April 16 – May 6, 2015

Vermont Officials Warn About Deadly Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

STATEWIDE — Recent news reports of heroin-related overdoses, some leading to death, are spurring concerns in Vermont communities that fentanyl is present in some of the heroin being sold in Vermont.  The Vermont State Police can confirm that since December 2014, there have been a number of fentanyl-related deaths and overdose incidents in various areas of […]

Help Us Help Nepal

Our friend Rajeev Goyal is in Sanga, Kavre District near the epicenter of the earthquake in Nepal. He is working with the Phulmaya Foundation to get immediate emergency help to those in most need There are several goals: 1. To get relief to Nepal as quickly as possible 2. To get relief to those in […]

Armed Couple Robs Meadow Mart, Suspects Sought

MONTPELIER — On Monday April 27, at approximately 8:24 p.m., the Montpelier Police Department received a 911 call that an armed robbery had just occurred at the Meadow Mart convenience store located at 284 Elm Street, in Montpelier. Based on the investigation, a male and female entered the store, approached the clerk and demanded money from […]

Citizens Share Coffee with Cops

Citizens Share Coffee with Cops

by Carla Occaso   MONTPELIER — Residents stopped by Bagitos on Main Street Wednesday, April 22 to drink some java and chew the fat with Montpelier’s finest. All kinds of subjects were discussed in a casual setting, including the officer’s duties and what it is like to be in the law enforcement field. “It is […]

Superintendent Brian Ricca Announces New MHS Principal

Superintendent Brian Ricca Announces New MHS Principal

MONTPELIER — School authorities have chosen a new Montpelier High School principal to serve next year several weeks after current principal Adam Bunting announced he has taken a new job in Chittenden County. “I am delighted to announce that Mike McRaith has accepted the principal position at Montpelier High School.  His contract will be formally […]

Firefighters Rescued Elderly Woman from the River

MONTPELIER — On Wednesday April 15, at around noon, the Montpelier Police received a 911 call from the area of 326 State St. about a woman in the river yelling for help. Montpelier Police, along with Montpelier Fire Department and the Vermont State Police, responded to the area. Responders located a female in the river […]

How to Make a Million Dollars Farming

How to Make a Million Dollars Farming

by John O’Brien I used to advertise myself, in the movie business, as “the only filmmaker in America who can shear a sheep and milk a cow.” It was a catchy line, but was probably not a fact. When dairy farmer and filmmaker George Woodard was a pup, did he ever shear a sheep?  I don’t […]

Heard on the Street: 4.16.15

No Action Taken on Hiring of MHS Principal  MONTPELIER — Principal Candidate Mike McRaith from Enosburg met with the Montpelier Public Schools board of school commissioners April 14. McRaith is currently principal at Enosburg Falls Middle School. Following an executive session after his presentation, no action was taken, according to Heather Michaud, an employee at […]

House Education Bill Moves on to Senate

by Phil Dodd A bill that would require Vermont’s school districts to examine merging with other districts, set statewide school property tax rates for next year, and potentially cap school budgets has passed the House on an 88-to-55 vote and is currently under intense review in the Senate Education Committee. The bill, H.361, could be the […]

Health Connect Audit Concluded, Sent Out for Review

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Three top members of the state auditor’s office finished the Vermont Health Connect audit at the end of March and have sent it off to concerned groups for review. The audit should be released for public scrutiny next week, if all goes well, according to Doug Hoffer, Vermont state auditor, […]