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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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Renovations celebrated at Whitney Hill in Williston

VHFA joined housing partners in Williston last week to celebrate the completion of major renovations at Whitney Hill Homestead. The project, developed by Cathedral Square, preserves 44 apartments for older Vermonters. The event was also attended by former VHFA Executive Director Sarah Carpenter, who was CEO of Cathedral Square when Whitney Hill was first developed using VHFA-awarded tax credits in 1992. The renovation project received state and federal tax credits and loan awarded by VHFA.
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Walgreens under scrutiny for alleged unsafe working conditions, other violations

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Vermont state office has charged Walgreens with a number of violations, including closing their pharmacies without proper notice and unsafe work conditions for their pharmacy staff. According to Vermont's Office of Professional Regulation, the charges against Walgreens Pharmacies are broad, claiming the company violated state...

Driver charged with DUI #4 after crash in Fayston

FAYSTON — A 57-year-old man from Jericho was arrested for his fourth DUI following a crash in Fayston yesterday. Authorities were notified of a single-vehicle crash into a ditch on Center Fayston Road at around 4:30 p.m. Troopers, with the assistance of a warden with Vermont Fish and Wildlife,...

So long old Friend

Once a Taft Corners hotspot, Friendly’s finally pulls up stakes. Friendly’s Restaurant was a Taft Corners pioneer, among the first out-of-state businesses to invest in Williston with a location that opened in the mid-1980s. With its diner-style family fare and ice cream treats, it became a community gathering spot.

Vermont Flannel Has a New Operator

An Indiana man with his own line of made-in-America clothing is the new operator of Vermont Flannel. Vermont Flannel’s founders, Mark and Linda Baker, are stepping down as leaders of the 31-year-old company. Joe Van Deman, who recently started a company called USA Brands, said he's now the primary decision maker for Vermont Flannel, which makes soft cotton clothes and sells them at five stores in the Green Mountain State.

New transitional housing shelter in Central Vermont nearly complete

BERLIN, Vt. (WCAX) - A new Central Vermont transitional housing shelter is just weeks away from opening its doors. The Welcome Center is located along the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin where the former Twin City Motel used to be. The $5.5 million shelter will provide rooms and services to 35...
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It’s parade time in Warren

The 73rd Warren Fourth of July Parade takes place next Monday in Warren Village with a theme of Liberty. Parade marshals are Win Smith and Maggie Smith. Here is the timeline for the event. Timeline:. 8 a.m.: Vendors must have arrived in Warren preparing for setup. Brooks Field vendors may...

Vermont State Police mark 75th anniversary

WATERBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont State Police are marking a major anniversary Friday - 75 years of serving the state. State leaders established the Vermont State Police on July 1, 1947, in the aftermath of the disappearance of Paula Jean Welden, an 18-year-old Bennington College student who vanished the year before. When local officers failed to find her, investigators from out-of-state were called in because Vermont didn’t have a similar agency. Welden remains missing.

Vt. National Guard ending pandemic mission

COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont National Guard soldiers and airmen are officially ending their COVID-19 mission Friday. The mission began in March 2020, when the Guard established a medical surge facility in Barre and began logistical operations at the Strategic National Stockpile. According to the Guard, their COVID response included:

Boil-water notice issued in Barre

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - A boil-water advisory in Barre started Wednesday. The Public Works Department reports there were two water main breaks. One is on South Main Street at the Wall Complex; the other is on Delmont Avenue near Valliere Avenue. All services on South Main St. and its side...

Vermont National Guard COVID-19 mission ends

The Vermont National Guard’s COVID-19 response mission officially ends on Friday. The Vermont Guard was ordered to assist in COVID response on March 23rd, 2020 by establishing a medical surge facility in Barre and starting logistical operations at the state’s Strategic National Stockpile. Since those first orders were...

Police: Man fired gun behind Williston business

WILLISTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Police arrested a man who they say fired a gun behind a Williston business. Williston Police say it happened at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Two employees at the unnamed business called the police; they believed the suspect had run away. Police arrested Dalibor Josic, 21, of...

Bishop’s Annual Appeal letter from the bishop

In this Year of “Communion: Creed, Worship & Life,” we celebrate our unity in faith as one Catholic community. Our doors are once again wide open, and we are gathering together in prayer, song and worship. With great joy we celebrate baptisms, First Communions, confirmations and weddings. In...

Road reopens following tractor-trailer rollover

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Towne Hill Road in Montpelier is now open to through traffic following a tractor-trailer rollover crash earlier this morning. The Montpelier Police Department announced that the road had reopened at 1:16 p.m. on Wednesday. Police had closed off the area near Bliss Road due to a...

UVM Health Network seeks major rate increases

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The University of Vermont Health Network is asking regulators for a double-digit rate increase across its Vermont hospitals. In its annual budget request to the Green Mountain Care Board, the network is asking for an increase of 19.9 % at the UVM Medical Center, 14.5% at the Central Vermont Medical Center, and 11.4% at Porter Hosptial.