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Woman faces child abuse charges
A Granite City woman is facing several charges as police say she broke a child's leg after throwing him and made another eat rotten spaghetti and her own vomit.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Police probe missing blower
MORETOWN — Vermont State Police are looking for information about a snow blower stolen from Moretown Elementary School.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Two Vermont forest projects funded
Two VT Working Forests projects funded in Forest Legacy program  Published on: July 12, 2014
Local man charged in assault
RUTLAND — A Vermont inmate has been accused of assault after authorities said he attacked another inmate who was sleeping.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Surgeon resolves criminal case
NEWPORT — A Vermont surgeon who was shocked by police with a stun gun after smashing out his former girlfriend’s car headlights with an ax has settled the case by pleading guilty to a charge of resisting arrest.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Storm damages F-16s in Vermont
SOUTH BURLINGTON — The Vermont National Guard says a number of F-16 fighter jets were damaged during a storm earlier this week.  Published on: July 12, 2014
NASCAR president Helton: No animosity toward RTA
LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday there is no animosity from the governing body toward the recently formed, nine-team Race Team Alliance that will collaborate on initiatives and issues facing auto racing.  Published on: July 12, 2014
LeBron James returns to Cavs: ‘I’m coming home’
CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.  Published on: July 12, 2014
World Cup final: Magical Messi or united Germany?
RIO DE JANEIRO — The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Italy’s Trentin wins 7th Tour leg in photo finish
NANCY, France — Matteo Trentin of Italy won Friday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Highway fund bill gaining traction
MONTPELIER — A stopgap measure to boost a rapidly dwindling transportation trust fund by Aug. 1 is gaining traction in Congress. If passed, it would prevent Vermont and other states from scuttling thousands of transportation projects.  Published on: July 12, 2014
VLS students work on environmental justice
SOUTH ROYALTON — Two Vermont Law School students will focus on environmental justice this summer.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Benefit concert will close out fair
The Vermont State Fair has announced a country/bluegrass lineup for its closing benefit concert.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Court: No DNA until conviction
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state can’t collect DNA from suspects unless they have already been convicted of a felony.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Putin kicks off Latin America tour with Cuba stop
HAVANA — Russian President Vladimir Putin began a six-day Latin American tour aimed at boosting trade and ties in the region with a stop Friday in Cuba, a key Soviet ally during the Cold War that has backed Moscow in its dispute with the West over Ukraine.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Iraqi Kurds take over 2 northern oil fields
BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday and said they would use some of the production for domestic purposes, further widening a split with the central government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Liberal blame game
Liberal blame game  Published on: July 12, 2014
System needs to end
System needs to end  Published on: July 12, 2014
No accident: Gowans named top track and field star
EAST MONTPELIER — Murphy’s law almost got the better of senior Adam Gowans and the U-32 boys track and field team this past spring.  Published on: July 12, 2014
‘Brain Games’ leads own genre at Nat Geo Channel
NEW YORK — Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject of deep investigation.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Highway fund bill gaining traction
MONTPELIER — A stopgap measure to boost a rapidly dwindling transportation trust fund by Aug. 1 is gaining traction in Congress. If passed, it would prevent Vermont and other states from scuttling thousands of transportation projects.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Montpelier City council: No vendor fee for July 3 gala in 2015
The city council discusses fireworks, parade last week and fees paid b vendors  Published on: July 12, 2014
Economic development plan needed for Montpelier
The city is looking to do an economic development study and will seek a state planning grant to help with the costs  Published on: July 12, 2014
Dubai airport soars in rankings of world’s busiest
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Now that he’s had a taste of running the world’s busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Biden calls on governors to lead nation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country’s aging infrastructure.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Three businesses win sofi awards
Pay attention food lovers, Vermont isn’t messing around.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Community News
Chief Petty Officer Daniel J. Benoit, a native of Barre, relieved Senior Chief Petty Officer Travis Park May 30, 2014 as the Officer in Charge of Coast Guard Station Cortez, Florida.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Economists lower forecasts for US growth
WASHINGTON — U.S. business economists have sharply cut their growth forecasts for the April-June quarter and 2014, though they remain optimistic that the economy will rebound from a dismal first quarter.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Dirt Divas
The Dirt Divas summer day camp wrapped up a week-long session based at U-32 on Friday. The mountain bike and empowerment program is designed for middle school girls and focuses on mountain bike skills and mechanics, as well as art, games swimming and self-defense.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Forget economic development
The headline expresses the overt or implied attitude of a fairly significant portion of Vermont. Some people enjoy the sparse population, homey village atmosphere and lack of the fast-paced rat race of the big cities.  Published on: July 12, 2014
An awkward spot
The western world reacted with dismay when a judge in Egypt sentenced three journalists to prison for reporting on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, which the government had labeled a terrorist group.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Fire crews battling clutter along with the flames
NEW YORK — Another danger lurked as fire and smoke swept through the upper floors of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise: junk.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Nation and World Briefs
WASHINGTON  Published on: July 12, 2014
John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.  Published on: July 12, 2014
Mountaineers edge Blue Sox, 5-3
MONTPELIER — Jim McDade bounced back from a shaky start against Laconia and pitched into the eighth, while the Vermont Mountaineers offense scored at least five runs for the third straight game and downed the Valley Blue Sox, 5-3, in New England Collegiate Baseball League action on Friday night.  Published on: July 12, 2014
An honest future
An honest future  Published on: July 11, 2014
Doesn’t seem right
Doesn’t seem right  Published on: July 11, 2014
Pool party thank you
Pool party thank you  Published on: July 11, 2014
Hero in the making
Hero in the making  Published on: July 11, 2014
Appreciate BSA’s position
Appreciate BSA’s position  Published on: July 11, 2014
Deliberate omission?
