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Welch votes against arming Syrian rebels
MONTPELIER — U.S. Rep. Peter Welch has voted against a proposal to give President Barack Obama the authority for the U.S. military to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Lake Champlain ferry paying $100,000 EPA penalty
BURLINGTON — The company that runs most of the ferries between Vermont and New York on Lake Champlain is going to pay a $100,000 penalty to the Environmental Protection Agency to resolve claims it violated Clear Air Act rules.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Police investigate suspected meth lab
Police investigate  Published on: September 18, 2014
Norwich University to launch largest fundraising campaign
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University is getting ready to launch the school’s largest fundraising campaign.  Published on: September 18, 2014
VPR to host on-air gubernatorial debate
COLCHESTER — Vermont Public Radio will broadcast a live gubernatorial debate Tuesday at 7 p.m.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Tour de Farms set for Sunday
Tour de Farms offers beautiful biking, great food  Published on: September 18, 2014
Rookie CF Rusney Castillo to debut for Red Sox
PITTSBURGH — Rusney Castillo’s long journey to the major leagues is over.  Published on: September 18, 2014
VikingsbenchPetersonagain
MINNEAPOLIS — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Winstontalks selfonto bench
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jameis Winston has been benched for the first half of Saturday’s game against Clemson after making “offensive and vulgar” comments about women and Florida State officials say that the quarterback will undergo internal discipline.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Bucs’ bleeding just won’t end
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Petty plans two full-time cars next year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Richard Petty Motorsports insisted Wednesday it is committed to running two cars in 2015 despite losing driver Marcos Ambrose and primary sponsor Stanley in the span of five days.  Published on: September 18, 2014
UVM women tie Siena 1-1
WOMEN’S SOCCER  Published on: September 18, 2014
Hazen, Lamoille settle for 1-1 tie
BOYS SOCCER Hazen 1, Lamoille 1 (OT)  Published on: September 18, 2014
St. Johnsbury edges Stowe in OT
BOYS SOCCER St. Johnsbury 2, Stowe 1 (OT)  Published on: September 18, 2014
Urie lifts Lake Region over Peoples Academy
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 18, 2014
Randolph boys shut out Oxbow 5-0
BOYS SOCCER  Published on: September 18, 2014
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledge
MONROVIA, Liberia — People critically ill with Ebola languishing in an ambulance for hours as paramedics seek a place for them. Treatment centers filling up as soon as they are opened. The situation is so dire in Liberia that its president welcomed a U.S. pledge to send troops and treatment centers, but said much more needs to be done.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile’s wrath
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico — Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Athalie Smith Blackburn
Athalie Smith Blackburn  Published on: September 18, 2014
Part of the solution
Part of the solution  Published on: September 18, 2014
Elmore helps U-32 serve up a victory
EAST MONTPELIER — Noah Elmore showed he can create as well as he finishes Wednesday and the U-32 boys soccer team proved it can rally with the best during a 3-1 victory over Spaulding.  Published on: September 18, 2014
NESN to showcase each Hockey East progr
COLLEGE HOCKEY  Published on: September 18, 2014
Wynn, state regulators sign Boston casino license
BOSTON — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators on Wednesday finalized a license for a proposed $1.6 billion resort casino across from Boston, but the casino company says it’s not yet prepared to campaign against a looming threat: November’s ballot question to repeal the state’s casino law.  Published on: September 18, 2014
VSO begins fall tour Friday
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra begins its annual fall tour Friday, continuing through Sept. 29, performing in eight towns and villages across Vermont. This tour marks the beginning of the 80th anniversary season of the VSO. “Autumn in Vermont” signals the return of glorious foliage and glorious music.  Published on: September 18, 2014
CD Review: Pete’s Posse: Passing it on
The latest CD featuring multi-instrumentalist Pete Sutherland of Monkton is both an excellent example of traditional music being stretched to new areas, and the combination of older and younger musicians in the ever-growing community of players who are mentors and receivers of the tradition.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Kickin’ newgrass and jazzy pop in the Northeast Kingdom
One of the most acclaimed “newgrass” bands – The Infamous Stringdusters – and one of the most lauded jazz-pop groups – Pink Martini – are including the Northeast Kingdom on their itineraries, thanks to the sixth annual performing arts series presented by Kingdom County Productions.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Philharmonic violins
Several spots in the central Vermont area will be hosting an unusual art display: painted violins.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Local visual arts
Burlington  Published on: September 18, 2014
State: Full fiber-optic broadband would cost $1 billion
The Legislature this year set new broadband goals for the state, including a 10-year objective that would essentially require bringing fiber-optic broadband to every Vermont address by the end of 2024.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Barre Town holds spirited public safety hearing
Town residents sound off on public safety charter vote  Published on: September 18, 2014
Montpelier moves to ax impact fees on development
The city council is looking to eliminate impact fees  Published on: September 18, 2014
Susan Bull Riley’s art on exhibit at Festival Gallery
Susan Bull Riley exhibits at the Festival Gallery  Published on: September 18, 2014
Barre man admits sex acts with girl
BARRE — A Granite City man has admitted committing sexual offenses against a 14-year-old girl in his apartment in November 2012.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Talk of the Town
Talk of the Towns for Thursday  Published on: September 18, 2014
Arts Preview
‘The Music Man’  Published on: September 18, 2014
Loons, falcons had good year
