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Other winners were: Troy Headrick, of Burlington, urban beard; Louie Coli, of Westford, freestyle beard; Dillon Mears, of Plainfield, people's choice; and Steve Jalbert, of Barre, top fundraiser. They receive a plaque, a gift card for beard care products and bragging rights. Celebrity judges included “the most ...
And Then Some,” oil and acrylic paintings by Vermont artist, Morse Block, 260 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com. Studio Place Arts: “Pleased to Meet You,” March 27-May 12, fantastical, imaginative creatures and beings of the non-human variety by 20 local artists; Silent Auction, ...

A new monument designed in Vermont is making a journey across the country. A new monument designed in Vermont ... The 5th Marines Vietnam Memorial monument left Barre this week and will be a part of a new memorial at the Camp San Mateo Garden in California. The monument was escorted by the ...
BARRE, Vt. — Vermont's Rutland Herald and Times Argus newspapers are being sold. In a story published Thursday on their websites, the Herald and the Barre-based Times Argus reported it's expected the papers will be sold by the end of the month to the Sample News Group by its current owner, ...
For the second time in 18 months, the Rutland Herald and the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus are changing hands. The latest sale of the sister papers – from Vermont Community Media to the Sample News Group – is expected to be finalized before the end of the month, the current owners announced today.
BARRE, Vt. - A Vermont lawmaker hopes to open a conversation about the issue from both sides of the gun control debate. Tuesday night, Vermont State Rep. Paul Poirier hosted an open forum in Barre. Gun rights and gun control activists opened a discussion about the polarizing issue. Some people are ...

BARRE – Vermont History Day is an education program presented each year by the Vermont Historical Society that encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through the study of history. Vermont History Day is affiliated with National History Day. The state contest is scheduled for ...
The Windsor boys basketball team hoists the Division III state championship trophy aloft after defeating Williamstown, 71-59, in Barre, Vt., on March 17, 2018. Windsor's boys and girls basketball teams won state titles a week apart. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted ...
BARRE TOWN, Vt. (WCAX) Another nor'easter buried parts of our region Tuesday night. Parts of Central Vermont are reporting upwards of three-feet of snow. Locals in East ... "Another busy day running equipment constantly using everything we have," said Carl Rogers, Barre Town's Manager. He says ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) Officials say Green Mountain Transit is hoping to expand service through its "NextGen Transit Plan" so that it is financially and environmentally sustainable while increasing ridership throughout its Vermont network. Green Mountain Transit Director of Operations Jon Moore says they want to ...
Barre has committed $25,000 to the cause and the committee has raised $15,000. Restelli says the committee needs $82,000 for Cecchinelli to start the project. The committee has applied for grants and set up a GoFundMe campaign. Restelli hopes the monument will be completed in time for the Green ...
Barre, Vt. — When Olivia Rockwood sank a deep turnaround floater off the glass at the first-half buzzer in Saturday's VPA Division III girls basketball championship game at Barre Auditorium, it pushed Windsor's lead to a commanding 18 points at intermission. The one-handed heave, which looked like ...
"It's the consistent message in Barre that we are on the right track and we need to keep moving forward in that direction," Herring, 38, said in a phone interview. "It's time to come back together and get the work done." Herring, an IT director for the Vermont Department of Corrections, served seven years on ...
Sanford, N.C., native Chris Autry now serves as pastor of Faith Community Church in Barre (say BARRY), Vt. Part of his community outreach is to serve as an assistant football coach for the local Spaulding High School in Barre. Here, at an away game at Lyndon, about an hour's drive from Barre, Spaulding ...
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) More people died last year in Vermont from drug overdoses. The health department says in 2017 there were 104 deadly drug overdoses; 93 of them involved a prescription opioid. That's 10 more than in 2016. And the health department says last year, 68 of the fatalities involved ...
Vermont State Police say Michael Dreiblatt was stopped Monday afternoon in Shaftsbury and arrested for DUI-drugs. Police say Dreiblatt was high on marijuana behind the wheel and was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana. Barre Superintendent John Pandolfo issued a statement to ...
Sharon Academy head coach Blake Fabrikant is mobbed by his team at the buzzer as they defeated Danville, 60-56, to win the Division IV state championship in Barre, Vt., on March 19, 2018. In eight state final appearances by three sports in school history, the 60-56 win was the first title for a team in ...

