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UVM achieves top 10 ranking

UVM achieves

top 10 ranking

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont was recently ranked among the top 10 schools in the country that are preparing students to land good jobs after graduation and without the burden of excessive loans.  Published on: October 8, 2015

NOFA Vermont gets $247K grant

NOFA Vermont

gets $247K grant

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont, or NOFA Vermont, was recently awarded a three-year, $247,000 grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.  Published on: October 8, 2015

State to hold Job fair

State to hold

Oct. job fair

The Vermont Department of Labor will hold a job fair from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Armed Forces Reserve Center on Post Road in Rutland. Doors open at 1 p.m. to veterans only and at 1:30 p.m. to the general public. The event is free to all.  Published on: October 8, 2015

James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson beg you not to clap for them

NEW YORK — James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are happy that theatergoers are excited to see them onstage together again, but please, please, hold your applause when they first appear.

“It can be very distracting,” says Tyson. Jones, seated beside her, agrees: “I wish there was a way for actors to kill it.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Yoga serving as inspiration for Aguilera’s new music

NEW YORK — Yoga is serving as inspiration for Christina Aguilera’s upcoming album.

The pop star says that the physical and mental exercise is helping her find inner peace, and that’s influencing her music-making process.

“Taking a love for yoga and breathing ...  Published on: October 8, 2015

Wright house aimed at wider audience rediscovered in Madison

MADISON, Wis. — Linda McQuillen long wondered whether her 1917 home had any connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, thinking at best maybe one of his peers designed it as an imitation of the architect’s famous Prairie School style. It turned out she was living in the real thing.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Ask a designer: A versatile neutral, gray goes with anything

The buzz over “50 Shades of Grey” may have faded, but interior design experts say their love affair with the color gray is definitely not a passing trend.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Spike Lee on Oscar speech: ‘Gonna try to keep positive’

NEW YORK — Spike Lee says he hasn’t had time yet to plan what he’ll say when he gets his honorary Oscar next month — he’s busy trying to finish up his new movie, “Chiraq,” for a year-end release. But he promises he’s “gonna try to keep positive.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Chilly, enigmatic ‘Old Times’ returns to Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — That Thom Yorke is the first from the creative team to greet you at the new revival of “Old Time” is the first indication you’re in for an unsettling show.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Finding the softer side of ‘Leaner Meaner’

As the comedienne most known for slinging insults at Comedy Central’s roasts, Lisa Lampanelli basically made a career out of being politically incorrect.

She calls herself dirty, loud and rude — “I say things no one should be allowed to say in their life” — but doesn’t make apologies for it.  Published on: October 8, 2015

‘Dido and Aeneas’: Opera Company of Middlebury goes for Baroque

Opera Company of Middlebury will make its first foray into the Baroque when it presents English composer Henry Purcell’s c. 1688 opera “Dido and Aeneas.”

“This Purcell guy, he was a man of the theater,” explained Douglas Anderson, the company’s artistic director.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Arts Preview

The Gathering

STOWE — Five award-winning musicians perform in The Gathering: A Concert for Autumn Colors presented by Will Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Records, at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Saturday.

This concert is the second of a three-part series in Stowe.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Karaoke goes live

I’m certainly no visual arts critic, but I have to give kudos to the city of Montpelier for the Art-Hop event that went on last weekend. The use of The Garage building in the farmers market parking lot, as well as the space on the upper floors at Elm and Main, was brilliant and the array of visual art was stunning.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Capital City Concerts 2015-2016 season

— Time After Time — see feature.

— Place on Earth — Orchestral music with a sense of place by Vivaldi, Vaughan-Williams and Beethoven: Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Elley-Long Center, Colchester; Nov. 23, 3 p.m., Unitarian Church of Montpelier.  Published on: October 8, 2015

The Bee Gees in Barre? Sort of

Night Fever, a popular Bee Gees tribute show based in Toronto, will set the Barre Opera House rocking on at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of the 2015-16 TD Bank Celebration Series.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Accidents make life happen in ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’

From the messy results of ill-advised bicycle antics to the deeper wounds of life’s journey, Doug and Kayleen have had their share of injuries. Self-destructive choices are also at times to blame.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Doug and Kayleen will be on stage in Montpelier in “Gruesome Playground Injuries.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Potent mix The Bad Plus Joshua Redman equals knockout band

