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Heller: Hubbard Park Tower, a collaboration
In 1962 Mavis Doyle, longtime reporter for the Burlington Free Press Montpelier Bureau, wrote a feature on the tower in Hubbard Park, an idyllic retreat on the hill behind the State House. “Probably the best-known landmark in the Capital City, with the exception of the State Capitol building, it has always been a great local attraction.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Vermont poet David Budbill dies at 76
MONTPELIER — Renowned poet and playwright David Budbill died early Sunday morning from complications of a rare form of Parkinson’s disease.

Susan Walp, a friend of Budbill’s, sent an email about 7 a.m. Sunday saying Budbill died peacefully at 12:30 a.m.  Published on: September 26, 2016
South Burlington writer calls for unity in accepting book award
MONTPELIER — Poet Major Jackson is the Vermont Book Award winner for 2016 and he wants writers to write about values that unify us, not divide us.

The award, given by the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, is in its second year. Jackson, of South Burlington, was given the award at a gala Saturday night on the college’s campus.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Barre Partnership: Community gives back to local artist
Barre has a rich history of immigration in the late 19th century with the influx of granite workers from across Europe and the Middle East.  Published on: September 26, 2016
On the Road: Driver, vehicle services available online
Did you know that there are a number of driver and vehicle services that you can do online without going to the DMV? That’s right — from the comfort of your home, in the doctor’s office, or while watching a sporting event, you can renew your vehicle, ATV, snowmobile or motorboat registration, pay the fee to have your suspended driver’s license...  Published on: September 26, 2016
Chamber Notes: Public policy positions carefully considered


Like most Vermonters, the members of the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce have a keen interest in the outcome of the November elections. The Chamber does not endorse or provide contributions to candidates for public office. However, among the activities that we are involved in as an organization is advocacy on behalf of our members.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Driver cited for DUI after crash
MONTPELIER — Vermont State Police say a Shelburne woman drunkenly crashed her vehicle on Interstate 89 in Montpelier Saturday evening.

Police say they responded to the crash in the southbound lane. Their investigation showed that the driver, Rebeca Thibault, 29, was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Voter signup day is Tuesday
MONTPELIER — The League of Women Voters of Vermont will be taking part in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday.

According to a news release, the League will be out in force in locations around the state and available to assist voters who want to register or update their registrations if they have moved.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Barre flood mitigation bid process delayed
BARRE — Under different circumstances, City Manager Steve Mackenzie would have been alarmed when Friday’s planned bid opening for the Gunners Brook flood mitigation project finally rolled around and he had no envelopes to open.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Montpelier This Week: Police compile roadside stop data report
MONTPELIER — In his weekly report, City Manager William Fraser wrote that the Division of Property Valuation and Review of the Vermont Department of Taxes Annual Sales Study has been completed. This data will be incorporated into the calculation of the 2017 CLA (Common Level of Appraisal) which will be released in January.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Humane Society taps new leader
MONTPELIER — The board of directors of the Central Vermont Humane Society recently named a new executive director. They announced the appointment of Laurie Garrison earlier this month. The appointment of Garrison follows the departure of previous executive director Mary Taylor, who announced her retirement in May.  Published on: September 26, 2016
A moment of truth for presidential debate moderators
If this hasn’t been the worst year ever for truth in politics, I can’t think of what was. Nor can anyone tell me.

The Republican presidential nominee has produced more falsehoods than the major fact-checking sites have identified from a major presidential candidate since they came into existence.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Aho, Saxtons River painter, selected for Vermont’s top arts award
MONTPELIER — Artists from Windham County have been honored by Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Arts Council.

Eric Aho of Saxtons River will receive the state’s top arts award, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Aho, a landscape artist whose work tends toward the abstract, was selected by Shumlin.  Published on: September 26, 2016
‘Seven’ has magnificent opening weekend
NEW YORK — Movie stars don’t open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

The pair, once co-stars in “Philadelphia,” have together dominated the last three weeks of the box office.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Syria UN meets, at least 23 killed
BEIRUT — At least 23 civilians were killed in renewed government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria.

