such a big part of my 17-year journey here as a st..
LOWELL, Mass. - The University of Vermont men's basketball team cruised into the history books Wednesday night. Notching a program-record 16th straight win while clinching&nbs..
Norwich University men's hockey team closed out its regular season Friday with a 6-0 win over St. Michael's College. Photos by Brian Jenkins for the Free Press. AKI SOGA/FREE PRESS..
Playing Hockey East’s last place team at home on the final weekend of the regular season should give the University of Vermont women an excellent chance of securing home ice for th..
2017-02-16
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The University of Vermont men’s hockey team is virtually assured of home ice in the upcoming Hockey East tournament. It’s just not the home ice series the Catamounts really want. A..
College men’s basketball Johnson 59, Green Mountain 56 Castleton 69, Lyndon 68 College women’s basketball Green Mountain at Johnson, 7:30 p.m. Castleton at Lyndon, 7:30 p.m. H..
College men’s basketball Green Mountain at Johnson, 5:30 p.m. Castleton at Lyndon, 5:30 p.m. College women’s basketball Green Mountain at Johnson, 7:30 p.m. Castleton at Lyndon, 7:..
Beer-loving Vermonters are proud that their state is famous for producing some of the most-highly-regarded brews in the world, from Heady Topper to Hill Farmstead. It’s hard to bea..
This is one of my favorite soups from when I was a young child. I have had really good and really bad French onion. The key is not to rush the caramelizing of the onions and get th..
He stopped presenting his Valley Stage music festival in 2015 – it’s a lot of work to book half a dozen bands and host a one-day party for several hundred people on your front lawn..
Vermont musician Kris Gruen talks about his dad, rock photographer Bob Gruen, whose work is part of "Backstage Pass, Rock & Roll Photography", a new exhibit at Shelburne Museum..
The Vermont International Film Festival holds its signature event over a 10-day stretch in October, but offers a compact whet-your-appetite mini-fest this weekend. VTIFF’s Global R..
A couple of guys from Franklin County, Ben Maddox and Jedd Kettler, were part of a band called Farm that created a diverse, fascinating blend of Neil Young-ish rock with their own ..
Raising the minimum wage is not a new idea, but we need to get serious now. There is a bill before the Legislature that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Ther..
Opinion: We must not stop working
Burlington Free Press
We must not stop working I understand that this letter speaks to the choir, but the issues remain relevant and we must continue speaking out. As a liberal state, Vermont voted over..
2017-02-15
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LOWELL, Mass. - The University of Vermont men's basketball team cruised into the history books Wednesday night. Notching a program-record 16th straight win while clinching&nbs..
College men’s basketball Vermont at UMass-Lowell, 7 p.m. Bentley at St. Michael’s, 7:30 p.m. College women’s basketball UMass-Lowell at Vermont, 7 p.m. Bentley at St. Michael’s, 1:..
Scott attacks public education Well, is it any surprise to see that one of the first acts of Republican Gov. Phil Scott is to begin an attack on the public schools, the public scho..
Scott wrong on population growth Unfortunately, Gov. Scott’s plan would pave over or liquidate common assets currently enjoyed by all Vermonters, assets such as open space, environ..
HUNTINGTON - They've tried a speed bump and redesigning the road. They installed a radar sign to alert drivers speeding through the village. Next month on Town Meeting Day, vo..
Grounded in the Washington, D.C. area following Sunday’s harrowing win over Maryland-Baltimore County due to a snowstorm back home, the University of Vermont men’s basketball team ..