June 15 – July 19, 2017

4th Annual Do Good Fest Saturday

4th Annual Do Good Fest Saturday

Free Music Festival Features Guster, Adam Ezra Group, Two Other Bands MONTPELIER — National Life Group’s fourth annual Do Good Fest, presented by The Point, will feature alternative rock band Guster and three other bands on Saturday. Burlington-based Kat Wright will kick off the free music festival at 4 p.m., followed by Dwight & Nicole also of Burlington at 5, and New England fan favorite The […]

‘Worthen Block’ by James Secor  Selected ‘Best in Show’ at Wood Art Gallery

‘Worthen Block’ by James Secor Selected ‘Best in Show’ at Wood Art Gallery

MONTPELIER —  Artist James Secor of Montpelier won the ‘Best in Show’ award for his artwork “Worthen Block” currently on exhibit as part of the Summer Juried Show, at the T. W. Wood Gallery at 46 Barre St. Jurors for the exhibit were August Burns, Ellis Jacobson and David Schutz. Secor said, “I was drawn […]

Program to Enhance Police and Youth Relations

Program to Enhance Police and Youth Relations

MONTPELIER — In partnership with the Dairy Crème and Norwich University, the Montpelier Police Department is pleased to announce a new community relations program. This program is designed to enhance community safety and the relationship between MPD officers and the youth population in the City of Montpelier. Officers will be on patrol this summer looking […]

Roberts Takes Triple Crown at Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular

Roberts Takes Triple Crown at Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular

by Michael Stridsberg BARRE — Washington’s Ricky Roberts earned his second career Thunder Road Late Model victory and the Maplewood Triple Crown at the Aubuchon Hardware Holiday Spectacular on Monday, July 3. It was the first Late Model win since 1996 for the veteran driver.  Roberts started on the pole of the 50-lap feature and […]

LETTER: Being Gubernatorial

Editor: Unless there is some special exception to the state law requiring the wearing of a proper helmet when operating a motorcycle within Vermont, one wonders why Governor Phil Scott was not wearing a motorcycle helmet when he was riding the vintage WWII military motorcycle during the Montpelier July 3rd parade? Either way, it sets […]

Winner of Montpelier Flag Design Contest Announced

Winner of Montpelier Flag Design Contest Announced

MONTPELIER — City Councilor Anne Watson and City Clerk John Odum unveiled the winner of the flag design contest for the nation’s smallest state capitol during the city of Montpelier, Vermont’s Independence Day festivities on the Statehouse lawn July 3rd. The winning entry was one of three finalists chosen for final consideration following an open, […]

Mother Nature Wins Again at Thunder Road

Mother Nature Wins Again at Thunder Road

by Michael Stridsberg BARRE – Mother Nature was declared the winner once again at Barre’s Thunder Road on Friday, June 30, as a rainy forecast has forced the postponement of Community College of Vermont Night for a second time. A make-up date for the event will be announced in the near future. With the postponement, the […]

On The Road by Brent Curtis

On The Road by Brent Curtis

This week I had the opportunity to talk to some moms who were watching construction projects with their children. I have seen this before at a variety of sites, always a safe distance away and always with the children well in hand. It reminded me of my sister taking her two boys to watch the […]

From Montpelier Police Chief Tony Facos: Montpelier Independence Day Celebration — Traffic Restrictions and General Safety Information

The City of Montpelier will be celebrating Independence Day with a host of special events that will take place on Monday July 3rd, 2017. There will be a one mile foot race that will start at 6 p.m. with the parade immediately following. The fireworks display over the State House will begin at 9:30 p.m.The parade route starts at […]

Attorney General Launches Scam Alert

Attorney General Launches Scam Alert

by Marichel Vaught The office of the Vermont Attorney General announced the launch of the new scam alert system available to Vermonters through the already existing statewide emergency alert system from the Vermont Department of Public Safety, VT-ALERT. The announcement was made on June 29 at a press conference held at the Department of Public […]