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The goddess of agriculture again graces the Golden Dome

A crowd watches as a new statue of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, is installed on the Statehouse dome on Friday. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger.

Montpelier can't overcome defensive pressure in 52-27 loss to Pettisville  The Bryan Times

MONTPELIER — When Pettisville guard Detric Yoder forced a steal just minutes into the game that led to a transition layup, it was clear Pettisville's defense was ...

VT Fish and Wildlife to hold meetings on fishing regulations  Rutland Herald

As part of a statewide schedule of meetings to gather community feedback on proposed changes to fishing regulations, a public hearing will be held at Rutland ...

Montpelier uses defensive change to beat North Central 50-41  The Bryan Times

MONTPELIER — Seemingly every shot North Central took in the first quarter on Tuesday night went in.

Edon rallies to beat Montpelier 58-54  The Bryan Times

MONTPELIER — In a game that featured lead changes, turnovers and various hot and cold streaks from each team, it was decided by, of all things, free throws.

Central Vermont Arts Preview | Vermont Arts  Rutland Herald

Previewing upcoming arts and entertainment events throughout the region.

Students Shine at Montpelier High School Graduation  Montpelier Bridge

Graduation gowns are surprisingly uncomfortable to wear outside. They usually come in dark colors, meaning that on that beautiful summer day, these ...

'Lighting the Way to Christmas' is Sunday, Dec. 2  The Bryan Times

MONTPELIER — Montpelier High School's Jazz Band, under the direction of Laura Zumbaugh, will perform during a special program Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. ...

Police Cleared in Fatal Shooting at Montpelier High School  Seven Days

No charges will be filed against nine police officers who fatally shot an armed bank robbery suspect on the Montpelier High School athletic field in...

City celebrates at statue installation | Local News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Agriculture, the statuesque matriarch of the State House, was hoisted to lofty heights to retake her perch atop the golden dome on Friday.

Waxing Up for Nordic Skiing in Central Vermont  Montpelier Bridge

The recent and unexpected closing of the cross-country trail system at the Morse Farm has been met with disappointment—and understanding—among the ...

Montpelier High School will fly Black Lives Matter flag in February

A Black Lives Matter flag will fly during the month of February, which is Black History Month, in front of Montpelier High School, the Montpelier Public Schools ...

Black Lives Matter flag raised at Montpelier High School  WCAX

A Black Lives Matter flag is now flying high at Montpelier High School to mark Black History Month.

'Dark day' for Montpelier after fatal police shooting outside school

MONTPELIER - A suspect who had just robbed a credit union across the street from the high school in the state capital was shot and killed Tuesday by police ...

A Black Lives Matter Flag Will Fly at Montpelier High School. Not Everyone Is Thrilled  Seven Days

Montpelier High School's plan to fly a Black Lives Matter flag throughout the month of February has garnered plenty of attention — not all positive....

Montpelier High School Says 'Black Lives Matter,' And The Nation Reacts  Vermont Public Radio

The raising of a Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School made news across the country and garnered a range of reactions from support to anger. We.

Adoptees and Parents Reflect on Transracial Adoption in Vermont  Seven Days

One of Corazon Swanberg's most vivid childhood memories is of being ridiculed in kindergarten because of her hair. "My mom just didn't have time to...

More Than A Flag: Montpelier High Raises Expectations With Black Lives Matter Banner  Vermont Public Radio

Montpelier High School is flying a Black Lives Matter flag this month to mark Black History Month and that action has triggered some strong reactions.

White supremacist threatens Montpelier flag protest

A homemade Black Lives Matter flag is shown flying at the University of Vermont in 2016. File photo by Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger. A white supremacist has ...

Black Lives Matter flag to fly over Montpelier High School

Montpelier High School will fly the flag of the Black Lives Matter movement for the month of February. Montpelier School District Superintendent Brian Ricca said ...

