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MILTON -- Elizabeth Stone wants her great-grandchildren to feel safe while attending school this fall. 

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As the sun began to set, casting golden rays across the cream-white siding of the Milton Historical Society, guests unfolded lawn chairs and made small talk. The setting seemed ideal for a presentation that would, among other things, celebrate the natural beauty of Vermont.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Milton residents Heather Wells and her mom, Debbie Crowley, have been sewing masks for the community from their dining room table. 

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Ospreys, a species once endangered in Vermont but now flourishing, have hatched and fledged young for the 23rd straight year on a manmade platform on the southern side of Lake Arrowhead in Milton. 

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FRANKLIN COUNTY – Banks are asking Vermonters to deposit their spare change at their local bank or use exact change when shopping, as the pandemic-related shutdowns have created a coin shortage.

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This time of year I get impatient for the long-awaited harvest of my tomatoes and the taste of their sweet, homegrown flavor. But will I get to them before the arrival of the dreaded hornworms?

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More college students from Milton have received academic accolades recently for earning outstanding grade point averages (GPA) during the winter or spring 2020 semester. 

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For several months, at studios across the country, cubbies sat empty of ballet shoes, tutus and hair scrunchies, as in-person dance classes were put on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

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If you planted basil in your garden, there are a few things you can do now to ensure a good harvest.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of History channel’s “American Pickers” are making Vermont part of their New England filming tour this fall.

BURLINGTON — The Communications Office of the Diocese of Burlington was recently recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during an online awards ceremony.

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Have you noticed lacy-looking leaves on your pole beans or roses lately? Take a closer look and you'll probably spot the culprit--the Japanese beetle. 

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More college students from Milton have received academic accolades recently for earning outstanding grade point averages (GPA) during the winter or spring 2020 semester. 

CHITTENDEN COUNTY — As the community celebrates the Fourth of July this weekend, the American Red Cross warns that additional care is needed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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MONTPELIER – Trying to figure out Vermont fishing regulations? Wondering what kinds of fish are in a lake? Looking for new fishing tips? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering new “Fish With a Warden” sessions to help with questions like these.

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It feels like we wait all year for fresh lettuce, and the window seems to close quickly. How can we maximize lettuce season?

Burlington — Interest in gardening has surged this summer with more people staying closer to home and looking for fun, healthy family activities.

COLCHESTER – Green Mountain Power (GMP) has launched a new Save and Share pilot program through which customers can reduce energy use while also supporting the Vermont Foodbank.

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MONTPELIER – Few birding experiences rival hearing the haunting call of the loon or seeing them glide by in protected coves on a lake. However, for the birds’ protection, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking boaters and anglers to enjoy loons from a safe distance this summer.

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South Burlington — Nonprofits serving Chittenden County will benefit from a new $1.5 million round of program funding grants in a three-year investment by the United Way of Northwest Vermont (UWNWVT).

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BARRE – The Vermont Historical Society (VHS) recently received a CARES Act economic stabilization grant funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its project “Preserving and Expanding Access to Vermont’s History.”

Are you looking for a delicious vegetable easy to grow and harvest all summer long? Look no further than the stringless green bean, specifically the haricots verts. It’s the perfect addition to the home garden as seeds can be sown every two weeks from last frost to mid-July to extend their harvest.

ST. ALBANS – Northwestern Medical Center has welcomed Dr. Tracy Hagerty to Northwestern Cardiology, a local practice that is a collaborative effort between NMC and the University of Vermont Medical Center. Dr. Hagerty replaces long-time cardiologist Dr. John Fitzgerald, who retired from medi…

Students in the class of 2020 graduated from Milton High School June 13, in an unconventional outdoor ceremony. 

More college students from Milton have received academic accolades recently for earning outstanding grade point averages (GPA) during the winter or spring 2020 semester. 

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Peter Wyndorf, a social studies teacher at Milton High School, has won the first ever Champlain Valley Educator Development Center Innovative Leadership Award. 

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More college students from Milton have received academic accolades recently for earning outstanding grade point averages (GPA) during the spring 2020 semester. 

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FRANKLIN COUNTY — Local Dunkin’ stores are joining in a giveaway recognizing students of the class of 2020 on Friday, June 12, with a Free Classic Donut.

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CHITTENDEN COUNTY — Area high school graduates now can take a free course at Community College of Vermont (CCV) this fall thanks to a generous gift from the McClure Foundation.

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Many students from Milton High School were recognized by their teachers this quarter as Students of the Month. Students were selected for one of three awards: Character Education, Going the Extra Mile and Special Academic Achievement. 

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Many students from Milton High School were recognized by their teachers this quarter as Students of the Month. Students were selected for one of three awards: Character Education, Going the Extra Mile and Special Academic Achievement. 

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Many students from Milton High School were recognized by their teachers this quarter as Students of the Month. Students were selected for one of three awards: Character Education, Going the Extra Mile and Special Academic Achievement. 

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Local organizations and grassroots ad hoc groups can now apply for AARP Vermont’s newly expanded community action grants covering communities across the state that provide modest funding and technical support to community groups or individuals.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Area mentoring organizations can now apply for a new round of mentoring grants from MENTOR Vermont.

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BURLINGTON — The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) has named Paul Dragon as the agency’s new executive director.

MONTPELIER – Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13 this year, which will also be opening day of the regular bass fishing season.

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Becker College announced that Noah Baylis of Milton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media Design, Game Development and Programming Concentration.