LOCAL NEWS

WINDSOR, Vt. — The Windsor Fire Department has been selected by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to participate in the second phase of a pilot program to build a digital community risk assessment (CRA) tool. Aligned to NFPA 1300, Standard on Community Risk Assessment (CRA) and…

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The First Congregational Church United Church of Christ is very pleased to announce that Michael Mario joined the church as full-time pastor on Nov. 1. Pastor Michael had been serving as the Church’s Bridge Pastor for the prior 30 months. At the end of October, Michael ret…

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Springfield School Board decided they will not renew the contract of Superintendent Zach McLaughlin when it expires on June 30, according to a press release issued by Springfield School Board Chair Troy Palmer.

SUNAPEE — The 3-0 Lakers struggled against the 0-1 Fall Mountain Wildcats, trailing in the early going. But they soon found their game and revved things up to pull away from an energized Wildcat team.

NEWPORT — A new state-approved alternative approach to holding school budget deliberations has some residents and school officials concerned, citing a potential to disenfranchise voters or delay the approval of the next school budget.

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SUNAPEE — A seasoned and experienced Division III Wildcat team made the trip to Division IV Sunapee for the first time anyone could remember and headed home with a con… Read more

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SUTTON — After waiting to open the season a bit late, the Kearsarge Lady Cougars ran out of the gate like lightning on Friday against Hillsboro-Deering. Read more

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SUNAPEE — The 3-0 Lakers struggled against the 0-1 Fall Mountain Wildcats, trailing in the early going. But they soon found their game and revved things up to pull awa… Read more

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SUNAPEE — For the second time this week, Stephanie Larpenter’s Lady Lakers stormed out of the gate and hit key shots in the end to grab a win over a stubborn Mt. Royal… Read more

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ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — An innovative relief program that provides meals to Vermonters simultaneously with economic aid to local restaurants and farms received new life this week thanks to an influx of funds to allow the program to continue at least into February, according to officials. Read more

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CLAREMONT — Pedestrian safety, signage and charging stations for electric vehicles are among the priorities identified by local residents to improve the Route 11/103 corridor in Claremont and Newport, according to developers of a new regional transportation study. Read more

REGIONAL NEWS

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. — An innovative relief program that provides meals to Vermonters simultaneously with economic aid to local restaurants and farms received new life this week thanks to an influx of funds to allow the program to continue at least into February, according to officials.

As the ongoing pandemic forces municipalities across Vermont to rethink how business will be conducted this Town Meeting Day, some school districts are facing challenges in coordinating with member towns to get their budgets and other ballot items to voters.

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Amid pleas on these pages, in our communities, across the state and nation, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday on an article of impeachment accusing President Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” Ten Republicans supported the move, with the final tally coming in at 232-197. U.… Read more

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There have been incidents appearing in articles and police logs in recent weeks that would suggest that we’re not handling our stress very well. In fact, indications are that we need to take a chill pill. Read more

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A big thumbs up to Gov. Phil Scott for standing up for the nation and saying President Trump needs to be removed from office — one way or another. It was a bold move on the final day of Scott’s second term. Of course, the vicious hoard that wants nothing other than to see the world burn righ… Read more

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I’ve been growing vegetables organically all my life. I use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. I don’t often think about the reasons I do so, any more than I think about breathing — it’s just something I do.