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Clean-up information released
Clean-up information released  Published on: July 30, 2015
Blue Cross hike requests panned
MONTPELIER — Loren Mandell Wood of Burlington came into the world 11 days ago at an “out-of-pocket maximum” cost of as much as $5,100. On Wednesday, he did not appear prepared to pull that money out of his pocket.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Utility seeking to ‘beat the peak’
Utility seeking  Published on: July 30, 2015
Carlson appointed to Vt. trial bench
Carlson appointed  Published on: July 30, 2015
Bromley helps support Komen
Bromley helps  Published on: July 30, 2015
UVM offers composting course
UVM offers  Published on: July 30, 2015
Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption
PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off a campaign loan with charitable donations and federal grants, funneled campaign money to pay down his son’s student loan debt and disguised a lobbyist’s bribe as payment for a car he never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against the congressman.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Sandra J. Smith
0730 TA Obits Smith broef no photo no flag  Published on: July 30, 2015
Alice R. Sicely
0730 TA Obits Sicely paid no photo no flag  Published on: July 30, 2015
Jeannette E. Pitcher rites
0730 TA Obits Pitcher rites no photo no flag  Published on: July 30, 2015
Eamon A. O’Mahoney
0729 TA Obits O'Mahoney paid photo no flag  Published on: July 30, 2015
Utility seeking to ‘beat the peak’
Utility seeking  Published on: July 30, 2015
Residents worry over bridge work
Residents worry  Published on: July 30, 2015
Marijuana growers meet in Brattleboro
Marijuana growers  Published on: July 30, 2015
Woman faces forgery counts
Woman faces  Published on: July 30, 2015
Poland: ‘Junk contracts’ fuel inequality
PIONKI, Poland — Everybody in Poland seems to be against them now: temporary contracts that offer few benefits to their workers, popularly known as “junk contracts.”  Published on: July 30, 2015
Rome is a hot mess amid corruption, breakdowns
ROME — Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome, and the first of as many as 30 million people may start pouring into Rome.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in traffic-stop shooting
CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted on murder charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday, adding that the officer “purposely killed him” and “should never have been a police officer.”  Published on: July 30, 2015
Zero-percent financing turns heads, but may not be best deal
DETROIT — When a car dealer offers to lend you the money to buy a car at zero interest, it gets your attention. Yet that cheap money might not be the best deal you can get.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Vermont Festival of the Arts
Art shows, concerts, theater, children’s activities, workshops and “art of living” — the Vermont Festival of the Arts is a bit like a giant and very creative open house. The Festival’s 110 events take place in barns, inns, stores, churches, the Sugarbush base lodge, outdoors — and even theaters and galleries — in the Mad River Valley.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Local visual arts
Editor’s note: Please send visual art listings to jim.lowe@timesargus.com;mailto:jim.lowe@timesargus.com[/URL].  Published on: July 30, 2015
Tweed finds bigger pastures in Waitsfield
It might have been the fourth of July — or it could have been Bow and Lori’s wedding. Regardless of the actual date, the Tweed River Music Festival started like so many festivals — as a backyard party with friends, family and a few fellow musicians.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Kansas City gospel organist and singer
Kansas City gospel organist and singer Brother Bob White will be touring New England for the first time ever. At 84 years young, White is a living treasure: one of the very last of the “old school” gospel organists, and a singer of great feeling and depth.  Published on: July 30, 2015
CD Review: Freshman release shows mature writing and singing
While many musicians get right on the recording bandwagon as soon as they’ve got a few songs and enough of a bankroll to pay for studio time, Christine Malcolm took her time.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Hot music options on tap in Burlington: Christopher Paul Stelling, Thurston Moore Band and Tune-Yards
A plethora of compelling music options in Burlington is on tap for the coming week, which includes deft finger-picker Christopher Paul Stelling, indie-rock luminary Thurston Moore and more.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Capital Sounds: This festival goes totally mad
It’s high summer here in the Green Mountains, and that means it’s festival time. Another great one happens this weekend down in the Mad River Valley, and it features some of Boston’s finest homegrown talent alongside some other regional and homegrown Vermont acts.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Arts Preview
Galumpha  Published on: July 30, 2015
Trailing Bernie: Wait, the Donald and Bernie?
