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Pedestrian dies in Morristown crash

UPDATE: Police have released the name of the victim in this morning's fatal car crash: Shelly Foster, 56, of Morrisville. The driver has been identified as Frederick Jones, 76, of Morrisville. Read more

Elmore man dies in house fire

An Elmore house fire Wednesday night killed one of the home’s owners and injured the other, investigators say, noting the fire was likely caused by an electrical malfunction. Read more

Election 2020

Primary election is Aug. 11

Vermont’s 2020 primary election is here. Read more

Meet the candidates

The Vermont Community Newspaper Group conducted interviews with seven of the candidates running for governor and lieutenant governor. Read more

Lamoille County: Voters should expect polling places to operate differently

Record numbers of Vermonters have already voted early ahead of the upcoming primary, and even more will head to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 11 to decide who moves on to the general election on Nov. 3. Read more

Coronavirus News

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Back to school in person, mostly

Most students in Morristown, Stowe and Elmore will attend classes in person most of the time when school starts Sept. 8. Read more

False COVID claim puts police on lockdown

A drunken woman allegedly lied about having COVID-19 in order to avoid spending the night in detox, sending the county sheriff into an overnight frenzy to notify anyone who might have come into contact with her. Read more

Local & State News

Town honors EMS retirees for decades of service

Four members of the Stowe Department of Emergency Medical Services have retired, with nearly a century of experience between them. Read more

Ski resort proposes 300 new parking spaces

Stowe Mountain Resort plans on expanding one of its small parking lots tenfold. Read more

Vermont posts record maple crop, county sees strong numbers

2020 was a good year for Vermont’s maple sugarmakers. The best ever, in fact. Vermont’s maple makers made just over 2.2 million gallons of syrup this year. Read more

Mike Donoghue is alive and well

Michael Donoghue has always insisted you need a sense of humor in this world – and Wednesday, July 29, was one of those days. Read more

Wolcott library is on the move

Wolcott’s town library is returning to its roots. Read more

Beaulieu charged with child porn

A former Stowe resident who recently worked at a local architecture company has been charged with felony possession of child pornography following a police raid on his home. Read more

Tipsters help police nab robbery suspect

A man suspected of robbing the Cumberland Farms at knifepoint last Friday was arrested less than 12 hours later, thanks to tips from the community, police say. Read more

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Sports

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Peregrine falcon nesting over

Hikers and rock climbers can return to Vermont cliffs starting August 1 now that peregrine falcon nesting season has ended.  Read more

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Sash-ay for a good cause

Look out your window from Aug. 8-15 and you might be in for a surprise: runners and walkers decked in “Votes for Women” sashes. Read more

13-year old wins street stock race

Four different racers claimed their first-ever feature wins during a night that showcased extra racing at Barre’s Thunder Road. Read more

Island Line bike ferry reopens

The bike ferry connecting the mainland to the Lake Champlain Islands reopens at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12 for the rest of the 2020 season. Read more

Opinion

Assertive women to the world: We’re here to stay

We Need To Talk | Lisa Senecal

Masks, bears — and a primer on local governing

Municipal Corner | Charles Safford

Black lives need to matter in Vermont too

Guest Perspective | Rev. Devon Thomas

Stop taking Vermont’s forestlands for granted

Guest Perspective | Jamey Fidel

Progress being made in corrections community

Guest Perspective | Timothy R. Burgess

Community, Arts and Events

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Vermont sculptors in ‘Exposed’

“Exposed,” the Helen Day Art Center’s annual outdoor sculpture exhibit, is on display throughout the town of Stowe, this year spotlighting Vermont sculptors. Read more

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Stowe Guide & Magazine Summer/Fall 2020

Just in time for the summer season... Stowe’s only indispensable publication is available around town. Read more

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Stowe/Green Mountain Weddings 2020-2021

Plan a magical wedding day in Vermont amid the wondrous Green Mountains, whether ablaze with fall color, capped with snow, or lush with the green of summer. Vermont’s allure as a wedding destination is matched only by the caliber of topnotch professionals ready to help plan your most special day. Read more

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