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Springer joins Burlington firm
BURLINGTON — Avi J. Springer recently joined Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, as an associate, working primarily in the areas of criminal defense, family law and other litigation.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Edson takes VNH manager job
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — David Edson was recently hired as the new rehabilitation manager for Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire.

Prior to joining VNH, he was the director of rehabilitation for Genesis Rehabilitation Services at Kendal at Hanover.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Chelsea girls blank Whitchester
ROCHESTER — Grace Kay redirected a Tucker Chapin corner into the back of the net Thursday, lifting the Chelsea girls soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Whitchester.

“We’ve been working on getting a body on our corners this week and it paid off,” Red Devils coach Parrish Eiskamp said.  Published on: September 30, 2016
UVM-spawned tech firm is honored
SOUTH BURLINGTON — While thinking about space exploration might be associated with Cape Canaveral, Florida, or Houston, Texas, a startup company in Vermont could change some people’s thinking about space and place.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Rutland refugee site approved, now wait
While the State Department announced Wednesday that Rutland had been approved as a resettlement site for approximately 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees, the resettlement program itself cleared a separate hurdle this week with the passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Teen will return to face rape charges
GRANITEVILLE — Vermont State Police say a Graniteville teenager was arrested as a fugitive from justice on two rape counts he faces in New York.

Police say Zachary Greene, 18, was found at a home in Graniteville after New York State Police informed their Vermont colleagues that Greene was believed to be in the state.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Barre Town Police Log: Burglaries, theft, drug activity reported
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.

Sept. 21

Suspicious activity was reported on South Barre Road.

Items were stolen from a vehicle on South Barre Road.

A citizen needed assistance on Beede Circle.

On LaGue Lane, a burglary was reported.

Sept.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Ortiz given standing ovation by Yankee fans
NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz was given a 30-second standing ovation by fans at Yankee Stadium when he walked to home plate for the first at-bat of his final game in the Bronx.

There were many fans in Red Sox colors in the crowd, which chanted his nickname “Pa-pi! Pa-pi!” Only a smattering of boos could be heard.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Strong D-III teams steal the spotlight
A year of blowout games might finally catch a break in Week 5 of the high school football season.

That’s thanks to Division III and an all-star lineup. Four teams with a combined 15-1 record and a 15-game win streak come together when 4-0 Woodstock visits 4-0 Mill River and 4-0 Windsor travels to 3-1 U-32.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Americans need a short memory in the Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. — The American Ryder Cup team could use what might be Dustin Johnson’s greatest asset in golf.

Not his power off the tee.

His short memory.

“Or no memory,” Johnson said with a smile.  Published on: September 30, 2016
U-32 regroups, tops Williamstown
EAST MONTPELIER — After the team’s loss to Stowe earlier in the week, U-32 girls soccer coach Rebecca Dezan felt her girls needed to come out strong and shake the monkey off their back. U-32 got a pair of goals each from seniors Aine Kennedy and Maggie Kirby to help shake it loose, downing Williamstown 4-1 in girl’s soccer action Thursday.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Review: Woody Allen’s TV series is a plodding ‘Crisis’
NEW YORK — With Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes,” the screenwriter has let down his director — who coincidentally also falls short. And then there’s the leading man, who phones in his performance.

“Crisis” is right.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Ed Harris digs into the mystery of ‘Westworld’ and loves it
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The anything-goes getaway called Westworld doesn’t really exist, and if it did you couldn’t hope to afford this top-notch pleasure park.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Man facing felony DUI case picks up new charge
BARRE — A Granite City man already facing a felony drunken driving charge is accused of driving drunk again.

Cory A. Copeland, 52, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court Thursday to a felony count of driving under the influence for the third or subsequent time and a misdemeanor count of violating conditions of release.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Inmate accused of smuggling drugs
RUTLAND — Vermont State Police say a Waterbury man tried to sneak drugs into the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland.

Police say Michael J. LaFountain, 38, was arrested Wednesday for aggravated assault and transported to the prison.  Published on: September 30, 2016
NY man receives second Vt. drug sentence
A New York man who already served time for his connection with a cocaine-selling ring was sentenced to another year in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to sell heroin.

