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Armed standoff ends in suicide
PLAINFIELD — Vermont State Police said an armed standoff that lasted for several hours Sunday ended after the suspect took his own life.

Lt. Matt Nally of the state police said troopers were called out to conduct a welfare check Sunday morning. Prior to their arrival, according to Nally, shots had been fired.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Middlebury College awards over 500 degrees
MIDDLEBURY — Rui Ti Hu, exhausted, was about to graduate.

The Russian and music major graduated from Middlebury College Sunday — but Saturday night and into the morning, Hu said he’d gotten about two hours of sleep. Hu stood with a group of cap-and-gown-clad friends as they waited to proceed through the campus.

By 10 a.m.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Hot and historic
The big marathon couldn’t go the distance, and Mother Nature was to blame.

Officials at the Vermont City Marathon and Relay called a stop to the race shortly before noon Sunday due to extreme heat and humidity. The call came about four hours into the race.  Published on: May 30, 2016
I am the Walrus
There has been a lot in the news lately about the use of public bathrooms by transgender citizens.

I am not about to get into the fray.  Published on: May 30, 2016
The Merci Train in Vermont
Local radio celebrity Bob Bannon was master of ceremonies as 500 Vermonters gathered at the railroad station in Montpelier to receive a remarkable gift from the people of France.  Published on: May 30, 2016
On The Road Roadwork in high gear; beware of animals
We are getting reports concerning deer and moose on paved roads around the state. These animals often come out to lick the salt off the pavement. When driving in rural parts of Vermont watch for our four-legged friends, especially around dusk.

Moose and deer are not the only creatures on the blacktop this time of year.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Energy siting bill faces possible veto
The Shumlin administration and legislative leaders are questioning aspects of a renewable energy siting bill passed in the waning hours of the 2016 legislative session. The concerns may prompt Gov. Peter Shumlin to veto the bill, according to Rep. Tony Klein, the chairman of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Sanders derides pick of convention committee leaders
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July, escalating his battle with party leaders.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Storm safe rooms become Midwest wedding-gift trend
ST. LOUIS — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers.

Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.  Published on: May 30, 2016
‘Looking Glass’ destroyed in ‘Apocalypse’
NEW YORK — Johnny Depp’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” bombed over the Memorial Day weekend with just $28.1 million through Sunday in North American theaters, while “X-Men: Apocalypse” debuted on top with an estimated $65 million.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Four-year-old rescued after gorilla is shot
CINCINNATI — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Maine midwifery rules reflect national licensure drive
PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s midwives will face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer as a result of a bill that reflects changes to the profession around the country.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Dictator’s trial nears verdict
DAKAR, Senegal — Souleymane Guengueng was among thousands imprisoned in Chad during the 1982-1990 rule of dictator Hissene Habre.

When Guengueng, an accountant accused of working with the opposition, was released in 1990 he collected more than 800 accounts of fellow prisoners and vowed to seek justice for their torture and suffering.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Lost couple at nuke plant “no threat”
The Associated Press

DELTA, Pa. — A couple who got lost in Pennsylvania while driving to New York entered the property of a nuclear plant by cutting a chain at a gate, apparently in a quest to get back on the right road, authorities said.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean
POZZALLO, Sicily — Survivor accounts have pushed to more than 700 the number of migrants feared dead in Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks over three days in the past week, even as European ships saved thousands of others in daring rescue operations.  Published on: May 30, 2016
A race to return WWI Purple Hearts
When he can’t find a descendant, the commemoratives are donated to museums or historical societies near the service members’ hometowns — what Fike calls “homes of honor.”





By WILSON RING

The Associated Press

ST.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Margery F. Lashua
Margery F. Lashua

EAST MONTPELIER — Margery Fletcher Lashua, 92, of County Road in East Montpelier, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Central Vermont Medical Center.

She was born in Burlington, Vermont, on March 7, 1924, the daughter of Roy C. and Ethel (Smith) Fletcher.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Richard A. Pearce Sr.
Richard A. Pearce Sr.