Deliberate omission?  Published on: July 11, 2014
Burlington picks an interim super
Burlington picks  Published on: July 11, 2014
Lots sold after 5-year-old fire
Lots sold after  Published on: July 11, 2014
Lake Champlain beach reopens
Lake Champlain  Published on: July 11, 2014
Lyme continues to infect Vermonters
You may not know as much about Lyme disease as you think.  Published on: July 11, 2014
EBT cards offer ‘Harvest Health’ coupons
EBT Card expands with Harvest Health coupon program  Published on: July 11, 2014
Man gets probation for lewd behavior
BARRE — A Graniteville man has been placed on probation for molesting a female relative while watching pornography with her in 2009.  Published on: July 11, 2014
ADA sidewalk project postponed
The sidewalk project started Monday in Montpelier has been postponed  Published on: July 11, 2014
Milne’s GOP team takes shape
MONTPELIER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has hired a campaign manager, plans to launch his website in the next few days, and will announce a formal campaign kickoff event next week.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Milne’s GOP team takes shape
MONTPELIER — Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne has hired a campaign manager, plans to launch his website in the next few days, and will announce a formal campaign kickoff event next week.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Vermont lawmakers approve health care rules
MONTPELIER — A legislative panel Thursday approved a lengthy set of provisions governing health care after Vermont Legal Aid withdrew its objections.  Published on: July 11, 2014
No charges against worker in baby’s death
BURLINGTON — A prosecutor said Thursday he found no criminal conduct on the part of a Vermont Department for Children and Families supervisor who made a home visit of a 15-month-old Winooski boy shortly before the toddler died.  Published on: July 11, 2014
No charges against worker in baby’s death
BURLINGTON — A prosecutor said Thursday he found no criminal conduct on the part of a Vermont Department for Children and Families supervisor who made a home visit of a 15-month-old Winooski boy shortly before the toddler died.  Published on: July 11, 2014
UAW: ‘Consensus’ reached with Volkswagen on union
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs radical right
RENO, Nev. — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.  Published on: July 11, 2014
UAW: ‘Consensus’ reached with Volkswagen on union
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Auto Workers leaders said Thursday they have reached a “consensus” with Volkswagen and expect the German automaker to recognize the union if they sign up enough workers at a new local for the company’s assembly plant in Tennessee.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Rifts appear among Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels
DONETSK, Ukraine — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Ministers joining troubled Iran nuke talks
VIENNA — Big-power foreign ministers are joining Iran nuclear talks on a diplomatic rescue mission. But even their muscle is seen as unlikely to bridge differences on Tehran’s atomic activities in time to meet the July 20 target date for a deal.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims
BERLIN — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington’s top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Foreign ministers to join troubled Iran nuke talks
VIENNA — Big-power foreign ministers are joining Iran nuclear talks on a diplomatic rescue mission. But even their muscle is seen as unlikely to bridge differences on Tehran’s atomic activities in time to meet the July 20 target date for a deal.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Rifts appear among Ukraine’s pro-Russian rebels
DONETSK, Ukraine — Deep strains emerged Thursday in the ranks of Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents as dozens turned in their weapons in disgust at Russian inaction and bickering broke out between rebel factions.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims
BERLIN — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington’s top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs radical right
RENO, Nev. — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said in a new report Thursday.  Published on: July 11, 2014
The rant agenda
So little time, so much bad behavior to complain about.  Published on: July 11, 2014
A world aflame
Everybody’s right and everybody’s wrong. So the killing just goes on.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedoms of speech and religion.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Plan to keep highway aid flowing advances in House
WASHINGTON — A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke. The Senate was expected to take action on a similar measure later in the day.  Published on: July 11, 2014
US stocks lower due to European banking worries
NEW YORK — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and government bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier in the session.  Published on: July 11, 2014
US stocks lower due to European banking worries
NEW YORK — Stocks fell Thursday as worries about the soundness of a European bank spooked U.S. investors, prompting them to sell off stocks and snap up less risky assets like gold and government bonds. However, the declines were half of what they were earlier in the session.  Published on: July 11, 2014
You want this kind of blues