At the start of that meeting the U.N.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Mall shooter’s motive sought
OAK HARBOR, Wash. — Investigators on Sunday tried to piece together information on the 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shootings who was apprehended after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

Washington State Patrol Sgt.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Iowans evacuate ahead of flooding
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Cedar Rapids, adhering to a request by authorities to clear out by 8 p.m. Sunday due to the risk of flooding from the rising Cedar River.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday’s NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Heartsick
The body of our nation is strong, but its heart is unwell.

By many measures, the United States is moving forward again after the September 11 attacks, a recession, the housing meltdown and the near-catastrophic Great Recession.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Gram: Carl Etnier for House
Carl Etnier is running for House as a Progressive, seeking to represent Middlesex and East Montpelier. He has a broad educational background which underpins his knowledge of, and passion for, strengthening local economies and making communities more sustainable.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Pekol: Pipeline ruling unjust
The Sept. 13 ruling of the Public Service Board which granted Vermont Gas approval to drill underneath wetlands on public park land in Hinesburg has left me deeply saddened.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Condos: Responding to allegations
Dear Mr. David Sunderland, chairman of the Vermont Republican Party:

I am replying today, in the strongest possible terms, that the allegations and innuendo in your letter about how my Elections Division distributes the official ballots for this and every election are baseless, uninformed, and frankly, offensive.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Blue Jays rally in 9th, hold wild-card lead, beat Yankees
TORONTO — The New York Yankees finally scored again. They still couldn’t come up with a win in Canada.

Ezequiel Carrera drove in the tying run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays held their AL wild-card lead, rallying past the Yankees 4-3 Sunday.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round
LOUDON, N.H. — Kevin Harvick won Sunday at New Hampshire to earn a spot in the second round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoffs, pulling away off a restart a year after a late loss at the track.

Harvick ran out of fuel late last year to lose and faced a win-or-elimination race the next week at Dover.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Bills bounce back with 33-18 win over Cardinals
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — LeSean McCoy scored twice and safety Aaron Williams returned a botched field-goal snap 53 yards for a touchdown in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 33-18 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Hopkins’ 5th field goal gives Redskins 29-27 win over Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dustin Hopkins kicked a 37-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter for his fifth of the game and the Washington Redskins avoid a near-disastrous 0-3 start with a 29-27 win over the penalty- and error-prone New York Giants on Sunday.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Werner soccer event spices up the week
This is your week, John Werner. This is the week that soccer comes alive in Arlington. The John Werner Tournament spices up the week with games today, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Voter signup day is Tuesday
MONTPELIER — The League of Women Voters of Vermont will be taking part in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday.

According to a news release, the League will be out in force in locations around the state and available to assist voters who want to register or update their registrations if they have moved.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Montpelier This Week: Police compile roadside stop data report
MONTPELIER — In his weekly report, City Manager William Fraser wrote that the Division of Property Valuation and Review of the Vermont Department of Taxes Annual Sales Study has been completed. This data will be incorporated into the calculation of the 2017 CLA (Common Level of Appraisal) which will be released in January.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Humane Society taps new leader
MONTPELIER — The board of directors of the Central Vermont Humane Society recently named a new executive director. They announced the appointment of Laurie Garrison earlier this month. The appointment of Garrison follows the departure of previous executive director Mary Taylor, who announced her retirement in May.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Barre flood mitigation bid process delayed
BARRE — Under different circumstances, City Manager Steve Mackenzie would have been alarmed when Friday’s planned bid opening for the Gunners Brook flood mitigation project finally rolled around and he had no envelopes to open.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Driver cited for DUI after crash
MONTPELIER — Vermont State Police say a Shelburne woman drunkenly crashed her vehicle on Interstate 89 in Montpelier Saturday evening.

Police say they responded to the crash in the southbound lane. Their investigation showed that the driver, Rebeca Thibault, 29, was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Barre Partnership: Community gives back to local artist
Barre has a rich history of immigration in the late 19th century with the influx of granite workers from across Europe and the Middle East.  Published on: September 26, 2016
Feldman planning return to ‘Today’
LOS ANGELES — After being widely ridiculed for a music performance on the “Today” show last week, Corey Feldman didn’t seek solace from drugs or alcohol. He didn’t speak with a therapist. The former child star got down on his knees and prayed to God.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Jensen Afield: The hunt of October
Whitetail deer have evolved into pure survivors. There are more deer in the United States today than there were at the time when the first white settlers arrived here.

