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4 charged after fight in Richford

RICHFORD — Four people were cited for disorderly conduct following an incident in Richford yesterday. Authorities were notified of a dispute in the area of Main Street, near Troy Street, at around 6:20 p.m. Troopers arrived on the scene where the parties were separated and identified. Police say Roger...
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Fire breaks out in Home Depot in Williston

Williston, VT — A fire broke out in the Home Depot store on Thursday afternoon. It was discovered that a stove had initially caught fire in the receiving portion of the store and that multiple boxes near the stovetop had also caught fire. An employee managed to extinguish the initial fire before firefighters arrived on the scene.
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Williston Fire respond to Home Depot for stove fire

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Williston Fire Department responded to the Home Depot in Williston, Thursday for a stove that caught on fire. Fire crews say an employee attempted to put out the flames but several boxes were stacked on top causing flare ups. The stove was moved outside, where crews completely extinguished the flames.

New Details on New York to Vermont Train Released

A welcome announcement from Amtrak last month told New Yorkers that they would be now connected with the beautiful town of Burlington, Vermont on a new route of the Ethan Allen Express Line. The route, that used to stop at Albany, will now extend all the way down to New York City. Even more details, including travel options, menus, and other accommodations have been released as well, making it a wonderfully unique solution to a budget-friendly summer vacation.

The potential danger lurking in your drink

Burlington, VT – Spending the night out in social settings is a popular activity in downtown Burlington, especially during the summertime, but some women are discovering a potential danger. Drink spiking is not a new phenomenon, but recently we’ve received several reports from people who believe their drinks were spiked with drugs. There are reports from people who say it happened at some Burlington bars this past Saturday night.

New Vermont-based bank has big ambitions

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Most banks are a dime a dozen, but a new financial institution in the works says it’ll stand out by being dedicated to supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Vermont. The Bank of Burlington has raised $33 million in start-up capital in record time and now it just needs to get the green light to open.

Essex Junction celebrates becoming an independent city

Hundreds of people gathered in the city’s Five Corners intersection Friday — the day its charter took effect — for free food and tunes, including Starship’s “We Built this City.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Essex Junction celebrates becoming an independent city.

‘For this is my body, which will be given up for you’

These words of consecration bringing about the reality of Transubstantiation – ordinary bread and wine becoming the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ – are spoken by the priest at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. In one sense, these words are unique to the priest in the context of the liturgical rite of the Mass. But in another sense, when lived in authenticity, sincerity and truth, these words apply to every single vocation.
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What does becoming a city mean to Essex Junction residents?

ESSEX JUNCTION — Today, July 1, marks the day Essex Junction officially becomes the 10th city of Vermont after 88% of Village residents voted to separate from the Town Nov 1, 2021. On Wednesday the Reporter posted a survey to the Essex Junction Facebook group asking residents “What does...

Essex Junction celebrates day one as a city

ESSEX, Vt. — Essex Junction celebrated its first day as a city on Friday. The former village has become Vermont's 10th city. It's the first city to join the state in 100 years, and is now currently the fourth largest city. City officials and residents gathered at Five Corners...

Herrington appointed inaugural chair of new UVM Department of Emergency Medicine

Ramsey Herrington, MD, associate professor of surgery at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine(link is external), has been appointed as inaugural chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective July 1. Herrington joined the UVM faculty in 2006 and has served as division chief of emergency medicine since 2017. In 2021, he was appointed as the inaugural Emergency Medicine Health Care Service leader for the UVM Health Network.

Done deal: H2O Innovation closes on Leader sale

SWANTON, Vt.—The installation of a new $1 million state-of-the-art tubing extruder will be the first order of business following the H2O Innovation buyout of Leader Evaporator Co., a deal that closed on Thursday night during a ceremony at the Leader plant in Swanton. Paperwork was signed and champagne was...

GALLERY: Milton Fire Department hosts cool down at Milton Elementary School

Driving near the Milton Elementary School this afternoon, you might have heard some screaming and splashing coming from the parking lot, the temperature hitting a hot 85 degrees. At around 1 p.m. today the Milton Fire Department gave Milton kids an early start to this Independence Day, a cool down...

Bluebird Barbecue’s Black-eyed Pea Salad

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - It is National Grill Month and time for Fourth of July barbecues. Our Cat Viglienzoni learned all the secrets behind Bluebird Barbecue’s Black-eyed Pea Salad from Chef Dan Miele. Watch the video to see. BLACK-EYED PEA SALAD WITH HERB VINAIGRETTE. A summer potluck fan favorite!...

Is home-composting cause of Essex Junction rat problem?

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) - One Essex Junction neighborhood is dealing with an influx of rats. Those living there say they’ve been seeing more than ever in the past year and it may be linked to home-composting. Essex Junction Health Officer Jerry Firkey says there has been four reports...

Weather: Beautiful weather for the Fourth!

We’ve got a beautiful weekend on the way! The only exception is some scattered showers and heavier downpours that roll in later tonight and through early tomorrow!. Have Saturday afternoon plans outside? Have no fear! The cold front rolls through quickly allowing for sunshine to break out for most folks by lunchtime!