Byron Mathews, 21, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months and one day in prison by federal Judge Geoffrey Crawford in Rutland.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Barre pedestrian way put on hold
BARRE — City Manager Steve Mackenzie has abruptly and “reluctantly” decided to “pull the plug” on plans to complete work on a new pedestrian way on Pearl Street between now and next spring.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Johnson, Lyndon state colleges to unite
MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to merge Johnson and Lyndon State Colleges into a single institution with separate campuses.

Thursday’s vote followed preliminary approval from the board in July.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton’s past
NEW YORK — Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign’s top backers out to do the same.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Watchdog report criticizes DEA’s use of confidential sources
WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has continued paying informants who were no longer supposed to be used, according to a government watchdog audit issued...  Published on: September 30, 2016
Mother of slain California black man wants peaceful protests
EL CAJON, Calif. — The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in a confrontation with police in a San Diego suburb this week called for peaceful protests Thursday and said her son did not deserve to die.

Alfred Olango “was a good, lovely young man,” said the mother, Pamela Benge. “I wanted him to enjoy his daughter.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Stocks skid as drugmakers fall, then bank woes deepen losses
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks skidded Thursday as drug companies and banks absorbed large losses. Drugmakers faced scrutiny over price increases, while banks fell as investors worried about the stability of Deutsche Bank and other financial institutions.

Stocks were slightly lower in morning trading, and they fell hard at 12:30 p.m.  Published on: September 30, 2016
UN warns of ‘merciless abyss’ in besieged eastern Aleppo
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria’s largest city.

The U.N.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Gov. Shumlin defends use of 56-year-old state airplane
MONTPELIER — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is defending his use of an old state airplane for travel following his recent move to Westminster, arguing that flying likely does not cost more than driving.  Published on: September 30, 2016
South Burlington police ID body
Police ID body

SOUTH BURLINGTON — Police have identified the body of man found in a wooded area of South Burlington earlier this week.

Police say it was Shawn M. Carter, 32, who was found dead on Monday.

Carter was a suspect in two recent robberies in Colchester.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Sherry Olson
MARSHFIELD — A memorial service for Sherry Olson, who died on Sept. 7, will be held at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier Center on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., with a reception following immediately after the service.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Marilyn Meyette
WILLIAMSTOWN/WARREN — Marilyn Meyette, age 94, of Williamstown and Warren, passed away Friday Sept. 23, 2016, in Gallatin, Tennessee. A service of remembrance was held at the Gallatin Church of Christ Sept. 25. A graveside service will be held at Warren Cemetery in Warren, Vermont, on Oct. 12, 2016, at 1 p.m.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Brian Cosgrove
MONTPELIER — (James) Brian Cosgrove, 70, of Naples, Florida, and Montpelier, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House after a recent diagnosis of cancer. Brian died peacefully with dignity and grace with his family by his side.

Brian was born on Aug. 13, 1946, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. He was the son of G.  Published on: September 30, 2016
David Budbill
June 13, 1940 — Sept. 25, 2016

David Budbill died peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of Sept. 25 with his wife of 50 years, Lois Eby, and his daughter, Nadine Wolf Budbill, by his side.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Vote of confidence
Rutland has received a vote of confidence from the U.S. Department of State, which has approved plans to bring up to 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the city during the coming year.

The confidence is merited.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Parton: Berlin has not quit effort
I am a Berlin School Board member and one of the three members from Berlin on the Act 46, 706B School Consolidation Study Committee for the Washington Central Supervisory Union. I wanted to correct a few bits of information The Times Argus got wrong in the article in Friday’s paper.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Amses: Honesty takes an evening off
Deprived of a fawning audience, without a stage full of Republican patsies, and with both moderator and opponent asking fair, factual questions, Donald Trump disintegrated during the first presidential debate through a combination of his own ineptitude and a series of withering counterattacks by Hillary Clinton.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Bryant avoided Cowboys, fearing news on knee
FRISCO, Texas — Dez Bryant appeared in the locker room Thursday and seemed to be in a good mood, which was more than the Dallas receiver could say for the first two days of the week.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Europe sends out heavy hitters at Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. — Europe is sending out some heavy metal to start the Ryder Cup — Justin Rose and his Olympic gold with Henrik Stenson and his silver claret jug.

