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Dunkin’ Donuts helps hospitals
Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Vermont and nearby counties in New Hampshire and New York recently donated $22,000 to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Co-op seeks grant applicants
MONTPELIER — Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier is now accepting grant applications, in support of local businesses and organizations, for its community fund endowment.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Railroads might have to let rivals serve their customers
OMAHA, Neb. — Freight railroads could be forced to allow competing railroads to serve some customers along their tracks if federal regulators approve a new rule.

The Surface Transportation Board’s proposed rule would only apply to certain companies that don’t have many shipping options.  Published on: July 29, 2016
2016 Ford Edge lauded for reliability, powerful engines
For 2016, Ford stocks its Edge SUV with more technology, including an adaptive steering feature and park assist that can handle even perpendicular spaces.

The five-passenger Edge also gets a Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system that’s easier to use, responds faster than its predecessor and has two slick, customizable dashboard displays.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Second human West Nile virus case in Windsor County
The second case of human West Nile virus of this summer has been confirmed, the Department of Health said Thursday, with both cases occurring in Windsor County.

The first case was reported July 1, and the second case was just recently confirmed, after another Windsor County resident was hospitalized.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Barre man faces DUI

DUI HARTLAND — Vermont State Police say a Granite City man was driving drunk and damaged a police shotgun while in the cruiser.

Police say Jeffrey Breault, 45, of Barre, was pulled over on the Exit 9 off ramp of Interstate 91 in Hartland and was standing outside of his vehicle in the travel portion of the ramp.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Northfield man faces 3rd DUI

BERLIN — A Northfield man is accused of driving drunk in Berlin.

Police say Walter Foley, 33, was driving on Fisher Road Monday when he was pulled over for a traffic violation.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Joe's Pond break-in

WEST DANVILLE – Vermont State Police say someone broke into a food truck at Joe's Pond.

Police say food was taken from Sambel's Concession and Catering Truck sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 748-3111.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Barre Town police log: Downed utility lines, suspicious activity reported
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.



July 20

An overweight vehicle was pulled over on Graniteville Road.

On Waterman Street, a suspicious phone call was reported.

Someone was driving erratically on East Montpelier Road.  Published on: July 29, 2016
City flood-prevention plan takes shape
BARRE — The “suspenders” might have to wait until spring, but the “belt” in a multifaceted plan to prevent channel-jamming debris from causing further flooding along a densely developed stretch of Gunners Brook in Barre should be in place before snow flies.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Sanders nominator leaves convention early
PHILADELPHIA — After standing at the podium to second the nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, Vermont delegate Shyla Nelson decided to depart the Democratic National Convention early, once Hillary Clinton had secured the nod.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Felon faces treatment to avoid prison
BARRE — A Middlesex man could serve as many as five years in prison if he fails to complete drug treatment court.

Travis A. McGurran, 40, pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County criminal court to a felony count of attempting to elude law enforcement.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Police and protesters credited with restraint at convention
PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ devoted followers were careful to pick up after themselves and wore hats embroidered with a dove to remind everyone to remain peaceful. And the police, instead of hauling demonstrators off to jail, issued them $50 tickets for disorderly conduct and released them with a complimentary bottle of water.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky
LAS VEGAS — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.

The Chinese CZ-7 re-entered the atmosphere Wednesday night, U.S. Strategic Command spokeswoman Julie Ziegenhorn confirmed.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country’s heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they’ve found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Florida man arrested; doughnut flakes test positive for meth
ORLANDO, Fla. — Daniel Rushing probably won’t be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more.

The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

Cpl.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Hundreds gather at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers
BATON ROUGE, La. — Hundreds of people gathered at a Baton Rouge church Thursday for a vigil honoring three law enforcement officers who were killed during a shootout with a lone gunman outside a convenience store.

Authorities say the gunman was targeting police officers in the July 17 shooting.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But Democrats aren’t likely to let the Republican presidential nominee’s extraordinary comments simply fade away.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Man convicted in Chandra Levy’s death won’t be retried
Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight.

