February 2 — February 15, 2017

CVRPC Feb. 14, 2017 meeting

The Feb. 14, 2017 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • CVRPC Executive Director’s Report • Health Communities Initiatives, Dr. Harry Chen, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Health • Legislative Report, Bonnie Waninger • Commission Bylaw Amendment • Act 64 Clean Water Report, Bonnie Waninger View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/cvrpc/video/204173098 Share this:

Inside Your Statehouse 2017 Feb. 9, 2017

Vermont Speaker of the House of Representatives Mitzi Johnson, House Commerce Committee Chair Bill Botzow and House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee Vice Chair Tom Stevens discuss the various Vermont issues that come before their committees, including building the Vermont economy, workforce development, housing, veteran affairs, liquor and lottery commissions View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/insideyourstatehouse2017/video/203393840 Share […]

Under The Golden Dome 2017 Week 6

Sixth week of the 2017 Vermont legislative session Feb. 8, 2017. State House Info – Portrait and memorabilia of Lt. Gov. and Civil War Brig. Gen. Stephen Thomas. Interview segments with Sen. Jeanette White, Sen. Dick McCormack, Rep. Stephen Carr, Sen. Carolyn Branagan View at: https://vimeopro.com/vtvt/underthegoldendome2017/video/203264254 Share this:

Snowmobile Crash Ends Life of U-32’s Laure Angel

Snowmobile Crash Ends Life of U-32’s Laure Angel

LEWIS — Police have identified the driver of a snowmobile that crashed, ending the driver’s life. It was Laure Vsa Angel, 37, a social studies  teacher at U-32 Middle and High School in Montpelier. Angel lived in Williston. Vermont State Police Derby Patrol Commander Sgt. Sean Selby has announced a snowmobile accident resulted in a […]

Spate of Heroin Busts Reveal Rising Problem — It is Us

by Carla Occaso WASHINGTON COUNTY — We Vermonters are fueling the drug economy rather than the relative handful of large out-of-state dealers who typically take blame. And things are getting worse. But hopefully that is about to change, according to a Vermont State Police Drug Task Force commander. “There is more heroin today than there […]

Vermont Drug Task Force Rounds up 7 — 5 From Barre

Vermont Drug Task Force Rounds up 7 — 5 From Barre

BARRE — The Vermont Drug Task Force has been busy lately. Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 the force has rounded up seven individuals, six accused of selling hard drugs and one with a federal weapons offense. Six are under 30-years-old. Five are from Barre City or Barre Town. Between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3, […]

HEARD ON THE STREET: 2.2.17

Barbershop Owner Proposes New Pub MONTPELIER — Why just sit around before your shave and a haircut? Why not sip a cold one and nosh? Paul Somerset has proposed converting a first floor two bedroom apartment out behind his barber shop, Myles Court Barbershop, into a pub and restaurant with outdoor seating. The building is […]

NATURE WATCH: Springtime Cometh!

by Nona Estrin February’s still my favorite month. When new snow begins to melt in the sun and make its trip to the sea; when sunny longer days start and end with lavender shadows on gold to peach-tinged snow surfaces; gladness shakes me out of winter and gives me a breath of new life. We […]

First Murder in Nearly 100 Years Hits Montpelier

First Murder in Nearly 100 Years Hits Montpelier

Warning: This story contains an actual quote that contains a swear word and a racial epithet which may offend some readers. by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — The community reeled these past two weeks in the wake of an unspeakable murder Jan. 22 at 4:30 a.m. in a parking lot across the railroad tracks from Hunger […]

Members Wanted: Discount Programs Under Review

Members Wanted: Discount Programs Under Review

by Nat Frothingham Starting in January and continuing through February, March, April and May, the Hunger Mountain Food Coop in Montpelier is reaching out to the Coop’s 8,000-plus member-owners for participation and advice as the Coop takes a careful look at its rapidly growing membership discount program. Central to the Coop’s outreach effort is a […]