Montpelier shooting death: ‘It’s really hard to grapple with’

Scene from the standoff and fatal shooting of Nathan Giffin at Montpelier High School. File photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. In the late morning on a cold ...

Lady Outlaws drop second match of Flaming Gorge Tournament to Rock Springs 54-40  Rawlinstimes

ROCK SPRINGS — Rawlins High School Girls Basketball (0-0,2-3) suffered its second loss in the Flaming Gorge Classic Friday night, losing 54-40 to ...

This Vermont school is flying the Black Lives Matter flag. Meet the students who made it happen.  Mic

Students at Montpelier High School in Vermont raised Black Lives Matter flags in February. Their bravery may be inspiring a new movement in schools.

Wauseon gets first win | Sports  Napoleon Northwest Signal

WAUSEON — Samantha Aeschliman scored a game-high 13 points, Sydney Zirkle added 10 and the Wauseon Lady Indians picked up their first win of the ...

Black Lives Matter Flag at Vermont High School Slammed by White Supremacists  Newsweek

White supremacists have threatened a Vermont high school's decision to raise the Black Lives Matter flag. Montpelier High School opted to fly the flag on ...

Montpelier HS to fly Black Lives Matter flag for February  WCAX

Montpelier High School will fly a Black Lives Matter flag outside the school for the month of February, Black History Month.

Black Lives Matter Flag Returns to Vermont School Flagpole  VOA News

School officials are now debating a policy for the flag for the full school year.

Students Demand Action From Montpelier On Gun Control Bills  Vermont Public Radio

The school shooting in Parkland, Florida has given rise to a new wave of young activists. On Wednesday afternoon, House and Senate lawmakers heard from.

Goats gobble up Montpelier's poison ivy problem  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Faced with an outbreak of poison ivy in a sensitive area, the city of Montpelier turned to an interesting solution-- goats. The bike path ...

Teen killed in Williston crash remembered as 'kind and compassionate boy'

A teen killed in a crash in Williston last week is being remembered as a "kind and compassionate boy who was greatly loved by all who knew him," his obituary ...

Black Lives Matter flag flies over Burlington High School

Burlington High School follows Montpelier student's lead becoming the second school in Vermont to raise the Black Lives Matter flag.

Records: Rifle wounds to torso killed Montpelier robbery suspect

A death certificate shows that Nathan Giffin died from rifle wounds to his torso following a standoff with police in Montpelier.

Educators convene to tackle racial equity in schools  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Educators gathered in the Capital City on Saturday for a Rally for Racial Equity in Vermont Public Schools.

Montpelier–Roxbury Proposes $23.4 Million (2018-2019) Budget  Montpelier Bridge

The newly formed Montpelier-Roxbury School Board is asking voters in Montpelier and Roxbury on March 6 to approve a joint school budget of $23,452,706 for ...

Teen who has been blind since birth is part of the Montpelier marching band  13abc Action News

Bailey Dohm has been in the band since 5th grade, but this is her first year in the marching band.

Johnson man charged as accomplice in Montpelier armed robbery

Montpelier Police Chief Anthony Facos holds a news conference following an armed standoff at Montpelier High School. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger.

Montpelier Celebrates its First Gold Medal and Olympian Amanda Pelkey  Montpelier Bridge

When Amanda Pelkey stepped off a Greyhound bus from Boston and arrived back in Montpelier on March 9, for the first time in its history, the city got a chance to ...

Burlington students win approval to fly Black Lives Matter flag

The Burlington School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow student-activists to raise a Black Lives Matter flag on the high school campus, becoming ...

VT playoffs, day 2: U-32 picks up two wins, GMVS advances  WPTZ

The U-32 boys lacrosse and baseball teams advance past Lamoille and Woodstock, respectively; GMVS cruises at Montpelier in boys lacrosse.

Vermont high school to fly "Black Lives Matter" flag  WTMJ-TV

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont's Montpelier High School has announced it will fly a Black Lives Matter flag during Black History Month. Superintendent Brian ...

