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Arts council names list of grantees
staff report  Published on: August 28, 2015
Incoming Burlington school superintendent gets work visa
BURLINGTON — The Canadian man hired to become the next superintendent of the Burlington School District has finally received the visa he needs to start work.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Vermont foundation gives $370k to promote education
MONTPELIER — An organization that supports the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded almost $370,000 to promote college and career education for Vermonters.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Norovirus sickened visitors to Vermont park
SALISBURY — Vermont officials have confirmed that norovirus sickened dozens of visitors to Branbury State Park in Salisbury last week.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Vt. health centers receive funding
Vt. health centers  Published on: August 28, 2015
Energy expo set for October
Energy expo  Published on: August 28, 2015
Giants’ recovery trumps practice
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have been hit with so many injuries the past few seasons that coach Tom Coughlin is experimenting with practicing less.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Volleyball:Cadets sevenvets strong
NORTHFIELD — The 2015 women’s volleyball team will look to attack harder, stronger, and better this season. Coming off a sixth-spot finish with a 5-6 Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoff berth and a 13-15 overall record, the Cadets will have a dominant force on the floor and at the net.  Published on: August 28, 2015
D-H hires Sandra Wong
D-H hires  Published on: August 28, 2015
New U-Haul dealer announced
New U-Haul  Published on: August 28, 2015
US pending home sales rose modestly in July
WASHINGTON — Slightly more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, as pending sales edged up after dipping in June.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Sharks, skateboards, survival debut on Discovery VR network
LOS ANGELES — Discovery is unleashing the first videos for its virtual reality network, Discovery VR, a fledgling service that is testing the limits and capabilities of the immersive format.  Published on: August 28, 2015
US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000
WASHINGTON — Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Lake Champlain cleanup detailed in Rutland
RUTLAND — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and various state agencies met with the public Thursday in Rutland to present a plan to clean up Lake Champlain.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Fireworks, flat tire and furry friends
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre Town police in recent days.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Contractor charged with botched roofing jobs
A Granite City roofer with a lengthy criminal history is accused of botching two jobs in central Vermont, thereby costing the customers thousands of dollars.  Published on: August 28, 2015
UVM tops Campus Pride list of LGBTQ-friendly schools
BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has made the short list of colleges and universities considered open and accepting of gay and transgendered students.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Fish hatcheries in Vermont remain shut four years after Irene
MONTPELIER — Four years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene nearly destroyed Vermont’s fish hatchery in Roxbury, officials still are looking for the estimated $5 million it would take to rebuild it to meet modern standards.  Published on: August 28, 2015
AG’s office may take up 2012 racism case
MONTPELIER — The Vermont attorney general’s office said Thursday it may review the case of a former Rutland City police officer who alleges in a lawsuit that he endured racism from fellow officers who engaged in racial profiling and cover-ups of their behavior.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Stock your freezer with fruit while you can — and make pops!
The autumn produce season catches me off-guard every year. As we glide from the hot days of August into the cooler months ahead, we never quite know when the magic moment arrives that we have seen our last bit of fresh summer fruit in the produce aisle.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and a movie screening to remember Emmett Till.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Venezuela starts deporting Colombian migrants
CARACAS, Venezuela — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband’s life. Now she’s again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Macy’s to open a chain of discount stores
NEW YORK — Macy’s has an answer to T.J. Maxx and other stores that sell deeply discounted designer brands.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Nora Belle Jerry
BARRE — Nora Belle Jerry, 66, of Eastern Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at her home with her family at her bedside.  Published on: August 28, 2015
At work in the age of Uber
Vermont is a tougher than average place to make a living. No secret there. One of the first questions you get from folks you meet is, “You live here full time? How do you make it work?” Some of the answers are necessarily creative.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Jen Kimmich: Tax the carbon
Four years.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Americans add 2 golds at worlds
BEIJING — Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Spieth stumbles out of the blocks at Barclays
EDISON, N.J. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Williams pathto Slam couldbe through hercountrymen
NEW YORK — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Openingweekend:4 takes
Editor’s note: During each week of the high school football season, a question or two regarding the weekend’s slate of games will be put out to the staff members of the Rutland Herald and Barre Times-Argus.  Published on: August 28, 2015
O’Donnell 3-peats at Thunder Road
BARRE — Derrick O’Donnell of North Haverhill, N.H., reeled in race leaders Mike Bailey, Dave Whitcomb and Trampas Demers in impressive fashion to win the Late Model 50-lap main event presented by his own sponsor, Cody Chevrolet, Thurday night at Thunder Road.  Published on: August 28, 2015
A beautiful sight
A cornfield is a solar array. It takes the energy of the sun and transforms it through the process of photosynthesis into plant matter. The plant matter goes to feed cows that produce milk. Thus, there are only a few steps between the sun shining down on the field and the milk, cheese, yogurt or ice cream that fortifies our bodies.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
