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Lyme continues to infect Vermonters
You may not know as much about Lyme disease as you think.  Published on: July 11, 2014
EBT cards offer ‘Harvest Health’ coupons
EBT Card expands with Harvest Health coupon program  Published on: July 11, 2014
Man gets probation for lewd behavior
BARRE — A Graniteville man has been placed on probation for molesting a female relative while watching pornography with her in 2009.  Published on: July 11, 2014
ADA sidewalk project postponed
The sidewalk project started Monday in Montpelier has been postponed  Published on: July 11, 2014
Milne’s GOP team takes shape
MONTPELIER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has hired a campaign manager, plans to launch his website in the next few days, and will announce a formal campaign kickoff event next week.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedoms of speech and religion.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House
WASHINGTON — A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke. The Senate was expected to take action on a similar measure later in the day.  Published on: July 11, 2014
US stocks lower due to European banking worries
NEW YORK — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and government bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier in the session.  Published on: July 11, 2014
US stocks lower due to European banking worries
NEW YORK — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and government bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier in the session.  Published on: July 11, 2014
You want this kind of blues
There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?  Published on: July 11, 2014
Whoopie for ice cream
People have been screaming for ice cream for a very, very long time.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Barre Town Police Log: Citizen disputes, thefts reported
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Music Review: TURNmusic truly something new
BURLINGTON — It was a truly incongruous situation, avant-garde classical music in a hip Burlington nightclub, but it worked — both musically and for the audience.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Woman gets two years for embezzlement
A Berlin woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking about $120,000 from Cold Hollow Cider Mill and the Harwood Youth Hockey Association.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Fresh Air Fund needs more host families
A group of NYC kids arrive in Montpelier with Fresh Air Fund this week  Published on: July 11, 2014
Montpelier City council OKs parking garage possibility
The city's new planning director asks the council to let him look at another parking structure option downtown  Published on: July 11, 2014
Milne’s GOP team takes shape
MONTPELIER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has hired a campaign manager, plans to launch his website in the next few days, and will announce a formal campaign kickoff event next week.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules
MONTPELIER — A legislative panel Thursday approved a lengthy set of provisions governing health care after Vermont Legal Aid withdrew its objections.  Published on: July 11, 2014
No charges against worker in baby’s death
BURLINGTON — A prosecutor said Thursday he found no criminal conduct on the part of a Vermont Department for Children and Families supervisor who made a home visit of a 15-month-old Winooski boy shortly before the toddler died.  Published on: July 11, 2014
No charges against worker in baby’s death
BURLINGTON — A prosecutor said Thursday he found no criminal conduct on the part of a Vermont Department for Children and Families supervisor who made a home visit of a 15-month-old Winooski boy shortly before the toddler died.  Published on: July 11, 2014
UAW: ‘Consensus’ reached with Volkswagen on union
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs radical right
RENO, Nev. — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.  Published on: July 11, 2014
UAW: ‘Consensus’ reached with Volkswagen on union
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Rifts appear among Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels
DONETSK, Ukraine — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Ministers joining troubled Iran nuke talks
VIENNA — Big-power foreign ministers are joining Iran nuclear talks on a diplomatic rescue mission. But even their muscle is seen as unlikely to bridge differences on Tehran’s atomic activities in time to meet the July 20 target date for a deal.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims
BERLIN — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington’s top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Foreign ministers to join troubled Iran nuke talks
VIENNA — Big-power foreign ministers are joining Iran nuclear talks on a diplomatic rescue mission. But even their muscle is seen as unlikely to bridge differences on Tehran’s atomic activities in time to meet the July 20 target date for a deal.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Rifts appear among Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels
DONETSK, Ukraine — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims
BERLIN — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington’s top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs radical right
RENO, Nev. — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.  Published on: July 11, 2014
The rant agenda
So little time, so much bad behavior to complain about.  Published on: July 11, 2014
A world aflame
Everybody’s right and everybody’s wrong. So the killing just goes on.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Prosecutor to discuss investigation of child death
The Associated Press  Published on: July 10, 2014
Regulators: Hospitals seek low growth in budgets
The Associated Press  Published on: July 10, 2014
Montpelier grants several abatements
The Montpelier Board of Abatement grants a few abatements  Published on: July 10, 2014
Bridge plans to be reviewed
The state is looking at other alternatives with E. Montpelier bridge  Published on: July 10, 2014
Logging truck, car collide; nearby RVs trashed
