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2017-01-24
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Burlington City Arts has given its 2017 Barbara Smail Award to local artist Elise Whittemore. The prize awards a $1,500 cash stipend and $1,000 of usage of The BCA Center’s classes..
University of Vermont men’s soccer coach Jesse Cormier is leaving Burlington after 13 seasons in charge at his alma mater. Cormier, who finished his run at UVM tied for most wins i..
MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott presented his first state budget proposal Tuesday, calling for strict restrictions on public school spending combined with millions of dollars for..
Burlington residents will have a chance to vote on a $15 an hour minimum wage this March. City Council members at Monday's meeting approved placing an advisory question about the i..
College men’s hockey New England College 4, St. Michael’s 1 Norwich 6, St. Anselm 1 Middlebury 5, Bowdoin 1 College women’s hockey Boston College 3, Vermont 0 St. Michael..
2017-01-23
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Police estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 people came to Montpelier to participate in a nation-wide women's march on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, closing two exits on Interstate 89 after ..
MONTPELIER - A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada says he was denied entry into the United States, where he had planned ..
Police estimated that 15,000 to 20,000 people came to Montpelier to participate in a nation-wide women's march on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, closing two exits on Interstate 89 after ..
Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher announced on his Facebook page Sunday that he is in hospice care following a cancer diagnosis. In his post, Mosher said he had what he thought wa..
MONTPELIER - Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Barre man in connection to the death of a resident that police have characterized as a homicide. Vermont State Police ..
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2013 file photo, Amazon.com employees organize outbound packages at an Amazon.com Fulfillment Center on "Cyber Monday" the busiest online shopping day of the..
Motorists should remain alert to tree removal and other construction-related activities this week on Interstate 89 in South Burlington, traffic authorities say. The road work is a ..
UVM boatbuilding class makes replica of the only surviving Auer livery boat from the 1930s. It was launched in the fall in Burlington where the Winooski River meets Lake Champlain ..
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, University of Vermmont soccer standout Brian Wright became one of four college seniors to sign a contract with Major League Soccer ahead of the league's Su..
Births - November
Burlington Free Press
The Burlington Free Press prints birth announcements of any child born in Vermont or to Vermont parents or grandparents. Birth announcements may be submitted in writing by the hosp..
WASHINGTON -- The University of Vermont Medical Center nurses here for the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday brought uterus headbands and a full range of concerns a day after..
A Waterbury man was issued a criminal citation and two civil traffic tickets after Vermont State Police say he attempted to park on the side of Interstate 89 to attend a march in M..
RUTLAND - A Pennsylvania man who drove to Vermont and shot someone at random will serve at least 10 years in prison for shooting and injuring a Rutland Christmas shopper. But ..
The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is t..
Economists for Vermont’s governor and Legislature say businesses are expanding, but they’re faced with increasing expenditures, resulting in less corporate tax revenue for the stat..
The Vermont Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of 1 percent last month to 3.1 percent. Barring a revision of the figures, the 2016 figures sho..
University of Vermont men's soccer coach Jesse Cormier is leaving Burlington after 13 seasons in charge at his alma mater. Cormier, who finished his run at UVM tied for most wins i..
Burlington City Councilor Dave Hartnett wants to create a taskforce to examine public housing evictions. He hopes to avoid situations like Phil Grenon's eviction, who was shot and ..
HONOLULU - President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly sk..
MONTPELIER - A man is dead following a reported shooting on Barre Street in Montpelier early Sunday morning, Montpelier Police Department said in a news release posted on the agenc..
MONTPELIER - Waterfowl hunters who did not remove their hunting blinds from the waters of the state earlier must do so before Feb. 15 on Lake Champlain or May 15 on inland waters a..
2017-01-22
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EAST ARLINGTON - People in a normally bucolic Vermont town, which regularly celebrates its history as the mid-20th Century home of Norman Rockwell, are being told to lock their doo..
