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Legislators question rate of intervention
MONTPELIER — A special legislative panel is expected to hear more this week about the rules governing Vermont’s child welfare agency as it probes child protection issues following the deaths of two toddlers who had been in the state’s care.  Published on: September 22, 2014
China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Chester aims to save Vt.’s oldest ‘hearse house’
CHESTER — The white-clapboard “hearse house” in this town’s Main Street cemetery is considered the state’s oldest shelter for horse-drawn coaches that once transported the dead. But that’s only one reason why the Chester Beautification Committee wants to bring it back to life.  Published on: September 22, 2014
On the Road: More drivers on the road this fall
College homecoming marks the beginning of fall in Vermont. We started the season off at Norwich University in Northfield and then each subsequent weekend brings another college event.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Police probe suspected meth lab
PROCTOR — Vermont State Police said they are investigating a suspected methamphetamine lab at 9 River St. in Proctor.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Cats fall to 5-2
BURLINGTON — Daniel Grundel finished off a free kick opportunity for Hofstra in the 22nd minute to lift the Pride to Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Vermont in non-conference men’s soccer action.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Quinnipiac rallies to victory
FIELD HOCKEY  Published on: September 22, 2014
Cats suffer lopsided loss
WOMEN’S SOCCER  Published on: September 22, 2014
Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders 16-9
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Logano wins at New Hampshire in 2nd Chase race
LOUDON, N.H. — Raised in Connecticut, Joey Logano always considered New Hampshire his home track, the one where he dreamed of being bathed in confetti in Victory Lane and flocked by family and friends.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Eagles edge Redskins; Cowboys top Rams
SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Tanaka, Jeter lead Yankees over Blue Jays 5-2
NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didn’t feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2 1/2 months.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Winston returns, Florida State believes it’s No. 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Cards clinch playoff spot, then lose 7-2 to Reds
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals clinched a playoff spot on Sunday, and then lost 7-2 to Jay Bruce and the Cincinnati Reds.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Roethlisberger, Steelers top Panthers 37-19
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ben Roethlisberger spent Sunday night relishing in the return of Steelers football.  Published on: September 22, 2014
The ultimate beer journey in Vermont
MONTPELIER — Let’s not call this a “beer run.” That has such a Friday night frat boy connotation. Let’s instead call this a “beer journey.”  Published on: September 22, 2014
Business moves in to Clarendon warehouse
A new company moved into the old Pepsi-Cola bottling warehouse on Route 7B.  Published on: September 22, 2014
View from above: Aerial Yoga
Jessie Lucas likes to hang upside down. A certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, Thai Bodyworker, and health coach, Lucas also is an Aerial Yoga instructor, a form of yoga that uses a fabric hammock as a prop for traditional yoga poses.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Understanding Workers Compensation: Proposal needs your input
Employers, take heed: Regulations have been proposed that could result in fines, penalties and even stop work orders should a business fail to comply with workers’ compensation laws.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Goddard graduate teaches ‘Aerial Yoga’
RUTLAND — Jessie Lucas likes to hang upside down. A certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, Thai Bodyworker, and health coach, Lucas also is an Aerial Yoga instructor, a form of yoga that uses a fabric hammock as a prop for traditional yoga poses.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Study: Apple’s new iPhones score big in durability
NEW YORK — Apple’s new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year’s model and a leading Android phone, a study says.  Published on: September 22, 2014
The ultimate beer journey in Vermont
MONTPELIER — Let’s not call this a “beer run.” That has such a Friday night frat boy connotation. Let’s instead call this a “beer journey.”  Published on: September 22, 2014
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Many colleges assign common reading to their incoming freshmen, in the hopes that a book like “The Kite Runner” or “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” will inspire uplifting campuswide conversation about ethics, values, justice and the good life.  Published on: September 22, 2014
U2 guitarist gets boost in bid for Malibu mansions
MALIBU, Calif. — The guitarist for U2 finally has an edge in getting his long-planned compound of mansions built in the mountains above Malibu.  Published on: September 22, 2014
‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’
NEW YORK — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.  Published on: September 22, 2014
First lady introduces new class of student poets
WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama has introduced the newest class of National Student Poets.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Chamber Notes: Remembering Bonnie Greene