CHELSEA — The graveside memorial service for Richard A. Pearce Sr., 80, who died Dec. 18, 2015, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016, in the Village Cemetery in Warren, followed by a reception at the Warren Town Hall.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Alberta L. West
Alberta L. West

ANDERSON, S.C. — Alberta L. Stacey West, of 190 Wexford Drive, died Friday, May 27, 2016.

Alberta was born November 16, 1945, to Gordon and Marguerite (Johnson) Stacey in Barre, Vermont. She became a member of the Presbyterian Church in 1957 in Graniteville, Vermont.  Published on: May 30, 2016
A day to remember
Today is Memorial Day and this year this special occasion has been given an extra dose of intellectual adrenalin thanks to President Obama’s unprecedented visit this past week to Hiroshima, the Japanese city that was leveled by an American atomic bomb on August 6, 1945.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Rocco Mediate wins Senior PGA Championship
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Rocco Mediate holed out from a greenside bunker for birdie on the par-3 17th to wrap up a record-setting, wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Senior PGA Championship.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Steven Stamkos says he’d like to remain with Lightning
TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos hopes he hasn’t played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner as the NHL’s top goal scorer can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, however he reiterated Friday that he’d like to stay with the team drafted him No.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Pelicans’ Dejean-Jones killed after going to wrong apartment
DALLAS — New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter’s first birthday after kicking down the door of what he mistakenly thought was his girlfriend’s apartment in Dallas, a death that rattled the NBA over Memorial Day weekend.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS — An American took the Andretti family to victory lane in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

It just wasn’t the driver anyone expected.

Alexander Rossi was the surprising winner of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” when he stretched his fuel to the finish Sunday to pull off an upset victory.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Indianapolis 500 Winners
2016 — Alexander Rossi



2015 — Juan Montoya

 Published on: May 30, 2016
Pedroia leads Red Sox past Blue Jays 5-3 in 11
TORONTO — A tough weekend for Clay Buchholz ended with a win and an appreciative handshake from manager John Farrell.

Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI double in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.  Published on: May 30, 2016
‘A battle of attrition’ at VCM
BURLINGTON — The 28th running of the Vermont City Marathon was all about survival.

And defending champion Matt Pelletier survived to win his sixth men’s title, coming in alone with a time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and 33 seconds.

“It feels good to win but this was a battle of attrition,” said Pelletier, a teacher from Oneco, Conn.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Cahoon, Luce win at Thunder Road
By TOM HERZIG

Correspondent

BARRE — It was fist-pumping, howling-toward-the-sky time for Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100 winner Tyler Cahoon of St. Johnsbury at Thunder Road on Sunday.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Four-year-old rescued after gorilla is shot
CINCINNATI — Panicked zoo visitors watched helplessly and shouted, “Stay calm!” while one woman yelled, “Mommy loves you!” as a 400-pound-plus gorilla loomed over a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into a shallow moat at the Cincinnati Zoo.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Sanders derides pick of convention committee leaders
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July, escalating his battle with party leaders.  Published on: May 30, 2016
On The Road Roadwork in high gear; beware of animals
We are getting reports concerning deer and moose on paved roads around the state. These animals often come out to lick the salt off the pavement. When driving in rural parts of Vermont watch for our four-legged friends, especially around dusk.

Moose and deer are not the only creatures on the blacktop this time of year.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Energy siting bill faces possible veto
The Shumlin administration and legislative leaders are questioning aspects of a renewable energy siting bill passed in the waning hours of the 2016 legislative session. The concerns may prompt Gov. Peter Shumlin to veto the bill, according to Rep. Tony Klein, the chairman of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Cahoon, Luce win at Thunder Road
By TOM HERZIG

Correspondent

BARRE — It was fist-pumping, howling-toward-the-sky time for Mekkelsen RV Memorial Day Classic 100 winner Tyler Cahoon of St. Johnsbury at Thunder Road on Sunday.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Middlebury College awards over 500 degrees
MIDDLEBURY — Rui Ti Hu, exhausted, was about to graduate.