The newest addition to the New England Revolution insists he’s “a pretty simple person.” Really. “He’s a quiet guy,” said teammate Stefan Lamanna. “Loves to sleep — can sleep anywh..
2017-01-21
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College men’s hockey New England College at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m. St. Anselm at Norwich, 4 p.m. Bowdoin at Middlebury, 3 p.m. College women’s hockey St. Michael’s 3, New England Co..
MONTPELIER - A massive crowd gathered in Vermont's capital city for the Women's March on Montpelier. Capitol complex security chief Tom Cheney said it was the biggest crowd he has ..
It is the halfway point in the season for many teams and a time of near-wholesale change in the power rankings as a result. At last, some head-to-head clashes among top-10 teams&nb..
Few victories this season have taken the twists and turns of the University of Vermont’s 5-4 Hockey East victory over Connecticut at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Friday evening. The hea..
2017-01-20
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School mid-term exams might be over, but there will be no shortage of tests for many of the top Vermont high school girls hockey teams in the coming week. The Middlebury at Essex m..
The University of Vermont men’s basketball team finally solved UMass Lowell. It all translated into another victory — the eighth in a row — for the Catamounts, who dispatched the R..
Hundreds of Vermonters are on their way to Washington, D.C., to celebrate or simply watch Donald Trump's inauguration as president. SOPHIA TRIGG/FREE PRESS Hundreds of Vermonters a..
A proposed 735-unit housing community in Burlington won ringing endorsements at the project’s first hearing by the city's Development Review Board. The ambitious dev..
ST. ALBANS - Vermont authorities say a three-hour hostage situation at Northwest State Correctional Facility ended safely Thursday evening. Corrections officers watched inmate Matt..
HONOLULU - Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. N..
MONTPELIER - Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., mixed dire predictions with a rallying cry Wednesday as he told Vermont lawmakers to "continue full speed ahead" on health care reform de..
One of the biggest and longtime problems facing America is the anti-drug people. In their history, they account for more harm done to Americans then they have done good, and, to a ..
Hundreds of Vermonters are on their way to Washington, D.C., to celebrate or simply watch Donald Trump's inauguration as president. Vince Illuzzi of Derby said he made plans at the..
Vermont's General Fund tax revenue is nearly flat. Art Woolf breaks down Vermont's revenue sources and compares the last two years. SOPHIA TRIGG/FREE PRESS The state of Vermont’s f..
MONTPELIER - The first Syrian refugee family to arrive in Rutland began settling into their new life in Vermont on Thursday, marking a process the mayor said would see up to 100 pe..
MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott's first public briefing on the Vermont economy came with a letdown. Scott and four legislators agreed to lower expectations for this year's genera..
MONTPELIER - A judge has approved a $500,000 settlement to the father and estate of a child whose death helped spark major changes to the state's child protection system. Dezi..
In keeping with a long tradition of land stewardship, Vermonters have spoken loudly in recent years in favor of ridding ourselves of reliance on fossil fuels and in favor of practi..
What is our energy future? I agree with the Burlington Free Press editorial staff that Annette Smith (Vermonter of the year) has been an outspoken advocate for Vermont’s energy fut..
The Vermont State Police give the Free Press a tour of their three remote-controlled robots, used to scout out and access threats, IEDs and other unknowns so humans don't have to. ..
Freshman Anthony Lamb picked up his first career double-double. Cam Ward contributed his first meaningful double-digit effort of the season. Coach John Becker matched his mentor’s ..
LOWELL, Mass. - Freshman forward Hanna Crymble’s third career double-double helped power the University of Vermont’s second-half comeback and 61-46 win over UMass Lowell in America..
The University of Vermont ski team is seeking its seventh straight EISA championship when the season begins Friday with the St. Lawrence Carnival. Alpine races will take place at W..
College men’s basketball Vermont 81, UMass Lowell 67 Lyndon at Pine Manor, 7:30 p.m. College women’s basketball Vermont 61, UMass Lowell 46 Norwich 64, Anna Maria 52 Lynd..