One big key to their astounding numbers today is their uncanny ability to adapt to a changing environment.  Published on: September 25, 2016
movie Review ‘The Magnificent Seven’ rides again, with more guns
Deciding to remake “The Magnificent Seven “ with a fresh batch of movie stars is certainly no sin.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Brody: Don’t take osteoarthritis lying down
I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Ken Burns says new Nazi documentary evokes refugees’ plight
KEENE, N.H.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Kiefer Sutherland rises to power as ‘Designated Survivor’
NEW YORK — Wherever she was, Natascha McElhone’s ears must have been burning thanks to Kiefer Sutherland, who stars as her devoted husband and the inadvertent president of the United States in ABC’s much-anticipated new thriller “Designated Survivor.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Critics pick favorites at upcoming Met Opera season
NEW YORK — Two tragedies of love and death, along with the inspiring story of a patriot who leads his people against foreign oppressors, top the critics’ picks for the upcoming Metropolitan Opera season.

The Associated Press asked music reviewers and writers around the country which single production they were most looking forward to.  Published on: September 25, 2016
The Outside Story: An abundance of caution: wild food and risk
“I’ve got a botanical question for you,” my friend said as he came into my classroom the other day. “Is black nightshade edible?” He’d found some growing near his chicken coop. “I took the tiniest bite,” he said. “I’m not sure if I felt funny because of what I ate, or because I was nervous.  Published on: September 25, 2016
First with Kids: Your fall sports goal
With back-to-school season here, many parents have been tackling me with questions about the safety of their children playing a fall sport. I get my kicks from questions like this, so let’s see if I can touch down with some answers.  Published on: September 25, 2016
William Shatner's 'Zero-G' is inconsistent sci-fi novel
"Zero-G" (Simon & Schuster), by William Shatner and Jeff Rovin



Imagine someone similar to actor William Shatner as an FBI deputy director running a space station in the year 2050. That premise jumpstarts "Zero-G," an inconsistent sci-fi novel by Shatner and co-author Jeff Rovin.

 Published on: September 25, 2016
Behind the scenes at GAME NIGHT
As the first game of the Josh Cole Soccer Tournament begins on the evening of September 16, the field at Dorsey Park in Ludlow smells of freshly cut grass, and AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” plays over the loudspeakers. Because it’s a town park, Howie Paul, Ludlow town recreation director, prepared the field.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Robert Caro to receive honorary National Book Award medal
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Caro is this year’s winner of a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement, given for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Review: ‘Home’ by Harlan Coben is suspenseful & twisty tale
“Home” (Dutton), by Harlan Coben



By JEFF AYERS

The Associated Press

Fans of Harlan Coben will be thrilled to learn that he brings back his iconic series character Myron Bolitar to tackle a mystery over 10 years old in “Home.  Published on: September 25, 2016
New book brings Atlas Obscura site’s wonders to printed page
NEW YORK — An elf school in Iceland. A hospital for falcons in the Middle East. A museum in Independence, Missouri, for artwork made from hair.

These are the types of attractions featured on the Atlas Obscura website, a fan favorite among curiosity-seeking travelers.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Colson Whitehead is finalist for Kirkus fiction prize
NEW YORK — Colson Whitehead is up for another literary honor, the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Whitehead’s acclaimed “The Underground Railroad,” a novel set during the Civil War, is among six nominees announced Tuesday for the $50,000 award.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Bestsellers
HARDCOVER FICTION

1. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny, Minotaur, $28.99.

2. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead, Doubleday, $26.95.

3. Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen, Knopf, $27.95.

4. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, Viking, $27.

5. The Girls, by Emma Cline, Random House, $27.  Published on: September 25, 2016
The Lowe Down: Is the Wood Gallery finally taking its rightful place?
Over the last couple of weeks, important visual art exhibits have been opening across Vermont.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Golden milk is a sweet treat
With fashion week swirling from New York to London, Milan and Paris, one can’t help but think about ingredients that are in vogue.