MONETA, Va.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Scientists squabble while sole African penguin species perishes
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — They’re cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins — the continent’s only species of the flightless bird — are at risk of extinction.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Supervisory union-wide contract for teachers ratified
Two-year teachers contract finally a done deal in Barre  Published on: August 28, 2015
Positive Pie helms 2nd attempt at parklet
MONTPELIER — Two parking spaces in front of Positive Pie on State Street will soon be transformed into outdoor dining space.  Published on: August 28, 2015
Deliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial
CONCORD — Jurors deliberating the fate of a former prep school senior charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant, who credited “divine inspiration” with helping him end their escalating sexual encounter, or the accuser, who couldn’t recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to...  Published on: August 28, 2015
A little care, a little brine can produce stellar pork chops
Let’s face it, a cookout on Labor Day, that bittersweet farewell to summer, tends to attract the hedonistic hordes. Your challenge as host is to come up with something that’s simple to prepare, but not boring. These pork chops do the job splendidly.  Published on: August 28, 2015
High hopes for Tide, Raiders
Both Spaulding and U-32 have the numbers and raw talent to establish themselves as legitimate contenders in Division III football this fall.  Published on: August 28, 2015
NH man pleads not guilty in crash
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A 23-year-old New Hampshire man has pleaded not guilty to charges in a July crash that severely injured two people on a motorcycle.  Published on: August 27, 2015
State treasurer receives award
State treasurer  Published on: August 27, 2015
CVMC hires Courtney Ellis
CVMC hires  Published on: August 27, 2015
EB-5 center announces hires
EB-5 center  Published on: August 27, 2015
Man accused of firefighter threat
Man accused of  Published on: August 27, 2015
E911 names full-time director
E911 names  Published on: August 27, 2015
Family potential
I would like to thank the Department for Children and Families and other social service agencies that have the intent of preserving families. Also, thanks to the area churches, public libraries and schools that plan programs to support children. Many in the community are invested in seeing children thrive.  Published on: August 27, 2015
More to be done
The League of Women Voters of Vermont is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, named by Rep. Bella Abzug in 1971 to commemorate passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.  Published on: August 27, 2015
NFL, union still in dispute over Peterson suspension
MINNEAPOLIS — Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July, with the guaranteed money he was seeking.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Iconic schemes to run at Darlington
DARLINGTON, S.C. — The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Astros top last year’s win total, beat Yankees 6-2
NEW YORK — Evan Gattis hit two home runs, Collin McHugh excelled once again and the Houston Astros exceeded last season’s win total, beating the New York Yankees 6-2 Wednesday.  Published on: August 27, 2015
American Pharoah arrives at Saratoga for Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — With a dozen roses and about 300 people waiting to greet him, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday and was led off a horse van next to his barn after a flight from California.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Racing is fun
So often, the experience of being at a stock car race isn’t about the actual racing.  Published on: August 27, 2015
ECAC poll picks Castleton third
CASTLETON – Norwich University secured the second spot in the 2015 Eastern Collegiate Football preseason poll, in a vote conducted by the conference’s head coaches.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Audi A3 Cabrio provides drivers with low-priced luxury
Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi’s A3 Cabriolet.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Opinion: The challenge of inclusion for all
Twenty-five years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandated equal access for people with disabilities.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Arts Preview
Jo Dee Messina  Published on: August 27, 2015
Staying ‘Gold’: Legendary roots rock band Los Lobos shines on new album
More than 40 years into its distinguished existence as one of the greatest — and most unassuming — American rock bands ever, Los Lobos returns to the region for a show at the intimate Stowe nightclub, Rusty Nail, on Thursday, Sept. 3.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Councilors gasp at BOR repainting bid
Paint job for ice arena pricier than expected  Published on: August 27, 2015
Schools react to recent murders
BARRE — After the recent shootings in Barre and Berlin that left four dead, local schools are reacting.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Barre City Police Log: Gunshots in woods; pothole claims a victim
The following is a sampling of calls to Barre police in recent days.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Lingering vacancies occupy Barre city manager
City Hall shouldn't be shorthanded for too much longer  Published on: August 27, 2015
WCSU’s five towns to study merger
MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Supervisory Union will study the implications of merging into a single school district.  Published on: August 27, 2015
State sends frugal budget forecast
MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration is telling agency and department heads to prepare for level funding in the next state budget.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Rape suspect wrote he ‘used every trick’ for sex with girl
CONCORD, N.H. — A former student charged with raping a freshman girl two days before he graduated from an elite New Hampshire prep school acknowledged Wednesday that he deleted a Facebook message to a friend in which he wrote he “used every trick in the book” to have sex with her.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Sanders gains endorsement of key black activist
Rights  Published on: August 27, 2015
Minter: Campaign decision in a few weeks
