The number crunchers in the Lamoille South Supervisory Union central office have been working the ledger sheets like it was 2018 all over again, coming up with two separate education budgets for the next fiscal year.

As egg prices rose locally and nationally through 2022 and into the new year, Trista Ringer also saw skyrocketing demand among her neighbors for the eggs laid by her backyard flock of chickens.

Armed with a report offering definitive paths forward and a Democratic supermajority, legislators are searching for the way forward when it comes to addressing problems with Vermont’s child care system.

Stowe voters will be asked in March to shoulder a nearly 12 percent budget increase after the selectboard Monday approved of $16.6 million in spending for the next fiscal year.

Last month we lost another child Holocaust survivor, Erika Hecht, as that generation finds its final resting place. Erika recalls a story of her wartime experience in her memoir “Don’t Ask My Name”: “One night, (my mother) wakes me and asks me my name.

Dr. John Macy, an orthopedic shoulder surgeon with Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital, just returned from Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland where he served as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard team doctor covering the World Cup races.

It wasn’t much of a problem for hunters to shoot a deer this past fall but finding a place to weigh or report their quarry — whether to obey state hunting laws or purely for bragging rights — has gotten to be a hassle.

Jen Ruest knew there was definitely something wrong with her 2-year-old son Ashton on All Saints’ Day, when the toddler was suddenly unable to walk after spending the night before enthusiastically trick or treating.

Twenty years ago, Lamoille County might as well have been the unofficial banker for the entire state, with lawmakers holding the top spots on key House and Senate committees most responsible for controlling how the state spends its money.

Biathlete Bjorn Westervelt of Stowe knew he had one chance to win his first gold medal of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. He had to pass Ukraine’s Dmytrii Hrushchak in the men’s 12.5K pursuit in either the shooting range or on the final lap.

Last year Stowe Mountain Resort celebrated its 85th anniversary of lift-served skiing. The list of ski areas with 85 years or more is very short. Joining that list this year is an area from my old stomping grounds in New Hampshire, Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway.

A coating of white has morphed into a blanket of white. The trail count is slowly expanding and with a bit more aid from the snow gods, perhaps the rest of the trails will finally be open.

Knights of Columbus Council #5041 holds a silent auction Santa Maria steak dinner on Friday, Feb. 3, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Crosby Center behind the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, 301 Brooklyn St., Morrisville.

Girls on the Run Vermont needs coaches for its physical activity-based youth development program that inspires students in grades 3 and 4 to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Artists carve sculptures during the speed competition at The Alchemist Brewery.

The hens at Long Winter Farm on Stowe’s Nebraska Valley Road gather around the hopper in the chicken coop.

A throng of people marched through Morrisville last week as part of the annual statewide Homelessness Awareness Day. One of the marchers holds a photograph of Darrell Adams, a man who died last summer after experiencing years of homelessness. Vermont’s annual point-in-time count of people without a home takes place this week, during what is typically the coldest time of the year.

Stowe’s TJ Guffey looks to get around a couple of Winooski players during a 74-28 loss on Jan. 19.

Painter Scott Lenhardt, who has created 60 snowboard designs for Burton, is the featured artist in the current exhibit at the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, located at 1 South Main Street in Stowe. Museum hours: 12-5 Thursday through Sunday.

A sign warns would-be adventurers to look, not explore, a frozen Moss Glen Falls in Stowe.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Photographer Gordon Miller had plenty to say, and he let his camera lens tell the story all year in Stowe. Here are some of his choicest images.

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