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NH man pleads not guilty in crash
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 23-year-old New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a July crash that severely injured two people on a motorcycle.  Published on: August 27, 2015
State treasurer receives award
State treasurer  Published on: August 27, 2015
CVMC hires Courtney Ellis
CVMC hires  Published on: August 27, 2015
EB-5 center announces hires
EB-5 center  Published on: August 27, 2015
Man accused of firefighter threat
Man accused of  Published on: August 27, 2015
E911 names full-time director
E911 names  Published on: August 27, 2015
American Pharoah arrives at Saratoga for Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — With a dozen roses and about 300 people waiting to greet him, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday and was led off a horse van next to his barn after a flight from California.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Racing is fun
So often, the experience of being at a stock car race isn’t about the actual racing.  Published on: August 27, 2015
ECAC poll picks Castleton third
CASTLETON – Norwich University secured the second spot in the 2015 Eastern Collegiate Football preseason poll, in a vote conducted by the conference’s head coaches.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Opinion: The challenge of inclusion for all
Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandated equal access for people with disabilities.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Family potential
I would like to thank the Department for Children and Families and other social service agencies that have the intent of preserving families. Also, thanks to the area churches, public libraries and schools that plan programs to support children. Many in the community are invested in seeing children thrive.  Published on: August 27, 2015
More to be done
The League of Women Voters of Vermont is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, named by Rep. Bella Abzug in 1971 to commemorate passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  Published on: August 27, 2015
NFL, union still in dispute over Peterson suspension
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July, with the guaranteed money he was seeking.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Iconic schemes to run at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Astros top last year’s win total, beat Yankees 6-2
NEW YORK — Evan Gattis hit two home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again and the Houston Astros exceeded last season’s win total, beating the New York Yankees 6-2 Wednesday.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury
Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi’s A3 Cabriolet.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Arts Preview
Jo Dee Messina  Published on: August 27, 2015
Staying ‘Gold’: Legendary roots rock band Los Lobos shines on new album
More than 40 years into its distinguished existence as one of the greatest — and most unassuming — American rock bands ever, Los Lobos returns to the region for a show at the intimate Stowe nightclub, Rusty Nail, on Thursday, Sept. 3.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Councilors gasp at BOR repainting bid
Paint job for ice arena pricier than expected  Published on: August 27, 2015
Schools react to recent murders
BARRE — After the recent shootings in Barre and Berlin that left four dead, local schools are reacting.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Barre City Police Log: Gunshots in woods; pothole claims a victim
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre police in recent days.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Lingering vacancies occupy Barre city manager
City Hall shouldn't be shorthanded for too much longer  Published on: August 27, 2015
WCSU’s five towns to study merger
MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Supervisory Union will study the implications of merging into a single school district.  Published on: August 27, 2015
State sends frugal budget forecast
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration is telling agency and department heads to prepare for level funding in the next state budget.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Rape suspect wrote he ‘used every trick’ for sex with girl
CONCORD, N.H. — A former student charged with raping a freshman girl two days before he graduated from an elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged Wednesday that he deleted a Facebook message to a friend in which he wrote he “used every trick in the book” to have sex with her.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Sanders gains endorsement of key black activist
Rights  Published on: August 27, 2015
Minter: Campaign decision in a few weeks
MONTPELIER — Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says she is continuing to weigh a bid for governor and hopes to make a decision shortly after Labor Day.  Published on: August 27, 2015
US stocks rebound to log best day in 4 years
An afternoon surge Wednesday gave the stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Greece’s Tsipras rules out most potential coalition partners
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday raised the political stakes ahead of next month’s early national election, saying he will not enter a coalition with the main center-right and centrist opposition parties even if he needs their backing to govern.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Merkel travels to far-right heartland to defend refugees
HEIDENAU, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel was met with jeers Wednesday as she traveled to a German town at the center of a recent wave of far-right anti-foreigner violence, delivering a message of support for refugees as many look to her for leadership in handling the European migrant crisis.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Slain TV reporter, cameraman were budding young journalists
They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Lou-Ron Schneider
GREENSBORO — Lou-Ron Schneider, 68, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Nora B. Jerry
BARRE — Nora Bell Jerry, 66, of Eastern Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at her home with her family at her bedside.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Annette C. Groleau rites
BARRE — The Mass of Christian burial and life’s honor for Annette C. Groleau, of South Main Street, was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church. She died Aug. 5, 2015, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Alan Richardson
WILLIAMSTOWN — Alan “Rick” Richardson, 60, of Flint Road, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home. His family had been by his bedside.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Pointing to hope
Humanity can no longer ignore the response of the Earth.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
SUNSET, La.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Corren mulls new bid for lieutenant governor
MONTPELIER — Progressive Dean Corren says he is weighing a second bid for lieutenant governor in the 2016 election but will only do so if a case involving his last campaign and the state’s public financing for candidates is resolved in time.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Talk of the Town
Bag ladies, plus one?  Published on: August 27, 2015
Capital Sounds: It’s just for the laughs
Comedy seems to be all the rage here in the Green Mountain State lately, and now Charlie O’s is getting into the act as well. On Monday nights, O’s will be hosting a comedy open mic, which started this past week.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Northern Stage’s new theater is for the community
Northern Stage’s brand-new theater means “Yes!”  Published on: August 27, 2015
Bolt, Gatlin ready for showdown in 200 meters
BEIJING — A day before another showdown with his latest rival, Usain Bolt didn’t show even the slightest trace of anxiety.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Esselstyn: Our real environmental goals?
