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Independence Day pride on parade through Brandon

BRANDON, Vt. (WCAX) - Thousands kicked off the Fourth of July weekend in Brandon as they celebrated with their annual parade. “It’s an old town and we like to celebrate it,” said Steven Jupiter of the Brandon Museum. Brandon is a small town with a rich history with...
Picture for Independence Day pride on parade through Brandon

Tractor pulling brings out the smiles in Brandon

Stuck in Vermont: Julianna and Sophia Parker of Otter Creek Wildlife Rescue help animals — and human. Julianna Parker began rehabilitating orphaned baby birds at age 19. Years later, her daughter Sophia followed her mom’s lead, rescuing small critters and learning how to care for them.

Visual artist and educator Will Kasso Condry wins inaugural Vermont Prize

Visual artist, graffiti scholar and educator Will Kasso Condry of Brandon has been named winner of the inaugural Vermont Prize. The award, administered by Burlington City Arts(link is external) in collaboration with the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, The Current and Hall Art Foundation, carries a $5,000 cash prize. Launched...

The North Country and Vermont towns celebrate Independence Day

Places all over Vermont and the North Country are getting ready to celebrate America’s Independence Day.    In 1777, Fort Ticonderoga was under siege by 7,000 British soldiers. “Fort Ticonderoga is a place where American soldiers during the revolutionary war held the line for liberty,” says the Vice President of Public History at Fort Ticonderoga […]

What to do: Saturday, July 2

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Let’s take a look at what to do in our region for Saturday, July 2, 2022. It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and towns like St. Albans are gearing up for the holiday with the 42nd Annual Bay Day. Festivities get underway at St. Albans Bay starting at 9:00 a.m. this morning and will go all day.

Blake takes checkers at Thunder Road

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) - Cody Blake claimed his first win of the year, dominating Thursday’s Late Model feature at Thunder Road. Jason Pelkey earned the checked flag in the Tigers, while Patrick Tibbetts took the victory in the Street Stocks.

Longtime Hanover town manager says goodbye

Stuck in Vermont: Julianna and Sophia Parker of Otter Creek Wildlife Rescue help animals — and human. Julianna Parker began rehabilitating orphaned baby birds at age 19. Years later, her daughter Sophia followed her mom’s lead, rescuing small critters and learning how to care for them. Sen. Leahy,...

Police arrest suspect connected to Hanover burglaries

HANOVER, NH. (WCAX) - Hanover Police say they’ve arrested a suspect connected to several recent burglaries. Officers arrested Alex Witheiler Monday for an attempted burglary at Molly’s Restaurant on South Main Street. They say he tried to break in through the closed windows and doors last month. Then, in November of 2021, he was involved in several other downtown burglaries.

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...
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Mad Marathon, Run for Ukraine and Relays

The Mad Marathon and Mad Half courses have been designed to enhance the rural and unique setting of the Mad River Valley along with highlighting the exceptional Vermont farmlands. Winding through 26.2 miles of landscapes with views of the Green Mountains, the runners pass by working homesteads, acres of summer corn, barnyard animals, curious cows along with horses. The race takes place July 10.
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Gatorade names Tanum Nelson best Vermont girls’ soccer player

The Gatorade organization has named recent Harwood Union High School graduate Tanum Nelson the Vermont Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the 2021 fall soccer season. Nelson is the first Harwood girls’ soccer player to be chosen by Gatorade in its 37 years of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes. Announced on Thursday, the award recognizes athletic excellence along with academic achievement and exemplary character both on and off the field.
New England News Press

Guest Column: New Hampshire’s Biggest Avalanche Fan On His Parade Experience

Dater/editor’s note: This is a fun story for me to be able to post, as it comes from a buddy of mine from New Hampshire named Pat Salvas. Pat was the sports information director for years at Dartmouth College. I lived for several years as a kid in Hanover, NH, where Dartmouth is located. My stepfather, Michael Ladam, graduated from Dartmouth with a computer sciences degree in…1972 I believe. One of his computer class professors was a man named John Kemeny, who is credited with helping write the first BASIC computer language. Kemeny also was a friend and co-worker with some guy named Albert Einstein. He was Einstein’s “mathematical assistant”, which I suppose would be akin to something like “Jimi Hendrix’s guitar tech.”
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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...