Two of the brightest entities in jazz team up Tuesday at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts, where adventurous New York City trio the Bad Plus will mix it up with inventive saxophone star Joshua Redman.  Published on: October 8, 2015

‘Time After Time’ born from despair

“The most ethereally beautiful music of the 20th century was first heard on a brutally cold January night in 1941, at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp, in Görlitz, Germany,” wrote critic Alex Ross in The New Yorker. “The composer was Olivier Messiaen, the work ‘Quartet for the End of Time.  Published on: October 8, 2015

New series brings Discover Jazz Fest to TV

Miss some of the many amazing FlynnSpace shows last summer during the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival? Fret not, as redemption is possible via a new weekly TV series on Vermont PBS, which revisits seven FlynnSpace performances – including artist interviews – starting at 9 p.m. Saturday and running until Nov. 21.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Cutting-edge returns with TURNmusic

TURNmusic presents its second season of new music for new audiences in Waterbury and Burlington. Founder Anne Decker mixes her musical tastes to create a unique set of performances. TURNmusic performs music that is defined by quality, not genre, in professional concerts and relaxed venues, while also maintaining affordable ticket prices.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Local visual arts

Editor’s note: Please send visual art listings to jim.lowe@timesargus.com.


Espresso Bueno: Patricia Meriam, October, paintings by local artist, 248 N. Main St., Barre, 802-479-0896, espressobueno.com. Artist’s reception, Friday, Oct. 9, 5 to 7 p.m.

Morse Bock Deli: Mark Lorah, through Nov.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Big project moves above ground

BARRE — The gated construction zone on Enterprise Alley is about to get a little bigger and Merchants Row and Depot Square have already been temporarily turned into dead-end streets as a multi-million dollar project shifts from remediation to redevelopment.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for South Burlington man

BARRE — An arrest warrant has been issued for a South Burlington man who failed to show up Tuesday for his change of plea hearing on multiple criminal charges.

Thomas L. Haynes, 23, pleaded not guilty in Washington County criminal court in November to one felony count of burglary.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Puppets reflect student creators

MONTPELIER — Students at River Rock School are creating puppets and developing a script with the guidance of No Strings Marionette Company for an impending performance.

Twelve-year-old Elias Clammer displayed his flying uni-frog sock puppet on his right hand Wednesday morning.  Published on: October 8, 2015

VSO names new executive director

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has chosen a Vermont native to be its next executive director.

The VSO’s governing board of directors says Benjamin Cadwallader, originally from South Burlington, will assume his leadership position in November.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Talk of the Town: Wheels for meals?

Wheels for meals?

BERLIN — Most everyone is familiar with Meals on Wheels, but the folks at 802 Cars have decided to flip the script. They’re in the process of raffling off a brand new car to benefit the Vermont Foodbank.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Vermont Gas promises state to cap pipeline costs

MONTPELIER — As the Vermont Public Service Board revisits its approval for the extension of a natural gas pipeline in view of the project’s ballooning costs, Vermont Gas Systems announced Wednesday it has promised the state to cap the cost it can recoup from ratepayers.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Crash in Killington sends bicyclist to Dartmouth

Vermont State Police responded to a report of a bicycle accident on Route 4 in Killington around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Sgt. Todd Wilkins said the adult male cyclist was riding with three other cyclists when something caused him to crash.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time, Wilkins said.  Published on: October 8, 2015

UVM embraces Sobel’s children

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has offered scholarships to the daughters of a Department for Children and Families worker who was shot and killed in August.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Vermont teachers stick with Sanders

Vermont’s teachers union plans to actively support Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, even though the national organization, the NEA, has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

An effort by the Vermont NEA to postpone the endorsement of Clinton by the national union — the largest in the nation — was not successful.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Carter: US not cooperating with Russia against Islamic State

ROME — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in his strongest message to date, said Wednesday the U.S.-led coalition will not agree to cooperate with Russia in the fight against the Islamic State and no collaboration is possible as long as Moscow continues to strike other targets.