MONTPELIER — The once-endangered loons had a record year nesting on some of Vermont’s lakes and ponds while nesting for bald eagles was down from the previous year , the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife said Wednesday.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Shumlin campaign airs 1st TV ad
MONTPELIER — Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday began airing his first television advertisement in the general election race, a 30-second ad that uses a number of people noting his role in the state’s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene, the fight against heroin and opiate addiction, and other accomplishments.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Senate: China hacked military contractor networks
WASHINGTON — China’s military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline’s computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Nation and World Briefs
BAGHDAD  Published on: September 18, 2014
Capital Sounds: Touring acts roll into town
By next week, it will officially be autumn, so this is the last week of summer, even if it has felt like fall for the past few weeks now. Don’t let that get you down, though. It’s a great time for touring acts, and some will be coming through our neck of the woods. Check it out.  Published on: September 18, 2014
DRB: Part owner of Victorian needs parking for permit
The owner of part of a Main Street Victorian has plans for offices, but parking is a concern for the DRB  Published on: September 18, 2014
Vermonter is MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winner
CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community, a Vermont cartoonist and memoirist, and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year’s MacArthur Foundation “genius grants.”  Published on: September 18, 2014
Rock solid — in and out of SPA
From a gravity-defying belt sculpted from a single piece of Danby marble, to a bread knife — a real bread knife — slicing through a granite loaf, to a steel and marble “Wanderer” who seems to stand on tiptoe poised to glide off in any direction — the sculptures at Studio Place Arts show off the extraordinary innovation and creativity of Vermont...  Published on: September 18, 2014
‘The Comedy of Errors’: Shakespeare’s comedy much more than a farce
“The Comedy of Errors” is a farce, but very unlike the silly farces of contemporary theater and television. After all, it is a creation of the English language’s greatest playwright.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Ed funding: No prize pig
Act 60/68, our education funding system for nearly 20 years, was designed to address funding equity through a highly nuanced, complex system involving local votes  Published on: September 18, 2014
The Scottish moment
Many Americans have an affectionate regard for Scotland even if they have no ancestral connection. It has to do partly with the endearing accent, which is almost, but not quite, foreign. Scottish culture, too, is integral to British and European culture, but also apart.  Published on: September 18, 2014
U-32 holds off Stowe 2-1
STOWE — U-32 came out of the gate with five shots before Stowe could really possess the ball and made two first-half goals stand up for a 2-1 field hockey win at Osterberg Field on Wednesday.  Published on: September 18, 2014
CVU cruises past Harwood
WAITSFIELD — The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks boys soccer team took down the Harwood Union Highlanders 8-0 Wednesday at Mad River Park in Waitsfield.  Published on: September 18, 2014
Former teacher sentenced to 30 years for producing child porn
By Josh O'Gorman  Published on: September 17, 2014
Health website goes offline
MONTPELIER — The state’s online health insurance marketplace has been taken offline, perhaps until November, to allow for performance, security and operational upgrades before the next open enrollment period, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Governor lays out school priorities for 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Peter Shumlin said he will oppose any education legislation during the next year that will cost school districts money.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Spaulding expected to log a surplus
Board gets good financial news agrees to make financial literacy graduation requirement  Published on: September 17, 2014
Parking dicussion takes council toward garage
Parking fairness debated at city council meeting  Published on: September 17, 2014
Man denied bail in death of daughter’s boyfriend
MONTPELIER — A Vermont man accused of killing his daughter’s boyfriend and burying his body beneath a manure pile is staying in jail for now.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Spaulding expected to log a surplus
Board gets good financial news agrees to make financial literacy graduation requirement  Published on: September 17, 2014
Parking dicussion takes council toward garage
Parking fairness debated at city council meeting  Published on: September 17, 2014
Montpelier police log: Buildings vandalized; nudity noted
Montpelier coplogs  Published on: September 17, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace
UNITED NATIONS — Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role — as a U.N. Messenger of Peace.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Octavia Spencer: Content with new ensemble TV role
NEW YORK — As the offers poured in for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer to join the many other film actors who have recently transitioned to television, she was clear on what she wanted.  Published on: September 17, 2014
1965 ‘Cinderella’ star to attend Broadway version
NEW YORK — The Cinderella onstage on Broadway next Tuesday will have another Cinderella in the audience — Lesley Ann Warren.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Adam Driver shifts into hyper drive
TORONTO — It comes as something of a shock to be talking with Adam Driver and hear so little cursing. Nothing is thrown. No explicit sexual act is performed.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead
WASHINGTON — Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that a nuclear waste dump in his home state of Nevada remains mothballed even after the government has spent $15 billion on it.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Break-ins, gun and cigarette thefts reported
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre police in recent days.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Montpelier police log: Buildings vandalized; nudity noted
Montpelier coplogs  Published on: September 17, 2014
Vt. schools warned about virus
The Vermont Department of Health sent an email to all Vermont schools advising them to take precautions and educate parents regarding the enterovirus, or EV-D68.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Scottish Vermonters stay neutral on independence