The Times Argus editorial, “Climate Realities,” (Aug. 20, 2015) in examining the conflicting climate change positions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mirrors the emotional/intellectual tug-of-war simmering in most thoughtful citizens.  Published on: August 27, 2015
CD Review: Bow Thayer’s ‘Sundowser’ points to new directions
Bethel singer-songwriter-guitarist Bow Thayer, long noted for his rock-infused neo-country high-energy bluegrass-tinted songs, is moving in a new direction with his newest recording.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Vermont virtuosity: Northern Third Piano Quartet
Twenty-five years ago, you had to bring in out-of-state players to hear top-notch chamber music. Today, that is no longer true. Four of Vermont’s finest instrumentalists have united to provide the state with first-rate performances.  Published on: August 27, 2015
College headed for Lebanon
LEBANON, N.H. — The Community College System of New Hampshire has purchased two former Lebanon College buildings on a pedestrian mall in downtown Lebanon.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Man seeks retrial in road rage case
ST. ALBANS — Attorneys have requested a new trial for a Vermont man convicted of murder in the 2013 shooting death of a woman in what police described as a road rage incident.  Published on: August 26, 2015
State to stock lake with muskellunge
State to stock lake  Published on: August 26, 2015
Family of man killed in crash says there is new evidence
Dispute arises over  Published on: August 26, 2015
Vermont schooner heads for repairs
Vermont schooner  Published on: August 26, 2015
CVMC official recognized
CVMC official  Published on: August 26, 2015
State receives $174K grant
State receives  Published on: August 26, 2015
Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Texans’ QB Mallett stung by losing starting job to Hoyer
HOUSTON — Ryan Mallett was still seething on Tuesday, a day after Brian Hoyer beat him out to earn Houston’s starting quarterback job.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Marshall’s mission with Jets: trying to win a championship
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Brandon Marshall has spent the month of January at home each of the past nine years, watching other players make postseason runs.  Published on: August 26, 2015
USC’s Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally
LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol and medication.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Winston shows progress in Bucs victory over Bengals
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s Jameis Winston is making strides as an NFL quarterback. Now he has a home victory to build on.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Pay your whey
Should property owners, farmers and municipalities bear the risk of a wealthy private corporation’s waste disposal practices? Cabot Creamery, a subsidiary of the AgriMark Corporation, currently spreads its wastewater on the fields of over 30 Vermont towns, including Plainfield, where I am chair of the select board.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Mack Molding promotes Colety
Mack Molding  Published on: August 26, 2015
Best Buy 2Q performance beats analysts’ expectations
NEW YORK — Best Buy’s turnaround is charging ahead.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Despite stock fall, financial health of many is still solid
WASHINGTON — Many Americans have just absorbed a financial beating — at least as measured by their stock holdings. It’s the kind of blow that can feed a sense of helplessness about retirement, college savings and higher-than-expected bills.  Published on: August 26, 2015
NECI to educate resort, military staff
MONTPELIER — New England Culinary Institute has teamed up with Sandals Resorts and the U.S. Coast Guard as part of its culinary staff training.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Minter: Campaign decision in a few weeks
MONTPELIER — Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says she is continuing to weigh a bid for governor and hopes to make a decision shortly after Labor Day.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Utah boy curls up between warm rocks, survives wilderness
SALT LAKE CITY — A 10-year-old boy found safe after more than a day alone in remote eastern Utah backcountry said Tuesday he remembered the survival skills his father taught him and curled up between rocks still warm from the sun to survive the cold mountain night.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Bond denied for defendant in Oklahoma politician’s killing
OKLAHOMA CITY — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a man accused in the weekend stabbing death of his father, who was Oklahoma’s labor commissioner.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Illinois man denies cancer drug smuggling conspiracy charge
HELENA, Mont. — An Illinois man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with an online Canadian pharmacy to smuggle mislabeled, unapproved and, in two cases, counterfeit prescription drugs into the U.S. to sell to doctors.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Wozniacki advances at Connecticut Open
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Caroline Wozniacki is feeling healthy, and it showed in another victory at the Connecticut Open.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Gomez, Gattis lead Keuchel and Astros to testy rout of Yanks
NEW YORK — Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 blowout of the New York Yankees that briefly got testy Tuesday night.  Published on: August 26, 2015
IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson
When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball’s greatest players walking toward them.  Published on: August 26, 2015
American Pharoah 1-5 favorite in 10-horse field for Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — And now, it’s on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Steelers sign Vick to 1-year deal
