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Single-vehicle crash with injuries in Swanton

SWANTON — A 21-year-old woman from St. Albans was severely injured during a crash in Swanton yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place on I-89 north at around 11:30 p.m. Witnesses told police that they were behind a vehicle when it hydroplaned and lost control before crashing. The witnesses stopped...
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Suspect in Burlington vandalism spree ordered to undergo mental health evaluation

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Burlington man accused of a vandalism spree in the city’s South End faced a judge on Wednesday. Mbyayenge “Robbie” Mafuta, 21, pleaded not guilty to causing tens of thousands of dollars in property damage to South End homes and the city bus terminal early Tuesday morning. Police say he has a long rap sheet with more than 100 involvements with officers prior to Tuesday.

Arrest in gunfight at Burlington parking garage

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Police have made an arrest in a June gunfire incident. Friday, Burlington police and other agencies arrested Badal Khadka, 19, also known as Polo, of Essex Junction. They say he was the main aggressor in a gunfight that happened at the Marketplace parking garage back...

Police make arrest in Burlington parking garage shooting incident

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Police have arrested an Essex Junction man believed to be involved in a parking garage shooting in Burlington in June. Burlington Police said they arrested Badal "Polo" Khadka, 19, on August 5. Khadka has been charged as the primary aggressor in a gunfire incident that took place during the early morning hours of June 18 in the Market Street Parking Garage.

Painted Lady Cafe opens in Milton, a vision with deep flavors and contagious happiness

The Painted Lady Cafe started with an idea and the purple house in March of 2020, said Amy Hugo and Eric Fredette. Then came the pandemic, which halted everything. But for the past two years, Fredette and Hugo have been working on the space, painting the walls, searching for dishes and silverware, filling in the pool in the backyard to make an outdoor seating area and more.

Kenny Dale’s Uncommon Portraits Immortalize Beloved Pets

Kenny Dale did not anticipate that his art career would include pet portraiture, even if he did think of his family's dogs and cats as de facto siblings. But when he was about 13, his mom asked him to paint a memorial image of their dog Lucifer. "That's how it started," he said over coffee at Scout on North Avenue in Burlington last week. "I never thought it would come back around."

From the Publisher: Cat Tale

When my beloved cat Frankie died unexpectedly in March, I described the experience in this column. One minute a handsome gray tiger was luxuriating on the warm tiles of the sunroom. The next he was dragging himself across the floor, as though hit by a car. My significant other, Tim,...

Church St. lemonade stand serves up workforce training

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The King Street Center Lemonade Stand has been serving up refreshing drinks during the summer for more than two decades, but the business venture is providing more than just some spending cash for the kids who staff it. The main goal is to prepare them for jobs that will pay the bills down the road.

A beautiful paddle hiding in plain sight

Plenty to learn in Lake Everest trip on the Ausable River. Lake Everest is wilderness, cleverly disguised. Never mind that it’s in the heart of the hamlet of Wilmington. Overlook the lifeguard and the kayak concession. That concrete boat launch and pavilion? It’s all in your mind. For...

Dining on a Dime: Burlington Teens Power Fork in the Road Food Truck

"Ask us what's local," instructed a sign on the brightly painted food truck set up in the Champlain Elementary School parking lot around noon on a recent Thursday. Inside the Fork in the Road truck, a trio of teenagers was capably managing orders for the steady stream of customers pulling in off Pine Street. They juggled golden, herb-speckled fries ($5); kale Caesars ($5) tossed with fresh radishes and crunchy croutons; crispy chicken sandwiches ($10) piled high with vibrant red cabbage slaw; and black bean burgers ($10) garnished with tzatziki yogurt sauce, pesto and pickled onions.

Burger Bar serves up unique American food in Colchester

Sitting in between a Dunkin’ Donuts and a gas station on Vermont Route 15 in Colchester, Burger Bar looks like an icon of Americana. The unpretentious restaurant serves as a watering hole for the community, a good place for students from St. Michael's College, professionals from the Fanny Allen UVM Medical Center campus and soldiers from the Vermont National Guard base alike, co-owner Cody Racine said.

New Hampshire’s Estes Claims Victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Champlain

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Boater Stephen Estes of Auburn, New Hampshire, caught five bass Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Champlain. The tournament, hosted by the City of Plattsburgh, was the fourth event for the Bass Fishing League Northeast Division. Estes earned $13,057, including a $7,000 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus, for his victory.

Northern Tier Poutine Challenge announced

August challenge to highlight local restaurants, foods and offerings. CHAMPLAIN | Located approximately 30 minutes North of Plattsburgh and less than 10 minutes from a handful of border crossings is an area referred to by many as the Northern Tier. On Aug. 8, three municipalities from the Northern Tier: Town...

Sweet treat pop-up appears in Happy Place Cafe

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington has found success with occasional “pop-up” markets featuring local businesses, and Sunday’s theme was all about women. The entrepreneurs are grateful to be inside on a hot day. This is the first time the Comedy Club has...

Vermont Blooms Initiative working to grow healthy spirits

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Every time something exciting happens for the Ronald McDonald House, they ring their ceremonial bell to mark the day. A home away from home for families of critically ill children has been chosen to get flower plantings from the Vermont Blooms Initiative. “We rang the bell...