EAST MONTPELIER — Rescue crews responded Wednesday evening to a dramatic accident in which a logging truck hit a car and smashed into several campers on Route 2 in East Montpelier. The accident caused several hundred thousand dollars in damage at Vermont Country Campers.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Council punts on Taylor Street project
MONTPELIER — The City Council, expected to decide on the use of the upper floors of the 1 Taylor Street public-private project at the Carr Lot on Wednesday, ended up postponing that decision Wednesday evening, with Mayor John Hollar suggesting it was premature until the developer returns with more definitive information on what will work best at...  Published on: July 10, 2014
Milk prices secured with more paperwork
WASHINGTON — The 2014 Farm Bill has a number of provisions intended to protect dairy farmers from price volatility. But with the milk industry enjoying a historic boom, the law’s major protections won’t be activated unless markets dip dramatically.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Mixed bag on state’s fiscal marks
MONTPELIER — The state met its general fund revenue target for the fiscal year that ended in June, but the transportation and education funds missed their marks, a state official said Wednesday.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday.  Published on: July 10, 2014
New York police see risks with drones’ popularity
NEW YORK — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Everett Anson Willard
0710 TA Obits Willard Paid w/photo  Published on: July 10, 2014
George Paul Lisi
0710 TA Obits Lisi Paid  Published on: July 10, 2014
Mildred Jennie Slayton
0710 TA Obits Slayton Paid  Published on: July 10, 2014
Katharine P. Frantz
0710 TA Obits Frantz Paid w/photo  Published on: July 10, 2014
An open letter
An open letter  Published on: July 10, 2014
Ongoing debate
Ongoing debate  Published on: July 10, 2014
Saying the right thing
Saying the right thing  Published on: July 10, 2014
Alcoa helps lift market after 2 days of decline
NEW YORK — Corporate earnings season got off to a positive start Wednesday, helping lift the stock market after two days of declines.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Arts Preview
Counterpoint in love  Published on: July 10, 2014
Local visual arts
Adamant  Published on: July 10, 2014
Meklit brings her spellbinding sound
One of the more intriguing new voices on the singer-songwriter scene, the Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based Meklit (pronounced meh-KLEET) brings her spellbinding sound back to Burlington on Thursday, July 17 for a show at Signal Kitchen.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Sculpture overtakes Stowe
Stowe — Helen Day Art Center is presenting the 23rd year of “Exposed.” This outdoor sculpture exhibition features 19 artists and writers presenting sculpture and poetry throughout the town of Stowe.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Three festivals: More and more classical music
Rumors of classical music’s demise certainly look absurd in Vermont. This coming week, three more festivals begin their season.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Arab nations call for emergency UN meeting on Gaza
UNITED NATIONS — Arab nations called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and immediate action to end what they say is Israel’s “outrageous onslaught” against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US
BERLIN — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour stage
ARENBERG, France — Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed twice and quit the Tour de France on Wednesday during a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth stage full of spills.  Published on: July 10, 2014
NCAA President calls for ‘scholarships for life’
WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a minion.”  Published on: July 10, 2014
Yankees’ Tanaka on DL due to elbow inflammation
CLEVELAND — The New York Yankees’ battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Argentina reaches World Cup final after shootout
SAO PAULO — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Mountaineers down Rivera Jr., Laconia, 6-1
MONTPELIER — There was much ado surrounding Laconia’s starter, the son of Yankee great Mariano Rivera, but it was Vermont-born Sam Spencer who outdueled him and carried the Mountaineers to a 6-1 victory over their Northern Division foes.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Talk of the Town
Talk of the Town submissions for Montpelier  Published on: July 10, 2014
Fast-moving storm causes outages
BARRE — After Tuesday night’s fast-moving storm caused widespread power outages and fallen trees, electric utilities and communities worked through the day Wednesday to recover from the second major summer storm in a week.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Family of World War I vet receive his Purple Heart
MONTPELIER — The son and daughter of a Vermont World War I veteran received a Purple Heart at the State House on Wednesday, almost 95 years after he was wounded in battle.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Nation and World Briefs
JERUSALEM  Published on: July 10, 2014
Capital Sounds: Strong rebound after last weeekend
Well, last weekend ended up being a bit of a disappointment here in the Capital City, as the July 3 festivities were unfortunately altered by the weather, canceling a number of outdoor performances and street parties that were scheduled that evening.  Published on: July 10, 2014
‘110 in the Shade’: QuarryWorks much more than a theater
It’s another hot day in dustbowl Texas. There’s not a cloud in the sky, the land is parched, and spirits are flagging in the close knit 1930s community of Three Point. The farmers, the sheriff, the townspeople — they all want rain.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Patti Casey & Colin McCaffrey: Extraordinary Vermont singer-songwriters
Patti Casey and Colin McCaffrey, two of central Vermont’s favorite acoustic musicians, will perform as a duo this Saturday at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe. It’s a chance for fans of either or both to hear these two very talented musicians in a rare concert together.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Lambek: Imagine, standing up for freedom
It is 1947. Imagine. Here in Montpelier we are preparing for the annual Fourth of July celebration — the holiday that celebrates the deepest values of our Founders: that we are all created equal, endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox 5-4