The Russian and music major graduated from Middlebury College Sunday — but Saturday night and into the morning, Hu said he’d gotten about two hours of sleep. Hu stood with a group of cap-and-gown-clad friends as they waited to proceed through the campus.

By 10 a.m.  Published on: May 30, 2016
Nature Center’s annual event is for the birds
MONTPELIER — It’s not every day you get to see a raptor from a couple feet away, but that’s just what residents got when they visited the North Branch Nature Center on Saturday.

The nature center on Elm Street held its annual Birdfest event.  Published on: May 29, 2016
Retail group honors Welch
The National Retail Federation, based in Washington, D.C., recently named Rep.Peter Welch, D-Vt., as one of its Legislator of the Year honorees.

The award was presented this week during the Retail Advocates Summit.  Published on: May 28, 2016
LEDC to host business workshop
MORRISVILLE — The Lamoille Economic Development Corp. will present a workshop about online business from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 in the Community Room at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park.

The cost to attend is $49 and pre-registration is required.  Published on: May 28, 2016
PC Construction wins business award
BURLINGTON — PC Construction of South Burlington won the annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award on Thursday at the Vermont Chamber Business & Industry Expo.

Founded by the Pizzagalli family in 1958, the company had $25,000 in sales its first year and has grown into a $500 million business.  Published on: May 28, 2016
‘Maya & Marty’ aims to show variety still spice of life
NEW YORK — If you doubt that Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are funny together — indeed, a match made in heaven — just recall their memorable number on the 40th anniversary special for “Saturday Night Live.  Published on: May 28, 2016
New Smugglers' Notch truck rules

CAMBRIDGE — Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration says staff will look at a plan to levy hefty fines against tractor-trailer drivers who unlawfully try to take a northern Vermont road known for ensnaring large trucks.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Sailor admits to illegal photos

A Navy sailor from Arlington has pleaded guilty to charges alleging that he illegally retained photos he took with his cellphone of classified areas and equipment inside a nuclear attack submarine based in Connecticut.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Police dogs killed on duty honored
Police dogs killed

on duty honored

Four police dogs killed in the line of duty, including one from Vermont, have been recognized with a new award from the American Kennel Club.

The New York-based organization announced the first “AKC Paw of Courage” medal winners this week.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Vermont Yankee State to bill for emergency zone
BRATTLEBORO — There will be a scaled-back 10-mile emergency planning zone for the communities surrounding the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant after all.

And, thanks to an 11th-hour provision in the 2016-17 Vermont state budget bill, the state of Vermont now has the power to bill Entergy Nuclear for those costs.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Saving salamanders Searching for signs of a deadly fungus
SUNDERLAND — Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer.

If he finds what he’s looking for, a gruesome fate awaits the amphibian. Ulcers would cover its body, eating away the skin and killing it outright or leaving it vulnerable to infection.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Residents divided over new dog ordinance
MONTPELIER — Residents gave emotional testimony as City Council discussed a new dog ordinance Wednesday.

In February, the council held a meeting to talk about various dog issues and asked that the city come back with proposals to amend the dog ordinance. Wednesday marked the first new dog ordinance hearing.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Barre zoning update starts soon
BARRE — Work on a long-overdue update to the city’s zoning map and accompanying ordinance should get underway this summer, even if planning commissioners aren’t quite ready to recommend retaining the only consultant who has offered to assist them with that yearlong process.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Historic but new - sites open Memorial Day w/e
Historic sites are expected to open for the summer tourist season over Memorial Day weekend and stay open through Columbus Day.

“We have an incredibly broad range of activities and events planned for this summer.  Published on: May 28, 2016
State pulls seat belt safety ad
The Vermont Agency of Transportation has decided to yank a new seat belt safety ad from the airwaves after critics of the spot say it reinforced negative stereotypes about people who use wheelchairs to move about the world.  Published on: May 28, 2016
State college system sees funding bump
“Vermont is still at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to state support for higher education.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Trump vows to solve California’s water crisis
FRESNO, Calif. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring: “There is no drought.”

Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif.  Published on: May 28, 2016
President’s vision: A world without nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

As the first American president to visit the city where the U.S.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Yang Jiang, Chinese author, translator, dies at 104
BEIJING — Yang Jiang, a Chinese author, playwright and translator whose stoically restrained memoir of the Cultural Revolution remains one of the most revered works about that period, died Wednesday in Beijing. She was 104.  Published on: May 28, 2016
US economic growth in Q1 revised up to 0.8 percent rate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy’s slowdown in growth at the beginning of the year wasn’t quite as bad as first thought, thanks to a bigger boost from housing and less drag from business investment and trade.

The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic output, grew at an annual rate of 0.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Heat caution marathon

BURLINGTON — Organizers of the 28th Vermont City Marathon are taking measures to prepare for extreme temperatures during the weekend race in Burlington.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Shirley A. LaRose
Shirley A. LaRose

St. ALBANS BAY — Shirley Ann (Lowery) LaRose, 74, was received by her Savior on Saturday, May 14, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 20, 1941, in Williamstown, Vermont. She married Paul LaRose and together they raised seven children.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Margaret M. Stokes
Margaret M. Stokes

FAYSTON — Margaret “Peggy” Morss Stokes, 79, passed away unexpectedly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Born in Summit, New Jersey, on Aug. 27, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Dwight Foster Morss and Dorothy (Kinne) Morss.

On Nov.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Robert B. Quinlan
Robert B. Quinlan

BARRE CITY — The committal service for Robert B. Quinlan Sr., 84, formerly of Merchant Street who passed away on March 2, 2016, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vermont.

Arrangements are by Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Arlene V. Roach rites
BARRE — A funeral service and celebration of life for Arlene V. Roach, 75, of Summer Street, was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. She passed away on May 21, 2016, at her home.

The Rev. Peter O’Leary, pastor of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre, led the service.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Edward J. Pfeifer
Edward J. Pfeifer

CABOT — Committal prayers for Edward J. Pfeifer, who died on Jan. 27, 2016, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the St. Augustine’s Cemetery in Montpelier. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral Home.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Edith M. LeRoy
Edith M. LeRoy

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The life of Edith Marion LeRoy, 93, formerly of Barre and a long-time resident of Griffin, Georgia, will be celebrated Saturday, June 4, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Dawn M. Chambers
Dawn M. Chambers

YORK, Pa. ­— Dawn M. Chambers, 52, of North George Street, York, passed away on March 14, 2016, at the York Hospital.

Born in Newport, Vermont, on February 4, 1964, she was the daughter of Donald and Barbara (Wheeler) Cote.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Ralph Devenger
Funeral services and interment with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the United Church of Hardwick. After the committal in Fairview Cemetery, Hardwick, a reception will be held at the American Legion Post, 7 North Main St., Hardwick. Ralph, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, died April 18, 2016.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Robert L. Thomas
Robert L. Thomas

A committal service for Robert L. Thomas, who died on Dec. 9, 2015, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons Funeral Home.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Higby committed to Barre
We have been waiting for Sue Higby to take a step into local politics, and look forward to casting our votes for her in the Ward 1 City Council race June 1.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Thanks, but no thanks
Recently I received a postcard from the Bruce Lisman campaign. I would like to respond publicly to Mr. Lisman and his campaign.

Dear Bruce Lisman:

I want to say thank you for the postcard I received from your campaign this morning.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Badamo: Montpelier’s pot shop
Recently I received in the mail my Vermont Marijuana Registry card. I was very reluctant to apply for it, although I have easily qualified for a long time. My next task was to go down to the Vermont Patients Alliance, our local dispensary, nestled against the Winooski River, for an initial appointment and interview.  Published on: May 28, 2016
A thug at work
The voter who is 25 years old today would have been 9 years old when Bill Clinton left office and 1 year old when he was first sworn in.

That’s why details of the Clinton presidency and the role of Hillary Clinton as first lady are not fresh in the memory of many voters.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Thunder look to close out Warriors
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Thunder won’t say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors today to win the Western Conference finals.