He said the U.S.  Published on: October 8, 2015

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Endangered Species Act list won’t add American eels

PORTLAND, Maine — American eels will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday, a victory for fishermen of the increasingly valuable species.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Sleeping Idaho hunter wakes up to black bear biting his head

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A hunter camping in central Idaho woke up when a black bear started biting his head, and he couldn’t get medical care for three days because he was in such a remote wilderness area.  Published on: October 8, 2015

The Latest: Search for missing crew to end Wednesday evening

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic and the search for crew members. All times local:

3 p.m.
 Published on: October 8, 2015

South Carolina still on edge from floods; 2 die in truck

GEORGETOWN, S.C. — Rivers rose and dams bulged Wednesday as South Carolina faced another anxious day of waiting for the floodwaters to recede, and search teams found the bodies of two people who died after they drove around a barricade and into standing water.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Vermont Air Guard training at night

SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct nightly flight training in South Burlington for the rest of the week.

The evening F-16 flights started Tuesday and will take place through Friday and last each night until about 10 p.m.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Saw-whet Owl Banding

Saw-whet Owl Banding, Every fall migrating pint-sized Saw-whet Owls filter through Vermont unseen and unheard. We invite you to join this exciting opportunity to view these seldom-seen birds. Follow signs from North Branch Nature Center parking lot to the banding station and be sure to dress warmly and bring a flashlight.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Lee Patrick O’Neill

MONTPELIER, Vermont/ SOMERSWORTH, N.H. — Lee Patrick O’Neill passed away Oct. 5, after a long and valiant battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 10, 1955, in Spokane, Washington, to Elizabeth Hill O’Neill and LeGrand Cannon Cramer. He changed his name to honor his stepfather, William O’Neill, of Bristol, Vermont.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Anna Su

HOUSTON, Texas — Anna (Winchester) Su, 81, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, in Houston, Texas.

She was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, the eldest daughter of Harry E. and Margaret (Kapsch) Winchester.

Anna grew up in South Rygate, Vermont, attended grade school there and graduated from Wells River High School.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Armand J. Duquette II

GRANITEVILLE — Armand J. Duquette II, 44, affectionately known as Charm, of Donahue Road, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.

Born on Oct. 8, 1970, in Berlin, he was the son of Armand J. Duquette Sr. and Shirley (Blaisdell) Duquette.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Michael D. Amell

NORTHFIELD — A graveside committal and burial service with full military honors will be conducted Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at 1 p.m. in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph for Michael David Amell, 66, who died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The Rev. Paul Ciampaglia, pastor of the Northfield Bible Church, will conduct the service.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Norma J. DeVarney

BROOKFIELD — Norma J. DeVarney, 69, of Stone Road, gained her wings to fly high with the angels on Oct. 1, 2015. Born on Dec. 10, 1945, in Bradford, she was the daughter of John and Edith (Billings) Dunbar.  Published on: October 8, 2015

The anguish of Kunduz

In the good old days of Afghan history — before the communist revolution, the Soviet invasion, the civil war, the rise of the Taliban and the Americans’ anti-Taliban war — the region around Kunduz was home to a largely peaceful ethnic mix with a speciality in the growing of sweet and juicy melons.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Small but mighty

In a recent commentary by Jeff Danziger, the shortcomings of his many Volkswagen Beetles were described. I, too, “in my earlier life,” had two of those. I remember few shortcomings, but never forgot something few other small cars could probably do.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Localize renewables

Like most Vermonters, I support goals that would decrease our carbon footprint. Of all the energy we use in Vermont, only 5 percent is electricity and 95 percent is fueling our cars and heating our homes.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Homegrown terrorism

Listening to the discussion about gun control on Vermont Public Radio today, I was wondering why nobody mentioned the horrendous propaganda the National Rifle Association is making, feeding obviously clueless folks with false facts, not to mention the old problem of it literally buying politicians.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Just compensation

I was glad to hear that something is being done for Lara Sobel’s family and hope that it helps them deal with her murder. I would hope that the state of Vermont would take responsibility in this matter. She was killed in the line of duty like a police officer.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Be mindful of fires

During Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 4-10), I would like to remind residents of Vermont about the critical but often overlooked role that local water supplies — and the systems that deliver them — play in fighting fires and protecting public safety.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Making lenders follow the law

The New York Times said the following in an editorial:

A vast majority of the more than 10 million Americans who have defaulted on or are behind on repaying their student loans could have benefited from income-driven repayment plans that are intended to ease pressure on distressed borrowers and keep them from defaulting on their...  Published on: October 8, 2015

Colts could be out of Luck tonight

Other than a losing week, nothing bugs Pro Picks more than having no spread on a Thursday night game.

