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Boom! The locker rooms roared last year with the sounds of cheering, music, coaches’ pep talks. But today, as I sit outside the rink getting dressed, I notice the locker rooms lay dormant. They are empty and silent.

MONTPELIER – Every year the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) recognizes five people who have made outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of Vermonters. This year, the awards went to people who have contributed to combatting COVID-19 in Vermont and the country, beginning with Ver…

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There are two schools of thought when it comes to managing leaf litter at this time of year. Some people believe in leaving leaf litter as natural mulch on perennial beds and to provide habitat for beneficial insects. Others believe in removing dead leaves to prevent disease and discourage pests.

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As the days get shorter and the nights get chillier, it’s no surprise that we like to surround ourselves with things that bring us joy—pets and plants! But some plants aren’t suitable for our furry friends. To help keep animals safe this autumn season, the experts at the ASPCA Animal Poison …

SHELBURNE — In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Chittenden and Franklin county Safe Highway Accident Reduction Program (SHARP) is inviting members of the public to join them for the re-opening of public car seat check points and fitting stations.

MONTPELIER – The Division for Historic Preservation (VDHP) and Lake Champlain Maritime Museum announced the discovery of two paddlewheels, likely fragments of the Steamboat Phoenix, which caught fire and sank exactly 201 years ago today on September 4, 1819 on Lake Champlain.

At an ideal time, with the start of the academic year right around the corner, the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) recently received a kind donation of student supplies from a credit union based out of New York.

MONTPELIER — The State of Vermont will distribute up to 300,000 cloth face coverings to the public, emergency responders and select agencies throughout the month of August. The State Emergency Operations Center procured the masks from those donated to the Federal Emergency Management Agency …

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Vermont Foodbank a $500,000 grant to upgrade its Barre facility with new equipment and infrastructure, and increased broadband capability to better manage its satellite locations and collaborate with partners.

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PHOENIX -- Hillary Bocash was wed to Nathan Frumkin July 25, 2020 at Venue at the Grove in a ceremony conducted by Rabbi Jeremy Schneider.

Area residents can participate in the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) Virtual 5K to support the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF).

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ESSEX — Right off of Upper Main St. on Commonwealth Ave., Jules on the Green brings a little bit of sylvan charm to Essex suburbia. Their famous salmon BLT and Dutch baby pancakes are back and ready to order, as the restaurant is open for take-out, dine-in and outdoor seating Mondays and Tue…

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Corporal Bryon Wehman has a busy life. When he’s not donning his spiffy Essex Police Department (EPD) uniform, he’s enjoying time with his family, two German Shepherds and a wondering cat. The Colchester resident and three-year veteran of the EPD already has a full plate, but that hasn’t sto…

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ESSEX JUNCTION -- With “The 10 Best Days of Summer” needing to be cancelled this year, the Champlain Valley Exposition is finding new ways to use its space for summer entertainment and attractions. One of those ways was three days of deliciousness over this past weekend.