The alternative is less than ideal.

Win at home today and Oklahoma City will advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2012.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Nadal withdraws from French Open with injury
PARIS — For a decade, Rafael Nadal ruled Roland Garros the way no other man has dominated any Grand Slam site.  Published on: May 28, 2016
IndyCar drivers find comfort in having strong safety team
INDIANAPOLIS — Dario Franchitti doesn’t remember the crash that ended his career three years ago in Houston.

What he does recall is that the first voice he heard afterward instantly put him at ease.

“Trammell is that you?” Franchitti said, referring to IndyCar safety consultant Dr. Terry Trammell.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Experts pitch moving Olympics
LONDON — Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.

The 150 experts — including a former White House science adviser — issued an open letter to the U.N.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Blakeney, Ghosts edge Vikings
RANDOLPH – Jon Blakeney emerged as the hero for the Galloping Ghosts during the bottom of the sixth inning Friday.

“They went ahead 7-6 in the top of the sixth,” Randolph coach Mike Czok said. “In the bottom of the sixth we got to outs right away.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Highlanders pull away from Ghosts
RANDOLPH – The Highlanders used the same cast of characters to earn their second victory in 24 hours Friday.

Harwood was fresh off an overtime victory over the Green Mountain Valley School and once again faced a tough test, this time against the Galloping Ghosts.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Vikings hammer Ghosts
RANDOLPH — The Vikings earned their seventh straight victory and boasted double-digit scoring for the 10th time this season Friday.

Riley Boivin picked up the complete-game victory on the mound. She recorded four strikeouts, issued two walks and gave up five hits.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Harwood girls shut out Otters
WATERBURY — A team searching for the first championship berth in program history is now one victory away from accomplishing that feat.

The top-seeded Highlanders enjoyed walk in the park against the No. 8 Otters, piling up seven straight-set victories during Division II quarterfinal action.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Metcalf, Blue Devils cruise to nine-run victory
WILLIAMSTOWN — A defensive battle took on a different look in the fourth inning when the Blue Devils erupted for seven runs Friday.

Williamstown pushed across two runs in the opening inning but was held scoreless in the second and the third.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Solons oust Raiders, 6-1
MONTPELIER – Defending Division II girls tennis champion Montpelier took a no-nonsense approach into Friday’s quarterfinal against U-32.

The defending champs had enjoyed a late-season rise in the rankings and had their game faces on against the Raiders following an intense week of preparation. Five singles victories and another at No.  Published on: May 28, 2016
ACT ready for Devil’s Bowl racing
Waterbury — The annual visit to what has become one of the favorite stops for competitors of the American Canadian Tour, Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, is next up on the 2016 schedule with racing set to kick off on June 4.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Raiders withstand Crimson Tide
Rutland senior twins Mia and Devon Sanborn have shared more athletically than most. They were important cogs in coach April Cioffi’s field hockey machine and they are also important players for Meaghan Marsh’s lacrosse team.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Retail group honors Welch
The National Retail Federation, based in Washington, D.C., recently named Rep.Peter Welch, D-Vt., as one of its Legislator of the Year honorees.

The award was presented this week during the Retail Advocates Summit.  Published on: May 28, 2016
PC Construction wins business award
BURLINGTON — PC Construction of South Burlington won the annual Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award on Thursday at the Vermont Chamber Business & Industry Expo.

Founded by the Pizzagalli family in 1958, the company had $25,000 in sales its first year and has grown into a $500 million business.  Published on: May 28, 2016
LEDC to host business workshop
MORRISVILLE — The Lamoille Economic Development Corp. will present a workshop about online business from 9 a.m. to noon June 15 in the Community Room at Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park.