MONTPELIER — Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter says she is continuing to weigh a bid for governor and hopes to make a decision shortly after Labor Day.  Published on: August 27, 2015
US stocks rebound to log best day in 4 years
An afternoon surge Wednesday gave the stock market its best day in close to four years, as stocks rebounded from a six-day slump.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Greece’s Tsipras rules out most potential coalition partners
ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s prime minister on Wednesday raised the political stakes ahead of next month’s early national election, saying he will not enter a coalition with the main center-right and centrist opposition parties even if he needs their backing to govern.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Merkel travels to far-right heartland to defend refugees
HEIDENAU, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel was met with jeers Wednesday as she traveled to a German town at the center of a recent wave of far-right anti-foreigner violence, delivering a message of support for refugees as many look to her for leadership in handling the European migrant crisis.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Slain TV reporter, cameraman were budding young journalists
They were two young journalists, eager and hungry for a story, fulfilling their dreams of working in TV news.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Lou-Ron Schneider
GREENSBORO — Lou-Ron Schneider, 68, of Greensboro, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Nora B. Jerry
BARRE — Nora Bell Jerry, 66, of Eastern Avenue, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at her home with her family at her bedside.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Annette C. Groleau rites
BARRE — The Mass of Christian burial and life’s honor for Annette C. Groleau, of South Main Street, was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church. She died Aug. 5, 2015, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Alan Richardson
WILLIAMSTOWN — Alan “Rick” Richardson, 60, of Flint Road, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his home. His family had been by his bedside.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Pointing to hope
Humanity can no longer ignore the response of the Earth.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Nation and World Briefs
SUNSET, La.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Corren mulls new bid for lieutenant governor
MONTPELIER — Progressive Dean Corren says he is weighing a second bid for lieutenant governor in the 2016 election but will only do so if a case involving his last campaign and the state’s public financing for candidates is resolved in time.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Talk of the Town
Bag ladies, plus one?  Published on: August 27, 2015
Capital Sounds: It’s just for the laughs
Comedy seems to be all the rage here in the Green Mountain State lately, and now Charlie O’s is getting into the act as well. On Monday nights, O’s will be hosting a comedy open mic, which started this past week.  Published on: August 27, 2015
CD Review: Bow Thayer’s ‘Sundowser’ points to new directions
Bethel singer-songwriter-guitarist Bow Thayer, long noted for his rock-infused neo-country high-energy bluegrass-tinted songs, is moving in a new direction with his newest recording.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Vermont virtuosity: Northern Third Piano Quartet
Twenty-five years ago, you had to bring in out-of-state players to hear top-notch chamber music. Today, that is no longer true. Four of Vermont’s finest instrumentalists have united to provide the state with first-rate performances.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Northern Stage’s new theater is for the community
Northern Stage’s brand-new theater means “Yes!”  Published on: August 27, 2015
Bolt, Gatlin ready for showdown in 200 meters
BEIJING — A day before another showdown with his latest rival, Usain Bolt didn’t show even the slightest trace of anxiety.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Esselstyn: Our real environmental goals?
The Times Argus editorial, “Climate Realities,” (Aug. 20, 2015) in examining the conflicting climate change positions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton mirrors the emotional/intellectual tug-of-war simmering in most thoughtful citizens.  Published on: August 27, 2015
College headed for Lebanon
LEBANON, N.H. — The Community College System of New Hampshire has purchased two former Lebanon College buildings on a pedestrian mall in downtown Lebanon.  Published on: August 27, 2015
Man seeks retrial in road rage case
ST. ALBANS — Attorneys have requested a new trial for a Vermont man convicted of murder in the 2013 shooting death of a woman in what police described as a road rage incident.  Published on: August 26, 2015
State to stock lake with muskellunge
State to stock lake  Published on: August 26, 2015
Family of man killed in crash says there is new evidence
Dispute arises over  Published on: August 26, 2015
Vermont schooner heads for repairs
Vermont schooner  Published on: August 26, 2015
CVMC official recognized
CVMC official  Published on: August 26, 2015
State receives $174K grant
State receives  Published on: August 26, 2015
Pay your whey
Should property owners, farmers and municipalities bear the risk of a wealthy private corporation’s waste disposal practices? Cabot Creamery, a subsidiary of the AgriMark Corporation, currently spreads its wastewater on the fields of over 30 Vermont towns, including Plainfield, where I am chair of the select board.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Wozniacki advances at Connecticut Open
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Caroline Wozniacki is feeling healthy, and it showed in another victory at the Connecticut Open.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Gomez, Gattis lead Keuchel and Astros to testy rout of Yanks
NEW YORK — Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 blowout of the New York Yankees that briefly got testy Tuesday night.  Published on: August 26, 2015
IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson
When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Mexico keeps going in LLWS, gets to pose with Rivera, too
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. They spotted one of baseball’s greatest players walking toward them.  Published on: August 26, 2015
American Pharoah 1-5 favorite in 10-horse field for Travers
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — And now, it’s on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.  Published on: August 26, 2015
Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason.  Published on: August 26, 2015