Scottish Vermonters are following the country's movement for independence, but not all want to voice an opinion.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Parking dicussion takes council toward garage
Parking fairness debated at city council meeting  Published on: September 17, 2014
Pendo Field’s long-awaited lights to go on tonight
Let there be lights!  Published on: September 17, 2014
Spaulding expected to log a surplus
Board gets good financial news agrees to make financial literacy graduation requirement  Published on: September 17, 2014
Muzzleloader deer permit winners online
MONTPELIER — Deer hunters who applied for a muzzleloader season antlerless deer permit can now go to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department website to see if they will be receiving a permit in the mail.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Man denied bail in death of daughter’s boyfriend
MONTPELIER — A Vermont man accused of killing his daughter’s boyfriend and burying his body beneath a manure pile is staying in jail for now.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Governor lays out school priorities for 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Peter Shumlin said he will oppose any education legislation during the next year that will cost school districts money.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Health website goes offline
MONTPELIER — The state’s online health insurance marketplace has been taken offline, perhaps until November, to allow for performance, security and operational upgrades before the next open enrollment period, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Tuesday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
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Associated Press  Published on: September 17, 2014
USC breaks ground on $650 million campus village
LOS ANGELES — The University of Southern California broke out the Trojan Marching Band on Monday to beat the drum for a $650 million expansion that school officials say will not only transform the campus but also the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood surrounding it.  Published on: September 17, 2014
67 South Africans dead in Nigeria building
LAGOS, Nigeria — The death toll in the collapse of a building in Nigeria last week rose on Tuesday when the South African president said 67 South Africans died and dozens were injured in the accident.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Health officials warn of Sea-Tac measles exposure
SEATAC, Wash. — Public health officials are warning that people may have been exposed to measles at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Published on: September 17, 2014
US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?
WASHINGTON — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Kids’ poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine
CHICAGO — An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation’s heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives’ prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.  Published on: September 17, 2014
CDC study: Americans’ bellies are expanding fast
CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Theresa Soucy Roberge
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — A funeral service and celebration of life for Theresa Soucy Roberge, 81, of Santa Fe Drive, was held Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre, Vermont. She passed away on Aug. 13, 2014, at the Gulfside Center Hospice Care in Dade, Florida.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Harold Hersey
EAST MONTPELIER — A committal and memorial service will be held for Harold Hersey on Sept. 20, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Albert D. Smith
GREENSBORO — The interment service for Albert Donald “Babe” Smith, 99, was held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier. He died Aug. 26, 2014.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Criminal card games
What is it going to take to get serious about data breaches?  Published on: September 17, 2014
Don’t fight Syrian aid vote
The New York Times said the following in an editorial:  Published on: September 17, 2014
Goodbye, Organization Man
Imagine two cities. In City A, town leaders notice that every few weeks a house catches on fire. So they create a fire department — a group of professionals with prepositioned firefighting equipment and special expertise. In City B, town leaders don’t create a fire department.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Giving credit
Green Mountain Power is the target of a petition filed with the Federal Trade Commission complaining that the utility is making false claims about the renewable energy that is part of its portfolio.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR’s Tony Stewart
A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts
INDIANAPOLIS — Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice NFL disapproval
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Patriots’ defense faces the unknown in Carr
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Norwich men’s soccer breezes past Pine Manor
NORTHFIELD— The Norwich University men’s soccer team got back on track in a big way on Tuesday night in non-conference action against Pine Manor College.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Comets roll past Highlanders 4-0
WAITSFIELD — BFA-St. Albans striker Taylor Knapp led the Comets to a convincing 4-0 shutout of hometown Harwood Tuesday at Mad River Park.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Rear View Mirror: ACT hits the road to NHMS
The American-Canadian Tour takes to its biggest stage of the season on Saturday with the sixth running of the Bond Auto Parts ACT Invitational at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Norwich women add 15 new skaters
NORTHFIELD — Norwich University women’s hockey head coach Mark Bolding announced his 2014-15 recruiting class on Tuesday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
Spaulding holds off Rutland 3-1
BARRE TOWN — Spaulding made the most of its opportunities early and held on for a 3-1 girls soccer win over Rutland on Tuesday.  Published on: September 17, 2014
NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.  Published on: September 17, 2014
British Museum features ‘golden age’ of Ming China
LONDON — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that’s just the vases. London’s British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China’s Ming era in the 15th century.  Published on: September 17, 2014


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