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) The city of Barre has elected a new mayor. Lucas Herring defeated fellow City Councilor Sue Higby by a 785-561 tally. Thomas Lauzon, who served as mayor of the city for the last 12 years, did not seek re-election and resigned earlier this week, allowing Herring to be sworn in ...
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) There was a large police presence in Barre Thursday where officers arrested a wanted man. It happened at the North Barre Manor on Main Street. Police say Shawn Fordham was inside and they were concerned he was armed. He surrendered without incident. They say Fordham had ...
And Then Some,” oil and acrylic paintings by Vermont artist, Morse Block, 260 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com. Studio Place Arts: “Golden,” through March 17, exploring aging in a variety of media; “Shape Shifting,” Rosalind Daniels' photographs of abstracted shapes and light; ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) The mayor of Barre and the head of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce have different views about a local tax that will be voted on by city residents on Town Meeting Day next month. The money from the 1-percent local option tax on rooms, meals and alcohol in the city would be ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Attorney General's office has decided to take over a murder case, replacing a county prosecutor who resigned. The Times Argus reports Assistant Attorneys General Elizabeth Anderson and Evan Meenan filed a notice last month entering the case to replace former Washington ...
There was a strong turnout by both gun advocates and opponents at hearing on the bills in the Vermont Legislature this week. Numerous others vendors at the Barre gun show were selling a wide range of accessories, including Civil War artifacts, crossbows, knives, axes, clothing flags and artwork.
According to the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Barre City Mayor Thomas Lauzon introduced a draft of a city ordinance proposal on Monday to create a local licensing structure for residents who want to take advantage of the state's new legalization program. If passed, Barre's personal-use cannabis ...
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) Barre's mayor is pushing a plan that would require residents to obtain municipal licenses to grow pot. On the heels of the state's passage of a recreational marijuana law, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon Monday rolled out a proposed marijuana licensing ordinance. It would require residents ...
It's unclear whether Vermont municipalities will be able to further regulate home-grown marijuana. Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon, for example, has said he wants to require marijuana growers to be licensed, citing safety concerns such as fire risk from grow lights. Nothing in the new law specifically authorizes ...
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) Teachers in Barre hit the picket line Monday to try to help spur an agreement on a new contract. Teachers who work in both city and town schools joined together in solidarity. They've been working without a contract for seven months as union and school board negotiators have been ...
Moore-Bush was charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine and heroin along with her boyfriend, Dinelson Dinzey, 34, of the same address in Springfield, and Joshua Foster, 40, Tracy Parsons, 45, and Jamieson Gallas, 36, all of Barre, Vermont. Of the five, only Moore-Bush is battling for immediate pretrial ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont city is stressing that dumping snow in nearby waterways could both cause potential flooding and it could cost residents a fair amount of money. Barre Public Work Director William Ahearns says people don't realize that it doesn't take much extra snow to cause an ice jam.
BARRE CITY, Vt. (WCAX) For years, residents in Barre City have removed excess snow by putting it into nearby waterways. However, officials are ... A family in Barre City nearly had its garage flooded because of an ice jam they caused by removing excess snow into a nearby stream. “The nature of Barre ...
Luigi Galleani, a famed anarchist and publisher of an Italian-language newspaper, Cronaca Sovversiva (Subversive Chronicle), lived in Barre for years. Wikimedia Commons photo Barre was another matter. In the eyes of investigators, it had all the makings of trouble. The city was full of immigrants.
BARRE, VT – The Vermont Agency of Education recently recognized the state's 2018 Presidential Scholar nominees in a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse. The Vermont Presidential Scholars Program recognizes graduating high school seniors who show outstanding scholarship, leadership and ...
The book is the brainchild of Vermont author Katherine Paterson, whose Muslim refugee novel “The Day of the Pelican” was a past Vermont Reads selection and whose latest pick showcases her former hometown of Barre. “I must say I did not expect this,” the Montpelier resident says, “but I'm thrilled for ...
