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2017-03-27
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MONTPELIER - University of Vermont professors will be teaching traditional liberal arts courses in some state prisons in hopes of educating inmates so they can better prepare for t..
Pet of the week: YoYo the dog
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---: Neutered male Breed: Mixed breed Age: About 6 years old Reason Here: Transfer from South Carolina Arrival Date: 1/6/2017 Energy Level: High Size/Weight: Medium/45 lbs. Meet Yo..
Gutter pipes full of soggy peat show up on the bench by my office each March. This means one thing: my colleague Peter Hope’s St. Michael’s College students are about to experience..
2017-03-26
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Kai Gravel-Pucillo Age: 18 School: Mount Mansfield Union High School Parents: Dana Gravel and Sandra Pucillo Hometown: Jericho Top 5 accomplishments: President of the MMU Internati..
Vermont families are unable to find out whether a high-risk --- offender lives in their neighborhood, years after the public --- offender registry was directed to include those det..
With an incoming administration overseeing immigration policy hostile to undocumented migrant labor, Vermont must carefully balance cooperating in the enforcement of federal immigr..
Each year the governor and Legislature go through the handwringing exercise of closing a projected state budget gap. The projected General Fund gap for fiscal 2018 is about $70 mil..
As a state legislator, my first responsibility is to stand up for a Vermont that works for all of us. I’m continually looking at what we can do to strengthen Vermont’s economy for ..
Family Pizza & Pottery Night @ Davis Studio Friday, March 31| 5:00pm - 7:30pm South Burlington You and your child will enjoy painting pottery with your own design. Each artist ..
Kids across America participated in the annual National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. This year, more than 1.5 million third-graders in 48 states have gotten hands-on gardening ex..
HUNTINGTON - Eighty-six skiers from Vermont and neighboring states came together at Camels Hump recently to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont, Chap..
ESSEX – North Country’s Alex Giroux tucked away the game-winning goal in the sudden death shootout to lift the Austin boys to the triumph over Harris in the 33rd annual Rotary Hock..
College men's hockey Division III championship At Utica, N.Y. Norwich 4, Trinity 1 College men’s lacrosse Binghamton 8, Vermont 5 Bowdoin 14, Middlebury 13 (2OT) Adelphi 9, St..
2017-03-25
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U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch held a town hall meeting in Hardwick on Saturday, March 25, 2017. GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS HARDWICK - Membe..
College men's hockey Division III championship At Utica, N.Y. Norwich vs. Trinity, 7 p.m. College men’s lacrosse Binghamton 8, Vermont 5 Bowdoin 14, Middlebury 13 (2OT) Adelphi 9,&..
Teavana is the latest to go. The tea retailer, owned by Starbucks, shut its gate in Burlington Town Center mall this week and put up a hand-scribbled sign saying the store is closi..
Q. First of all I would like to thank you for all the excellent advice you have given over the years. I have been and continue to be an avid reader of your column in the Burlington..
Gov. Phil Scott and Lindsay Kurrie, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor, take questions about a recent data breach affecting users of the Vermont Job Link during a news..
Drew Gordon is going home. The Milton High School football coach has been hired for the same position at Essex, his alma mater. Essex athletic director Jeff Goodrich made the annou..
2017-03-24
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College men’s hockey Division III Frozen Four At Utica, N.Y. Trinity 3, St. Norbert 2 Norwich 5, Adrian 4 (OT) College softball At Clermont, Fla. Plymouth State 3, Middlebury ..
New brewery owners Andrew Leichthammer of Good Measure Brewing in Northfield and Mark Babson of River Roost Brewing in White River Junction offer their views on the craft beer mark..
COLCHESTER -- Fab-Tech is a Vermont success story, a leading supplier of specially coated exhaust ducts used in semiconductor fabs worldwide. The company developed the stainle..
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..
There's one more day of high school basketball on the calendar before the season is officially wrapped up: The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association's annual all-star games at Win..
Gov. Phil Scott and Lindsay Kurrie, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor, take questions about a recent data breach affecting users of the Vermont Job Link during a news..
Former Republican state Sen. Norman McAlister says his lawyers "brow beat" him into accepting a plea deal he didnt understand a day before his ----crimes trial was to begin. RYAN M..
The University of Vermont women’s lacrosse team notched its first win of the season with a 17-10 victory against St. Bonaventure on Thursday afternoon at Virtue Field. Alison Bolt ..