The cost to attend is $49 and pre-registration is required.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Heat caution marathon

BURLINGTON — Organizers of the 28th Vermont City Marathon are taking measures to prepare for extreme temperatures during the weekend race in Burlington.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Sailor admits to illegal photos

A Navy sailor from Arlington has pleaded guilty to charges alleging that he illegally retained photos he took with his cellphone of classified areas and equipment inside a nuclear attack submarine based in Connecticut.  Published on: May 28, 2016
New Smugglers' Notch truck rules

CAMBRIDGE — Gov. Peter Shumlin's administration says staff will look at a plan to levy hefty fines against tractor-trailer drivers who unlawfully try to take a northern Vermont road known for ensnaring large trucks.  Published on: May 28, 2016
Vt. candidates file for Senate, House races
MONTPELIER — Incumbents, first-timers and perennial candidates have filed paperwork with their town clerks in Washington County, giving a glimpse of the fall Senate and House races.

Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions with their town clerks.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Obama defends his nuclear weapons record
HIROSHIMA, Japan — On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore “the sense of urgency that we all should have.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Vt. candidates file for Senate, House races
MONTPELIER — Incumbents, first-timers and perennial candidates have filed paperwork with their town clerks in Washington County, giving a glimpse of the fall Senate and House races.

Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions with their town clerks.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Harwood strong as playoffs approach
DUXBURY – Sawyer Ladensack was strong in blanking the Lamoille Lancers for six innings and the Harwood offense took care of business as the Highlanders celebrated their senior day with an 8-0 victory over the Lancers Thursday.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Vt. candidates file for Senate, House races
MONTPELIER — Incumbents, first-timers and perennial candidates have filed paperwork with their town clerks in Washington County, giving a glimpse of the fall Senate and House races.

Thursday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions with their town clerks.  Published on: May 27, 2016
More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day
ROME — More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Trump has delegate majority
Donald Trump has officially secured the number of delegates that he needs to clinch the Republican presidential nomination, according to an Associated Press tally that showed unbound delegates putting him over the top.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Six states unite in effort to restore monarchy — and bees
DES MOINES, Iowa — Soon, passengers zipping along Interstate 35 will see a lusher refuge and more food for bees and butterflies in the hopes of helping the insects boost their declining populations, six states and the Federal Highway Administration announced Thursday.  Published on: May 27, 2016
‘That was brutal’: National Spelling Bee down to top 10
OXON HILL, Md. — Tejas Muthusamy knew he was in trouble.

The finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee were already off to an agonizing start Thursday, with 20 out of 40 spellers hearing the dreaded bell before Tejas stepped to the microphone. But he was supposed to be OK.  Published on: May 27, 2016
FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.

The first-of-a-kind device, Probuphine, arrives as communities across the U.S.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Suzette M. Angell
BERLIN — Suzette Marchand Angell, 91, of Woodridge Nursing Home, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

An obituary will be published in a later edition of The Times Argus.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St.  Published on: May 27, 2016
New races, familiar faces
MONTPELIER — The races might be new, but many of the faces are the same.

Thursday was the deadline for candidates seeking statewide office to file their petitions with the secretary of state’s office, with the vast majority of candidates either currently holding office or having thrown their hats into the political ring once before.  Published on: May 27, 2016
High schools begin chase for state crowns
The Vermont Principals Association high school golf state tournaments get underway next week with sectionals play, leading up to the state championship rounds for boys (June 8 at Ralph Myhre in Middlebury) and girls (June 7 at Montague Golf Club in Randolph). There are three boys divisions and two girls divisions.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Harwood strong as playoffs approach
DUXBURY – Sawyer Ladensack was strong in blanking the Lamoille Lancers for six innings and the Harwood offense took care of business as the Highlanders celebrated their senior day with an 8-0 victory over the Lancers Thursday.  Published on: May 27, 2016
Garrand, Andrews lift Highlanders in overtime, 13-12
FAYSTON — Ryan Garrand scored 10 seconds into overtime Thursday to give the Harwood boys lacrosse team bragging rights in the Mad River Valley with a 13-12 victory over the Green Mountain Valley School.

Harwood led by as many as four goals during a back-and-forth game but Aedan Chiari scored in the final minute for GMVS.  Published on: May 27, 2016


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