The U.S.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Stocks post slight gains as investors work through earnings
NEW YORK — Stocks had another day of meager gains on Thursday as investors worked through a new batch of mixed company earnings, including results from Facebook, Ford and Whole Foods.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Average US 30-year mortgage rate edges up to 3.48 percent
WASHINGTON — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates edged higher this week for a second straight week. They still are near historically low levels to encourage potential homebuyers.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 3.48 percent from 3.45 percent last week.  Published on: July 29, 2016
National Guard solar site approved

WESTMINSTER — The state's utilities regulator has signed off on a plan to build a 1.8 megawatt solar array to power the Vermont Army National Guard facility in Westminster.

The state Public Service Board approved the plan last week.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Protected plants cut by gas workers

MONKTON — A Vermont scientist says the stems of about 100 rare flowers were cut and trampled after a contractor removed plants that weren't in the path of a natural gas pipeline.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Vt. maple syrup for Dallas police

BURLINGTON — A Vermont woman wants to send some sweet support to police in Dallas, Texas.

Valerie Mullin wants to give maple syrup to the department to show the state's support to Dallas police and their families after five officers were killed and several others wounded in a shooting earlier this month.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Gas suspected in house blast

GUILFORD — Vermont fire investigators say an explosion that destroyed a Guilford home was most likely caused by a ruptured propane line in the basement of the home.

But police are still trying to determine what caused the line to rupture and what ignited the propane that had leaked into the house.  Published on: July 29, 2016
GPS ‘caused' crash

MENDON — Vermont State Police say a one-car crash that left a vehicle suspended almost vertically on guide wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon was caused by a GPS order to the driver to "turn around."

Police say there were no injuries in the incident that was reported just before 8 p.m.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Dale S. Ackerman
BARRE TOWN — Dale S. Ackerman, 79, of Nuissl Road, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at his home in the presence of his loving family.

He was born on July 24, 1937, in Hanover, New Hampshire, and died July 26, 2016, at home in Barre Town after celebrating his 79th birthday with family on Sunday.  Published on: July 29, 2016
The way forward
The inspiring language and optimistic, forward-looking vision animating the Democratic National Convention were in stark contrast to the insidious, deluded pronouncements bubbling up from the other side.

One is tempted to ignore Donald Trump.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Rogers: Minter the right choice
The recent birth of our second daughter makes me think about the world I want my girls to grow up in. I hope they grow up in a Vermont with a healthy environment, diverse economic opportunities, and the quality of life we now enjoy. To accomplish this, we need strong leadership from our elected officials.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Checch: Microsoft insidious
Yesterday I upgraded my PC from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Teacher’s Unions — Myth Busting
With the culture’s ascension to post-factual political discourse, it becomes increasingly vital to clarify myths masquerading as gospel truth, because when they go unchallenged or are endlessly repeated, an inordinate number of people believe they’re true.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Jets thrilled to welcome back quarterback Fitzpatrick
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Ryan Fitzpatrick showed up at the New York Jets’ practice facility with just a few minutes to spare.

The quarterback had just agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal Wednesday night, ending a contract stalemate that dragged on for months.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Raiders Vegas backers narrow site search
LAS VEGAS — Developers who want to build a domed stadium for the Oakland Raiders in Las Vegas vowed to zero in on two potential sites within the next month as they face a tight timeline to lock in a real estate deal, government approvals and the NFL’s blessing.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Is Olympic security really ready?
RIO DE JANEIRO — A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s media. If there were ever a headache for anti-terror forces, it’s the Olympics.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Depleted Russian team heads for Rio Games
MOSCOW — A depleted Russian team departed for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, missing dozens of athletes who were excluded amid the country’s doping scandal.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Pembroke claims Times Argus Mid-Season Championship
BARRE – “I really have never had to work so hard for a win.”