Turmeric, the day-glow Indian spice, is one of the hottest ingredients around at the moment — and turmeric latte, or “golden milk,” is a delicious recipe for incorporating it into your diet.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Get up and Go!
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Nut trees deserve another look for yards and gardens
Nut trees make great additions to yards and gardens. They provide multi-purpose crops, have attractive blooms and can protect as wind buffers.

Yet, fruit trees overshadow them in popularity.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Indoor plant displays: built-ins, wall pockets and more
Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there’s a fresh vertical garden, lush with bright green ferns, lavender, baby’s tears, mint and other fragrant plants.

San Francisco-based design studio Siol created just that a few years ago for one home.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Fresh Take: Apples are here
Apple season is rolling in, and with the lower yields expected this year, anticipate an early rush to Vermont’s pick-your-own orchards. (Find one at the Vermont Tree Fruit Association’s website, vermontapples.org.) The good news is that with a lower water content, this season’s apples should be crunchier, with even more flavor.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Cookbook spotlights healthy, fast, and plant-based dishes
In Angela Liddon’s previous life, there were chia seed doughnuts drizzled with coconut-lemon whipped cream, and decadent parfaits with homemade jams and hearty granolas for breakfast. At least once a week, the plant-based blogger and cookbook author dreamed up another breakfast.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Japan choosing 88 animation travel spots to boost tourism
TOKYO — Eighty-eight places in Japan are going to be designated “animation spots” to encourage tourism — using train stations, school campuses, rural shrines and other fairly everyday places where popular “manga” characters are depicted.  Published on: September 25, 2016
The many faces of the female faithful at the hajj
MECCA, Saudi Arabia — The annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, required of able-bodied Muslims once in their life, brings the Islamic world together across its many languages, ethnicities and individual beliefs — something seen across the many faces of its female faithful.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Salad days for steak
This recipe is a template for topping sauteed steaks or chops of most any kind with a wilted salad, a splendid dish for an early-fall dinner.

Mostly, I’m taking my cues here from the Italians. In Florence, they like to pep up their grilled steaks with a drizzle of olive oil and a spritz of lemon, which cuts through the meat’s fattiness.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
ARLINGTON, Va. — George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Piranesi exhibition opens in Moscow
MOSCOW — A new exhibition of 18th-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi has opened in Moscow.

The exhibition at Moscow’s Pushkin Museum that opened Monday brought together more than 100 etchings by Piranesi, along with engravings and drawings by his predecessors and followers from Russian and Italian museums.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Homeyer: Fall flowers
Almost every flower gardener has great June flowers: peonies are dramatic and go well with the Siberian iris that bloom at the same time. Bachelor buttons are blooming and poppies are popping out everywhere. But now, in September, some gardens have plenty of green but lack color. It need not be that way.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Music Review: Exhilarating VSO program begins its tour
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra opened its annual Made in Vermont statewide tour with an exhilarating program, Saturday at Johnson State College’s Dibden Center for the Arts.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Vermont news briefs
Two farms land USDA grants

HARDWICK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says two northern Vermont farms are getting federal grants to strengthen their businesses through product development, distribution and marketing.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Vermont counterculture exhibit opens
BARRE — Black-and-white photos and video footage, vintage posters and oral histories of 1970s hippies are the heart of an exhibit at the Vermont History Center in Barre dedicated to the decade that brought tens of thousands of outsiders to the state, changing the politics and culture forever.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Fly away home: Air show explains airport’s role
BERLIN — Hundreds of people flocked to the Edward F. Knapp Airport in Berlin Saturday to enjoy the air extravaganza put on by the Agency of Transportation.

The event featured airplane rides, glider rides, sky divers, model planes, model plane simulators, food sold by the Berlin Fire Department; the department’s trucks also were on display.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Scott would sell stake in business
MIDDLESEX — Though he says he is not happy about it, Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott announced Saturday he will sell his stake in Dubois Construction, if elected.

Scott made the announcement surrounded by friends, employees and former employees at the company’s 70th anniversary.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Steampunk reigns supreme in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD — Hundreds of steampunk aficionados invaded a town that used to pride itself as “the Machine Tool Town” Saturday, celebrating the synthesis of science fiction, 19th and 21st century industrial technology and Victorian fashion.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Minter rolls out tax policy plan
MONTPELIER — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Sue Minter says she will seek tax fairness as governor and look to lower the burden on low- and middle-income Vermonters by closing loopholes enjoyed by the wealthy and corporations.  Published on: September 25, 2016
The Clinton calendar
Hillary Clinton made a very pertinent comment this week: “‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask.”