There are muffins, of course. And pancakes. And the obligatory fruit salad. But then what? After all the usual suspects, how do you handle a seasonal abundance of blueberries?  Published on: July 11, 2014
Whoopie for ice cream
People have been screaming for ice cream for a very, very long time.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Barre Town Police Log: Citizen disputes, thefts reported
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Music Review: TURNmusic truly something new
BURLINGTON — It was a truly incongruous situation, avant-garde classical music in a hip Burlington nightclub, but it worked — both musically and for the audience.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Woman gets two years for embezzlement
A Berlin woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for taking about $120,000 from Cold Hollow Cider Mill and the Harwood Youth Hockey Association.  Published on: July 11, 2014
Fresh Air Fund needs more host families
A group of NYC kids arrive in Montpelier with Fresh Air Fund this week  Published on: July 11, 2014
Montpelier City council OKs parking garage possibility
The city's new planning director asks the council to let him look at another parking structure option downtown  Published on: July 11, 2014
Prosecutor to discuss investigation of child death
The Associated Press  Published on: July 10, 2014
Regulators: Hospitals seek low growth in budgets
The Associated Press  Published on: July 10, 2014
Montpelier grants several abatements
The Montpelier Board of Abatement grants a few abatements  Published on: July 10, 2014
Bridge plans to be reviewed
The state is looking at other alternatives with E. Montpelier bridge  Published on: July 10, 2014
Logging truck, car collide; nearby RVs trashed
EAST MONTPELIER — Rescue crews responded Wednesday evening to a dramatic accident in which a logging truck hit a car and smashed into several campers on Route 2 in East Montpelier. The accident caused several hundred thousand dollars in damage at Vermont Country Campers.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Council punts on Taylor Street project
MONTPELIER — The City Council, expected to decide on the use of the upper floors of the 1 Taylor Street public-private project at the Carr Lot on Wednesday, ended up postponing that decision Wednesday evening, with Mayor John Hollar suggesting it was premature until the developer returns with more definitive information on what will work best at...  Published on: July 10, 2014
Milk prices secured with more paperwork
WASHINGTON — The 2014 Farm Bill has a number of provisions intended to protect dairy farmers from price volatility. But with the milk industry enjoying a historic boom, the law’s major protections won’t be activated unless markets dip dramatically.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Mixed bag on state’s fiscal marks
MONTPELIER — The state met its general fund revenue target for the fiscal year that ended in June, but the transportation and education funds missed their marks, a state official said Wednesday.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Both rivals claim victory in Indonesian election
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The rival candidates in Indonesia’s presidential election each claimed victory Wednesday, raising uncertainty about the political and legal landscape in a nation that made the transition from dictatorship to democracy less than two decades ago.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Arab nations call for emergency UN meeting on Gaza
UNITED NATIONS — Arab nations called Tuesday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and immediate action to end what they say is Israel’s “outrageous onslaught” against Palestinians, especially in Gaza.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US
BERLIN — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is going directly to the nation’s highest court to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday.  Published on: July 10, 2014
New York police see risks with drones’ popularity
NEW YORK — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George Washington Bridge.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Everett Anson Willard
0710 TA Obits Willard Paid w/photo  Published on: July 10, 2014
George Paul Lisi
0710 TA Obits Lisi Paid  Published on: July 10, 2014
Mildred Jennie Slayton
0710 TA Obits Slayton Paid  Published on: July 10, 2014
Katharine P. Frantz
0710 TA Obits Frantz Paid w/photo  Published on: July 10, 2014
An open letter
An open letter  Published on: July 10, 2014
Ongoing debate
Ongoing debate  Published on: July 10, 2014
Saying the right thing
Saying the right thing  Published on: July 10, 2014
Froome crashes out on bumpy 5th Tour stage
ARENBERG, France — Reigning champion Chris Froome crashed twice and quit the Tour de France on Wednesday during a chaotic, nerve-jangling, filthy fifth stage full of spills.  Published on: July 10, 2014
NCAA President calls for ‘scholarships for life’
WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that one senator told him: “I can’t tell whether you’re in charge or whether you’re a minion.”  Published on: July 10, 2014
Yankees’ Tanaka on DL due to elbow inflammation
CLEVELAND — The New York Yankees’ battered rotation may have suffered the most crucial loss of all.  Published on: July 10, 2014
Argentina reaches World Cup final after shootout
SAO PAULO — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate.  Published on: July 10, 2014


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