That’s the case this time around as the Colts figure out how healthy Andrew Luck’s throwing shoulder is.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Blatter awaiting fate after ethics committee investigation

LONDON — Sepp Blatter could be facing a 90-day suspension.

The FIFA president’s future was being determined by the governing body’s ethics committee at meetings in Zurich, with Blatter at risk of being suspended after a criminal case was opened against him.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Hendrick teams now guarding against parts failures in Chase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hendrick Motorsports took time in its weekly meetings to address the parts failure that cost Jimmie Johnson a shot at a seventh championship.

Johnson was eliminated in the first round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when an axle seal broke on his car Sunday at Dover.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Royals to give Ventura start in the ALDS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals will start hard-throwing youngster Yordano Ventura in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, regardless of whether Kansas City plays the Yankees or Astros on Thursday night.

Royals manager Ned Yost announced his starter before Tuesday’s workout at Kauffman Stadium.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Besides Lackey in Game 1, Matheny mum on rotation

ST. LOUIS — John Lackey gets the start in Game 1 of the NL Division Series for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Some highly touted teams flop in opening month

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech never expected to be in this position, facing its first four-game losing streak in nearly two decades.

“I didn’t. The team didn’t,” quarterback Justin Thomas said this week, as the Yellow Jackets prepared to face No. 6 Clemson. “But we put ourselves in this hole.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Beckham learning to deal with all the extra attention

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After a monster rookie season, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has become a marked man.

If he is not getting double teamed, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is seeing a myriad of defenses every game. He also has taken his fair share of hits, and not handled them all well.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Solons tie Thunderbirds

MONTPELIER – Goalie Emily Bashara stopped 23 shots and the Solons used airtight defensive coverage to earn a scoreless tie with the Thunderbirds on Wednesday.

Goalie Mikayla Hull made one save for the Thunderbirds, who owned a 15-0 advantage on penalty corners.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Five former Cats playing in NHL

BURLINGTON — Five former members of the University of Vermont men’s hockey program are featured on National Hockey League rosters heading into the 2015-16 regular season, which opened last night.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Spartans overpower Wildcats

HARDWICK — The Spartans scored three times in the second half to outlast the Wildcats on Wednesday.

Jibril Abdullahi recorded a hat trick for Winooski and teammate Eh Man also scored. Derek Richardson tallied the lone goal for Hazen.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Browning boosts MHS in OT

Staff Report

MONTPELIER – Reed Browning tucked away the Golden Goal in the 100th minute to help the Montpelier boys soccer team snap Stowe’s seven-game winning streak under the lights on Wednesday.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Beall, Raiders trip up Ghosts

RANDOLPH – Seamus Beall opened the scoring midway through the first half before Max Sabo provided insurance halfway through the second Wednesday.

“The scoring has been pretty balanced lately and it’s kind of like sharing the wealth, which is good,” U-32 coach Steve Towne said.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Five former UVM Catamounts now playing in NHL

BURLINGTON — Five former members of the University of Vermont men’s hockey program are featured on National Hockey League rosters heading into the 2015-16 regular season, which opened last night.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Riddell red-hot for Harwood

WAITSFIELD - The Harwood boys soccer team exploded for three first-half goals Wednesday and shut out Peoples Academy, 5-0, at Mad River Park.

The Highlanders relied on three goals from junior standout Ethan Riddell, who tallied his first varsity hat trick.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Wykoff in peak form for Stowe

STOWE – Hannah Wykoff proved once again Wednesday that she is one of the premier offensive threats in Division III.

Wykoff opened the scoring with 22:43 left in the first half, while teammate Kailee Atkinson doubled the lead 26 seconds later.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Durkee, Red Devils rally to victory

CHELSEA – Buddy Durkee and the Red Devils battled back from a two-goal halftime deficit to pick up their second victory of the season during their Senior Game on Wednesday.

“We came out flat, our touches were completely and we were just playing like molasses,” Chelsea coach Jamie Blondin said.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Dow, McGeorge guide Highlanders

DUXBURY – Junior Emily Dow registered her first varsity goal Wednesday and Maddie McGeorge also scored to make Senor Day a big success for the Highlanders.