Indeed we might!

Clinton is running against a man whose approval ratings are under 40 percent and his disapproval rating is the highest of any candidate in American history.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Fisher: How safe are food trucks?
The surge in popularity in food trucks has added a new challenge for health inspectors who must evaluate the safety of every food-service operation whether it has four wheels or a front door.

Local food trucks in Ohio are licensed every year, but their initial inspection takes place when the mobile unit is not serving any food.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Rules don’t apply
“It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one’s acts,” said Mahatma Gandhi, yet that is precisely what Wells Fargo’s chairman and chief executive officer John Stumpf attempted to do when he testified before Congress last week.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Allow all voices
There’s been a lot of talk by the media about debates in this gubernatorial election. Much of that has been targeted at Phil Scott and his view that all candidates should be included, accusing him of “ducking” debates. But there are several points that get lost in the media’s self-righteous criticisms.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Beyond the malaise
Economic data show surprising gains in median income for Vermonters last year, especially for poor Vermonters. The findings mirror gains across the nation.

It appears that Vermonters have nearly dug themselves out of the hole created by the economic collapse of 2008.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Getting right with the planet
In a letter to the American Meteorological Society in 1976, I argued that if earth scientists, who had at least some understanding, did not accept some responsibility for the Earth, who would? Certainly not the political and economic system that had only short-term interests.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Regulated pot market is safer
Having failed to convince the public that our disastrous War on Drugs will find success if we just wait long enough, prohibitionists have frantically switched arguments and now warn about the supposed evils of “big weed” and “commercialization,” rather than the substance itself.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Veracka, Panthers top Stowe
STOWE — The Thetford girls soccer team has made its presence known in Division III girls soccer.

Saturday marked the sixth straight victory for the Panthers, who earned a 1-0 victory over the defending champion Stowe Raiders.

Freshman Ellen Veracka scored the game-winner midway through the first half.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Looke, Raiders win Manchester Invitational
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Stephen Looke finished third overall with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 4 seconds to help the U-32 boys win the small school portion of Saturday’s Manchester Invitational.

The Raiders posted a winning score of 90 points to easily defeat runner-up Oyster River.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Looke, Raiders triumph
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Stephen Looke finished third overall with a 5-kilometer time of 16 minutes, 4 seconds to help the U-32 boys win the small school portion of Saturday’s Manchester Invitational.

The Raiders posted a winning score of 90 points to easily defeat runner-up Oyster River.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Hepburn leads VTC
Phil Hepburn recorded four goals to put Vermont Tech in control during Saturday’s blowout victory.

Also recording goals for VTC were Connor Strom, Ali Alzamanan and Matt Brien (two assists). Vermont Tech improves to 3-6 and will host the University of Maine-Fort Kent on Thursday at 4 p.m.  Published on: September 25, 2016
MacDonald takes top honors
LOUDON, N.H. – Eddie MacDonald knows what it takes to win an American-Canadian Tour race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He’d just never done it in an even-numbered year before.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Cadets shut out Lasers
NEWTON, Mass. - The Cadets cruised to a shutout victory over the Lasers on Saturday in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action.

The Lasers slip to 0-7 on the season and 0-3 in GNAC play, while the Cadets improve to 4-3-2 overall and 1-0-2 in conference with their second consecutive road win.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Cadets fall to AIC
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — The Cadets lost their third straight match with Saturday’s defeat against American International College in National Intercollegiate Rugby Association action.

AIC (1-3) led 17-14 at halftime and pulled away with 27 straight points to open the second half before Norwich got a try and a conversion in extra time.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Catamounts settle for draw
BURLINGTON — The Catamounts and the Big Green played to a draw after 110 minutes of soccer Saturday afternoon in front of an Alumni Weekend crowd of 1,710 fans. Vermont’s Brian Wright earned a penalty kick in the 26th minute after he was pushed to the ground by a Big Green defender.  Published on: September 25, 2016
McPhee, Vikings frustrate Solons
MONTPELIER – Rickie McPhee collected a impressive throw-in from Logan LaRose in the 67th minute and punished the Solons on Saturday.