Kyle Pembroke needn’t say any more after a wild 75-lap slobber-knocker at Barre’s Thunder Road that left him as the winner of the double-points Times Argus Mid-Season Championship and several of his competitors wrecked and frustrated.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Blue Sox drop Mountaineers into tie with Muskrats
HOLYOKE, Mass. — Kyle Mottice’s two-run double in the fifth inning boosted the Valley Blue Sox into the lead and they went on to hand the Vermont Mountaineers a 5-3 setback in NECBL play Thursday night.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Jets thrilled to welcome back quarterback Fitzpatrick
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Ryan Fitzpatrick showed up at the New York Jets’ practice facility with just a few minutes to spare.

The quarterback had just agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal Wednesday night, ending a contract stalemate that dragged on for months.  Published on: July 29, 2016
The best, and worst, of Legion
Ludlow’s Scott Stevens will be the new commissioner of American Legion baseball for Vermont in 2017. Wednesday was great preparation for it. He got to see the best and worst of Legion ball.

The fan behavior was deplorable. I saw a kid — maybe 11 years old or so — berating the umpires at the top of his lungs as they exited the field.  Published on: July 29, 2016
It’s Walker by 1 at the PGA
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — A stale year for Jimmy Walker came to life Thursday in the PGA Championship when he saw putts drop and wound up leading a major for the first time in his career.

A great year might get even better for Henrik Stenson.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Red-hot Bennett leaving field in wake
Do the math. For the season-ending Match Play Championship to have a realistic bearing on the Vermont PGA points race to the Player of the Year title, the second-place guy has to be within 30 or so points of the first-place guy.

At this rate David Bennett could just take the week off and show up in to collect his Player of the Year Trophy.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Garappolo set for his month of Sundays
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Jimmy Garoppolo spent the first two years of his NFL career firmly in the background of the Tom Brady Show, a role as the understudy least likely to be used.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Norwich football tabs tri-captains for 2016
NORTHFIELD – The Norwich University football program has tabbed three rising seniors as team captains for the 2016 season, head coach Mark Murnyack announced Thursday afternoon.

Senior Benjamin Hummer will return as team captain and will join first-time captains Kurtis Leonard and Jepthe Soulouque.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Devil’s Bowl gears up for 2nd half of season
WEST HAVEN — Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s 50th season of stock car racing is primed for a jam-packed second half, as the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series prepares for a dozen races in the next six weekends. The Rutland County facility hosts racing on its half-mile asphalt track on Saturday nights, and the 3/10-mile dirt track runs on Sunday nights.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Northfield man faces 3rd DUI

BERLIN — A Northfield man is accused of driving drunk in Berlin.

Police say Walter Foley, 33, was driving on Fisher Road Monday when he was pulled over for a traffic violation.  Published on: July 29, 2016
GPS ‘caused' crash

MENDON — Vermont State Police say a one-car crash that left a vehicle suspended almost vertically on guide wires attached to a utility pole in Mendon was caused by a GPS order to the driver to "turn around."

Police say there were no injuries in the incident that was reported just before 8 p.m.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Gas suspected in house blast

GUILFORD — Vermont fire investigators say an explosion that destroyed a Guilford home was most likely caused by a ruptured propane line in the basement of the home.

But police are still trying to determine what caused the line to rupture and what ignited the propane that had leaked into the house.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Joe's Pond break-in

WEST DANVILLE – Vermont State Police say someone broke into a food truck at Joe's Pond.

Police say food was taken from Sambel's Concession and Catering Truck sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. Thursday. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police at 748-3111.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Dunkin’ Donuts helps hospitals
Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees in Vermont and nearby counties in New Hampshire and New York recently donated $22,000 to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.  Published on: July 29, 2016
Co-op seeks grant applicants
MONTPELIER — Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier is now accepting grant applications, in support of local businesses and organizations, for its community fund endowment.  Published on: July 29, 2016
‘School of Rock,’ or school for theater
When the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Company presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's "School of Rock" this weekend, the ensemble of 19 kids will be playing 12 and 13 year olds — and they're 12 and 13.  Published on: July 28, 2016
VPR Poll: Half Of Sanders Supporters Say They’ll Vote For Clinton
A new VPR poll finds that Secretary Hillary Clinton may have a tough time winning the last 30 percent of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters to her camp.

