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Court Rules Brooks Wins Recount By One Vote

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Democratic senate candidates Francis Brooks and Ashley Hill finally found out who won the state primary election. It is Brooks by one vote. Hill had petitioned the court for a recount after losing by four votes to Brooks in the August 9 election in which Brooks got 3,720 votes to […]

College Street Collision Unveils Multiple Criminal Acts

MONTPELIER — On Saturday August 20 at approximately 5:24 a.m., the Montpelier Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene of an accident in front of 61 College Street, Montpelier. The accident involved a mini-van that had crashed into a tree. Based on the initial scene assessment, the mini-van was traveling at an extremely high rate of speed when […]

Police Sergeant’s Personnel Hearing To Be August 31

by Carla Occaso and Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — Montpelier Police Sergeant Richard Cleveland’s disciplinary case will be discussed August 31 at 5:30 p.m. However, just what happens during that meeting will not be divulged publicly by city representatives. “It will not be open to the public unless that is requested by Sergeant Cleveland,” City Manager […]

DuBois & King Name New Honcho

DuBois & King Name New Honcho

RANDOLPH — DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Darren Benoit has joined the firm as vice president and transportation division director. A licensed professional engineer in six states, Benoit has 27 years of transportation infrastructure planning and design experience for municipalities and departments of transportation throughout New England. His experience includes managing the design […]

Children’s Art Shows at Kellogg-Hubbard Library

MONTPELIER — VSA Vermont, the state organization on arts and disability, will hold a children’s art show at the Kellogg-Hubbard Children’s Library, 133 Main Street, Montpelier, from August 13 – 27  during normal library hours. The art show features the work of children from Aubrey Boyles’ home childcare program. The public is invited to this free exhibit. The children’s art […]

Mayor Announces Formation of City Trail Working Group

MONTPELIER — Mayor John Hollar announced today the formation of a working group that will be charged with suggesting areas for new multi-purpose trails in the capital city. The group will work with residents, city officials and private landowners to identify potential family-friendly trails which are accessible from downtown Montpelier. “Montpelier is a great community […]

Worcester Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in Tonga

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jocelyn Hill, 28, of Worcester, Vermont, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Tonga on August 29 to begin training as an education volunteer. Hill will live and work in a community to support and teach local students alongside teachers in the English language. “I applied to the Pacific Islands because I have […]

The Breeze: Speed Sisters

The Breeze: Speed Sisters

by Nathan Grutchfield Today, I rolled out of bed and travelled to work to meet two racecar driving girls, with my sole bit of background knowledge being that they had achieved great accomplishments. Gradually, I took in more bits of information. Reilly and Peyton Lanphear, 16 and 15 respectively, were each champions of different racetracks […]

The Breeze: The Boys of Summer

by Nathan Grutchfield June It being summertime, it is also the time of year when baseball is at its peak, not just at a professional level but at all ages and leagues in northern states like Vermont, with warmer climate states, in contrast, perhaps experiencing less of the season-reliant aspect of summer baseball, since the […]

The Breeze: How I Almost Met Bernie Sanders

The Breeze: How I Almost Met Bernie Sanders

by Bethany Brush It all started when I founded the Bernie Club at my elementary school. I wanted to do this because I really support Bernie Sanders for president. I really like how he supports making college free, also I like how he talks about the 99 percent. Bernie Sanders was already a hero to […]