At its meeting this week, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce board members remembered and reflected on the many contributions of Bonnie Greene, a veteran office volunteer, who died this month after a courageous battle with cancer.  Published on: September 22, 2014
New VDOL rules could be costly
Employers, take heed: Regulations have been proposed that could result in fines, penalties and even stop work orders should a business fail to comply with workers’ compensation laws.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Mud and guts: Spartan participants brave the beast
KILLINGTON — They climb their way up the slick rope, arms shaking with exhaustion, mud covering skin and clothes. A bell waits for them at the top. Some make it, some don’t. The payment for failure is a pool of muddy water and 30 burpees — a combination of a push-up, plank and jump.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Homecoming Text and photos by Stefan Hard
As its 200th anniversary approaches, just five years away, Norwich University pulled out all the stops for its Homecoming Gala and Dinner on Friday evening that doubled as a booster event for the university’s $100-million bicentennial fundraising campaign.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Granite column: Early uses were primitive but helpful
Editor’s note: The following column was first published in The Times Argus in August 2009. Paul Wood is taking a few months off. This is the latest in a monthly column on central Vermont’s granite industry by the Vermont Granite Museum.  Published on: September 22, 2014
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Police seek help in vandalism, theft  Published on: September 22, 2014
An Unforgettable Column
Today, I am going to discuss memory. To start the column, I planned to write a profound thought I had concerning this topic. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what it was.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Montpelier energy committee adds non-voting energy partners
The Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee has reached out to four stakeholders - including the state, two energy non-profits, and Green Mountain Power, to join the board as non-voting members. The City Council recently authorized the appointment.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Domestic violence awareness gets boost
Domestic violence is dominating the national headlines, with the National Football league coming under scrutiny for some of its players being connected to violence against women. Many discussions are being had about the topic nationally and central Vermont will be having its own discussion Tuesday.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Phase II pipeline approval delayed
The Phase II pipeline schedule has been pushed back to accomodate the possible re-opening of the Phase I case.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Legislators question rate of intervention
MONTPELIER — A special legislative panel is expected to hear more this week about the rules governing Vermont’s child welfare agency as it probes child protection issues following the deaths of two toddlers who had been in the state’s care.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Vt. helps climate march make history
Vermont author and activist Bill McKibben and fellow organizers of Sunday’s People’s Climate March had hoped to crowd New York City with 100,000 supporters. So what happened when more than three times as many showed up?  Published on: September 22, 2014
Terence Moakley, Advocate for the Disabled, Dies at 69
NEW YORK — Terence J. Moakley, a persistent advocate for the disabled who fought for wheelchair users to have access to taxicabs and transit systems, died on Sept. 5 in Manhattan. He was 69. The cause was complications of acute myeloid leukemia.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
CANADENSIS, Pa. — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a Pennsylvania state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail.  Published on: September 22, 2014
UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists
NEW YORK — A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.  Published on: September 22, 2014
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LOS ANGELES  Published on: September 22, 2014
32 structures destroyed in California wildfire
SAN FRANCISCO — Nearly three-dozen structures were destroyed in a massive Northern California wildfire that continues to spread more than a week after it started, officials said Sunday.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000
KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey to safety Sunday. But in the tranquility of a Turkish tea garden just miles from the frontier, Dalil Boras vowed to head back after nightfall to continue the fight.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Sierra Leone concludes Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites
Associated Press  Published on: September 22, 2014
Informed parental choice
Thousands of Vermonters are looking at their school property tax bills and wondering “where will this end?”  Published on: September 22, 2014
By the numbers
The fact that a substantial majority of the voters in Scotland voted last Thursday in favor of remaining a part of the 307-year-old United Kingdom meant that the highly publicized referendum may have almost no practical impact on the United States.  Published on: September 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON — When Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go.  Published on: September 22, 2014