Captain Darren Clarke put his strongest partnership in the opening foursomes match today at Hazeltine.  Published on: September 30, 2016
Sampsell joins DuBois & King
RANDOLPH — DuBois & King consulting engineers recently hired Andrew Sampsell as a staff engineer in the firm’s Public Works Division, which provides engineering services for municipal infrastructure.

Sampsell is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Accounting firm hires Razanouski
The accounting firm Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs recently hired Zachary Razanouski as an associate accountant.

Razanouski recently graduated from Castleton University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting focus.  Published on: September 29, 2016
QuarryWorks haunts ‘Sleepy Hollow’
A secluded glen with a played-out quarry, mist rising from the quarry pond, a few remains of huge gears and other antique machines cast shadows: The enchanting setting of QuarryWorks Theater is a place where spirits from the past could easily feel at home.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Capital Sounds: Sara Grace highlights weekend
Many of my regular readers would know that I have passions besides our local live music scene. One of those happens to be football, specifically, my beloved Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s just say that I am a happy camper these days as my team sits at 3 and 0 with a promising young rookie QB who is exceeding all expectations.  Published on: September 29, 2016
A love triangle – with a dog?
A.R. Gurney’s hit comedy “Sylvia,” about a dog who comes between a husband and wife, turns out to be a lot more than a silly sitcom.

“It’s got so many questions — without any absolute answers,” explains Will Davis, who is directing the Lost Nation Theater production.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Arts Preview
Francesca Blanchard

STOWE — French-Vermont singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard brings her blend of folk, jazz and roots-rock, and French chanson for a concert at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Fall Open Studio x 2
You never know what you’ll find in the statewide art treasure hunt known as Open Studio.

Marked by yellow flags, Vermont will be full of stop-offs indicating studio locations and hidden gems you may never have known were there.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Vetiver brings intimate folk-pop to Burlington
One of the more intriguing indie-pop groups around, Vetiver — the 13-year-old brainchild of 41-year-old San Francisco singer-songwriter Andy Cabic — brings its intimate brand of folk-pop to Signal Kitchen on Tuesday, four years after its last Burlington performance at the intimate Burlington venue.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Caitlin Canty comes home with new EP
Fans who can’t get enough of rising Vermont-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Caitlin Canty’s “Reckless Skyline” album — which garnered glowing accolades after its release in 2015 — can get a further fix with a new Canty EP.  Published on: September 29, 2016
One flute, two flutes …
“Pipe Dreams 5,” the next set of Vermont Virtuosi concerts, will feature the back-by-popular-demand fifth public performance of Vermont’s only professional flute choir.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Gubernatorial candidates address resettlement at debate
The gubernatorial debate Wednesday night in downtown Rutland kicked off with the news of the day.  Published on: September 29, 2016
E. Harwick man faces new drug charges
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An East Hardwick man who already has an active felony drug possession case denied new drug possession charges.

Gabriel Egan, 28, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in White River Junction criminal court to misdemeanor counts of possessing Ecstasy and heroin.  Published on: September 29, 2016
New owners visit Rutland Herald, Times Argus
The new owners of the Rutland Herald and The Times Argus said Wednesday they were still evaluating the current publication schedule for the two papers, as a strategic planning process makes headway.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Barre finally reimbursed for 2011 flooding
BARRE — City officials are breathing easier this week after finally receiving most of the remaining reimbursements for flood damage that occurred more than five years ago and has long since been repaired.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Owners ask relief from giant water bill
BARRE — The owners of a downtown commercial property are claiming a recently evicted tenant is responsible for a super-sized water bill and have turned to the city for relief.

The issue surfaced briefly during Tuesday night’s City Council meeting when Mayor Thomas Lauzon acknowledged receipt of a letter from William E. Patno II and M.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Talk Of The Town
Stormdrain

stenciling

Volunteers took to the streets in Montpelier last weekend to paint stormdrains in an effort to keep waste out of them.

The painting was organized by the Friends of the Winooski River. Volunteers stenciled "Dump no waste.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Customer pulls $500k in pipeline protest
MONTPELIER — Bread and Puppet Theatre put on a protest performance inside the TD Bank branch in Montpelier Wednesday which culminated in a woman closing her account of nearly $500,000 because of the bank’s involvement in fossil fuel pipelines.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Rutland chosen as refugee site
RUTLAND — The refugees are coming.

