Man faces attempted murder charge following alleged assault
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Police in Vermont have increased the charge to attempted murder against a 21-year-old man involved in an alleged assault.
Police in Barre say they responded to a fight in...
Man admits to selling drugs that led to fatal overdose
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has admitted to selling heroin that led to a man's fatal overdose.
Thirty-two-year-old Anthony Milo pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling a regulated drug with...
Waterbury man sentenced to 1 year for hit-and-run crash
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Waterbury man has been sentenced to a year in jail for causing a car crash in 2016 that injured a woman and then fleeing the scene.
2 injured when race car hurtles over wall in Vermont
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say two people were hurt when a race car hurtled over a retaining wall during a weekend qualifying race at Thunder Road.
Children’s Literacy Foundation grants awarded
WATERBURY CENTER, Vt. (AP) — The Children's Literacy Foundation has awarded 10 grants to New Hampshire and Vermont organizations serving low-income, at-risk and rural children under 12 this...
Montpelier City Council to consider intersection proposals
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Montpelier City Council will be considering recommendations for addressing a conflicted intersection and other traffic issues at its upcoming meeting.
1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Interstate 89 crash
RICHMOND, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say one person was killed and two others seriously injured in a head-on crash on Interstate 89 in Richmond.
Town now owes $170,000 on USDA loan to former fire district
BARRE TOWN, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is on the hook for about $170,000 of a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to a fire district since absorbed by the town.
Education Agency awards equity grants
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has awarded seven grants to thirteen school districts and supervisory unions around the state to help ensure that all students are getting an...
Woman pleads not guilty in fatal drug overdose
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman accused of selling heroin that led to a woman's deadly overdose has pleaded not guilty.
Shannon Barry, of Tunbridge, was charged with a felony count of...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A study suggests that the city of Montpelier install traffic circles at certain intersections to improve traffic flow and safety for drivers, cyclists and...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The trial of a Vermont man accused of first-degree murder in connection to a 2017 shooting has been pushed to November.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Montpelier Police and the Vermont Department of Children and Families are investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy who was found on the bottom of a swimming...
Vermont’s governor returns to stock car racing
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has returned to stock car racing at a local track after taking much of last year off.
The Republican Scott chose not to race at Thunder Road in...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Barre officials have approved a nearly six-figure repair to the city's indoor ice arena.
A component in the BOR arena's refrigeration system that makes ice is...
Vermont man sentenced in girlfriend killing
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who killed his girlfriend in 2017 and dumped her body down a roadside embankment was sentenced Wednesday to more than 17 years in prison.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has launched an online tool to help track public school performance, with the goal of getting more information to schools and...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont County Store CEO Jim Hall says consumers are going to pay for tariffs on China goods and that it's going to hurt companies' profits.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A large, colorful mural made up of 47 panels celebrating local and state landmarks and industry has been installed in a Vermont community.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Admission to Vermont state parks and historic sites will be free this weekend.
State Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight says the so-called Vermont Days...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Dollar General is paying Vermont $1.75 million to settle claims that it overcharged customers at its various stores in the state by advertising one price on the shelf and...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The former boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on a roadside embankment in Vermont nearly two years ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is recognizing two members of its road crew for helping to reunite a woman with a bag containing cash and uncashed checks she apparently left on the top of her car...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is working with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a number of charitable organizations to develop a grant program to tackle problems facing small...
Barre deli owner competes on Food Network
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Stefano Coppola, the black-bearded chef-owner of Morse Block Deli & Taps, broke seven months of silence after a "soggy bagel" sunk his chances of winning up to $20,000 in his...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in the drug overdose death of a woman in 2018.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The trial for a man charged with committing the first murder in the Vermont capital in nearly a century will likely take place early this fall.
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Libraries says it is changing the name of a children's book award that honors a prominent author and activist accused of once being connected to a...
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — The former boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on a roadside embankment in Vermont nearly two years ago is scheduled to go on trial this summer.
Vermont man placed on probation for hate crime
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to committing a hate crime against a transgender resident.
Study: traffic circles would improve Montpelier traffic
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A traffic study of Vermont's capital city is suggesting that more traffic circles could improve vehicle flow and make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
World Trade Center granite monoliths are in place
NEW YORK (AP) — A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Senate members are hearing testimony on a proposed constitutional amendment that would eliminate any mention of slavery in the state constitution.