Statement to the Montpelier School Board from the Racial Justice Alliance  Montpelier Bridge

On February 1, Montpelier High School became the first high school in the nation to raise a Black Lives Matter Flag on school grounds, as part of a series of ...

March for Our Lives Montpelier is March 24

News Release — March for Our Lives Montpelier March 10, 2018. Media Contact: MacKenzie Murdoch 603-340-8540. Madison Knoop 203-451-9792.

Montpelier grad elected lieutenant governor  The Bryan Times

A Montpelier High School graduate will be second in command of the state's executive branch after Jon Husted was elected Ohio lieutenant governor in ...

Montpelier Class of 1973 celebrates 45 years | Social  The Bryan Times

The Montpelier High School Class of 1973 held its 45-year reunion on July 21 at the Thaman building at the Williams County Fairgrounds in Montpelier.

Anne Watson: Housing is a transportation issue

Editor's note: This commentary is by Anne Watson, who was elected mayor of Montpelier in March. Prior to that she served as a city councilor in Montpelier.

Vermonters, Here's What Is Planned For Saturday's 'March For Our Lives'  Vermont Public Radio

The "March For Our Lives" will take place on Saturday, March 24, with a national march in Washington, D.C., as well as local events in Montpelier and other.

St J Troopers Involved In Montpelier Shooting | News  Caledonian Record

MONTPELIER — Sgt. Lyle Decker and Sgt. Charles Winn were part of a group of eight Vermont State Troopers who discharged their firearms during an incident ...

VT students on gun reform: 'It’s deaths we can prevent, lives that we can save.'

Student testimony at the Statehouse serves as another example of Vermont's youth taking a central role in shaping local and statewide debates.

Montpelier Breaks Ground On Long-Awaited One Taylor Street Transit Center  Vermont Public Radio

Construction will soon be underway on a multimodal transit and welcome center in Montpelier. It's known as the One Taylor Street project — and it's been a long ...

An Interview with Montpelier's New Mayor, Anne Watson  Montpelier Bridge

Back on Town Meeting Day, Montpelier voters elected a new mayor, Anne Watson, an award-winning physics teacher at Montpelier High School, where she has ...

National Walkout Day: What students have planned in Vermont schools on March 14

Vermont students are planning planning their 17-minute protests of gun violence on the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting anniversary.

New White River Valley School District Hires Principals  Valley News

Royalton — After a four-month search and interviews with three finalists, two principals have been hired for one-year contracts with the newly formed White River ...

Brian Ricca: Seeking healing, not blame, from tragedy

Editor's note: This commentary is by Brian G. Ricca, who is superintendent of Montpelier Public Schools. It was a tremendously difficult week in Montpelier Public ...

Students speak out on gun bills, call on Vermont lawmakers to act  WPTZ

Hundreds pack statehouse, wear black in solidarity with Florida shooting victims.

HEARD ON THE STREET: 6.7.18  Montpelier Bridge

12th Annual Carolan Festival. June 16 marks the 12th annual Carolan Festival, held at Mallery Farm in Worcester. The day-long tribute to the famed blind Irish ...

David Kelley: All Vermont students should have choices

Editor's note: This commentary is by David F. Kelley, who is an attorney and a co-founder of Project Harmony (now PH International) and a former member of the ...

Police Shoot and Kill Armed Man at MHS  Montpelier Bridge

by Ivan Shadis. Police shot and killed an armed man on the grounds of Montpelier High School Tuesday morning. The man is reported to have robbed the ...

Montpelier council president running unopposed for mayor  Seattle Times

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The president of the City Council is running unopposed to replace the outgoing mayor in next month's Town Meeting Day election.

Montpelier and Roxbury Voters to Decide On School Merger June 20  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER/ROXBURY — It's a combination few could have envisioned just a couple of years ago, but the school systems of the city of Montpelier and the tiny ...