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of State had accepted its application to designate Rutland as a refugee resettlement site. One hundred Syrian and Iraqi refugees are expected to arrive over the course of a year, likely starting in December.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Shimon Peres witnessed Israel’s history, and shaped it
JERUSALEM — At every corner of Israel’s tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there.

He was a young aide to the nation’s founding fathers when the country declared independence in 1948, and he played a key role in turning Israel into a military power.  Published on: September 29, 2016
US stocks climb as report of OPEC deal lift oil prices
NEW YORK — U.S. stock indexes are higher Wednesday afternoon as energy companies climb following reports that OPEC nations agreed to a deal that would limit oil production in an effort to bolster prices. Phone and health care companies are taking losses. Stocks have switched between gains and losses throughout the day.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Janet E. Santin
BARRE — Janet E. Santin, 80, of Currier Street, passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family was at her bedside.

Born Jan. 7, 1936, in Barre, she was the daughter of James and Iris (Chase) McLeod. She attended Lincoln School and graduated from Spaulding High School in the Class of 1954.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Deane P. Merrill
MONTPELIER — Deane P. Merrill, age 91, died at Heaton Woods, Montpelier, Vermont, on Sept. 24, 2016. He was born Dec. 22, 1924, to Clinton and Bessie Merrill in Barre,Vermont . He was a longtime resident of Barre and Berlin, and later Hardwick.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Fredric C. Woogmaster
Fredric Charles Woogmaster passed on to the proverbial and mysterious other side, comfortably in his home on Sept. 26, 2016.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Ruby Gates Pike
NORTHFIELD FALLS—- Ruby Gates Pike, 95, a longtime resident of Northfield Falls, passed from this life on Sept. 24, 2016, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, Vermont.

Born on April 27, 1921, in Chelsea, Vermont, Ruby was the daughter of Henry F. and Florence C. (Webster) Gates. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 1939.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Brian J. Churchill
BARRE — Brian Jeffrey Churchill, 60, of Highland Avenue, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

Brian was born in Barre on Aug. 6, 1956. He was the son of Payson Erton and Dorothy Jean (Wellman) Churchill. He attended Cabot Elementary School and graduated from Cabot High School in 1975.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Population is at the root
Immigration is the main reason Britons are leaving the E.U. Immigration is also the main concern of Americans supporting Trump. Immigration is a natural concern for any nation that wishes to control its future. The U.S.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Taking back the Constitution
Since 2008, our country has been transformed.

Washington has taken over one-sixth of our economy with Obamacare, mandated same-sex marriage, is promoting a transgender agenda, and has repeatedly restricted states’ right to legislate in areas that traditionally and constitutionally belong to the states, like morality and religion.  Published on: September 29, 2016
The Syrian agony
The Syrian civil war is the most catastrophic event of our time, but it received barely a mention in the presidential debate on Monday. Partly that’s because neither candidate has a ready solution and saw no advantage in delving into a problem about which voters are even more baffled than they are.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Douglas: Re-elect Sen. Bill Doyle
The people of Washington County are very fortunate to have Bill Doyle as their state senator. He has served our state long and well, promoting policies to improve our economy and opposing those that would put an even heavier burden on Vermonters. He’ll continue his work toward making Vermont an affordable place to live, work and raise our families.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Morse: No dogs in the sugarhouse
A couple of sugar seasons ago we had an uninvited visitor come to our sugarhouse.

It was a busy day of boiling. My dog Averill was curled up asleep and I was busier’n a one-armed paperhanger boiling sap. That’s the way it’s supposed to be: man and dog, best friends, soakin’ in the heavenly aroma of a Vermont sugarhouse.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. — Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to play their best golf.

And along the way, he disparaged yet another former captain.

This time, his target was Hal Sutton.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Hope Solo has shoulder replacement surgery
Suspended U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo says she has had shoulder replacement surgery.

Solo posted post-surgery photos of herself on her social media accounts Wednesday. She had the procedure at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle on Monday.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Banned Rose appeals to Hall of Fame for eligibility
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Pete Rose is appealing directly to baseball’s Hall of Fame to restore his eligibility, arguing the lifetime ban he agreed to in 1989 was never intended to keep him out of Cooperstown.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Bashara, Solons fall to Green Knights
MONTPELIER – Goalie Emily Bashara stopped 44 shots but the Green Knights still had a field day during their shutout victory Wednesday.