To make a world-class product you have to have world-class raw materials and a highly skilled workforce. Vermont is blessed with having Barre gray granite, an outstanding rock for making sculptures. The granite has become famous for its ability to hold finely carved details and to appear strikingly different ...
The festival includes a Friday night Granite City Showcase at the Barre Opera House; and in Burlington, a Sneak Peak at ArtsRiot Thursday, and a Saturday night showcase at the Flynn Center. ... “The festival warms up Vermont's coldest month,” said Cory Royer, aka Luke Warm, the festival's producer.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) A judge has ruled the former boyfriend of a woman found dead on a roadside embankment in Vermont must stay held in jail without bail. The Times Argus reports judge Howard VanBenthuysen said in his decision last month that a reasonable jury could convict 61-year-old Randal Gebo of ...
According to the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney's office, Nia Moore-Bush, known as “Nia Dinzey,” 27; and Dinelson Dinzey, 34, both of Springfield, Mass.; Joshua Foster, 40; Tracy Parsons, 45; and Jamieson Gallas, 36, all of Barre, Vt., were each charged in an indictment unsealed Friday on one count of ...
According to the Department of Justice, 27-year-old Nia Moore-Bush, also known as "Nia Dinzey," and Dinelson Dinzey, 34, both of Springfield, were arrested Friday morning. Three Vermont residents -- Joshua Foster, 40, Tracy Parsons, 45, and Jamison Gallas, 36, all of Barre, Vermont -- also were taken ...
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Eric Goldstein-Purdue, 26, of Barre, VT made his initial appearance on January 8, 2018 in the United States District Court in Burlington, following an arrest for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) A Washington County judge has dismissed sex charges against a Barre man because prosecutors were unprepared. VTDigger.com reports that the lewd and lascivious felony charges against Jeffrey Manning, 59, were dropped because prosecutors weren't ready for a hearing ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Officials say getting a quick response from police when calling 911 requires a bit of luck. Some towns and ... Rick Hopkins, commander of the Field Force Division of Vermont State Police, said unlike a municipal police department, troopers have a lot of ground to cover. Hopkins said ...
Members of the Vermont Health Department like to see changes made after a level of 1 ppb or more. The federal level set by the EPA is much higher at 15. Schools in Vermont using public water are not required to have their water tested for lead regularly and are not required to fix high levels. Barre City ...
The mayor of a Vermont city is proposing an ordinance that would require residents who grow marijuana to obtain licenses. The Times Argus reports Barre Mayor Thomas Lauzon introduced a draft of the measure ahead of Tuesday's City Council meeting. Under the ordinance, growers would pay $250 for a ...
Vermont Department of Public Safety officials say if you have a flat roof, this is a crucial investment. Roof rakes prevent water from building up and freezing. Why? Because when water freezes it expands, and when that happens homeowners can face costly roof repairs. And they say procrastination won't ...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Barre man is facing federal gun charges after allegedly trading heroin for a firearm. Prosecutors say last Friday 26-year-old Eric Goldstein-Purdue met with an undercover ATF agent to exchange 40 bags of heroin for a gun. He was arrested shortly after. Goldstein-Purdue, a ...
This project will alleviate a blighted portion of downtown Bellows Falls and provide for future commercial development opportunities. $725,000 Town of Brattleboro (Consortium with Barre City) - 5-County Homeownership Services Program: Subgrant to Windham & Windsor Housing Trust to deliver home ...
The second part of the book tells the story of how hundreds of immigrant children were sent by their parents to families in New York, New Jersey, and Vermont to escape the hardships and violence of the strike. Thirty-five Italian children (actually 36, when you include the stowaway, Jake) were sent to Barre ...
BARRE, Vt. - St. Monica's Cemetery in Barre has been the final resting place of hundreds since 1895. The cemetery was given to the the city by the Diocese almost 50 years ago, therefore handing over the work to maintain it. Over the years, some of the cemetery's monuments haven't held up well. Now, one ...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who admitted to drinking and driving before a crash that paralyzed a passenger has been sentenced to at least eight years in prison. Andrew Baird, of Waitsfield, was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 crash. WCAX-TV reports in considering the time Baird would serve, the ...
BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) A Waitsfield man who admitted to drinking and driving before a crash that left a passenger paralyzed is headed to prison. It was a devastating car crash in October 2016 that left 20-year-old Lily Stilwell paralyzed from the waist down and in a wheelchair. "Lily remembers the sound of ...


 

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