Students Rally As Vt. Lawmakers Consider Stronger Gun Laws  Vermont Public Radio

On Saturday afternoon, protesters filled the lawn in front of the Vermont Statehouse — where just the night before, House lawmakers gave preliminary.

Police arrest suspect in Montpelier credit union robbery  WCAX

Authorities say Preston was an accessory to the armed robbery at the VSECU in January. The suspect in that robbery, Nathan Giffin, was fatally shot by police.

Teen charged in BB gun school shooting  The Bryan Times

A Montpelier teen faces seven criminal charges for allegedly shooting at two Montpelier High School students with a BB gun on school grounds, two others off ...

School denounced for plans to fly Black Lives Matter flag  Fox News

A Vermont high school has been criticized by a state legislator for its plan to fly a Black Lives Matter flag throughout the month of February.

An ultimate addition in Vermont  Sentinel & Enterprise

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont is now the first state in the United States to recognize "ultimate" -- the game that started as Ultimate Frisbee -- as a high school ...

Vermont high school to fly Black Lives Matter flag for Black History Month  The College Fix

A high school in Vermont's capital city will hoist the flag of Black Lives Matter in honor of February's Black History Month. The Burlington Free Press reports ...

Head of Vermont State Police tactical team taken off unit

The head of the Vermont State Police tactical team and one its members have been taken off the special unit, according to State Police Col. Matthew ...

Getting to Know Mike McRaith, New Montpelier High School Principal  Montpelier Bridge

Lindsey Grutchfield: Please tell us a little about your background as an educator. Mike McRaith: My first time as a teacher was in Japan, I taught two years of ...

Olympian's journey started on Vermont ice  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Since age 2, Amanda Pelkey has had one goal: to represent the United States as a member of the Olympic women's hockey team. On Sunday ...

Montpelier High School Joins Peace Movement  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER — On December 23, Montpelier High School faculty, staff and present student body gathered outside on the left side of the baseball field.

'Merci!': Montpellier, France sends misspelled football jerseys to Montpelier, Vermont  The Guardian

Vermont state capital, with one L, will receive professional football jerseys from French Ligue 1 club – and give them to high school students.

Warrant issued for Johnson man connected to VSECU robbery  WCAX

MIDDLESEX, Vt. (WCAX Vermont authorities say the man fatally shot by police after trying to rob a Montpelier credit union had an accomplice who is still on the ...

Vermont History Day seeks student projects

BARRE – Vermont History Day is an education program presented each year by the Vermont Historical Society that encourages students to develop research ...

Sanders sticks to his script | News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER – Breakfast with Bernie packed the cafeteria at Montpelier High School on Saturday and if the milk that was on the menu wasn't the 1 percent ...

Got yer goat! Ruminators to the rescue | News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Ruminants have been called in to tackle a prickly problem in the Capital City. Three small goats were happily trimming vegetation along the ...

Soulmate(s): When Film and Vermont are a Perfect Match  Montpelier Bridge

“One of the things we really wanted to bring into this film, and one of the reasons why we wanted to set it here, is because we have a lot of nostalgia for home ...

Jerseys' missing 'L' connects soccer fans in France and Vermont  CNN

A typo has inspired an international friendship between soccer fans in Montpellier, France, and Montpelier, Vermont.

A Vermont High School Is Flying a Black Lives Matter Flag For Black History Month  POPSUGAR

Montpelier High School announced it will fly a Black Lives Matter flag for Black History Month in February. The school board voted unanimously in favor of the.

Who's shaping VT gun legislation? A look at key players

Vermont's gun debate has seen new momentum and efforts to restrict access to guns. Here's how the legislation is being shaped.

Teenagers involved in fatal Williston crash  Shelburne News

A car crash in Williston last week took the life of a 16-year-old Montpelier boy and involved a teenage driver who is a student at Champlain Valley Union High ...

