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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.



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 ...



Bruce Pandya: Ethnic studies, a high-schooler’s view  vtdigger.org

Editor's note: This commentary is by Bruce Pandya, of East Montpelier, who is a 10th grader at U-32 High School. He is a member of the Vermont Coalition for ...



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 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 ...



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.



Montpelier High School will fly Black Lives Matter flag in February  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



Vermont bill proposes to raise fines for driving while texting  The Trucker

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont lawmakers have introduced a bill that would increase fines for texting while driving and other distracted driving offenses.



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.



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.



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....



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'  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 ...



Black Lives Matter flag to fly over Montpelier High School  vtdigger.org

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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



aa-acrossamericabriefs020319 | | phillytrib.com  The Philadelphia Tribune

The nation paused on Jan. 28 to remember the ill-fated space shuttle Challenger mission in 1986 that resulted in the death of pioneering African-American ...



Local Roundup: Young Hartford Line Leads On-Ice Celebration  Valley News

White River Junction — There's no party like a puck party, especially the way the Hartford High boys hockey team threw one on Saturday.Colston Allen scored a ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Plan advances to fly Black Lives Matter flag at BHS  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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  BurlingtonFreePress.com

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



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 ...



Transportation officials laud Trump’s call for infrastructure plan  The Trucker

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump only mentioned the nation's infrastructure and its proposed new Canada-Mexico trade agreement in his State of ...



Ex-Michigan legislative leaders: Hike fuel taxes 47 cents for roads  The Trucker

LANSING, Mich. — Four former legislative leaders said Thursday that Michigan's per-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes should be increased by 47 cents over ...



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."



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 ...



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 ...



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  vtdigger.org

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Head of Vermont State Police tactical team taken off unit  vtdigger.org

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 ...



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 ...



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...



Small school metrics set, potentially cutting funding from 3 schools  vtdigger.org

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



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 ...



French city to send misspelled Montpelier jerseys to Vermont  BurlingtonFreePress.com

Vermont's capital city is saying merci to a French city it's named after for plans to send some misspelled soccer jerseys its way.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



BLM flag to fly at Burlington High School  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Burlington High School will be the next Vermont high school in the state to fly a Black Lives Matter flag. Cheers and tears of ...



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 gather at State House to support gun legislation  Vermont Biz

Vermont Business Magazine Over 80 middle and high school students joined forces today in a grassroots effort to bring student voices in support of common ...



STORY AND GALLERY: March for Our Lives draws thousands  Rutland Herald

MONTPELIER – Thousands of Vermonters turned out in an emotional show of force to protest gun violence in schools at a March For Our Lives rally at the State ...



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...



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.



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Youth activists speak in Johnson | Local News  Stowe Today

For some students, activism is simple. “Find a group of people and show up,” said MacKenzie Murdoch, a sophomore at Northern Vermont University in Johnson ...



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 ...



Gender Neutral Restroom Requirement Could Be National Model  U.S. News & World Report

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is poised to require that all single occupancy restrooms in public buildings be marked as gender neutral.



Across America: Black Lives Matter flag begins flying over Vermont school  The Philadelphia Tribune

Black Lives Matter flag flying over Vermont school. MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont high school on Thursday began flying a Black Lives Matter flag in what ...



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

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Young Solons roll past Otters, 15-9  Rutland Herald

BRANDON — There is a youth movement afoot in the Montpelier High School boys lacrosse program and it was on display at both ends of the field in Friday's ...



Thousands expected at VT Women's March  BurlingtonFreePress.com

Some Vermonters will join the Women's March on Washington, thousands have indicated interest in a similar event in Montpelier.



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 ...



Vermonters Swarm Into Montpelier for Women's March  Seven Days

Protesters bathed the Statehouse lawn in a sea of pink Saturday as Vermonters turned out for the Women's March on Montpelier. So many attendees swarmed ...



From the MHS Principal's Desk  Montpelier Bridge

Funds Raised For Youth Summit. The Queer and Allied Youth Summit would like to thank the six teachers who graciously volunteered to get a pie thrown in their ...



Candidates Vie for Seats at Montpelier City Meeting  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER — This year's annual meeting looks to be a lively one for candidates seeking to serve city government. Two open seats on the school board have ...



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.



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 ...



Let Equality Bloom Fest to Combine Art and Activism  Seven Days

When people think of activism, they're more likely to think of petitions and protest signs than food trucks and festivities. But expect both of the latter at Let Equality ...



HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Ring in 2017 in Downtown Montpelier  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER — New Year's Eve is back in a big way in the Capital City. From magic and music to dancing, there are events for the young, and not so young, ...



Town Meeting Day Preview: Montpelier  vtdigger.org

Montpelier voters on Town Meeting Day this year will weigh in on three contested races and 12 other ballot questions. One of those items, Article 14, is a vote on ...



The Lowe Down: Vermont contributes to the greater music world  Rutland Herald

This week's cover story on New York Philharmonic cellist and Marlboro native Eric Bartlett brings up a serious question: Can Vermonters, coming from a rural ...



After Over 44 Years, Sandy Pitonyak Leaves City Hall  Montpelier Bridge

MONTPELIER — Sandy Pitonyak, a longtime municipal employee with the city of Montpelier, worked her last day as executive secretary to the city manager ...



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

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 State Police evaluate policies after shootings  WCAX

Vermont State Police are examining their actions and reactions to critical incidents. Thursday, the first of two external reviews was released. Roger Garrity has a ...



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