“Emily lost a contact lens midway through the second half and she kept playing,” MHS coach Sophie Eldridge said.

Claire Sheahan and Nacole Barrett scored two goals apiece for Rice.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Raiders shut out Yellowjackets
EAST MONTPELIER – The Raiders left nothing to doubt while routing the Yellowjackets on Wednesday.

Addie Hannan, Natalie Hayes (one assist) and Katie Morrissette scored two goals apiece for the Raiders.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Marauders shut out Vikings
LYNDON — The Marauders entered Wednesday’s match with a clear game plan and executed it well enough against the stingy Vikings.

Garrett Bean scored his eighth goal of the season in the 11th minute, while Dominic Rotzetter set up Nick Medow for his 11th goal of the year in the 63rd minute.  Published on: September 29, 2016
McVeigh, Panthers top Ghosts
THETFORD — Alex McVeigh scored twice for the Panthers during Tuesday’s runaway victory.

“Thetford really communicated well, with all members of their offense crossing over half-field and getting into the attack,” Randolph coach Jamie Koehnlein said. “We’re continuing to work to find what works.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Spauldings rises on back of Petrie’s goal
BARRE — Once again, the Spaulding field hockey team won a one-goal contest in a game that fails to represent the team’s dominance during the course of play. This time, the Crimson Tide took down Missisquoi with a 1-0 final.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Elmore lifts U-32 in overtime
EAST MONTPELIER — U-32 and Stowe are perhaps known best for their boys hockey rivalry. But as it turns out, Raiders vs. Raiders soccer matches don’t disappoint either.

That proved to be the case on Wednesday night as U-32 topped its Capital Division rival with a 3-2 final in an overtime thriller.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Riddell, Harwood top MHS
DUXBURY — Ethan Riddell got a little too cute with a pair of first-half direct kicks Wednesday.

In the 65th minute, he showed his serious side.

The Harwood senior single-handedly turned a stalemate into a slaughter, scoring twice during a three-minute span in a 3-0 victory over Montpelier.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Newcomers break into top 10
There are two newcomers to the Rutland Herald Power Rankings this week. Or maybe three. How and who? Read on.

Through week 4 we have:

1. Hartford, 3-1

(previously No. 1)

Hartford has outscored three Vermont teams 120-10. Hartford’s last two games are at St.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Bashara, Solons fall to Green Knights
MONTPELIER – Goalie Emily Bashara stopped 44 shots but the Green Knights still had a field day during their shutout victory Wednesday.

“Emily lost a contact lens midway through the second half and she kept playing,” MHS coach Sophie Eldridge said.

Claire Sheahan and Nacole Barrett scored two goals apiece for Rice.  Published on: September 29, 2016
McVeigh, Panthers top Ghosts
THETFORD — Alex McVeigh scored twice for the Panthers during Tuesday’s runaway victory.

“Thetford really communicated well, with all members of their offense crossing over half-field and getting into the attack,” Randolph coach Jamie Koehnlein said. “We’re continuing to work to find what works.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Marauders shut out Vikings
LYNDON — The Marauders entered Wednesday’s match with a clear game plan and executed it well enough against the stingy Vikings.

Garrett Bean scored his eighth goal of the season in the 11th minute, while Dominic Rotzetter set up Nick Medow for his 11th goal of the year in the 63rd minute.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Rutland chosen as refugee site
RUTLAND — The refugees are coming.

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of State had accepted its application to designate Rutland as a refugee resettlement site. One hundred Syrian and Iraqi refugees are expected to arrive over the course of a year, likely starting in December.  Published on: September 29, 2016
Talk Of The Town
Stormdrain

stenciling

Volunteers took to the streets in Montpelier last weekend to paint stormdrains in an effort to keep waste out of them.

The painting was organized by the Friends of the Winooski River. Volunteers stenciled "Dump no waste.  Published on: September 29, 2016
E. Harwick man faces new drug charges
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An East Hardwick man who already has an active felony drug possession case denied new drug possession charges.

