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Supporting Lyric Theatre's Annual Fund
Posted on: 3:11 pm Wed May 12th, 2021
Thank you for never giving up on Lyric, or the arts in our community. Gifts of every size help us keep telling stories and connecting people, no matter the obstacles we face.
Announcing our 2021 Summer Camps!
Posted on: 2:19 pm Wed May 12th, 2021
Announcing our 2021 Summer Camps!
 ACT Returns to Lee USA for May 16 Doubleheader with PASS
Posted on: 1:08 pm Wed May 12th, 2021
Waterbury, VT - For the first time in three years, the American-Canadian Tour is coming to New Hampshire's Lee USA Speedway. The Lee USA 150 this Sunday, May 16 at 2:00pm is part of a showdown featuring three of the region's top touring series.
PRESS RELEASE: Vermont Arts Organizations To Receive More Than $1.1 Million in NEA Grant Awards
Posted on: 10:40 am Wed May 12th, 2021
MONTPELIER-Thirteen Vermont organizations will receive grants to support the arts, accessibility and innovation from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). In addition, the Vermont Arts Council has been approved for an $807,740 NEA FY2021 partnership agreement to address arts programs, services and activities throughout Vermont.
States push jobless from virus recession to return to work
Posted on: 8:15 am Wed May 12th, 2021
STOWE, Vt. - Eduardo Rovetto is hoping the state of Vermont's reinstated requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify will help him hire enough staff for his restaurant in the resort town of Stowe.
COVID positive case at Harwood
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:13 am Wed May 12th, 2021
Harwood Unified Union School District leaders report that one student has tested positive for COVID-19. That student rode the Central Vermont Career Center morning bus last week. See details in this letter to the community.

Company Scraps Plan to Scuttle an Obsolete Ferry in Lake Champlain

7Days Off Message - Posted on: 8:12 am Wed May 12th, 2021
Lake Champlain Transportation is scrapping plans to sink a retired ferry in Burlington Bay after lawmakers and environmental groups warned that scuttling the 108-year-old vessel could further pollute the lake.

Vermont orders extra Pfizer doses ahead of age 12-15 vaccinations
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:11 am Wed May 12th, 2021
Vermont is ready to immediately open vaccination appointments for 12- to 15-year-olds once federal officials greenlight the Pfizer vaccine for that age group, officials said at a press conference Tuesday.
Robert Walsh: We must improve teaching of African American history
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:10 am Wed May 12th, 2021
This commentary is by Robert Walsh, who taught African American history at South Burlington High School from 1980 to 1995 and later was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Vermont.
VTDigger argues Vermont would be an outlier among states if public records denial stands
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:09 am Wed May 12th, 2021
The Vermont Attorney General's Office has argued for years that it cannot release certain documents related to the Jay Peak EB-5 scandal because doing so could imperil the state in ongoing litigation.
Vermont Gov. announces May 9-15 as Inclusion Week
Posted on: 9:16 am Tue May 11th, 2021
MONTPELIER, Vt. (NEWS10) - Gov. Phil Scott announced the week of May 9-15, 2021 as Inclusion Week in Vermont and reiterated Vermont's commitment to welcoming all people.
 Statement From Governor Phil Scott on FDA Approval of Vaccine Eligibility for Those 12-15
Posted on: 9:10 am Tue May 11th, 2021
"With the FDA's approval to expand eligibility for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to those 12-15 years old, the country takes another important step towards defeating this virus and getting back to doing all the things we enjoy.
Cable cord cutting threatens public access TV and MRVTV
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:58 am Tue May 11th, 2021
Cable television subscriptions are declining and it's jeopardizing Mad River Valley Television (MRVTV), The Valley's public access television station. According to a new Pew Research Center survey of U.S.
Reminder: May 7 Fishing Report
Posted on: 3:12 pm Mon May 10th, 2021
This week's fishing reports features some great angler resources, like where to go for fish stocking info and depth charts for lakes and ponds.
 Vermont’s Catch-and-Release Bass Fishing is Underway
Posted on: 2:09 pm Mon May 10th, 2021
ESSEX, Vt. - Vermont's catch-and-release bass fishing is underway with some of the hottest bass fishing action in the region happening right now.
 Governor Phil Scott Proclaims May 9-15 as Inclusion Week in Vermont
Posted on: 2:07 pm Mon May 10th, 2021
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott proclaimed May 9-15, 2021 Inclusion Week in Vermont and reiterated Vermont's commitment to welcoming all people.
PRESS RELEASE: Arts Council Awards Vermont Infrastructure Grants
Posted on: 2:05 pm Mon May 10th, 2021
MONTPELIER- Strengthening the connection between people and place, the five award-winning projects of the Vermont Art Council's 2021 Animating Infrastructure grants promise to bring vibrancy and vitality to their communities through public art.
 MEDIA ADVISORY: Governor Phil Scott, Administration Officials to Provide Update on State’s Ongoing Response to Covid-19
Posted on: 10:56 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Governor Phil Scott and members of the Administration will hold a media briefing on Tuesday to provide an update on the State's continued response to COVID-19.
 Commentary: Flynn, Tierney and Moore: With New Federal Funding, A Solid Plan and A Transformational Vision, We Can and Must Act on Climate
Posted on: 9:45 am Mon May 10th, 2021

