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Montpelier High graduate repays cost of prank 25 years later  Boston.com

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A high school prankster who damaged school property in Vermont is finally paying the price — and then some — just in time for his ...



Bernie Sanders Vermont rally: When to arrive, where to park & what to expect in Montpelier  BurlingtonFreePress.com

Here's what you need to know about traffic, parking and schedules at the Bernie Sanders rally in Montpelier.



Marching bands to take part in Montpelier All State Parade Wednesday  WCAX

The All State Parade is set to hit the streets of Montpelier Wednesday at 6 p.m..



2019 Rally for the Planet underway in Montpelier  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22

The Vermont Youth Group is kicking off their 4th annual Rally for the Planet today.



Students reiterate demand for climate action in Statehouse rally  vtdigger.org

More than 300 high school students from around the state and climate change activists attended a Rally for the Planet in Montpelier on Wednesday.



Montpelier Bridge Gala to feature Mueller expert Garrett Graff  vtdigger.org

News Release — The Friends of the Bridge May 13, 2019. Contact: Mike Dunphy, Editor and Publisher, The Bridge Email: mdunphy@montpelierbridge.com



Vermont students hold May Day rally at Statehouse  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Students rallied for the planet at the Statehouse Wednesday hoping to spur action on fighting climate change. The annual May Day ...



Randolph Union High School to host student-organized conference about racism  vtdigger.org

News Release — Randolph Union High School May 14, 2019. Contact: Lisa Floyd lfloyd@orangesouthwest.org 802-728-3397 ...



Youth demand for climate action grows louder; brings thousands to State House lawn  vtdigger.org

News Release — Vermont Youth Lobby and U.S. Youth Climate Strike May 1, 2019. Orielle Koliba| Youth Lobby Organizer, Harwood Union High School Senior ...



Skinder, Richardson-Skinder & Fleischer: See you in January  vtdigger.org

Editor's note: This commentary is by Asa Skinder, Carmen Richardson-Skinder and Alec Fleischer, the three students who were arrested last week when they ...



WCAX takes First Amendment battle to high court  WCAX

Should a court's decision be shielded from the public? That was the heart of a case argued before the Vermont Supreme Court involving WCAX and the First ...



Repaying a graduation debt 25 years later  WCAX

A Montpelier High School graduate is making amends for breaking an expensive auditorium window 25 years ago.



Vermont, New Hampshire students named US Presidential Scholars  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Students from Vermont and New Hampshire will represent the region as this year's group of U.S. Presidential Scholars. The five ...



WCAX appeals judge's decision to seal court ruling  vtdigger.org

The Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in a WCAX appeal that tests the public's right to know about court proceedings. Photo by Paul Heintz, used with ...



Principal Mike McRaith Reflects on Tenure at Montpelier High School  Montpelier Bridge

At the end of January, Montpelier High School (MHS) Principal Michael McRaith announced he would be stepping down in June to take a new position as ...



Chandler welcomes new executive director Karen Dillon  vtdigger.org

News Release — Chandler May 9, 2019. The board members of Chandler are pleased to announce that a new Executive Director has been chosen for this ...



Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning  vtdigger.org

Montpelier High School students working on a problem in a math class. Photo by Michael Dougherty for The Hechinger Report. This story about proficiency ...



Vermont students strike to demand climate change action  vtdigger.org

Vermont students crowd the Statehouse for a rally to demand action on climate change. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. Vermont students marched to the ...



So. Burlington students state why raising the Black Lives Matter flag is important to them  BurlingtonFreePress.com

South Burlington students raised a Black Lives Matter flag one year after Montpelier students became the first to raise the flag at a public school.



Vermont students to join global climate change strike  vtdigger.org

Mary Droege of Castleton speaks during a press conference held by 350Vermont to push for legislative action on climate change at the Statehouse in Montpelier ...



U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: 161 Students from Across the Country Named 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars  American Security News

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 55th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...



Hartford boys' lacrosse dominates Montpelier  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22

The Hurricanes poured it on in a rainy contest at Montpelier High School on Friday.



