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MONTPELIER — All politics was postal Monday afternoon as Capital City residents gathered in front of the flood-damaged federal building on State Street yearning for the days when they used to be able to walk inside to send and receive mail.

A Vermont State trooper, who jumped into a bone-chilling icy pond in Lamoille County to rescue a drowning young girl, is being credited with saving the child’s life.

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MONTPELIER — Authorities may never know precisely what caused a massive fire that ripped through a Montpelier lumberyard late last year, but a state fire investigator said rk Miles’ insurance company hasn’t given up hope.

U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch this week named the members of the Vermont Judicial Nomination Advisory Panel, which was formed to help the senators review applications submitted for Vermont’s upcoming judicial vacancy.

If enthusiasm for a job could light a lamp, Kristin Baumann, the new head librarian at the Aldrich Public Library, could light the city.

BURLINGTON — A part-time Vermont resident, who was the mastermind of a coast-to-coast conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, powder cocaine and crack cocaine and to launder drug money, was sentenced to 12 years in prison during a court hearing in Burlington on Thursday.

“There is a lot of water,” Barre City Manager Nicolas Storellicastro said on July 10, after eight inches of rain had fallen on central Vermont, causing near-record flooding that left much of the Twin Cities and its neighboring towns under feet of water.

BARRE — Despite a devastating flood in July that crippled much of the city for several months, the Granite City weathered other storms in 2023 that revealed a divided school board and City Council. The year was rife with political bickering, and some serious fiscal challenges — some of which…

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Every year, we ask award-winning Times Argus Photojournalist Jeb Wallace-Brodeur to pick a few of his favorite photos of the year. These are his selections for 2023. We hope you enjoy them.

We’re already looking ahead to 2024 here at the Chamber, and we’re pleased and proud to present several events coming up in the new year.

WATERBURY — Street cleaners went to work Tuesday morning under clearing skies as water in the Winooski River and other local brooks and streams receded. Residents and business owners began what has become a familiar task of assessing the impact of the latest flooding event to hit central Vermont.

BARRE — Just when it was starting to feel like deja vu all over again to flood-wary officials in central Vermont’s two largest cities, the rain subsided, the rivers receded and Monday night didn’t turn into a December version of their shared nightmare in July.

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BARRE — Gov. Phil Scott said Monday afternoon that a flooding event crippling parts of central Vermont and the Mad River Valley on Monday wasn’t expected to be as bad as what the state saw in July.

BARRE — Almost six months since the last major weather event in Vermont, heavy rains, high winds and warmer temperatures led to serious flooding around sections of central Vermont and the Mad River Valley.

It’s easy for many of us to approach life insurance with a “I’ll handle that later” or a “set it and forget it” mentality, and to assume that you have time to sort out the details of adequate coverage down the road. Yet, life insurance can play a key role in protecting your loved ones financ…

It’s easy for many of us to approach life insurance with a “I’ll handle that later” or a “set it and forget it” mentality, and to assume that you have time to sort out the details of adequate coverage down the road. Yet, life insurance can play a key role in protecting your loved ones financ…

PLAINFIELD — Fourteen-year-old Isidore Hochschild has a plan: He’ll use the profits from his new pretzel business to help pay for college and to gain a small degree of financial independence from his parents.

MONTPELIER — Rain-soaked streets came alive this past Friday as community members joined Art Walk to turn the city into a tapestry of renewal.

Photojournalist Sarah Milligan captured images from Saturday's Free Palestine Rally, which was attended by a few thousand demonstrators at the State House on Saturday afternoon. Speakers from around the state made calls for unity and steps toward peace in the Mideast, as well as condemning d…

As the days grow shorter, the wintry winds of December will bring with them a host of holidays — and holiday plants. Walk into most stores, and you’ll see shelves of poinsettias, holiday cactus and amaryllis among many others geared towards decorating our homes and gifting to our loved ones.

BERLIN — O’Reilly Auto Parts’ plans to expand into a long-vacant storefront next to Shaw’s supermarket just slid into next year amid lingering questions about bike and pedestrian access to a 36-acre site that was developed more than 25 years ago.

Marilou Haskell and Sarah Shettleroe stood shoulder to shoulder at side-by-side sinks preparing for a once-a-year meal that brings back old memories and makes new ones.

Food connects us in a way few things do, and kitchen conversations offer some of the best ways to connect over food. VT Fresh, a Community Health Program of Vermont Foodbank, celebrates cooking with fresh, healthy produce that is readily available in our state. VT Fresh offers easy-to-prepar…

Vermont State University’s student government associations gathered for a news conference at the Vermont State House Monday afternoon to express their concerns with recent cuts to faculty and call for more student involvement in transformation work.

EAST MONTPELIER — The AllTogetherNow! Preschool will be forced to relocate or close by Monday after state officials pulled the plug on a years-long effort to bring the facility into compliance for fire safety, leaving 16 families scrambling a little over two months into the school year.

One hundred twenty-five years ago, a masked stranger at the door was not a youngster demanding “trick or treat” Rather, it was likely a local vigilante offering threats or harm for actions they deemed immoral. While most people have heard of the Ku Klux Klan, a contemporary group called the …

BARRE — Just about everyone, sometime in their life, is a caregiver — for a parent, child, spouse or friend. Caregiving can be immensely rewarding but also can be emotionally draining, physically exhausting and a significant financial burden on a family. As often as not, caregivers are throw…

BARRE — When it comes to the future of the city’s flood-ravaged north end, city councilors just greeted a peek at the possible — one hand-delivered by Gov. Phil Scott — with cautious enthusiasm and some questions.

CASTLETON — Friends, family and Castleton community members filled the rows of Vermont State University Castleton’s Casella Theater on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the life and legacy of Honoree Fleming.

Every gardener has a fall to-do list to complete: pulling annuals, raking leaves, storing hoses and other garden tools. They aren’t the most exciting tasks, but planning for your spring garden now saves time next year.

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WATERBURY — A fugitive from justice was apprehended on the banks of the Winooski River Friday afternoon, after leading law enforcement officers on a two-hour chase.

BURLINGTON — Tips from the public and police, along with security video, helped Vermont State Police quickly identify a four-time convicted felon responsible for stealing one of their fully marked department patrol cruisers and a fully loaded rifle early Tuesday in Rutland, court records show.