Vermont reminds drivers of Oct. 1 cellphone ban
MONTPELIER — Drivers who use hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while driving after a new law takes effect Oct. 1 should expect to be stopped and fined, police say.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Farmers, vendors face back sales taxes
MONTPELIER — A series of state audits of farm equipment vendors has some vendors and farmers on the hook for back sales taxes on purchases they believed were exempt.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Expectations low for UN climate summit
WASHINGTON — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days
CANADENSIS, Pa.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Agents nab intruder inside White House
WASHINGTON — An intruder made it through the front door of the White House after scaling the mansion’s fence before Secret Service agents apprehended him. The first family was not in the residence.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Kurdish fighters stream to Syria to battle
BEIRUT — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants.  Published on: September 21, 2014
5-second rule and other food myths
Ever wonder if an item of food that drops on the floor for five seconds or less is still safe to eat? Parents have been asking me lots of questions in regard to whether some of their health beliefs about food are fact or fiction. Let me provide some food for thought on this topic.  Published on: September 21, 2014
A pink and green striper sunrise
With another fishing trip to Maine just a few days away, we decided to take advantage of the generous offerings at a local spa run by two aspiring young entrepreneurs.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Fall: A good season for planting trees
Fall is hard upon us, or at least here in Cornish Flat, New Hampshire. I know I should toughen up and ignore the cold, but I admit it here: I had my first fire in the wood stove recently. It felt great on a raw, rainy night. “Real” New Englanders never admit to turning on the heat or starting a fire until Halloween or later. Not me.  Published on: September 21, 2014
The Outside Story: Staycation geese and southbound juncos
This has always been my perception of bird migration in the fall: The days grow short and cool, and then one day I notice a V-shaped caravan of Canada geese flying south. Then another and another. Within a few weeks of that first sighting, I hear their melancholy call one final time for the season.  Published on: September 21, 2014
On Poetry: Value, values and a revelation
This September, our news, and not merely in the sports outlets, was filled with Baltimore Ravens football player Ray Rice’s brutal assault on his wife in an Atlantic City elevator. Rice was at first slapped on the wrist by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: a two-day suspension.  Published on: September 21, 2014
The Lowe Down: Is young and exciting enough?
“Young and exciting” has long been the formula for success in pop music, but it can apply to classical music as well. Who is not impressed, even moved, by the bravura virtuosity of young stars such as the Chinese-American pianist Lang Lang?  Published on: September 21, 2014
How to make a gradual retreat from diabetes
This year, nearly 2 million American adults and more than 5,000 children and adolescents will learn they have a potentially devastating, life-shortening, yet largely preventable disease: Type 2 diabetes. They will join 29.1 million Americans who have diabetes.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Active Vermont: The autumn woods are calling
Hiking is an activity that benefits from prior conditioning. On the other hand, hiking itself builds muscular strength and endurance while delivering impressive scenery.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Book review: A rock pilgrim’s progress
“HOW TO BUILD A GIRL,” by Caitlin Moran (341 pages, Harper, $26.99)  Published on: September 21, 2014
Book review: Women in politics mark their paths to power
“FORGETTING TO BE AFRAID: A Memoir,” by Wendy Davis (Penguin/Blue Rider Press)  Published on: September 21, 2014
Yankee Notebook: A mission hard as ice
The recent discovery in the Canadian Arctic of what is certainly one of the lost ships of the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition has our northern neighbors abuzz with excitement. Even the prime minister, who had made a trip to visit the searchers, bubbled as he announced it.  Published on: September 21, 2014
In This State: When the treasure isn’t gold
Most of the former occupants of 110 Mill St., in Plainfield are dead now. Some have been gone for more than a century. Yet anyone who steps into this two-story Federal-style brick house can still sense their presence.  Published on: September 21, 2014
For us the bells toll: Revere’s works are everyday treasures
Reg Welch of Montpelier has been ringing the bell at Bethany Church for three decades. It is a labor of love for the longtime church leader. He takes great pride in calling citizens to worship.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Music Review: Classical flair begins VSO tour
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra introduced a fascinating new work by a Vermont-bred composer, and a pair of unlikely but excellent soloists, Friday at Johnson State College’s Dibden Center, but it was a late Haydn symphony that proved most exciting.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Vt. climate activists set for NYC march
Vermont author and activist Bill McKibben has wanted the world to talk about climate change ever since he wrote the first book about global warming for a general audience 25 years ago.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Norwich announces new campaign
