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October 21st, 2018

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Barre Court House Closed for Asbestos Testing

Out of an abundance of caution, the Barre Court House building will be closed for the rest of this week. The move comes after tests by Department of Building and General Services indicated the presence of vermiculite that contains low levels of asbestos in certain parts of the building. The material, which appeared to be undisturbed, was discovered...

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Barre Farmers Market Returns with Wednesday and Saturday Market Days

By Aaron Retherford Saturday, May 16 marks opening day of the Barre Farmers Market as it returns to the Vermont Granite Museum (7 Jones Brother Way) for the second straight year. Market manager Joann Darling has big plans to encourage attendees on the first day with two children’s events, “My Veggie Patch” and the “Garden Poetry Contest”. If that’s...

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Reunited and It Feels So Good

By Aaron Retherford Have you lost a valuable ring or maybe an irreplaceable heirloom? Well, if you’re in Vermont, you’re in luck. Armed with his trusty metal detectors, Mike Baker is central Vermont’s resident “treasure” hunter. Based out of Barre, Baker prefers to conduct searches within a 75-mile radius, but he is willing to travel all over Vermo...

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Getting Into The Mortuary Field Was a Huge Decision

By Gary Hass “The funeral business is a lot different than you think,” says 23-year-old Catherine Jaworski, a 2009 Graduate of Union 32 High School. “But I absolutely love it!” She is the daughter of John Jaworski of Barre and Elizabeth Copeland of Berlin and is a Vermont certified Embalmer and Funeral Home Director working at Hooker Whitcomb Funer...

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Barre Students Help Bury Cancer

By Aaron Retherford Spaulding High School students haven’t been strangers to helping with good causes this spring. The SHS Student Council helped The Autism Puzzle Foundation promote Autism Awareness during Light It Up Blue in Barre last month. Now, the SHS junior class is helping a group of cancer survivors, who are planning a big event for this y...

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Barre Elementary Schools Eager to Hit the Links with The First Tee National School Program

By Aaron Retherford Barre Town Middle and Elementary School recently joined the 86 schools and one university in Vermont enrolled in The First Tee National School Program Initiative. Angie Carpenter-Henderson, a Physical Education Teacher for grades 3-5 at Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, witnessed the benefits of The First Tee National Sch...

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Rumney Memorial Teacher Releases Novel Geared Toward Middle Schoolers Who Want to Make a Difference

By Aaron Retherford In recent years, popular tween-focused literature has leaned toward fantasy worlds involving wizards, vampires or teenagers fighting to the death. But what about literature geared toward teens who care about the reality right here in their backyards? Katy Farber, a sixth-grade teacher at Rumney Memorial School in Middlesex, deci...

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Library Story Times Provide Children With Necessary Skills

By Aaron Retherford Kids don’t need to go to a prestigious preschool to be well prepared for kindergarten. They just have to head to their local libraries. Most libraries in central Vermont provide programs that nourish young, developing minds and bodies. Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield isn’t the only library in central Vermont with a weekly s...

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Montpelier Teen Named Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Rachael Cummings, 16, has been named the 2015 Vermont Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle. The program honors our nation’s most a...

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Taste of Home Cooking School Coming to Barre Opera House

By Aaron Retherford Taste of Home is known as the largest food and entertainment magazine in the world. It also puts on approximately 250 cooking school events a year, inspiring more than 150,000 home chefs across the United States. Central Vermonters will get a chance to see what the shows are all about. On Tuesday, April 28, Taste of Home will pu...

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