Dow took advantage of a Lily Martin assist with 6:06 left in the opening half, while McGeorge converted a pass Dahrian Sheltra with 21:39 left in the second half.  Published on: October 8, 2015

MEN’S SOCCER Dartmouth 2, Vermont 1

Staff Report

HANOVER, N.H. - The Big Green scored twice in the final two minutes of regulation to post a 2-1 victory over the Catamoutns in non-conference men’s soccer action on Tuesday night. Vermont falls to 5-5-1, while Dartmouth improves to 5-3-1 overall.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Cadets shut out Hornets

NORTHFIELD — The Cadets won their third straight game with a 1-0 victory over Lyndon State in non-conference action on Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium on Tuesday night.

Junior forward Jacob Zimmerman stayed hot, tallying his second goal in as many games to provide the difference in the match.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Raiders shut out Hilltoppers

ST. JOHNSBURY — Goals by Audrey Oliver, Natalie Hayes and Megan Ryan helped the Raiders improve to 10-0 with Wednesday’s shutout victory.

Oliver scored with 17:20 left in the opening period, while Hayes converted assists from Jasmine Moody and Megan Ryan less than two minutes later.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Rangers shut out Olympians

ORLEANS – Olympians goalie Timmy Hodges made 12 saves but it wasn’t enough agains the undefeated Rangers on Wednesday.

“I haven’t seen everyone in Division II because we’re in the Mountain (Division), but they should do well,” Oxbow coach Barry Emerson said.  Published on: October 8, 2015

GMVS boys shut out Stratton

FAYSTON – The Gumbies scored five goals in the opening 17 minutes against their rival ski school Wednesday.

Max Martin headed in a cross from Luke Midock in the 3rd minute to open the scoring. Carter Kendig followed with a pair of goal, while Jordan Phillips and Jack Despres also scored for a 5-0 lead at the break.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Wrigley, Marauders blank Lancers

NORTHFIELD — Set-up artist Morgan Wrigely cashed in on a last-second corner kick from scoring specialist Nick Medow in the first half Wednesday, guiding the Marauders to a huge bounceback victory.

“It was backwards from normal,” said Northfield coach Chris Amell.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Aid group seeks fact-finding mission over Kunduz strike

GENEVA — Doctors Without Borders called Wednesday for an independent fact-finding mission to investigate a U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Afghanistan that killed at least 22 people.

The group, which believes Saturday’s airstrike in Kunduz may have been a war crime, appealed to the U.S.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Suspicious events keep officers on their toes

The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.

Sept. 30

There was a false alarm on Graniteville Road.

A tree was down on Clark Road.

Oct. 1

A driver was pulled over for speeding on Windy Wood Drive.

Someone was trespassing on Patch Road.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Northbound train back to normal

NORTHFIELD — Partial service will be restored on Amtrak’s Vermonter line today following Monday’s derailment in Northfield, according to the governor’s office.

The northbound Vermonter train will operate as usual from Washington, D.C., to St. Albans today.  Published on: October 8, 2015

Society honors John Dumville

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Historical Society recently presented John Dumville with the Vermont Historical Society’s President’s Award for his leadership on state-owned historic sites as well as the Royalton Historical Society.

He was also honored for his dedication to the cause of preserving Vermont’s heritage.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Latifa Lyles speaks at summit

MONTPELIER — Latifa Lyles, director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, will be the keynote speaker Thursday at The Vermont Women’s Economic Security Summit at the State House in Montpelier.

The summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lyles has shaped the U.S.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Top EU court rules data sharing pact with US invalid

LUXEMBOURG — Europe’s top court ruled Tuesday that data stored on U.S. servers is potentially unsafe because of government spying, a blow to companies such as Facebook that might need to change the way they handle private data from the region.  Published on: October 7, 2015

PepsiCo tops expectations, boosted by price hikes

PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo’s third-quarter profit topped Wall Street expectations as the maker of Frito-Lay snacks and Mountain Dew soda hiked prices and trimmed costs.

Profit plunged, however, after PepsiCo wrote down investments in Venezuela, taking a charge of $1.4 billion, or 92 cents per share.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Twitter debuts ‘Moments’ feature to highlight top stories

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Tuesday launched a new feature called “Moments” that helps highlight the top stories being tweeted.