Scott comments revive legislative gun control efforts  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont students are speaking out and seeking change after a mass school shooting in Florida last week and a close call here at ...

We the Young People: Seven Vermont Teens Who Are Making a Difference  Seven Days

Exactly one month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Vermont students across the state plan to walk out of...

Several hundred South Burlington students walk out on Columbine anniversary

South Burlington student president on consequences of cutting class: "This is a bigger issue and people will take those consequences."

Green Up Vermont poster contest winners announced

News Release — Green Up Vermont February 9, 2018. Contact: Melanie Phelps, Green Up Vermont 802-229-4586 Montpelier ...

Bruins Homecoming 50th, A night to remember | News  Hartford City News Times

The 50th Homecoming celebration at Blackford High School this fall will be a night to remember.

Vermont city thanks French city for misspelled jerseys  Seattle Times

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capital city said merci via Skype on Thursday to a French city it's named after for some misspelled soccer jerseys that were ...

From Montpelier High School Principal Mike McRaith's Desk  Montpelier Bridge

A Solon Salute to Robert Barlow. Robert recently sailed to Bermuda from Puerto Rico on the Corwith Cramer, serving as the primary pilot for a drone that takes ...

Lawmakers urge new diversity standards in schools

Noel Riby-Williams is the first student to hoist the Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. When Montpelier High ...

SoundCheck: Vt. High School Band Turns Out New Generation Of Protest Songs  Vermont Public Radio

There's been an upswing of student activism in 2018, from Black Lives Matter flags flying at schools to school walkouts against gun violence . Now there's.

Bring Back the Glory Days A 50-Year Celebration for MHS Baseball Champs  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER — On June 3, 1967 — 50 years ago — an underdog but talented Montpelier Solons (Division One) baseball team, surprised themselves and a lot ...

Vermont Reviews Use of Force  Valley News

White River Junction — Vermont State Police are considering the use of plastic bullets and beanbag projectiles after a review of its use-of-force policy by a ...

Brattleboro Schools Raise Black Lives Matters Flag  Vermont Public Radio

On Friday, students at Brattleboro Union High School and Brattleboro Area Middle School raised Black Lives Matter flags on the flagpoles in front of the.

What Vermont's Capital And A City In France Have In Common  NPR

A spelling error led Montpellier, France, to donate some soccer jerseys to Montpelier, Vt.

Montpelier women's march draws 15,000

A massive crowd estimated at 15000 people gathered in Vermont's capital city for the Women's March on Montpelier.

EPA Grant Will Help Protect Health in Vermont | US EPA  U.S.

BOSTON – A Vermont organization was awarded $25,000 by the US Environmental Protection Agency to fund a community project addressing environmental ...

Small school metrics set, potentially cutting funding from 3 schools

FAIRLEE — The State Board of Education reluctantly set new eligibility criteria for a funding program for Vermont's smallest schools Wednesday. But the board ...

Can China Help Fill — and Fund — Vermont's Public Schools?  Seven Days

Burlington's public school superintendent is traveling in China this week in hopes that the nation of 1.4 billion can help fill empty desks at Burlington...

Langdon Meadow and the Growth of Montpelier  Montpelier Bridge

Langdon Meadow has played an important role in Montpelier's growth and development. Originally a wealthy landowner's field, it was once the site of escapist ...

Panel: Troopers should leave line of duty for longer after shooting cases

Vermont State Police Colonel Matthew Birmingham holds a news conference following an armed standoff at Montpelier High School in January. Photo by Mike ...

Views Of Montpelier's Historic Women's March, From A Drone  Vermont Public Radio

In an historic act of public demonstration, millions of people marched in cities around the world for Saturday's Women's March — including an estimated 15.

Anne Watson to run for mayor of Montpelier  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Anne Watson, the city's longest currently-serving councilor, announced Monday night that she is running for mayor of Montpelier in ...

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