2017-03-23
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The Japanese Cultural Festival known as Matsuri returns to St. Michael’s College on Sunday, March 26, 2017, with six hours of activities ranging from traditional Japanese dance and..
Former Republican state Sen. Norman McAlister says his lawyers "brow beat" him into accepting a plea deal he didnt understand a day before his ----crimes trial was to begin. RYAN M..
MONTPELIER - Gov. Phil Scott has chosen Vermont Superior Court Judge Karen Russell Carroll to become Vermont's next Supreme Court justice next month. Carroll has served as a superi..
OVERALL RECORD: 29-6, PCT: .829 // CONFERENCE RECORD: 16-0, PCT 1.000 // HOME: 16-1 // AWAY: 11-3 // Streak: 21 wins // America East champions // Loss to Purdue, 80-70, in first ro..
How is the Vermont economy doing? Based on the most commonly used measure, the number of net new jobs created, the answer is not as well as we thought. SOPHIA TRIGG/FREE PRESS How ..
Migrant Justice led a rally on Church Street in Burlington Saturday afternoon in response to the arrest of three immigrants this past week. About 200 people participated. NICOLE DE..
When Faisal Gill was running for state office in Virginia, he had a hard time convincing people he was the Republican candidate. Gill, who was born in Pakistan and raised in the Un..
Bluegrass always draws a crowd in Vermont. In fact, it will draw a couple of crowds this week when the North Carolina group Steep Canyon Rangers sticks around for two shows in the ..
The annual Japanese Cultural Festival known as Matsuri returns to St. Michael’s College on Sunday with six hours of activities ranging from traditional Japanese dance and music to ..
Vermont music fans have come to know and love the work of Ray Vega. The native of the South Bronx moved to the Burlington area in 2008 to teach music at the University of Vermont, ..
2017-03-22
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A heroin trafficking suspect who said police violated his rights during questioning by falsely promising to make him a drug kingpin has accepted a plea deal. ADAM SILVERMAN/FREE PR..
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..
Alex Aldrich, who has served as executive director of the Vermont Arts Council for more than 20 years, will step down April 14, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon. Aldr..
Clarification: An earlier version of this article may have given the impression that a majority of Vermont businesses oppose paid family leave. About 47 percent support the idea, w..
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Former South Burlington middle school teacher Jay Hoffman early this month voluntarily surrendered his license to the state. "Mr. Hoffman will not be a..
The three members of Vermont's congressional delegation are expressing "serious concerns" to Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the arrests of farm workers and farm wor..
From Spectrum Youth and Family Services website. "On Thursday, March 23rd, more than 100 business and community leaders from the Burlington area and beyond will come together for S..
Vermont lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers to offer accommodations for pregnant employees, such as more frequent bathroom breaks or different work schedu..
The search rate of black drivers stopped by the Vermont State Police fell in 2016, according to new data released by the state agency on Tuesday, but remains significantly higher t..
When you want to find out what’s going on in our state, nation and world, you most likely turn to the news media, which, for all their flaws, perform a vital function in a democrac..
MONTPELLIER - Gov. Phil Scott on Monday appointed John Carroll of Norwich and John O’Keefe of Manchester Center to Vermont’s State Board of Education. “Both appointees have a ..
ESSEX JUNCTION - Three Chittenden County High Schools won awards in this year's 10th Jr. Iron Chef Vermont competition on Saturday at the Champlain Valley Exposition Center. F..
Two New York residents have been charged with possession and intent to distribute heroin in Chittenden County, according to the office of the U.S. attorney for Vermont. Court docum..
Raise the minimum wage to $15 Most Vermont workers earning the state’s current minimum wage, $10 an hour, cannot afford to meet their families’ basic living expenses and are forced..
Pass universal primary care bill Imagine a health care system that allows you see a doctor when you feel sick without stressful billing considerations. Two universal primary care b..
The South Burlington teachers union said in a statement on Tuesday that teachers reached an impasse with the School Board over salary and health care negotiations. NICOLE HIGGINS D..
When Faisal Gill was running for state office in Virginia, he had a hard time convincing people he was the Republican candidate. Gill, who was born in Pakistan and raised in the Un..
After an increase in opiate-related deaths last year, both local and state officials are exploring "safe injection sites," or sites where addicts can use intravenous drugs under su..
Allowing more suspects to be supervised via a GPS monitor while awaiting trial rather than keeping them in prison is one of the ways Gov. Phil Scott says the state can save money. ..
