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Towns look at COVID changes for town meeting

Several municipalities, assisted by new legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Scott, have made plans to alter the upcoming floor and tow… Read more

No incidents reported at State House

MONTPELIER — President Joe Biden’s inauguration came and went with no issues reported at the State House in the Capital City on Wednesday. Read more

West Rutland budget expected to be nearly flat

WEST RUTLAND — The Select Board is expected to approve a budget that will raise taxes slightly. Read more

Property owner says racism is at the root of enforcement actions

KILLINGTON — The owner of a short-term rental property who has had a contentious relationship with town officials for the past two years sa… Read more

School districts plan for a 'complicated' Town Meeting Day

As the ongoing pandemic forces municipalities across Vermont to rethink how business will be conducted this Town Meeting Day, some school d… Read more

Rotondo confirmed at interim DPW head

James Rotondo has been named acting Public Works Commissioner. Read more

Board backs Rutland Free Clinic request

After a rough year, the Rutland Free Clinic is asking for some help from city voters. Read more

United Way in Rutland County stays busy with many projects

Staff members at United Way of Rutland County have been working to gather information for the “Overdone Data to Action” project in Rutland … Read more



Ramiro A. Lopes

Ramiro A. Lopes EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. — Ramiro A. Lopes, 91, passed away peacefully on Jan. 14, 2021, at home, surrounded by his loving fa… Read more

Marcia Corey

Marcia Corey GRANVILLE, N.Y. — Marcia Corey, 72, died Jan. 19, 2021, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. A full obituary will be published … Read more


Jerry R. Ragosta rites

Jerry R. Ragosta rites RUTLAND — The funeral service for Jerry R. Ragosta, 86, who died Jan. 13, 2021, was held Tuesday at Christ the King … Read more


Kathleen D. Murphy

Kathleen D. Murphy BRANDON — In loving memory of Kathleen D. Murphy: Born Nov. 22, 1947, Kathy passed away Jan. 14, 2021, after a brief but… Read more


Vincent Lee Sendra

Vincent Lee Sendra WELLS — Vincent Lee Sendra, 72, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 15, 2021. He was born June 19, 1948, in Rutland, the… Read more


Margaret Rose Parker

Margaret Rose Parker MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS — Margaret Rose Parker, 74, a longtime resident of Middletown Springs, died Sunday evening, Jan. 17… Read more

Maxine (Lubinsky) Milton

Maxine (Lubinsky) Milton WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Maxine A. (Lubinsky) Milton, 85, of Woodbridge, Virginia, died Jan. 15, 2021, at Grace Health &a… Read more


Letters to the Editor

Can't undo, go on

Reading this morning's online headline of President Biden attempting to undo Trump's legacy, one can't really undo a legacy — regardless if… Read more

Thank you

I would like to thank Sen. Brian Collamore and Laura Vien for their epic volunteer work on the WSYB Christmas Fund again this year. Without… Read more

Toothaches and cancer

It is such a relief to get rid of Donald Trump, arguably the worst president ever. It's like when your dentist pulls out that painful, absc… Read more

Descriptor translation

Many years ago, I learned the importance of using person-first language. For a person who lives daily with a physical or mental disability,… Read more


Hemenway: Listen to both sides

I am reminded of a movie line said by the Jack Nicholson character in the movie “A Few Good Men,” to paraphrase: Trump supporters can’t han… Read more

Reynolds: Raider name heritage

I am a Raider. and people think that is offensive to Native-American heritage. Trust me, it is not. Read more



Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A majority of Dutch lawmakers backed the government’s planned curfew Thursday, despite fierce criticism from … Read more


Chinese Embassy Twitter account locked for "dehumanization"

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter locked the account belonging to the Chinese Embassy in Washington after a tweet stated that Uighur women in Xinji… Read more


Biden Cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for Transportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, appeared on a smooth path to quick confirm… Read more



Dutch lawmakers back coronavirus curfew despite criticism

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A majority of Dutch lawmakers backed the government’s planned curfew Thursday, despite fierce criticism from … Read more


Natiruts, Marley, Aparicio sing for unity of the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — With a trilingual song that calls for the people of the Americas to unite in a more fair and loving world, Brazilian reggae… Read more


Lebanon extends lockdown into February as virus numbers rise

BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in Lebanon on Thursday extended a nationwide lockdown by a week, to Feb. 8, amid a steep rise in coronavirus deat… Read more

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