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Obituary: A. Richard "Rick" Purchase, 1944-2019  Seven Days

A. Richard “Rick” Purchase, 75, of Calais, Vt., passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, surrounded by his family at the University of Vermont Medical ...

State Police: Man, 62, shot and killed by Montpelier police had pellet gun

Police blocked Spring Street in Montpelier as they investigated a fatal officer-involved shooting on Friday morning. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger.

Montpelier High graduate repays cost of prank 25 years later

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 ...

Vermont's 'all over the map' effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

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

Class prank payback: Vermont man makes good on joke gone wrong  WPTZ

Montpelier High School grad owes $1994 for class prank mishap.

Vermont students strike to demand climate change action

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

First Ulitimate state champs to be crowned Thursday  WCAX

Vermont is the first state to make Ulitimate, also known as ultimate frisbee, a high school varsity sport.

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..

Vermont students to join global climate change strike

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 ...

Calvin Fletcher Potter | Obituaries  Stowe Today

Calvin Fletcher Potter, 80, of Waterbury Center, died peacefully in the comfort of his home and family on Sunday morning, July 21, 2019. Born in Plainfield on ...

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.

Montpelier Sweeps Inaugural Ultimate Championships  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Montpelier boys and girls Ultimate teams swept the first ever VPA championships in their sport Thursday night at Montpelier High ...

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

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.

'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 ...

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...

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.

Goats to Be Used Again for Weed Control in Vermont Capital  U.S. News & World Report

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's capital city is going to be using goats again as a way to control poison ivy and other unwanted plants without herbicides.

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.

Family ride for planet is June 22 in Montpelier  Stowe Today

A 3-mile Family Mass Ride for the Planet will be held Saturday, June 22, beginning at Montpelier High School, rain or shine.

Montpelier Bridge Gala to feature Mueller expert Garrett Graff

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

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.

2019 Rally for the Planet underway in Montpelier FOX44 & ABC22

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

Montpelier middle-schooler retains spelling champion title

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

Students reiterate demand for climate action in Statehouse rally

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

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 ...

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....

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 ...

Vt. Supreme Court sides with WCAX in First Amendment battle  WCAX

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Supreme Court has sided with WCAX in a First Amendment case on whether a court's decision can be shielded from ...

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Hartford boys’ lacrosse dominates Montpelier FOX44 & ABC22

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

In Vermont, some school nurses now stock Narcan

Montpelier High School now has the opioid reversal drug Narcan at the nurse's office. Seen on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger.

Sculpture Finds New Home in Vt.  Valley News

Montpelier — A newly carved sculpture of Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture, is now standing on top of the Vermont Statehouse.On Friday, the 14-foot ...

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 ...

Skinder, Richardson-Skinder & Fleischer: See you in January

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Media applauds Vt. Supreme Court in WCAX ruling  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Media organizations around the state are applauding the state Supreme Court's decision to side with a media company in a public records ...

Black Lives Matter flag will fly at Rutland High after second vote of approval

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 ...

Hundreds attend Sanders rally in Montpelier | Local News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER – Hundreds of people filled the State House lawn Saturday to support Sen. Bernie Sanders in his bid for president.

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 ...

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.

Interim principal chosen in Stowe | Local News  Stowe Today

Stowe High School's principal's office will remain unoccupied for the rest of this school year, but a new leader will be in place before summer.

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

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.

‘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 ...

Climate rally disrupts State House session | Local News  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER — Student activists disrupted a session at the State House Thursday to protest a lack of legislation to combat climate change in Vermont.

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 ...

Troopers in Montpelier fatal shooting back on duty

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

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 ...

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 ...

WCAX Seeks to Make Vermont Media Shield Law Ruling Public  Seven Days

In a significant victory for press freedom, a Vermont judge ruled in February 2018 that the state's newly enacted media shield law protected WCAX-TV from...

WCAX appeals judge's decision to seal court ruling

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 ...

161 Students from Across the Country Named 2019 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

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

Chandler welcomes new executive director Karen Dillon

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Circus Smirkus 2019 New England Tour | Entertainment  Caledonian Record

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys….The Circus Is Coming To Town! Don't miss Circus Smirkus, Vermont's award-winning, traveling youth circus, where kids ...

Public hearings on deer, moose  Bennington Banner

BENNINGTON — Vermont Fish & Wildlife will hold a series of public hearings on deer and moose across Vermont in the coming days, including one on at 6:30 ...

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

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 Supreme Court sides with WCAX, orders release of media shield law ruling

Justice Beth Robinson, center, wrote the opinion of the court finding that there was no exemption allowing the court to keep judicial decision related to ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Anti-bias policing policy heads to Senate floor vote

Sen. Dick Sears, D-Bennington, speaks as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers a bill dealing with fair and impartial policing at the Statehouse in ...

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.

Black Lives Matter flag sparks community conversation  WPTZ

In honor of Black History Month, South Burlington High School students are taking the lead on a month full of events centered around black history and racial ...

Survivors of crime in Vermont share advice, stories at victims’ ceremony FOX44 & ABC22

Victims, prosecutors, advocates and law enforcement officials gathered Monday to mark National Crime Victims' Rights Week and honor Vermonters who offered ...

American city thanks French city for misspelled soccer jerseys  New York Post

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Vermont's capital city has said merci via Skype to a French city it's named after for some misspelled soccer jerseys that were sent its way.

Scott comments revive legislative gun control efforts  WCAX

Vermont students are speaking out and seeking change after a mass school shooting in Florida last week and a close call here at home just two days later.

Kelly Rae Stallings | Obituaries  Stowe Today

Kelly Rae Stallings, 48, of Manchester, Mass., died June 22, 2019.

Investigators ID 9 officers who fired shots at robbery suspect  WPTZ

Vermont State Police have identified the nine officers who fired shots Tuesday at an armed robbery suspect in Montpelier.

Trooper identified in Rockingham police shooting

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

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.

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.

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 ...

Flag Day 2019: Five times flags in Vermont made headlines in the last year

June 14 marks Flag Day. Here are five flags that made news in Vermont since the last time this day rolled around.

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.

Jean Edson Tobey | Obituaries  The Keene Sentinel

Jean Edson Tobey. Jean Edson Tobey passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor, Vt. Jean was ...

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.

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 ...

Montpelier council president making run at mayoral vacancy

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

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 ...

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.

Experts question Giffin, Battles police shootings as probe heads to prosecutors

Col. Matthew Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, addresses a press conference about a officer-involved shooting in Bolton that left a Sheldon man ...

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 ...

'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.

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...

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 ...

CVU High School gets new principal

Adam Bunting was selected for the position. He is currently principal of Montpelier High School.

Photos: Miss Massachusetts to be crowned in Worcester  Worcester Telegram

The event, at the Hanover Theatre, will be held Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, starting at 7 p.m. each day. Meet the contestants: [1/20]. Renée Banks is ...

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