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Obituaries 10.17.18


  Robert John Carman The loss of Robert John Carman was felt by many after a brief, but valiant, fight with cancer.  He died at his home in Naples, Florida, on October 5, 2018. Robert was born June 22, 1964, in Milan, Tennessee, to the late Herbert and Donna (... More »

New OCSU merger plan explained


New OCSU merger plan explained   by Joseph Gresser   About 15 people gathered at Lake Region Union High School on September 27 for the first of a series of public meetings designed to explain the proposed terms of consolidation for the school districts of the ... More »

Governor suggests one-time funds for school spending deal


By Colin Meyn, Gov. Phil Scott made the latest move Thursday in what is expected to be a end-of-session showdown with legislators over education funding, saying that he is willing to use one-time money to plug the spending gap this year in exchang... More »


Fatal fentanyl overdoses surged in 2017


By Mike Faher Vermont saw a spike last year in deaths involving the powerful painkiller fentanyl, emphasizing the danger of a synthetic drug that is at least 50 times more potent than heroin. There were 68 fatal overdoses attributable at least in part to fenta... More »

Memorial Day observances


Roaring Brook Park Memorial Day events will be on Sunday, May 29. Gates open at 8 a.m., and events begin at 9 a.m. At 9 a.m., the American Legion Barton Post #76 will perform a ceremony, including the raising of the flag and the playing of “Taps.” The day incl... More »

Craftsbury library plant, yard, book, and bake sale


  The annual Craftsbury Public Library plant, yard, book, and bake sale will be on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held in the basement of the church on the Common and also in the library. With good weather, some of the sale will be ou... More »

Letter carrier food drive May 14


  The twenty-fourth annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Food Drive, appropriately named the Stamp Out Hunger campaign, is planned for Saturday, May 14, across the entire nation. This is the biggest one-day food drive in the U.S. that last yea... More »