Group prepares to unveil large mural
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Morgan horse-meets-mausoleum mural is coming soon to Summer Street, and the colorful collage that screams both "Barre" and "Vermont" is already getting rave reviews even though...
Report calls for more recovery housing in Vermont
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont officials say there is a need for more recovery housing in the state.
A recently released report commissioned by Downstreet Housing and Community Development found...
Officials consider revising vacant building ordinance
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Barre, Vermont, city councilors are considering revisions to a decade-old ordinance on vacant and blighted buildings that officials say hasn't worked.
Trial in capital killing case set to begin in late summer
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont prosecutors say a murder case against a man charged with shooting another man to death in Montpelier is heading toward a late summer trial date.
Vermont Transportation Agency to move to Barre after fire
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont's top administrative official says about 300 employees of the state Agency of Transportation are going to be moving from Montpelier to Barre.
Administration Secretary Susanne Young said Thursday the state had signed a lease of DEW Construction for Barre City Place on North Main Street in Barre.
Young says the move will save the state an estimated $5.9 million over the 15 years of the lease.
New commuter bus service proposed for Barre and Burlington
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain Transit is launching a new bus service for commuters between Burlington and Barre with help from the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
The Times Argus reports the proposed Barre LINK Express would travel between the two cities twice a day on weekdays with stops in Richmond and Waterbury.
Vermont Creamery to expand Barre facility
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Creamery officials say the company is planning to expand its facility in the town of Barre.
Creamery spokeswoman Kara Young tells The Times Argus the first phase of the expansion project will begin this spring.
Community internet service provider plans 2019 rollout
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A new Vermont internet service provider says it plans to have customers by the end of the year.
Flood mitigation project breaks up ice jam in river
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Officials in a Vermont city say a flood mitigation project helped break up a potential ice jam that could have clogged up a flood-prone river.
Barre City Manager Steve Mackenzie says the grant-funded flood mitigation project on Gunners Brook prevented several large chunks of ice from clogging up a narrow city channel and potentially causing some flooding.
Local officials don’t plan warming shelters for cold snap
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Local officials in Vermont say an intense cold snap is expected to follow the weekend snowstorm, but they don't expect a need to open warming shelters at this time.
Barre city officials eye bond to help upgrade utilities
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — City councilors in Barre, Vermont, say they are eyeing a bond issue to help finance expensive upgrades for public works.
Tribute to 9/11 workers takes shape in granite country
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A tribute to thousands of rescue and recovery workers who labored in the ruins of the World Trade Center is taking shape in Vermont, where workers are chipping at and chiseling slabs of granite that will be installed this spring at the national Sept. 11 memorial.
The new area with a path flanked by stone monoliths will also honor those sickened or who died from exposure to toxins after the towers fell.
Vermont interstate ledge removal will close exit for 6 weeks
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Agency of Transportation officials are spreading the early word about a summer ledge-removal project that will close the Interstate 89 northbound off ramp at exit 6 in Barre.
The Times Argus reports construction is expected to begin around June 1 and state officials are trying to prepare people who use the exit and the communities that will be affected by the six-week closure.
City councilors ratify new contract with unionized police
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Barre, Vermont, have ratified a new contract with the city police department's unionized members.
Plan to overturn forced school district merger fails
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — An attempt to overturn a Vermont school district merger that officials say is happening one way or the other has failed.
Trooper accused of stalking wife pleads not guilty
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state police trooper accused of stalking and harassing his estranged wife has pleaded not guilty.
Forty-nine-year-old Raymond LeBlanc, a sergeant and patrol commander assigned to the Middlesex barracks, was in court Thursday in Barre.
Court documents say LeBlanc verbally abused his wife through texts and used GPS information to show up where she was.
Barre to hold meeting ahead of final school merger vote
BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Voters in the Vermont town of Barre are going to be going to the polls for the fourth time on a proposal to merge voluntarily the school district with the city of the same name.
The merger of the two-town, three-school Barre Supervisory Union was approved overwhelmingly in the city, but it was rejected last month overwhelmingly in the town.