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Fort Ticonderoga celebrates Pell Pavilion restoration

TICONDEROGA | It was a blue gray 67-degree June afternoon as Beth Hill rose from her chair on the porch of the Pell Pavillion to greet the eclectic crowd that had eagerly assembled. It was just as well the weather wasn’t the star of the show, for the sun seemed to radiate from within the bright and freshly restored Pell Pavilion, a National Historic Landmark. Nestled upon the sprawling grounds of Fort Ticonderoga and opening up directly to the King’s Garden, the chandeliers of the Greek-inspired building glowed from within the stately glass windows, sign that life had begun inside anew. As the President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga welcomed those in attendance to the ribbon cutting celebration, she couldn’t help but beam with pride at the restoration accomplishment that provided the backdrop to the ceremony.
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Vt. officials: GOP candidate violated financial disclosure law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont elections officials say a GOP candidate running for lieutenant governor appears to be breaking election law. Under a 2017 state law, candidates seeking statewide office are required to disclose their income, but they say Rutland’s Greg Thayer appears to be in violation of that law.
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Royalton man facing charges after assault at gas station

ROYALTON — A 39-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Royalton yesterday. Authorities say they were notified of a fight inside the Valero Gas Station at around 8:20 p.m. Police allege that Travis Dyer, of Royalton, had assaulted multiple people both inside and outside the store before leaving...

Bethel celebrates Pride Prom

BETHEL, Vt. (WCAX) - June is Pride month, an annual celebration highlighting the LGBTQ+ community. The town of Bethel is celebrating hosting five events to celebrate. Friday, they kicked with pride prom. This year’s theme is Bethel in Bloom-- flowers galore. Event organizers noticed the community was lacking support...

Vermont's primary early voting starts Friday

LUDLOW, Vt. — Early voting in Vermont starts Friday for the primary election. Municipalities around the state are gearing up to get ballots mailed out to people who’ve already requested them. “Since our primary is in early August, a lot of people are on vacation. So this just...

Bethel celebrates Pride Month with Pride Prom

Montpelier resident files complaint against city council. New Yorkers head to the polls next Tuesday to pick their favorite candidate for governor in the state’s primary. Vt. officials: GOP candidate violated financial disclosure law. Updated: 5 hours ago. Vermont elections officials say a GOP candidate running for lieutenant governor...

Fort Ticonderoga prepares for America’s birthday

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Fort Ticonderoga is ready to party like it’s 1776. The fort known for its roots in the revolution is already planning for America’s 250th birthday celebration. The big bash isn’t for another six years, but the wheels are in motion to prepare. Part of the display will be one of the largest revolutionary era weapons displays, and they plan to build a museum to hold the hardware.

Jeld-Wen closes Springfield plant, lays off 80

Springfield, VT — Just a day after hiring a new chief financial officer, window and door manufacturer Jeld-Wen announced it will close it’s Springfield plant and merge operations with the company’s Ludlow location. As a result, 80 employees were recently informed that they would be laid off.

Wrecked plane removed from river after pilot survives crash

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. — A team of salvage experts worked alongside experienced divers and firefighters Thursday to remove a plane from the longest river in New England — a day after a pilot from Vermont survived crashing into the water. "We don’t want (the wreckage) out there another day...

Bringing a Book to Life

Castleton students are encouraged to pursue their passions and expand their experience through hands-on, experiential learning opportunities like internships. Junior Richmond Rathbun is doing just that. Rathbun, a double major in Graphic Design and Media and Communication, is helping multimedia artist and poet Ruth Hamilton publish an illustrated children’s book....

June is Men’s Health Month

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - June is Men’s Health Month, and even though the month is coming to an end, it’s never too late to take of yourself. Dom Amato spoke with Dr. Natasha Withers, a primary care physician at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury about the importance of men calling up the doc. You can watch the interview above.

Bolton man hospitalized following stabbing

Jeld-Wen, a North Carolina company, makes windows and doors and has two plants in Vermont -- North Springfield and Ludlow. Lawmakers and state officials from around the region are reacting to Friday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule Roe v. Wade, ending constitutional protections for abortion. Will...

StreetFest, a shake-the-town-up event, is back

TICONDEROGA | The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership once again hosts StreetFest, this year marking its 13th run. This day-long fete with an open-bazaar atmosphere is set for Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Revelers can expect shopping, sidewalk sales, nonstop live entertainment, arts and crafts, a plethora of vendors, food, farmers' market, and a diverse array of activities for the kids. General admission is free, though fees may apply for some activities.

McFetridge, Ng & Pollock Recognized For Classroom Work

Recent Middlebury men's lacrosse graduates Kyle McFetridge, Andrew Ng and Gordon Pollock have been honored for their work in the classroom. The three Panthers earned spots on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Academic team. Ng was also selected as a Division III Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Ng graduated last month as the co-valedictorian after double majoring in biology and economics, McFetridge received his degree in mathematics and Pollock was a history major.