Montpelier middle-schooler retains spelling champion title  vtdigger.org

COLCHESTER — Raghav Dhandi has one more shot to become the country's top speller. The Montpelier eighth-grader defeated 31 other middle and ...



Vt. Students Honored for Work to Dismantle Rape Culture  NECN

High schoolers in Vermont's capital city, Montpelier, were honored Monday for their work to prevent sexual assaults and other forms of sexual violence.



'Dark day' for Montpelier after fatal police shooting outside school  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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 ...



Amid racism, Rutland High School to fly Black Lives Matter flag  vtdigger.org

The Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School in 2018. Photo by Mike Dougherty. RUTLAND — With racial issues on the rise in Rutland, a Black Lives ...



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.



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.



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...



Union Elementary School Prepares Montpelier Community Lantern Parade  Montpelier Bridge

Union Elementary School (UES) invites the entire Montpelier community to join them for an evening lantern procession on Thursday, February 21. This year's ...



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....



The Deeper Dig: What proficiency-based learning looks like  vtdigger.org

A poster showing Montpelier High School's learning expectations is visible around the building. Students are assessed on habits of learning, citizenship and five ...



Your Guide to Central Vermont Summer Camps  Montpelier Bridge

Helen Day Art Center. Summer camps at Helen Day Art Center are open for registration. This year we are offering new camps such as “Crankies & Animation” ...



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

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 ...



The goddess of agriculture again graces the Golden Dome  vtdigger.org

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.



Survivors of crime in Vermont share advice, stories at victims' ceremony  MyChamplainValley.com FOX44 & ABC22

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Victims, prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement officials gathered Monday to mark National Crime Victims' Rights Week and honor ...



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 ...



White supremacist threatens Montpelier flag protest  vtdigger.org

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 will fly at Rutland High after second vote of approval  vtdigger.org

Rutland High School. Photo by Andrew Kutches/VTDigger. RUTLAND—Three days before a Black Lives Matter flag was scheduled to fly for the first time at ...



Students lobby lawmakers on climate change action | Local News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Hundreds of students from across Vermont marched to the State House Friday to call for action to combat climate change.



Black Lives Matter Flag Returns to Vermont School Flagpole  VOA News

A Vermont high school has raised back up a Black Lives Matter flag for the beginning of the school year. U-32 Middle and High School in East Montpelier ...



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

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 ...



Montpelier Conservation Commission awarded Lake Champlain Basin Program grant  vtdigger.org

News Release — Montpelier Conservation Commission March 28, 2019. Contact: james.jj.brady@gmail.com. Get all of VTDigger's daily news. You'll never miss ...



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.



Scott Administration goes to Washington County on Monday for its Capitol for a Day  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Cabinet will be in Washington County on Monday, April 29 for their Capitol for a Day ...



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 ...



South Burlington High School to Raise a Black Lives Matter Flag  Seven Days

South Burlington High School students and faculty will raise a Black Lives Matter flag on Friday, and some residents have sharply criticized the plan. The school ...



Vt. wildlife officials take comments on deer hunting rules  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials held a public hearing Wednesday at Montpelier High School to go over potential regulations that ...



‘There’s a Menace Underneath That:’ VT Teens Warn of Vaping Risks  NECN

Middle and high school students marched on the State House in Montpelier Tuesday, advocating for new laws to restrict youth access to cigarettes and vaping ...



Black Lives Matter Flag to Fly at Rutland High School in Vt.  NECN

Rutland High School in Vermont says it will fly a Black Lives Matter flag for 400 days starting in April to mark the 400 years since the beginning of the British ...



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 ...



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 ...



Vermont high school will fly Black Lives Matter flag during Black History Month  NBCNews.com

Montpelier Public Schools in Vermont will fly a Black Lives Matter flag in front of the school the entire month of February in honor of Black History Month.



David Kelley: All Vermont students should have choices  vtdigger.org

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 ...



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 ...