Voters in Vermont overwhelmingly supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary. He garnered 86 percent of the Democratic vote, with Hillary Clinton winning just 13 percent.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Scientists survey destruction of sunflowers
MONKTON — Scientists said around 100 harsh sunflower stems were cut and trampled last week, as the state continues to investigate the incident.  Published on: July 28, 2016
A Danby man is sentenced in federal threats case
After pleading guilty in March to felony assault on a federal official, Robert Fitzgerald was sentenced in Rutland federal court to time already served and three years of supervised release.

“This offense was serious and put the doctor in fear for his life and his family’s life,” Judge Geoffrey W.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Man jailed for child's death

ST. JOHNSBURY — A Vermont man who admitted to killing his girlfriend's severely disabled child by putting vodka in the boy's feeding tube has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Walter Richters of Hardwick received the sentence Tuesday in St. Johnsbury under a plea deal with prosecutors.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Green thumbs
Story and photos by Stefan Hard



If you drive up tree-lined Elm Street in Montpelier, just before you get to the city pool and Montpelier Recreation Field, where the trees go away and the sky reappears, you may notice a white ranch house with a garden next to it that just seems to keep growing … and growing.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Global grooves in the Green Mountains: 13th Manifestivus July 29-30 in Cabot
Manifestivus, a beloved “local festival with a global vibe,” serves up its singular family-friendly soiree on a 93-acre farm in Cabot for the 13th time. Headlining this year’s festivities are hip-hop veteran Talib Kweli, pioneering Miami alt-Latin group Locos Por Juana, and Bermudian dancehall star Collie Buddz.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Coin drop controversy tops council meeting
BARRE — The Lions Club got what it wanted, but city councilors put licenses for 55 snakes on hold and left the fate of a committee created under the city’s new animal and fowl ordinance up in the air this week.

The Lions Club’s request to relocate a previously approved Aug.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Sanders renews call for unity with Clinton
PHILADELPHIA — With his presidential campaign officially over, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders returned to his roots and addressed Vermont delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday morning after nominating his former rival, Hillary Clinton, as the party’s candidate the night before.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Welch’s campaign receives $8K from Comcast PAC
MONTPELIER — Millions of dollars are at stake as the Vermont Public Service Board considers a new license for cable giant Comcast to operate in the state for the next 11 years.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks
PARIS — More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country’s main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting with President Francois Hollande in Paris.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Diverse Democrats struggle to connect with white men
ATLANTA — The Democratic National Convention speaker’s lineup has highlighted an increasingly diverse country that could soon elect the first female president to succeed its first black chief executive.

Yet the stream of women, African-Americans, Latinos, gay Americans — from U.S.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Trump asks Russians to expose Clinton’s emails
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump encouraged Russia to meddle in American politics Wednesday, with a stunning recommendation to uncover and make public hacked emails that might damage his opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Shortly after Trump’s remarks, his running mate, Indiana Gov.  Published on: July 28, 2016
All charges dropped in Freddie Gray case
BALTIMORE — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray’s death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Bulldozer operator killed as California blaze spreads
BIG SUR, Calif. — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles, California fire officials said Wednesday.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Welch decides against accepting campaign funds
MONTPELIER — Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., announced Wednesday he would not accept campaign contributions from political action committees of companies that have cases before the state regulatory board of which his wife is a member.  Published on: July 28, 2016
New law on algae alerts

BURLINGTON — A new law that went into effect earlier this month requires state health officials in Vermont to notify the public of algae blooms within an hour of finding out about them.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Freedom and unity
Vermont’s role in the nation’s politics was on display in a variety of ways at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday. Bernie Sanders was only part of it.

Howard Dean was there, too, and his presence drew an appreciative response from the crowd in Philadelphia.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Osman: Matt Dunn best choice
I believe that Matt Dunne has the energy, experience and creativity to lead Vermont, as our governor, toward a progressive agenda that will have a positive impact on our state and make us even more proud to be Vermonters.