Kosta Tiodorovic finished with 10 saves in the shutout for LI, while Roger Medina made three saves for MHS.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Bushnell, Raiders hold off Lancers
HYDE PARK — Harrison Bushnell provided some second-half heroics Saturday to help the Raiders rain on the Lancers’ parade.

Gus Obeldobel gave U-32 a 1-0 lead in the 2nd minute before a restart by Nick Fitzgerald set up an equalizing goal by Haven Eames in the 36th minute.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Masi a monster for Craftsbury
MARSHFIELD – Austin Masi recorded a natural hat trick in the opening half and added a fourth goal for good measure to give the Chargers a big spark.

Noah Coville, Estaban Sanchez, Yanniek LeScouezec and Elm Lapoint also found the back of the net for Craftsbury.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Whipple, McAllister propel Wildcats
HARDWICK — Becca Whipple gave the Wildcats a first-half lead and Casey McAllister struck twice after the break Saturday.

Whipple fired a shot past Enosburg goalie Kayla Westover (four saves) for a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Redhawks shut out Tide
BARRE TOWN — The Redhawks opened things up with a pair of second-half goals Saturday.

Natalie Durieux finished off a pass from Sara Kelly to start the scoring in the 24th minute.

Sierra Morton doubled the lead in the 50th minute on a pass from Lindsey Albertelli.  Published on: September 25, 2016
Henson joins nonprofit group
COLCHESTER — The nonprofit group Champlain Community Services recently named Randy Henson as its new service coordinator.

Henson will have case management and supervisory responsibilities for the organization, based in Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.  Published on: September 24, 2016
$42M supports new research
HANOVER, N.H. — Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system were recently awarded up to $42 million to investigate environmental influences on child health.  Published on: September 24, 2016
In Yahoo breach, hackers may seek intelligence, not riches
SAN FRANCISCO — If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company says, the breach could be part of a long-term strategy that’s aimed at gathering intelligence rather than getting rich.  Published on: September 24, 2016
LinkedIn adding new training features, news feeds and ‘bots’
SAN FRANCISCO — LinkedIn wants to become more useful to workers by adding personalized news feeds, helpful messaging “bots” and recommendations for online training courses, as the professional networking service strives to be more than just a tool for job-hunting.  Published on: September 24, 2016
Restored historic ship returning to once-devastated seaport
NEW YORK — After a yearlong renovation, an iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885 is returning to New York City’s seaport district as the centerpiece of a museum that is making a comeback after having the wind knocked out of its sails after Superstorm Sandy.  Published on: September 24, 2016
As Clinton, Trump tout parental leave, 3 states offer models
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — As the two leading presidential candidates tout competing campaign proposals to provide paid leave to care for a baby, the three states that already have such programs show how it could work.  Published on: September 24, 2016
DPW unveils stormwater master plan draft
MONTPELIER — At Wednesday night’s City Council meeting, a presentation on combined sewer overflows was given by the Public Works Department and a stormwater master plan draft was presented to the council, which in turn unanimously accepted the draft.  Published on: September 24, 2016
$66M bequest to transform UVM training
BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained, thanks to the largest donation ever given to a public university in New England.  Published on: September 24, 2016
Entergy: Water leak source might be found
BRATTLEBORO — Entergy Nuclear says it has found a potential source of water infiltration into Vermont Yankee’s turbine building, a problem that has cost the company more than a million dollars.  Published on: September 24, 2016
Final report ready on school district union
BARRE — A citizens’ committee that spent more than a year studying the potential unification of three local school districts is finally ready to turn in a report that makes the case for doing just that.

Now, it is up to the state Board of Education, which is expected to consider the report at its Oct.  Published on: September 24, 2016
Theater Review: Finding the steel in ‘Steel Magnolias’
WATERBURY CENTER — “Steel Magnolias” — made famous by the 1989 all-star film — is one of the oft-produced plays by community and professional theaters around the country. So most theater-goers know it.

And yet, Waterbury Festival Playhouse’s Thursday preview performance proved amazingly fresh — unexpected, entertaining and deeply touching.  Published on: September 24, 2016


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