The feature will showcase top stories being discussed, even if you don’t follow the tweeters. It can be found by tapping a lightning bolt icon tab on the site or app.  Published on: October 7, 2015

‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ rolls into prime-time on CNBC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Jay Leno says it’s been easy to lure Francis Ford Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and other famous folks to his new car-centric TV show.

All he has to do is assure them that “Jay Leno’s Garage,” debuting at 10 p.m. tonight on CNBC, won’t veer off the road.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Downtown Durham, NC, becomes magnet for diners, art-lovers

DURHAM, N.C. — On a recent Sunday, chatter from people waiting on the sidewalk for tables at Dame’s Chicken and Waffles wafted on a fall breeze across a tree-lined plaza where several people sat, read and sipped coffee.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Kerouac’s knickknacks go on the road to author’s hometown

LOWELL, Mass. — The eclectic bric-a-brac that comforted and inspired writer Jack Kerouac is going on the road.

“Kerouac Retrieved,” an exhibition of the clutter that surrounded Kerouac at the simple wooden desk in Florida where he wrote many of his works, opens Thursday in the author’s hometown of Lowell.  Published on: October 7, 2015

At age 12, a second Broadway role awaits in 'Fun Home'

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking over a big Broadway role? No problem. Replacing a Tony Award nominee? Sure. Doing both while not yet a teenager? No sweat — if you're Gabriella Pizzolo.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Stations say deer hunt starts off strong

BARRE — Despite a reduction in deer hunting permits because the state says the herd is depleted, reporting stations in the area say an average to above average number of deer have been weighed in as the archery season gets going.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Repeat offender now held in stalking

BARRE — A Washington man convicted of trying to rob the Dollar Tree in Berlin and breaking into Simon’s Store in Berlin is now accused of stalking a woman who has a traumatic brain injury.

Stanley T.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Sock maker seeks restart of expansion review

NORTHFIELD — The District 5 Environmental Commission has been asked to resume its review of plans to expand Cabot Hosiery Mills’ manufacturing plant in Northfield, according to the company’s director of corporate strategy and planning.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Amtrak Derailment: Injured all OK; cleanup continues

MONTPELIER — All seven injured passengers have been released from the hospital and the Amtrak Vermonter could be traveling again as early as this weekend, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Tuesday.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Minter touts big names on her side: Kunin, Irene

WATERBURY — Sue Minter is banking on her leadership after Tropical Storm Irene to motivate voters to make her the next leader of Vermont.

The former transportation secretary and Irene recovery officer for the state kicked off her campaign for governor before a cheering hometown crowd of about 150 people Tuesday afternoon.  Published on: October 7, 2015

US forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter

PORTLAND, Maine — Some U.S. households can expect to save hundreds of dollars this winter with a drop in heating bills, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department predicted Tuesday.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Prosecutors to detail case vs. suspect in contract killings

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who acknowledged killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for Mexican drug cartels will hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout central California.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

ST. LOUIS — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

NEW YORK — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged...  Published on: October 7, 2015

Zip line injuries soar, study finds

CHICAGO — Injuries from zip line accidents have soared along with the popularity of an activity that hurtles riders through the air, sometimes at dizzying heights above ground, a study of U.S. emergency room data shows.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Texas inmate set for execution for killing man in $8 robbery

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas inmate set to die Tuesday for killing another man in a Houston robbery that yielded just $8 has not had any late appeals filed on his behalf.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Russia’s airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home

MOSCOW — Whatever effect Russia’s airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Sharon Renault

BARRE — Sharon Renault, 61, of Barre, passed away of melanoma Oct. 3, 2015. For the past three months she had made her home with her sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Steve Lowery in St. Johnsbury.

She was born in Newport on Sept. 16, 1954, the fifth of nine children born to Roland and Irene (Diette) Renault.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Jonathan D. Wolfe

TUNBRIDGE — Jonathan David Wolfe, 45, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at his home in Tunbridge.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

A memorial gift may be made to either the Tunbridge Public Library, P.O. Box 9, Tunbridge, VT 05077 or by contacting the family for other memorial suggestions.  Published on: October 7, 2015

Wendell Dean Fisher

BARRE TOWN — Wendell Dean Fisher, 76, of Barre View Street, Barre Town, passed away in his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015.

Wendell was born on Dec. 14, 1938, in Montpelier, Vermont, the son of Calvin Dean and Mable Ellen (Hayford) Fisher.  Published on: October 7, 2015

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