PITTSBURGH — Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Grade points
Education officials insisted this week that test results from the new standardized tests taken by Vermont students were no cause for alarm. Tests in reading and math measured levels of proficiency for students in grades 3 through 8 and in grade 11. In some cases the proficiency level was 20 percentage points lower than last year.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Brandon man charged with trafficking
BRANDON — One of Brandon’s biggest drug raids in the past two years has led to charges against a local man who allegedly sold drugs while living with his mother and a juvenile family member.  Published on: August 26, 2015
GMC president stepping down
POULTNEY — Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn is not yet ready to use the “r-word.”  Published on: August 26, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
PARIS  Published on: August 26, 2015
Herring pleads not guilty in relatives’ deaths
BARRE — Jody Herring pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated murder Tuesday afternoon for the shooting deaths of three of her relatives.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Challenge to Kohl’s permit condition grows
Regional Planning commission joins free Kohl's chorus  Published on: August 26, 2015
Police: Man fatally shot grandfather
Police say a Greensboro man shot and killed his grandfather during an alcohol-fueled argument.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Illegal pythons removed from North Clarendon home
NORTH CLARENDON — Game wardens removed two illegal, massive pythons — a 19-foot female and a 14-foot male — from a home on Collins Lane in North Clarendon on Tuesday so they could be taken to a sanctuary in Massachusetts.  Published on: August 26, 2015
The big decisions
Let’s say you had the chance to become a vampire. With one magical bite you would gain immortality, superhuman strength and a life of glamorous intensity. Your friends who have undergone the transformation say the experience is incredible.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Video: Barre Granite Museum
 Published on: August 26, 2015
Clergy to host discussion series
MONTPELIER — The Clergy Caucus of Vermont Interfaith Action has eight regional events scheduled to discuss issues that will come before the Legislature, the judiciary system and the executive branch of government. The caucus says it will be viewing these issues through the lens of “moral economy,” and the overall theme is to build Vermont’s.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Woman sentenced for perjury in court
A Granite City woman will spend the next 10 days behind bars for lying on affidavits related to a relief from abuse order from her estranged husband.  Published on: August 25, 2015
UVM-led study receives $18.5M
UVM-led study  Published on: August 25, 2015
Dianna Benoit joins KW Vermont
Dianna Benoit  Published on: August 25, 2015
Jury awards sex abuse victim $1M
Jury awards sex  Published on: August 25, 2015
Anti-bullying booklet released
Anti-bullying  Published on: August 25, 2015
UVM Extension to hold tax school
UVM Extension  Published on: August 25, 2015
Deal reached easing North and South Korea tensions
SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea reached a deal Tuesday to ease animosities, with Pyongyang expressing regret over a recent land mine blast and Seoul agreeing to halt propaganda broadcasts that had pushed the rivals to threats of war.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Judge gives spirited defense of theater shooter’s trial
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge who oversaw Colorado theater shooter James Holmes’ trial gave an impassioned defense of the jury and the process Monday after the mother of one of the wounded said Holmes’ life sentence showed more concern for Holmes than for the victims.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Beatrice L. Blain rites
ORANGE, Vt. — A Mass of Christian burial and celebration of life for Beatrice L. Blain, 83, of U.S. Rt. 302 was held on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 1 p.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. She passed away on July 9, 2015.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Cotto, Alvarez agree to fight
LOS ANGELES — If Miguel Cotto’s fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is anywhere near as difficult as the negotiations to get them in the ring together, boxing fans are in for a treat this fall.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Stoudemire hoping Heat get to see his All-Star form
MIAMI — Amare Stoudemire spent some time with Dwyane Wade in New York this summer, sipping wine at a trendy hotspot and talking basketball.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Eagles, NFL disagree over hit on Sam Bradford’s knees
PHILADELPHIA — The NFL says Terrell Suggs’ hit on Sam Bradford’s knees on Saturday night wasn’t illegal and shouldn’t have been a penalty.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Patriots welcome veteran WR Wayne
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Hoyer named starting QB for Texans
HOUSTON — Now that he’s been named Houston’s starting quarterback Brian Hoyer knows he’ll have to continue to perform to keep that job.  Published on: August 25, 2015
Geno Smith at Jets practice for 1st time since jaw broken
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith is working his way back to playing. For now, a visit to practice counts as progress for the New York Jets quarterback.  Published on: August 25, 2015
IndyCar confronts safety as Justin Wilson fights for life
With Justin Wilson fighting for his life in a Pennsylvania hospital, IndyCar faces yet another crisis as the series prepares to crown its champion.  Published on: August 25, 2015