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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.

Central Vermont Arts Preview | Vermont Arts  Rutland Herald

Previewing upcoming arts and entertainment events throughout the region.

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...

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.

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....

Why a high school that's just 5% black is raising the Black Lives Matter flag  CNN

Montpelier High School is now the first reported high school to display the BLM flag.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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–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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

School Walkout Day in Vermont: Snow days delays walkouts in some schools

While dozens of schools around Vermont cancelled classes on National School Walkout day due to snow, students at Burlington High School had classes and ...

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.

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

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

Plan advances to fly Black Lives Matter flag at BHS

The student initiative to fly a Black Lives Matter flag at Burlington High School is gaining momentum.

Black Lives Matter flag begins flying over Vermont school  Yahoo News

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont high school on Thursday began flying a Black Lives Matter flag in what officials said was a commitment to make the mostly ...

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 ...

Cops to Review Policies After Fatal I-89 Shooting of Suicidal Man  Seven Days

Two police officers shot and killed a despondent Sheldon man who held a gun to his head after a traffic stop on Interstate 89 in...

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 ...

Opinion: Flying the Black Lives Matter flag

February is Black History Month. This observance began in 1976 to remember the important contributions of African Americans throughout our nation's history.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

High school raises Black Lives Matter flag  CNN

A student group asked the school board to raise the flag at Montpelier High School in Vermont, which is just 5% black.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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."

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.

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 ...

Commission: Compliance with 'bathroom bill' is easy | Business Vt News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Since Act 127, the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” became law July 1, gender-neutral restrooms have become the “new normal” for Vermont's public ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Vermont Community Foundation awards LGBTQ grants and scholarships

News Release — Vermont Community Foundation Oct. 9, 2018. Contact: Elisabeth Marx 802-388-3355 ext. 241 The Samara Fund ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

Gender neutral restroom requirement could be national model  Las Vegas Sun

Vermont lawmakers hope a new law that requires single occupancy restrooms be marked gender neutral can serve as a model for the rest of the nation.

A Close Vote: Gun Control Bill Passes VT Legislature  Middlebury Campus

MONTPELIER — Last Friday, Vermont's Senate voted 17-13 to approve a House version of S.55, giving final legislative approval to the expansive gun control ...

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.

What's Next For The House's Gun Control Bill?  Vermont Public Radio

On Friday evening, after 10 full hours of debate, House lawmakers voted 85-59 to approve sweeping changes to Vermont's gun laws. But the bill, called S.55,

Mary Louise Thompson  St. Albans Messenger

Posted by Katie Chapa | Apr 13, 2018 | Obituaries | 0 |. Mary Louise Thompson. ST. ALBANS – Mary Louise Thompson died peacefully at the Northwest Medical ...

13 Central Vermont Communities Look To Bring High-Speed Internet To Region  Vermont Public Radio

At Town Meeting in March, 13 central Vermont communities will consider forming a communications union district, the sole purpose of which would be to bring.

Patrick Cashman: A public flagpole in a public space

Editor's note: This commentary is by Patrick Cashman, who is originally from Barre Town and currently resides in Portland, Oregon. Deb Markowitz's commentary ...

Walters: Queer Youth Meet the Governor  Seven Days

Gov. Phil Scott spent a half hour Thursday morning in a freewheeling Q&A session with several dozen LGBTQ students. The event was noteworthy for its...

Vermont official: Officers were justified in fatal shooting  Star Tribune

Two police officers were justified in fatally shooting a distraught man who was holding a pistol to his head by the side of a busy interstate with cars going by, ...

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.

Prosecutors clear police in fatal I-89 shooting (VIDEO)

BURLINGTON – Two police officers who fatally shot a man who was pointing a gun at his own head, shortly after he had been pulled over on Interstate 89 in ...

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 ...

Vermont's gender neutral restroom requirement could be national model  WFLA

Vermont lawmakers hope a new law that requires single occupancy restrooms be marked gender neutral can serve as a model for the rest of the nation.

Montpelier XC star to compete for UVM  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Two-time cross country running state champion Matt Hynes will trade in his greenand white track suit for a green-andgold variety next fall.

Local ninja competes in 'Warrior Junior' | Local News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — This weekend “American Ninja Warrior Junior” will premiere on the Universal Kids channel, reaching 59 million homes, and Montpelier's Cabot ...

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 ...

Montpelier Women's March Planned For Saturday  Vermont Public Radio

A Women's March and Unity Rally is being planned in Montpelier for Saturday afternoon. Organizers say the event is being held in solidarity with this.

Vt. State Police Focus on Troopers' Mental Health  NECN

New policies from the Vermont State Police are aimed at ensuring the mental health of troopers following traumatic incidents — such as officer-involved ...

Montpelier council president making run at mayoral vacancy

Montpelier's longest-serving current City Council member is seeking to replace Mayor John Hollar when he steps down in March at the end of his third term.

Q & A with Michael Martin, Director of Curriculum and Technology, Montpelier Public Schools  Montpelier Bridge

Michael Martin: I'm a multi-generational Vermonter and graduated from Essex High School. I was a French-English major at UVM, and spent my junior year in ...

How was Vermont state trooper involved in 4 shootings in 6 years?

The commander of the Vermont State Police says it's unclear how a trooper who has been with the agency for six years has become involved in four police ...

Vermont Senate Passes Three Gun Control Bills  Middlebury Campus

MONTPELIER — On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida with an AR-15 assault rifle, killing 17 students ...

Montpelier Cops to Seek Help, Not Criminal Charges, for Addicts  Seven Days

Addicts will soon be able to surrender their drugs to Montpelier police without fear of being arrested, charged or interrogated. Instead, officers will give them...

In Range: The Week That Changed Vermont's Gun Politics  Seven Days

Gov. Phil Scott was sitting alone in his ceremonial Statehouse office when his top aide walked in and handed him a small stack of papers....

Arlington named Vt.'s #2 public high school  Bennington Banner

ARLINGTON — Arlington Memorial High School has been named the number two public high school in Vermont and number 954 nationally. The school tends to ...

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