2017-01-19
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College men’s basketball Vermont 81, UMass Lowell 67 Lyndon at Pine Manor, 7:30 p.m. College women’s basketball Vermont 61, UMass Lowell 46 Norwich 64, Anna Maria 52 Lynd..
Four players reached double figures, paced by Cam Ward’s 17 points, and the University of Vermont men’s basketball team toppled UMass Lowell in an 81-67 America East Conference win..
The University of Vermont Catamounts have made it clear that they have no wish to play hockey on the weekend of March 3-5. Those are the dates of Hockey East’s best-of-3 opening ro..
In the past 20 meetings between the Boston College and University of Vermont women’s hockey teams, the Eagles have 17 wins and three ties. In those 20 games, the Catamounts have sc..
For fans of University of Vermont men's basketball, it's probably easy to shoot up expectations even further these days. For good reason, too. The Catamounts' latest surge, a ..
College men’s basketball UMass Lowell at Vermont, 7 p.m. Lyndon at Pine Manor, 7:30 p.m. College women’s basketball Vermont at UMass Lowell, 7 p.m. Anna Maria at Norwich, 7 p.m. Ly..
Hundreds of Vermonters are on their way to Washington, D.C., to celebrate or simply watch Donald Trump's inauguration as president. Vince Illuzi of Derby said he made plans at the ..
The growth of microbreweries in Vermont in western and central portions of the state  has largely skipped the eastern region. Hill Farmstead rules the roost in the Northe..
The growth of microbreweries in Vermont in western and central portions of the state  has largely skipped the eastern region. Hill Farmstead rules the roost in the Northe..
Alicia Cunningham says she has never participated in an organized protest before, but that will change this weekend when she brings two of her daughters to the massive Women's Marc..
Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek, hosts of It's the Beer Talking, a beer industry podcast, compare two barrel-aged saison-style beers. Saison beers are carbonated, fruity and&nbs..
The state of Vermont’s fiscal year is now half over and things don’t look so good.  Through the end of December total state General Fund tax revenues, the taxes used for most ..
BARRE - The prosecutor who disarmed the suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker said Wednesday he is no longer carrying a gun to work following a newspaper report that some ..
A vision for Montpelier with more people and fewer cars earned its creators a $10,000 prize this week in an international design competition. Team Bridges, a collaboration of 12 pr..
South Burlington police say road conditions in the city are hazardous and there were multiple reports of vehicle crashes Thursday morning. At about 6:45 a.m. police sent out a noti..
Most long-running bands have an “a-ha” moment when they realize they’ve reached a new level of success. For Ryan Crehan, that instant with his Americana group PossumHaw was as subt..
For fans of University of Vermont men's basketball, it's probably easy to shoot up expectations even further these days. For good reason, too. The Catamounts' latest surge, a ..
Joe Gonillo, one of the key leaders of the dominant Essex High School track and field program, officially stepped away following a career that stretched into a fourth decade. ALEX ..
2017-01-18
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Joe Gonillo, one of the key leaders of the dominant Essex High School track and field program, officially stepped away following a career that stretched into a fourth decade. ALEX ..
The City Council introduced a resolution on Tuesday requesting the Burlington International Airport immediately suspend the home acquisition program it began in September. NICOLE H..
“Jay, jay, jay!” Every morning last winter I awoke to the loud cries of a flock of 17 blue jays dancing around my feeder. They gorged on sunflower seeds and suet, scaring away smal..
2017-01-17
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MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott wants to reshuffle the structure of state government by combining labor and economic development issues under one roof, merging the state liquor and lo..
A federal judge has ruled that Shelburne officials — but not the general public — may view secret funding agreements for a salt transfer and storage depot along U.S. 7. Shelbu..
Tom Anderson considers himself a “temporarily displaced” Vermonter who has returned to the Green Mountain State to serve as commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. Anderso..