Matt stands alone in the breadth of experience that he will bring to the job.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Burns: Vote for Sue Minter
I am writing in support of Sue Minter for governor. Sue is a smart, experienced leader who knows how to reach across divides and bring people together for common goals. That is what we need in a leader now, and Vermont can once again be a model for the country.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Dublois: Vote for Scott
I’m voting for Phil Scott for Governor on Aug. 9. You should too. Phil Scott listens to Vermonters. He learns about our problems and wants to make Vermont more affordable for us all. He leads by example.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Radner: Victory for democracy
Voters won big last week. And not once, but twice: On July 17, a federal judge ruled that voters in Wisconsin who do not meet the ID requirements imposed by a stringent new state law cannot be turned away from the polls.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Burr Morse: Fright night
One recent night I was awakened from a sound sleep by the security system down at our store. Although those are usually false alarms caused by some unknown movement in front of a motion sensor ... yes, we’ve also considered that my long-departed dad is playing tricks down there at night.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Bad bounce costs Boston
BOSTON — Miguel Cabrera hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning that bounced off the top of the wall and into Boston’s bullpen, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday for a three-game series sweep.

Boston’s the last major league team to be swept in a series of any length this season.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Olympics present problem in US qualifying for Ryder Cup
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — The Olympics has thrown another wrinkle into the golf schedule, this one affecting the American team for the Ryder Cup.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Rachel Bombardier named NAC woman of the year
CASTLETON - The North Atlantic Conference announced Wednesday that Rachel Bombardier of Castleton University has been selected as the winner of its Woman of the Year award in a vote of the league’s athletics directors and senior woman administrators.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Dragon is no slouch
You know what’s crazy to have just realized? Scott Dragon’s win in the Vermont Governor’s Cup 150 last Thursday was only the third win of his career at Thunder Road.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Post 5 rallies for wild tourney title
CASTLETON — Babe Ruth once played at Bristol’s Muzzy Field but it is doubtful his road to the Connecticut park was filled with more twists, turns and bumps than the one Brattleboro Post 5 baseball team had to negotiate on Wednesday.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Welch decides against accepting campaign funds
MONTPELIER — Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., announced Wednesday he would not accept campaign contributions from political action committees of companies that have cases before the state regulatory board of which his wife is a member.  Published on: July 28, 2016
New law on algae alerts

BURLINGTON — A new law that went into effect earlier this month requires state health officials in Vermont to notify the public of algae blooms within an hour of finding out about them.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Man jailed for child's death

ST. JOHNSBURY — A Vermont man who admitted to killing his girlfriend's severely disabled child by putting vodka in the boy's feeding tube has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Walter Richters of Hardwick received the sentence Tuesday in St. Johnsbury under a plea deal with prosecutors.  Published on: July 28, 2016
A Danby man is sentenced in federal threats case
After pleading guilty in March to felony assault on a federal official, Robert Fitzgerald was sentenced in Rutland federal court to time already served and three years of supervised release.

“This offense was serious and put the doctor in fear for his life and his family’s life,” Judge Geoffrey W.  Published on: July 28, 2016
USDA deadline is Aug. 1
COLCHESTER — Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2016 crop year, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Vermont Farm Service Agency.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Birth to Five has new exec
BURLINGTON — The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children recently hired Janet McLaughlin as the new executive director of its Vermont Birth to Five initiative.

McLaughlin will assume this role on Aug. 16.

She is currently special projects director and head of the Food and Farm Initiative at the Vermont Community Foundation.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Birth to Five has new exec
BURLINGTON — The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children recently hired Janet McLaughlin as the new executive director of its Vermont Birth to Five initiative.

McLaughlin will assume this role on Aug. 16.

She is currently special projects director and head of the Food and Farm Initiative at the Vermont Community Foundation.  Published on: July 28, 2016
USDA deadline is Aug. 1
COLCHESTER — Farmers and ranchers have until Aug. 1 to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2016 crop year, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Vermont Farm Service Agency.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Boeing posts rare quarterly loss, mulls phasing out 747
NEW YORK — Boeing, absorbing billions in write-downs related to two of its newest commercial jets and a military fuel tanker, reported its first quarterly loss in nearly seven years.