No carbon tax plan yet, but lots of noise from many directions  vtdigger.org

Casey Cota, president of Cota & Cota Heating Fuels, speaks at a Statehouse rally Wednesday against a carbon tax. Photo by Elizabeth Gribkoff/VTDigger.



Troopers in Montpelier fatal shooting back on duty  vtdigger.org

Montpelier High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday during a standoff with an armed robbery suspect. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. All nine law ...



Johnson man charged as accomplice in Montpelier armed robbery  vtdigger.org

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



Brian Ricca: Seeking healing, not blame, from tragedy  vtdigger.org

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 ...



Black Lives Matter flag flies over Burlington High School  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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 ...



James Frank Wolynec | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

James Frank Wolynec RUTLAND — James Frank Wolynec, 75, of Rutland, passed away peacefully in Jupiter, Florida, on April 18, 2019, from dementia. He was ...



Trooper identified in Rockingham police shooting  vtdigger.org

Sgt. Eugene Duplissis of the Vermont State Police appears in his official department photo taken in fall 2017. Courtesy photo. Vermont State Police identified ...



Burlington students win approval to fly Black Lives Matter flag  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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 ...



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 ...



Records: Rifle wounds to torso killed Montpelier robbery suspect  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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 ...



Vermont first state to recognize Ultimate Frisbee as varsity sport  Concord Monitor

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 ...



Up in Smoke: Students Grade Lawmakers' Anti-Vaping Efforts  Seven Days

High school students commonly excuse themselves from class to use the bathroom, then use the trip to take furtive hits of nicotine-laced vapor from e-cigarettes.



Trooper cleared in Rockingham officer-involved shooting  vtdigger.org

Sgt. Eugene Duplissis of the Vermont State Police appears in his official department photo taken in fall 2017. Courtesy photo. The Vermont State Police trooper ...



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 ...



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 ...



Central Vermont Arts Preview | Vermont Arts  Rutland Herald

Previewing upcoming arts and entertainment events throughout the region.



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.



The USS Vermont Submarine Gets the Teddy Bear Treatment  Seven Days

A committee organizing a ceremony for the new USS Vermont submarine has collaborated on a special-edition stuffed animal with the Vermont Teddy Bear ...



Vermont Community Foundation awards LGBTQ grants and scholarships  vtdigger.org

News Release — Vermont Community Foundation Oct. 9, 2018. Contact: Elisabeth Marx 802-388-3355 ext. 241 emarx@vermontcf.org ...



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 ...



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 ...



Police arrest suspect in Montpelier credit union robbery  WCAX

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) Police say they've captured a Johnson man wanted in connection with the robbery of a bank in Montpelier in January. In an early morning ...



Lawmakers urge new diversity standards in schools  vtdigger.org

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 ...



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.



Montpelier women's march draws 15,000  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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.



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 ...



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

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



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

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



Several hundred South Burlington students walk out on Columbine anniversary  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



New UVM president Suresh Garimella to be paid $630000 a year  vtdigger.org

Suresh Garimella, currently an executive vice president and professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University, is the sole finalist to be the University 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 council president making run at mayoral vacancy  vtdigger.org

Montpelier City Councilor Anne Watson announces her run for mayor Monday at City Hall. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. Montpelier's longest-serving ...



Vermont History Day seeks student projects  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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.



Bill would increase penalties for texting while driving  Rutland Herald

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Vermont House of Representatives would increase the penalties for texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving, ...



Union Bank robber enters a guilty plea | Police Blotter  Stowe Today

A woman who robbed a Jeffersonville bank in 2018 has been convicted almost exactly a year after the crime.



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

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



Nancy Deuel | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

Nancy Deuel BOMOSEEN — Nancy Deuel, of Bomoseen, died on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at her family home in Rutland. We take some small measure of ...



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 ...



Expanded photo gallery: Montpelier mobbed by women protesting Trump  vtdigger.org

Police estimate between 15,000 and 20,000 people overwhelmed Montpelier on Saturday as part of the Women's March at the Statehouse on Saturday.



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