WARREN - A skier from Massachusetts died after crashing into a tree Monday at Sugarbush Resort in Warren, the Vermont State Police said. Jeffrey O'Connor, 39, of Hampden, Mass..
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, University of Vermmont soccer standout Brian Wright became one of four college seniors to sign a contract with Major League Soccer ahead of the league's Su..
Vermont hangs on to edge UMBC
Burlington Free Press
One shot went in and out. Another rolled gently off the rim. Add up a few more near-misses of the same variety and what was a mini-drought settled into a cold reality: The Universi..
College men’s basketball Vermont 67, Binghamton 50 College women’s basketball Binghamton 64, Vermont 55 High school boys basketball Williamstown 75, Winooski 33 Vergennes at Otter ..
College men’s hockey Vermont 4, Providence 3 St. Michael’s 2, Southern Maine 1 (OT) Plattsburgh 5, Middlebury 2 Norwich 9, Daniel Webster 1 College women’s hockey Sacred Heart..
BOSTON - Victoria Bach’s goal with less than 90 seconds to play in the third period helped No. 10 Boston University steal a 3-3 draw against Vermont in women’s hockey on Saturday a..
College men’s basketball Norwich 68, Anna Maria 63 College women’s basketball Norwich 68, St. Joseph (Conn.) 48 High school boys basketball Champlain Valley 60, Colchester 41 ..
Behind Imani Watkins’ 27 points and a closing spurt before the halftime break, Binghamton toppled Vermont 64-55 in America East Conference women’s basketball action at Patrick Gym ..
HINESBURG - A third-quarter surge erased a three-point halftime deficit and propelled Champlain Valley to the 63-44 high school boys basketball victory over South Burlington on Mon..
College men’s basketball Vermont 71, New Hampshire 59 College women’s basketball New Hampshire 57, Vermont 49 Suffolk 68, Norwich 63 High school boys basketball Rutland 62, Burling..
SUNDAY’S SCORES College women’s hockey Vermont 1, Boston University 1 (OT) MONDAY’S SCHEDULE College men’s basketball Vermont at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. College women’s basketball Ne..
As we enter the second week of January, there’s little argument naming the state’s top three teams. But Middlebury, Essex and Rutland can all make claims for the top spot. For now,..
Another road test is on tap for the University of Vermont men’s basketball team. Winners of four straight games, the Catamounts (12-5, 2-0) seek to extended their recent surge when..
College men’s hockey St. Michael’s 2, Tufts 2 Norwich 3, Middlebury 3 College women's hockey Norwich 3, Trinity 0 College men’s basketball St. Michael’s 62, Pace 61 Pine Manor 97,&..
College men’s hockey Vermont 4, Northeastern 3 Trinity 5, Middlebury 2 College women’s hockey Vermont 4, Maine 1 Norwich 1, Elmira 0 Amherst 1, Middlebury 1 Sacred H..
2017-01-16
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Dozens of people gathered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Burlington to carry on the legacy of the civil-rights advocate by speaking out against issues involving race. Monday's ra..
DURHAM, N.H. - As the game clock neared zero, the ESPN3 color commentator summed up the University of Vermont men's basketball team's 71-59 win over New Hampshire. "Too much Catamo..
Cats, Terriers skate to 1-1 tie
Burlington Free Press
BOSTON - Ève-Audrey Picard scored her ninth goal of the season and Madison Litchfield made 28 saves as the Vermont women’s hockey team secured a 1-1 tie with No. 10 Boston Universi..
DURHAM, N.H. - As the game clock neared zero, the ESPN3 color commentator summed up the University of Vermont men's basketball team's 71-59 win over New Hampshire. "Too much Catamo..
Vermont's Eve-Audrey Picard (26) is tripped up in front of the net during the women’s hockey game between the Yale Bulldogs and the Vermont Catamounts on Dec. 31 in Burlington.(Pho..