The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) was a centerpiece of the last legislative session. It was driven by very real concerns around Vermont's changing climate and the magnitude of what must be done to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make our landscape more resilient.
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17 Vermont Personal Income Tax and Homestead Declaration Due Date
Posted on: 9:44 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Montpelier, Vt.-The Vermont Department of Taxes wants to remind Vermonters of the upcoming May 17, 2021 due date for federal and Vermont personal income taxes. Earlier this year, the federal and state filing due dates were extended to provide taxpayers additional time to navigate challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic or manage extra complexity in their tax returns this year.
 Agenda for Planning Comm. mtg. on Monday, 5/10
Posted on: 8:52 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Steve Lotspeich is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Planning Commission

Time: May 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 Governor Phil Scott Appoints Riley Allen to Public Utilities Commission
Posted on: 8:51 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Riley Allen of Montpelier to serve as a member of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).
 Action Taken by Governor Phil Scott on Legislation
Posted on: 8:50 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly.
State adds multiple clinics to get more Vermonters vaccinated
Posted on: 8:30 am Mon May 10th, 2021
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - The state of Vermont is engaging in a vaccination blitz this weekend.

To date, 65% of Vermonters have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. But when you drill down by age, you see the youngest Vermonters are lagging far behind. Just 33% of 16- and 17-year-olds have had a shot. And it's only slightly higher for 18- to 29-year-olds.

Homophobic meme shared by Hinesburg fire chief sparks reckoning over intolerance
Posted on: 8:29 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Members of the Hinesburg Selectboard on Wednesday night joined community members in condemning a Facebook post containing homophobic content that was shared by the chief of the Hinesburg Fire Department.
A year into Covid-19, Labor Department issues stall Vermonters' efforts to collect unemployment
VT Digger Posted on: 8:21 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Laura Giles needs to pay her bills.

The Colchester resident lost her job at a grocery store last June and has been relying on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to stay afloat. At the start of April, she suddenly stopped receiving benefits under the program.

More Vermonters looking to go solar in 2021
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:21 am Mon May 10th, 2021
When running errands around The Valley, people may have noticed a couple of hybrid gas-electric Toyota Priuses and electric Chevy Bolts bopping around, painted green and blue earthy colors. Those cars are driven by employees of SunCommon, a solar energy company in Waterbury.
First solar shingles in Vermont installed in Warren
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:20 am Mon May 10th, 2021
The first Tesla solar shingles to be installed in Vermont were installed in Warren at the Reicher home in mid-April, an event that was so noteworthy that the New York Times sent a photographer and interviewed homeowner Dan Reicher for an April 29 feature.
Then Again: A shotgun blast started one of Vermont's strangest murder cases
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:20 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Laura Cutler poses in an undated photograph at her family's farm in East Montpelier with Sherman Caswell, who would later murder her husband. Vermont Historical Society

The marriage of George Gould and Laura Cutler lasted barely 14 hours.

It started at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 4, 1889, at the home of the minister who married them.

Vermont's secondhand economy: What is the value of used items?
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:19 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Waterbury Flea Market sits on a 30-acre field on Route 2, a few miles west of downtown.
Lawmakers want to send $89 million to Vermont state colleges. Will it be enough?
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:18 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Lawmakers are negotiating a state budget for next year that could send $89 million to the Vermont State Colleges System, a once-unthinkable sum that would bolster the ailing schools and help pay for transition costs as the system embarks on an overhaul.
With earmarks reinstated, Leahy poised to deliver more federal money to Vermont
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:17 am Mon May 10th, 2021
When U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced late last month that earmarks were returning to the federal appropriations process, organizations across Vermont took notice.
HUUSD chair explains merger motivations to Moretown Select Board
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:16 am Mon May 10th, 2021
On Monday, May 3, Torrey Smith, chair of the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) Board, was invited to speak at a Moretown Select Board meeting to explain the board's motivations to merge the district's middle school students at Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) for the fall of 2022.
Vermont allows out-of-state workers to get vaccine, with kids soon to follow
VT Digger Posted on: 8:15 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Any out-of-stater who works in Vermont is eligible to get vaccinated in the state, regardless of their profession, officials announced at a press conference Friday.
Waterbury Main Street construction update for May 7-May 14
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:14 am Mon May 10th, 2021

-Flaggers and pedestrian crossers will be present where construction is taking place.
-Pay attention to changing work locations and traffic flow.
-Support your local businesses. SHOP and DINE LOCAL!
-Weekends are Construction Free!