With its bicentennial approaching, Norwich University has kicked off its largest fundraising campaign in the school's history as it looks to raise $100 million.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Creating confidence
Does it inspire confidence when state officials discover problems and take action to fix them? Or does the persistence of problems undermine confidence?  Published on: September 21, 2014
Making friends
Somebody recently asked me what I would do if I had $500 million to give away. My first thought was that I’d become a moderate version of the Koch brothers. I’d pay for independent candidates to run against Democratic or Republican members of Congress who veered too far into their party’s fever swamps.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Unneeded militarization of Vermont police
The heavy-handed police response to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., has, appropriately, caused the Herald, Times Argus and other media outlets throughout the country to question the growing militarization of civilian law enforcement.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Marching for the climate
My wife and I are getting ready to head to New York City for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, Sept. 21. The plan is to gather hundreds of thousands of people on the streets of New York City as world leaders gather at the United Nations to have a summit on the climate crisis. U.N.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Avoiding mistakes of the past
I try to avoid knee-jerk responses, even when the issue is about something in which I am emotionally and intellectually invested, especially then. The use of violence to resolve conflict is one of those issues.  Published on: September 21, 2014
What we have done to the weather
In the summer of 1969, I was 18 years old with a job driving an ice cream truck. One July afternoon the weather was ideal for ice cream — hot and humid — but business was dismal, the streets almost deserted. Eventually someone flagged me down, but he wasn’t interested in ice cream: “Come in the house!” he yelled.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Utah waits out delay, beats Michigan 26-10
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Travis Wilson returned after a frightening fall in the first half to throw a third-quarter touchdown pass, and Utah finally finished off a 26-10 win over Michigan on Saturday after a lightning delay in the fourth quarter of 2 hours, 24 minutes.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Odds are stacked against US in quest to regain Cup
Steve Stricker never felt more alone in front of so many people.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Patriots are heavyfavorites againststruggling Oakland
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they’re two-touchdown favorites on Sunday.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Vanden Bergh, Solons earn draw vs. U-32
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Lavigne, Montpelier battle to draw with U-32
EAST MONTPELIER — Despite relentless pressure from U-32, Montpelier’s defense and stellar play from goalie Natalie Lavigne held strong over 100 minutes, preserving a 1-1 draw in overtime on Saturday. Lavigne racked up 15 saves, and the Raiders couldn’t overcome a late equalizer in the second half.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Nishi, Williams help Highlanders race to victory
CROSS COUNTRY  Published on: September 21, 2014
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GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
James, Phoenix punish Trojans
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Norwich shuts out Suffolk
MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Vermont edges Norwich, 29-22
MEN’S RUGBY  Published on: September 21, 2014
Vetere, Wildcats edge Indians
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Highlanders overcome Delhagen, Ghosts
RANDOLPH — A little bit of the good, the bad and the ugly all added up to an entertaining overtime victory for Harwood boys soccer on Saturday.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Lake Region boys remain perfect
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Daniels, Raiders earn lopsided Homecoming victory
FIELD HOCKEY  Published on: September 21, 2014
Rebels blank Hilltoppers
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Redhawks shut out Crimson Tide
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Lindahl lifts Panthers past Marauders
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
Day, Champagne have big days for Norwich
WOMEN’S RUGBY  Published on: September 21, 2014
Helliwellwins Bond Invitational
LOUDON, N.H. — Two-time American Canadian Tour Champion Wayne Helliwell Jr. claimed the win in the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday. The race was called complete on lap 44 due to darkness.  Published on: September 21, 2014
Medeiros’ field goal propels Norwich
COLLEGE FOOTBALL  Published on: September 21, 2014
Moses, Phoenix shut out Trojans
GIRLS SOCCER  Published on: September 21, 2014
City, Vt College of Fine Arts to form joint committee
The City Council is forming a committee to work with the Vermont College of Fine Arts  Published on: September 20, 2014
I-91 bridge worker out of hospital after accident
The last construction worker injured Wednesday on the Interstate 91 bridge project in Brattleboro has been released from the hospital.  Published on: September 20, 2014

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