Ezra Klein, the liberal blogger of Vox, recently had one of the more complete and telling interviews with Sen. Bernie Sanders. Vox posted the lengthy transcript online earlier this week. (It can be read or viewed at www.vox.com/2015/7/28/9014491/bernie-sanders-vox-conversation)  Published on: July 30, 2015
Talk of the Town
Uncanny support  Published on: July 30, 2015
Mall given OK to build Kohl’s
The District 5 Environmental Commission has given a permit to the Berlin Mall to build a freestanding Kohl¿s department store much to the delight of officials in town even if they wish it had been issued sooner.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Feds: Towns’ damage not enough
The state has announced that the damage caused by the storms on July 19 didn't meet the threshold for federal funding, much to the frustration of local officials and has caused one town to keep its roads closed until funding is obtained.  Published on: July 30, 2015
The Flood of 2015: In Barre, resolve for the future
BARRE — City officials didn’t think a flood like the one which hit Barre in 2011 could happen every four years.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Support local power
Support local power  Published on: July 30, 2015
‘It was wrong’
‘It was wrong’  Published on: July 30, 2015
Think about mentoring
Think about mentoring  Published on: July 30, 2015
High-quality event
High-quality event  Published on: July 30, 2015
Many thanks
Many thanks  Published on: July 30, 2015
Don’t plow down beauty
Don’t plow down beauty  Published on: July 30, 2015
Tom Brady vows to fight on
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to “believe and unequivocally support” the three-time Super Bowl MVP.  Published on: July 30, 2015
High expectations apparent for Bills
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams sensed a difference upon reporting for his 10th training camp.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Tom Brady vows to fight on
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to “believe and unequivocally support” the three-time Super Bowl MVP.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Berry back at practice after cancer fight
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry returned to the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice field Wednesday, just eight months after a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his career.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Bach: Boston failed to deliver on `promises’ to USOC
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the games.  Published on: July 30, 2015
American Pharoah arrives at Monmouth for Sunday’s Haskell
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Platini confirms run for FIFA president
GENEVA — Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body “the dignity and the position it deserves.”  Published on: July 30, 2015
Halfway spotlight
Vermont’s stock car racing season has just passed the halfway point, and a handful of drivers have emerged to stand head-and-shoulders above the rest. In no particular order, we’ll analyze 10 of the best wheelmen within the borders of the Green Mountain State so far in 2015:  Published on: July 30, 2015
New crop of players seize Shrine baton
CASTLETON — The Fair Haven Shrine baton has been passed to Ian Misencik and Jake Carter.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Vermont thrives amid changes
MONTPELIER — Losing your star second baseman midway through June and countless other key pieces in the ensuing weeks would send many NECBL teams into a tailspin.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Climate change puts squeeze on bees
A new University of Vermont study shows climate change has reduced the range where bumblebees are found in both North America and Europe.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Search continues for missing grandmother
Day 2 of the search for an Andover grandmother suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  Published on: July 30, 2015
A ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for today
If William Shakespeare were alive today, would “Romeo and Juliet” still have been written? The timeless story he crafted so many years ago is a permanent fixture in all-time great literature. But the tragedy might have been avoided today because Romeo’s father could have just sent him a text message.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Opera North sings: From a Turkish harem to the streets of New York
Opera North has come to mean more than opera, adding great musicals to its repertoire. This year, the Upper Valley’s regional opera company is producing “West Side Story,” the most operatic of all musicals, with a score by Leonard Bernstein, libretto by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents.  Published on: July 30, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
WASHINGTON  Published on: July 30, 2015
Challenge issued
Even with statewide elections many months away, anyone pondering a run for governor has to be looking warily at this week’s economic forecast. The modest growth is encouraging, but is it sustainable enough to dig Vermont out of its current fiscal crisis?  Published on: July 30, 2015
Police investigate shooting near store
Police investigate  Published on: July 29, 2015
Police: Alcohol a factor in drowning
Police: Alcohol a  Published on: July 29, 2015
Authorities: Man drove into lake
Authorities: Man  Published on: July 29, 2015
Local woman cited for selling drugs
BARRE — A Barre Town woman has been cited for selling heroin and conspiracy to sell heroin and oxycodone. Vermont State police investigated Jennifer Farnham, 28, whom they are accusing of selling heroin and oxycodone in the Barre area.  Published on: July 29, 2015
College hires Joel Ribout
College hires  Published on: July 29, 2015
Farm tour set for Sept. 26
Farm tour set  Published on: July 29, 2015
Panel begins its study of solar growth
MONTPELIER — A panel created by the Vermont Legislature to study the growth of solar power in Vermont and plan for its use sat down for its first meeting Tuesday and heard from both supporters and critics.  Published on: July 29, 2015
State employee denies selling heroin to clients
BENNINGTON — A state employee who worked at the Office of Child Support in Bennington was arraigned on Tuesday on felony charges of selling heroin after police said she admitted on Monday to selling drugs at the state office building to at least one of her clients.  Published on: July 29, 2015
‘a reporter’s reporter’ Don Oberdorfer, top journalist, was 84
Don Oberdorfer, a highly respected diplomatic correspondent for The Washington Post and the author of well-received books about Korea, Vietnam and the Cold War, died last Thursday in Washington. He was 84.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Keep It Real: Exxon secrets revealed
It is probably the accumulation of guilt combined with increased empathy, that comes with age, that makes people who have done bad things eventually confess their involvement.It has happened many times in history. Tobacco scientists finally admitted to the truth about the dangers of nicotine.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Amses: Midsummer thoughts
John Steinbeck once said, “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to  Published on: July 29, 2015
Brady’s suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Tiger Woods running out of chances to salvage season
