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“Let’s Close the National Parks,” the headline in Harper’s Magazine screams. A guardrail breaks, the article says, and a little girl almost tumbles into a gorge; bridges teeter; the limited park ranger force rushes to fight fires, pick up trash, and clean latrines, instead of patrolling park…

A new wave of frigid weather that forecasters warned could be the coldest in decades began rolling into the Northeast Friday morning, leading …

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Cold is somewhat to be expected on the ski slopes. But this weekend’s arctic blast caused local ski areas to stay cautious in the face of dang…

A new wave of frigid weather that forecasters warned could be the coldest in decades began rolling into the Northeast Friday morning, leading …

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MONTPELIER — The state Fish and Wildlife Department says Vermont’s Nongame Wildlife Fund is essential to the conservation and restoration of some of Vermont’s most at-risk wildlife, like the lake sturgeon and Northern long-eared bat. A checkoff option on the Vermont state income tax form aim…

MARLBORO — The Hogback Mountain Conservation Association will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, to examine conservation efforts started nearly 10 years ago. Hikers will attempt to find signs of use by wildlife, count how many bird nests there are in the ESH patches, and photograph animal…

Students from Arlington Memorial High School gathered Wednesday to celebrate International Cultures Night, which featured food, crafts, music, dance, martial arts and more from around the world. Proceeds from the event benefitted the school's Foreign Language Department.

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BENNINGTON — There’s a case making its way through the halls of the Bennington Superior Courthouse that touches on all the things that our criminal justice system is designed to accomplish.

BRATTLEBORO — A local man who prosecutors say shot and killed a Hartford, Conn., man in Brattleboro on Aug. 19, 2022, was arraigned on Friday on 10 charges, including second degree murder, reckless endangerment and dealing drugs.

ALBURGH — Spectators are not allowed to attend home basketball games for the rest of the season at a middle school in northern Vermont after a brawl broke out and one of the participants died, school officials said Thursday.

DANBY — Five weeks after a tree crushed her son’s car, pinning him inside and injuring him, Andrea Myklebust of Danby reports that “the doctors are happy with the healing in his residual limb, and they’re talking about discharging him next week, perhaps as soon as Monday.”

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BURLINGTON — Ella Palisano has led the charge for Mount Anthony indoor track all winter, despite this being her first high school track season. That continued this weekend as the freshman left the state championship meet at the University of Vermont with a pair of top-3 finishes.

PERU — The Bulldogs alpine team returned to its home mountain at Bromley Thursday to compete in the Louis Dean Memorial race. The Burr and Burton girls won the giant slalom race, its fourth victory of the season, while the BBA boys took second place.

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton boys hockey hosted its annual “pink the rink” game Wednesday night, a fundraising night aimed to help a local family in their fight against breast cancer. It was the second of a double header, with the BBA girls grabbing a win before the boys got underway.

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President Biden’s appointee to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Richard Trumka, Jr., has made it clear, according to The Wall Street Journal, that gas stoves need to be removed from all kitchens. According to Trumka, the stoves are unsafe. Of course, the hidden agenda is to end fossil…

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