Yet revenue for the Chicago aerospace giant rose 1 percent to $24.8 billion, and company shares rose steadily before the opening bell Wednesday.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Coca-Cola cuts sales outlook amid weak international demand
ATLANTA — Coca-Cola cut its sales forecast for the year on Wednesday, but says it’s making changes to address declining soda demand in the U.S. and key international markets.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Arts Preview
Tom Murphy comedy

STOWE — Enjoy a night of ridiculous theater at its best with Tom Murphy in “MetaMURPHosis” at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug 4.

“MetaMURPHosis” is fun for all ages.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Capital Sounds: Outdoors or in, it’s happening
Central Vermont’s premier camping music festival takes place this weekend when the annual Manifestivus happens in Cabot. Highlights include hip-hop icon Talib Kweli, reggae trendsetter Collie Buddz, Pete Bernhard of The Devil Makes Three and locals Electrolads, amongst others.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Visual Art Review: Fiber art and soft bombs
Constellations of neckties flutter from lamp posts; garlands and stems of knitted and crocheted flowers weave through fences; Giuliano Ceccinelli II’s granite armchair in front of Studio Place Arts is upholstered in brilliant patterns — color and comfort burst forth in the installations of “Soft Bomb Barre,” radiating out from SPA.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Adam and Eve: Mark Twain and Evan Premo retell the tale
When Marshfield composer Evan Premo decided he wanted to write an opera about Adam and Eve, the lyricist he wanted wasn’t available.

“Then I discovered this Mark Twain — which is just an unbelievable piece,” Premo says.

Scrag Mountain Music will present “The Diaries of Adam and Eve,” a chamber opera as told by Twain, at 7:30 p.m.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Bill Brauer retrospective: Women, sensual and mysterious
In “Night Dance,” by Warren artist Bill Brauer, a man’s outstretched hand clutches the bare back of a woman in a low cut green dress. The viewer cannot see their faces, but the energy between them is palpable.

Brauer painted “Night Dance” in 1988.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Pinegrove brings lauded sound to Burlington
Riding high on acclaim for its latest album, “Cardinal,” New Jersey indie-rock band Pinegrove returns to Vermont on Wednesday for a headline show at Signal Kitchen in Burlington.  Published on: July 28, 2016
‘Sinners’ challenges women’s place
HARDWICK — The Greensboro Arts Alliance Residency presents the Mirror Repertory Company in the American premiere of Joshua Sobol’s “Sinners (The English Teacher)” at 7 p.m. July 30, and Aug. 7 and 14 at the Hardwick Town House.

Emmy Award-winner Brian Cox is staging its English language premiere here.  Published on: July 28, 2016
Speakers sought for Ignite event
COLCHESTER — Hergenrother Foundation is seeking speakers for the fifth annual Ignite Burlington, which it will host Oct. 20 at The Film House at Main Street Landing in Burlington.

Ignite events are held in over 100 cities worldwide and are similar to TED’s “Ideas Worth Spreading.  Published on: July 27, 2016
CVMC receives Energy Star honor
BERLIN — University of Vermont Health Network — Central Vermont Medical Center plans to announce its new Energy Star Certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today at 10:15 a.m.

The announcement will take place at the south entrance of hospital, located at 130 Fisher Road in Berlin.  Published on: July 27, 2016
Town Hall closer to more parking
PLAINFIELD — Residents have formed a nonprofit organization to manage the historic Town Hall while local officials inch closer to buying adjacent property in an effort to increase parking for the hall.  Published on: July 27, 2016
Panel hears that child care needs are great
BARRE — Cost, capacity and communication are the three “C’s” that a blue-ribbon commission evaluating ways to finance high quality, affordable child care in Vermont should focus on in coming months.  Published on: July 27, 2016
Vermont man gets prison for trying to lure girls
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A Chester man caught mailing lingerie to a 14-year-old girl, one of 50 underage girls he allegedly chatted with on the internet in 2014, will spend the next two years behind bars.

Shawn Ellison, 22, was given an overall sentence of seven to 12 years, with all but two years suspended.  Published on: July 27, 2016


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