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Bethel will be testing various downtown improvement projects this weekend, with the hope that a do-it-yourself makeover will lead to longer term revitalization of its city center. 

Vermont's secretary of agriculture says some farmers here may be eligible for federal disaster aid due to the ongoing drought that's hit elsewhere in New England.

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Cyclists were out enjoying the sunny weather in Middlebury this weekend, including some perched atop antique bicycles from the 1800s.

Poet and University of Vermont professor Major Jackson was announced as the winner of this year's Vermont Book Award on Saturday night at a gala at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

The Republican Governors Association is dropping big money on another TV ad buy. But the organization looks to be shifting tactics as Election Day nears.

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Should recreational activities be given greater consideration when the state evaluates water quality in the relicensing of hydroelectric dams?

"Steampunk" combines the style of the Victorian era with the futuristic ideas of writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. Beginning on Friday, Springfield will be hosting its second annual Steampunk Festival.

Earlier this year, James Duff Lyall of Tucson, Arizona, was named the new executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont. He succeeded Allen Gilbert, who had led the organization for 12 years.

The Utah developer hoping to build a 20,000 person settlement in rural Vermont has unexpectedly canceled a public forum.

A new study from Dartmouth-Hitchcock shows surgeons are over-prescribing painkillers.

Unemployment in Vermont was up slightly in August to 3.3 percent, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Labor.

Saturday, Oct. 1 will be all about energy in Cavendish. The southern Vermont community is holding a free Town Energy Fair that day at the Cavendish Town Elementary School, on Main Street.

The sale of the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus was finalized Friday afternoon.  

Secretary of State Jim Condos says his office is taking the threat of a cyber-attack on the state's election system seriously.

A man was shot and killed Friday night in Winooski by a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

The sale of the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times Argus has been finalized. The papers were purchased by Reade Brower and Chip Harris.

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is considering a staff recommendation to fine FairPoint Communications for failing to meet the state’s telephone service quality metrics. 

Married political pundits Mary Matalin and James Carville will be at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre Sunday. It’s the latest in a 14-month series aimed at boosting civic engagement during the presidential race.

Vermont Department of Corrections officials say they are investigating a suicide attempt by an inmate at Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton.

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Airbnb has agreed to collect Vermont rooms and meals tax on behalf of people who list their property for rent through the online service.

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