BOSTON — Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night and snap a four-game losing streak.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Bryan Smith leads chase at Burlington
BURLINGTON — The chase is on for the Vermont Amateur title and this year’s rabbit is Bryan Smith.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Charged up
That new charging station for electric vehicles in Middlesex is a small step for mankind, but it is a step nevertheless.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Weather-related delays push back start time for Vermont Am
BURLINGTON - Delays have pushed back the starting times of Wednesday's second round of the Vermont Amateur ... twice. At mid-morning, crews were busy clearing and chipping fallen trees after the host Burlington Country Club course was belted by thunderstorms and heavy rain Tuesday night.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Shumlin celebrates veterans laws
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin says he’s proud of the state’s support of veterans and families, including health care at the White River Junction VA Medical Center.  Published on: July 9, 2014
3rd man facing charges in protest
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Police say a third man sought for assault in a protest at Vermont Gas in South Burlington has turned himself in.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Work starting on 16-mile section of rail trail
ST. JOHNSBURY — Work has started on a 16-mile section of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail between St. Johnsbury and West Danville.  Published on: July 9, 2014
St. J office of CARES hands out 76,000 syringes
ST. JOHNSBURY — Officials say a Vermont organization that disposes of thousands of used needles each year in exchange for clean ones to facilitate treatment and care annually dispenses about 76,000 syringes to area drug addicts.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Fresh Air looking for local hosts
BARRE — The Fresh Air Fund, a program designed for inner city children in New York City to experience a cleaner environment, is looking for additional families to host children for the program this summer.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Woman dies in Barre City crash
BARRE — Police say a Barre Town woman died in a car crash Saturday in which the driver reported a brake failure.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Tanaka, Yankees fall short in 5-3 loss
CLEVELAND — When Masahiro Tanaka pitches, the Yankees can usually count on a win.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Red Sox skid continues with 8-3 loss to White Sox
BOSTON — Boston’s hopes of making a surge in the standings during a 10-game homestand before the All-Star break have unraveled into a skid that has the Red Sox mired alone at the bottom of the AL East.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Why nukes keep finding trouble: They’re really old
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — The Air Force asserts with pride that the nation’s nuclear missile system, more than 40 years old and designed during the Cold War to counter the now-defunct Soviet Union, is safe and secure. None has ever been used in combat or launched accidentally.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Capital parking application tabled
MONTPELIER — A proposal to create a net increase of 90 parking spaces on the back lawn of the Department of Labor building has been tabled until Aug. 4, according to Montpelier Assistant Zoning Administrator Dina Bookmyer-Baker.  Published on: July 9, 2014
State’s GMO defense team selected
VERMONT PRESS BUREAU  Published on: July 9, 2014
Music Review: Native son shines in festival opener
MONTPELIER — The New England Chamber Music Festival opened with the auspicious return of a native son Monday at the Unitarian Church.  Published on: July 9, 2014
FCC looks to change Internet rules
The Federal Communications Commission is looking at a change in its rules that would provide more money for Wi-Fi for schools and libraries in Vermont.  Published on: July 9, 2014
VSC board meets on new chancellor
MONTPELIER — Interim or permanent?  Published on: July 9, 2014
State’s GMO defense team selected
MONTPELIER — The state has lined up the defense team that will look to defend a lawsuit from the food industry against a new GMO labeling law.  Published on: July 9, 2014
EPA uses Vermont flood planning to help others
Communities across the country will be able to help prepare for future floods with tools and practices developed in Vermont’s Mad River Valley in the aftermath of flooding from Tropical Storm Irene, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA
WASHINGTON — A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistleblower complaints — including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal involving long patient waits and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics...  Published on: July 9, 2014
Jury in NY acquits ex-hedge fund founder’s brother
NEW YORK — The brother of an imprisoned ex-billionaire hedge fund founder was acquitted of conspiracy on Tuesday, handing Manhattan prosecutors their first loss after dozens of insider trading convictions in prosecutions that relied heavily on wiretaps and the testimony of those who pleaded guilty.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Slovyansk struggles back after rebels are routed
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — For the first time in three months, Alla Grebenkova says she can go out on the streets of this city in eastern Ukraine without fear of being recognized as Ukrainian.  Published on: July 9, 2014
Anatole Girard Duranleau
0709 TA Obits Duranleau paid photo flag  Published on: July 9, 2014
Everett Anson Willard
0709 TA Obits Willard paid no photo no flag  Published on: July 9, 2014
Stanley Colby
0709 TA Obits Colby paid no photo FLAG  Published on: July 9, 2014
Evelyn S. Webler
0709 TA Obits Webler svc notice no photo no flag  Published on: July 9, 2014
Edward Siergiey
0709 TA Obits Siergiey brief no photo no flag  Published on: July 9, 2014
Germany does it again
Germany does it again  Published on: July 9, 2014


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