Clark gets first ACT victory in wild Community Bank N.A. 150
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:13 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Fayston's Brooks Clark roared from deep in the field to get his first American-Canadian Tour (ACT) victory in the Community Bank N.A. 150 at Barre's Thunder Road on Sunday, May 2.
Ten years after Tropical Storm Irene: Waterbury residents hope to commemorate their town's resilience with public art
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:13 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Waterbury Village has seen its share of challenges -- floods and fires, booms and busts. Each time, the community has come back to life more vibrant than before.
Unrath & Danko: Public libraries, and investing in the next chapter
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:12 am Mon May 10th, 2021
This commentary is by Kevin Unrath, president of the Vermont Library Association and director of Shelburne's Pierson Library, and Mary Danko, director of Burlington's Fletcher Free Library.
Washington Central staff overwhelmingly votes 'no confidence' in superintendent
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:11 am Mon May 10th, 2021
More than 90% of faculty and staff in the Washington Central school district say they have "no confidence" in Superintendent Bryan Olkowski's ability to lead the district.
Senate approves noncitizen voting for Winooski
Vt Digger - Posted on: 8:10 am Mon May 10th, 2021
Winooski's request to allow noncitizen residents to vote in local elections won preliminary approval from the Vermont Senate on Friday.

The bill, H.227, authorizing a change in Winooski's city charter, passed 20-10. All seven Senate Republicans voted against the measure, as did three Democrats, Sen. Alice Nitka, D-Windsor; Sen. Dick Mazza, D-Grand Isle; and Sen. Robert Starr, D-Essex-Orleans.

 Motor Vehicle Accident
Vt. State Police Posted on: 9:25 pm Sat May 8th, 2021

State of Vermont
Department of Public Safety
Vermont State Police
Williston Barracks
News Release- Highway / Traffic Notification
The southbound lane of US rt 7 in the area of Church Hill Rd in Charlotte is currently closed due to a motor vehicle a
 Paul R. Laskey - DUI #1
Vt. State Police Posted on: 4:25 am Sat May 8th, 2021
On the above date and time Troopers with the Vermont State Police Middlesex Barracks observed a motor vehicle infraction and conducted a motor vehicle stop.
 Christopher Carle - Driving Under the Influence
Vt. State Police Posted on: 1:10 am Sat May 8th, 2021
On 05/07/2021 at approximately 2115 hours, Vermont State Police observed a vehicle traveling south on Route 5 in Newbury failing to maintain its lane and in excess of the posted speed limit.
Vermont's small businesses say they desperately need more state aid to recover
Posted on: 8:46 am Fri May 7th, 2021
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WFFF) - Vermont businesses are imploring lawmakers to increase state aid to help them continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cabot introduces decadently delicious snack
Posted on: 8:45 am Fri May 7th, 2021
Vermont Business Magazine As consumers continue to spend more time at home and seek out premium, indulgent comfort foods, Cabot's releases a new line of 8 oz Triple Cream Yogurt that draws indulgent seeking consumers into the yogurt aisle for a decadent snack with what the company calls "a health halo." The line includes six flavors; chocolate mousse, salted caramel, cupcake, red velvet, vanilla chai, and orange ginger, each offered in 8 oz resealable containers.
VDH COVID-19 Update: There are few faster places to get vaccinated than in Vermont
Posted on: 8:39 am Fri May 7th, 2021
Vermont Business Magazine Eight mobile clinics in Essex County and one in Caledonia County this weekend will also offer Johnson & Johnson vaccine. You can make an appointment for the events at They will also have some walk-in slots available. On Saturday, May 8, clinics will also be held at the Bear Ridge and Devils Bowl Speedways, with no appointment needed. The VDH is also reporting today 44 cases of COVID-19 and one more death for 249 statewide.
HU students put on community dialogue about racism
Valley Reporter Posted on: 8:37 am Fri May 7th, 2021
Students from a Harwood class called "Dialogues on Race" hosted a community discussion on Thursday, May 29, on Zoom. The class is co-taught by Kathy Cadwell, Jonah Ibson, Matt Henchen and 11<sup>th</sup>-graders Sophie Krotinger and Maia George.
Construction Update: Stowe-Morristown STP PS19(3)
Posted on: 8:31 am Fri May 7th, 2021
TRAFFIC IMPACT AND DURATION: Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, between the hours of 7 AM and 6 PM, motorists should expect delays and intermittent alternating one-way traffic along VT Route 100 in Stowe and Morristown.
Savoy Newsletter: May 7th, 2021
Posted on: 8:30 am Fri May 7th, 2021
We love our fur babies. Undeniable love-gazes from doggos. The painful knead of a cat's appreciation. The fluffing burrow of our rodents. Nibbles of comfort as we brush a horse's withers. Cinema has long explored our connection with the animal kingdom, but rarely does it venture outside the pet zone. This is what makes Gunda so special-we get an intimate and empathic look into the lives and personalities of animals we tend to see as protein providers more than family members.
Montpelier Update: May 6, 2021
Posted on: 8:28 am Fri May 7th, 2021
Don't let mud season get you down, get outside and around town with the Great Montpelier Challenge! Seven Days called it one of their "Magnificent Seven" events!
A Scholarship Opportunity and Important Community News
Posted on: 8:25 am Fri May 7th, 2021
For the past several years, Lyric Theatre Company has awarded $2,000 to an area high school senior to help support their interest in pursuing an education in the performing arts. This scholarship, The Delano-Nulty Award, honors two of Lyric's founding members-Howard Delano and Polly Nulty. We are so proud to once again share this opportunity with our community.
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