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods knows he’s played poorly over the past two years. Now, he’s facing the prospect of an early end to his season.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Mexico national soccer coach fired after journalist’s claim
MEXICO CITY — Embattled Mexican national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a TV reporter’s claim that the coach known as “El Piojo” punched him.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Mets reliever Mejia banned for year for positive drug test
NEW YORK — Just back from an 80-game drug suspension, New York Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was banned for an additional 162 games Tuesday by Major League Baseball following a second positive test for performance-enhancing substances.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Michel Platini will run for FIFA president
GENEVA — Michel Platini will run for FIFA president and plans to announce his intentions this week.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Rockies, Blue Jays swap star shortstops
DENVER — The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays have swapped star shortstops.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer asks to question anonymous tipster
FALL RIVER, Mass. — A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to let him question under oath a woman who called him anonymously and raised questions about a member of the jury that convicted his client of murder.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among of his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Inn announces new chef
Inn announces  Published on: July 29, 2015
Watershed projects receive funding
Watershed projects  Published on: July 29, 2015
Ford reports record profit and sales jump
DEARBORN, Michigan — Ford Motor Co.’s net income jumped 44 percent to $1.9 billion in the second quarter as global sales rose and customers paid more for new trucks and SUVs with premium features.  Published on: July 29, 2015
High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One high roller requests a refrigerator full of bananas that he squeezes and throws as he gambles. Another urinates against a wall. Other high-stakes players described by a pit manager at Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s largest casinos, throw chairs, scream at dealers and expect rules to be bent at the tables.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Pfizer tops second-quarter forecasts, raises expectations
Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street’s second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world’s second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition hurting former big sellers.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Obama critics: Ethiopia is not a democracy
NAIROBI, Kenya — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Iraqi militias train young teens to fight IS
BAGHDAD — A quiet middle-class Shiite neighborhood in western Baghdad was transformed recently into a mini-boot camp, training teenagers for battle against the Islamic State group.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.  Published on: July 29, 2015
True-crime author Ann Rule, wrote about Bundy, dies
SEATTLE — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle’s Crisis Clinic.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence
LONDON — Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Obama: Africa must create jobs
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Closing a historic visit to Africa, President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the continent’s leaders to prioritize creating jobs and opportunity for the next generation of young people or risk sacrificing future economic potential to further instability and disorder.  Published on: July 29, 2015
New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of two killers
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — A prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run, and prosecutors said they believed no one else knowingly aided in the elaborate escape.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Dorothy T. Porter
0729 TA Obits Porter paid photo no flag  Published on: July 29, 2015
Eamon A. O’Mahoney
0729 TA Obits O'Mahoney paid photo no flag  Published on: July 29, 2015
Bonus points up for grabs at T-Road
BARRE— Thunder Road Speedbowl will wrap up its July slate with Thursday’s WDEV/Calkins Portable Toilets Night.  Published on: July 29, 2015
A broken system
This week New York magazine published photos and stories of 35 women who came forward with their stories of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault by the comedian Bill Cosby.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Capital City Grange is set to celebrate
MONTPELIER — Leslie Skinner recalled that his mom made him join a grange club in Massachusetts in 1943.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Plainfield flooding nearly rivaled ‘11
Officials in Plainfield are waiting to see if they will get financial support from the state and feds before undertaking any of the major work needed in town after the series of storms on July 19 knocked out several roads while also getting a better understanding of what exactly happened and why.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Theater Review: Greensboro offers feast of theater
GREENSBORO — Not surprisingly, Tom Stoppard’s comedy, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” gives poignant insight into William Shakespeare’s tragedy “Hamlet.” This was driven home Sunday, when the Mirror Repertory Company presented both plays in fine productions at a theater tent on the Greensboro Town Square.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Search for Andover woman with Alzheimer’s
An Andover woman walked away from her daughter's home sometime Tuesday morning.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Haslam to leave workers’ center
The leader of the Vermont Workers’ Center is taking his fight for higher wages and affordable health care to the State House.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Davis, Vermont aim to end skid at Shrine Bowl
CASTLETON — It would not be overstating things to call Spaulding High graduate Cam Davis an overnight success in varsity wrestling. He went out for the sport for the first time this past year as a senior and finished third in the state in the 285-pound classification.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Vermont tops Valley, 7-4
MONTPELIER — After Valley pulled even with a two-run fifth inning, Vermont’s Laren Eustace walked to the plate with a runner on first base and two outs in the sixth inning of a tie game.  Published on: July 29, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
Tripoli, Libya  Published on: July 29, 2015
Car, businesses found with gunshots
BARNET — Police are trying to figure out who shot a rifle at a car and at several businesses in two Vermont towns.  Published on: July 28, 2015
First meeting set for Vermont solar siting panel
MONTPELIER — A 10-member panel is going to be meeting for the first time today to work out issues related to the siting of solar power projects.  Published on: July 28, 2015
State child support worker charged in heroin sale
BENNINGTON — Police in Bennington have charged a 35-year-old state child support specialist with selling heroin.  Published on: July 28, 2015

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