Gabriel Egan, 28, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in White River Junction criminal court to misdemeanor counts of possessing Ecstasy and heroin.  Published on: September 29, 2016
AP Exclusive: New film academy members talk #OscarsSoWhite
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Louisiana accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco has died
NEW ORLEANS — Musician Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., who rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world through his namesake band Buckwheat Zydeco, has died. He was 68.

His longtime manager Ted Fox told The Associated Press that Dural died Saturday. He had suffered from lung cancer.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Deadline looms for unified school board vote
BARRE — The nominating petitions are starting to trickle in, many are still circulating and more could be before the Oct. 11 deadline to file petitions to run for seats on a school board that might never meet.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Vermont Yankee spare parts go on the block
BRATTLEBORO — Entergy Nuclear is a Yankee after all.

It is engaging in the New England tradition of holding an auction starting today, with hopes of recouping some cash from $20 million worth of spare parts left over when the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant shut down in 2014.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Hikers warned of risks of hypothermia
Hikers warned of hypothermia

WATERBURY — Hoping to keep the number of cases of hypothermic hikers to a minimum this year, the state Department of Public Safety is reminding those planning to tackle mountain trails in coming weeks to prepare for winter-like conditions.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Plainfield: Where has all the speeding revenue gone?
PLAINFIELD — Local officials got an update about traffic stops with data showing how many drivers in Plainfield were pulled over in the past couple of years.

At its regular meeting Monday night, the Select Board heard from Lt. Bret Meyer of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Worcester man accused of choking woman
BARRE — A Worcester man is accused of choking a woman.

Michael McCarthy, 53, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court Tuesday to two misdemeanor counts of domestic assault. If convicted, McCarthy faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Pearl Street project to be done in phases
BARRE — The planned transformation of a narrow downtown side street into a generous and inviting pedestrian plaza isn’t going to happen overnight and will likely be completed in phases, City Manager Steve Mackenzie said this week.  Published on: September 28, 2016
New rules unveiled for opioid providers
MONTPELIER — The Shumlin administration has released proposed rules for how health care providers can prescribe opiates for acute pain.

The rules are aimed at reducing opioid addiction in Vermont.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Vermonter plucked from raft after week at sea
BOSTON — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter was questioned by Coast Guard officials Tuesday and reunited with his father.

His mother is still missing and presumed dead.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Shumlin to choose Dooley’s successor
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office said Tuesday the governor plans to appoint a successor to replace retiring Vermont Supreme Court Justice John Dooley, even though he won’t leave the bench until after Shumlin leaves office.

Dooley, who has served on the Vermont Supreme Court since former Democratic Gov.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Colombia’s road to peace marred by multiple obstacles
CARTAGENA, Colombia — The contrast couldn’t be more dramatic: As Colombia’s president and the head of its largest guerrilla movement were putting their signatures on a historic peace deal, a 6-year-old boy was killed when he chased a soccer ball into a field and stepped on a land mine left behind during the half-century conflict.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Charlotte residents denounce officials over police shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.  Published on: September 28, 2016
AP: Across US, police officers misuse confidential databases
DENVER — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Does Trump pay taxes?
Hillary Clinton was waiting for this one on Monday night: a line of questioning about Donald Trump’s refusal to release his income tax returns.

And she pounced, listing off theories of why Trump would not do so.

Perhaps he did not want to reveal foreign business interests.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Ben & Jerry’s planned expansion would add 65 jobs in Vt.
Ben & Jerry’s

plan expansion

ST. ALBANS — Ben & Jerry’s is planning a nearly $31 million expansion of its St. Albans manufacturing facility, a move it says will add 65 more jobs.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Body found in S. Burlington
SOUTH BURLINGTON — Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a wooded area in South Burlington.

Police say a neighbor on Monday reported an odor of leaking gas. The gas company responded and found the body off Patchen Road.

Police have not yet identified the deceased.  Published on: September 28, 2016
Sheila J. Warshaw
BARRE — Sheila J. Warshaw, 71, of Country Way, passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, with her family at her bedside.

Born in the Bronx, New York, on April 10, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rose (Newman) Fern.  Published on: September 28, 2016
David A. Hayward
PLAINFIELD — David A. Hayward, 75, of Coburn Road, passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester.

David was born in Plainfield on Dec. 29, 1940, the son of Ray Albert and Lillian Harriet (Moody) Hayward. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1959. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.  Published on: September 28, 2016


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