In this Jan. 22, 2010, file photo, Janet Jenkins is sworn in as a witness in Rutland Family Court. Vermont U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions III on Monday, March 20, 2017,..
MONTPELIER - The Vermont House of Representatives gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that would allow police to remove guns from people who are arrested or cited&nbs..
MONTPELIER - The future of a Vermont measure that would raise the legal age for selling and using tobacco to 21 could be hampered by potential loss of tax revenue. A legislative an..
Marlee Gunn both ends of a one-and-one with 9.1 seconds left and the second-seeded CVU Redhawks could exhale in triumphant relief, their 36-33 victory on Saturday night clinching t..
The University of Vermont men’s basketball team’s winning streak — and its season — are over. But not without a valiant upset bid. SOPHIA TRIGG/FREE PRESS MILWAUKEE - The Univ..
NORTHFIELD - Kevin Salvucci tallied twice and Norwich University advanced to the Division III men’s hockey Frozen Four with a 6-2 win over Hamilton on Saturday night. William Pelle..
ADRIAN, Mich. - Three-time defending national champion Plattsburgh State is headed back to the Division III title game with a 4-0 win over Norwich in women’s hockey on Friday. The ..
SOUTH BURLINGTON - The South Burlington teachers union said in a statement on Tuesday that teachers reached an impasse with the School Board over salary and health care&n..
OVERALL RECORD: 29-6, PCT: .829 // CONFERENCE RECORD: 16-0, PCT 1.000 // HOME: 16-1 // AWAY: 11-3 // Streak: 21 wins // America East champions // Loss to Purdue, 80-70, in first ro..
2017-03-21
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The coaches have made their picks: The rosters are set for the 64th Annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. The selection committees for Vermont and New Hampshire announced their squads on..
Even if the University of Vermont men's basketball team upset Purdue, Kurt Steidl's career had already come to a close. The 6-foot-6 senior from Ridgefield, Connecticut, suffered a..
Allowing more suspects to be supervised via a GPS monitor while awaiting trial rather than keeping them in prison is one of the ways Gov. Phil Scott says the state c..
Emily Friedrichsen, a freshman at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, won the Poetry Out Loud state finals held Thursday at Vermont PBS in Colchester. She was one of 1..
Fair policing for Burlington The largest city in Vermont can and should become a national model of fair policing by adopting and enacting better practices, especially when it comes..
Find resolution for gay bar name What’s in a name? Apparently everything. When word got out that a new gay bar would be opening up in Vermont – of all places, Winooski – there was ..
2017-03-20
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Between a tumultuous start to the season and a crushing end, the University of Vermont men’s hockey team handled adversity with resilience, successfully transitioned to its most po..
St. Johnsbury sophomore Sadie Stetson and Enosburg senior Calvin Carter received this year’s Gatorade honors as Vermont’s top high school basketball players. Carter was named the b..
INDOOR FOOTBALL At Gutterson Fieldhouse Vermont Bucks 73, Connecticut Chiefs 21 COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY Division III Frozen Four At Adrian, Mich. Plattsburgh State 4, Norw..
The three members of Vermont's congressional delegation are expressing "serious concerns" to Immigration and Customs Enforcement about the arrests of farm workers and farm wor..
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Some Vermont lawmakers are working to create the most generous paid family leave policy in the nation, which would allow workers to take 12 weeks of pa..
Fieldwork Brewing Co. is located in Berkley, California. Not exactly a Vermont-made farmhouse ale. Is it fair, or even legal, to brand a beer as "Vermont" even if it was made elsew..
About 5,000 people have joined the Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union since the presidential election, fueling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's actio..
Imagine 10 nearly round white eggs snug in a hollow tree, lined with soft feathers plucked from the mother’s ---. The hen carefully tends the two-inch eggs for about a month unt..
2017-03-19
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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 The stat..
A fire Saturday night destroyed a mobile home on Vermont 128 in Westford that had been unoccupied for more than one year, said Steve Willard, chief of the town's volunteer fir..
Vermont’s 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion Eleanor, left, and Miss Vermont, Rylee Field, help count the change at the Big Change Roundup.(Photo: Courtesy) The Uni..
Dos Equis doesn't always retire their Most Interesting Man, but when they do, they send him to Mars. Here's a look back at some of our favorite one-liners from the thirsty spokesma..
Senior Jacob Parker is the student designing and building the tiny house. His undertook this project while participating in a new alternative program called Nexus Path at Champlain..