August 17 – September 6, 2017

​Norwich Announces New Commandant of Cadets

​Norwich Announces New Commandant of Cadets

NORTHFIELD — Norwich University officials have named Lieutenant Colonel Michael S. Titus, U.S. Army (Retired), as new commandant of cadets, a uniformed position at the rank of colonel, Vermont State Militia. Titus assumed responsibility for the Office of the Commandant and the Corps of Cadets on Aug. 8. Titus brings significant military and higher education […]

Middlesex Bridge Project To Close I89 Exits 8 & 9

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is moving forward with plans to set the structural steel for the new U.S. 2 bridge over I-89 in Middlesex. For the safety of motorists traveling on I-89, VTrans will close I-89 at night, one direction at a time, between Exit 8 in Montpelier and Exit 9 in Middlesex […]

All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

All Aboard For Energy Efficiency

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A passenger train rolled through Montpelier Aug. 15 at a little past 9:30 a.m. starting from the old train station (now Sarducci’s on one side and Minuteman Press/Citizens Bank). Under a sunny blue sky the train came to life and started to chug along the tracks. On board was a […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 8.17.17

U.S. Department of Ed Seeks Input on ‘Every Student Succeeds’ Plan BARRE — The U.S. Department of Education sent the Vermont Agency of Education Aug. 9 a request for revisions and clarifications to sections of the Every Student Succeeds Act Vermont state plan. The agency now has 15 calendar days to respond to the federal  […]

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

Mississippi Soul and Blues Man To Perform with The Dave Keller Band

MORRISVILLE/MONTPELIER— Award-winning Mississippi soul and blues man Johnny Rawls will perform at Oxbow Park in Morrisville on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. He will also play a special early show at Sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier Sunday, Aug. 27 at 5 p.m.  Backing Rawls will be The Dave Keller Band, that will also perform songs […]

NATURE WATCH: Fleeting Stillness Of Summer

NATURE WATCH: Fleeting Stillness Of Summer

by Nona Estrin Now just as summer seems to take a big breath in before turning toward fall, just at the moment when there is a stillness over the land, we humans at these high latitudes speed up. There is first applesauce, fruit and vegetable preservation, visitors pouring into Vermont, old friends, family coming, weddings […]

Land Around Former NECI Hub Eyed For Housing

Land Around Former NECI Hub Eyed For Housing

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — A new housing development planned for an area behind what locals know as the former New England Culinary Institute headquarters — the big grey building at 250 Main St. — has generated high interest. A preliminary ‘sketch plan’ presentation was held June 19 before the Development Review Board, and lively […]

Police Charge Gebo With 1st Degree Murder — Cause of Cook’s Death: Strangulation

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — After the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined Cindy Cook had been strangled to death, police issued an arrest warrant for her boyfriend, Randal Gebo, 61, of Barre. According to a police report issued July 15, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has finalized the cause of Cook’s […]

On The Road

by Brent Curtis August 20 through the 26 is Vermont Clean Water Week. This statewide celebration is brought to you by the Department of Environmental Conservation. There will be a rain garden workshop in Castleton, Natural Shoreline Erosion Control Workshop, a Life Underwater public boat trip in Burlington and a green stormwater bicycle tour in […]

A STATE OF MIND: GSTV!

A STATE OF MIND: GSTV!

by Larry Floersch Since the time it was invented, some folks have complained about how television is ruining human civilization. It was over 50 years ago that Newton Minow called TV a “vast wasteland.” OF COURSE it looked like a vast wasteland to Minow! He was a fish. And he was probably angry because “Sea […]