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Outright Vermont educates on LGBTQ inclusivity at Colchester High School FOX44 & ABC22

COLCHESTER, Vt. - An interactive workshop aimed at promoting LGBTQ inclusivity was held at Colchester High School on Tuesday.

Discussion on LGBTQ inclusivity in schools  WCAX

The Colchester School District and Outright Vermont are hosting two informational sessions about youth and gender. The first will be Wednesday at the Malletts ...

2 Accused of Online Bullying After Vt. Teen Attempts Suicide: Police  NECN

Two teenage girls in Vermont are accused of online bullying after police say a Colchester high school student tried to kill herself after she was bullied on social ...

Colchester High School locked down after student comment  WCAX

COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) A lockdown at Colchester High School has been lifted. Police say they got the call after a student made a comment that would have ...

The first ever Winter Concert show at Colchester High School FOX44 & ABC22

Colchester, Vt - Mike Lapan, the Marketing & Recreation Specialist of Colchester Parks and Rec. joined us in studio to tell us about their winter concert this ...

2 VT teens accused of online bullying after girl attempts suicide  Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News

COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Two teenage girls in Vermont are accused of online bullying after police say a Colchester high school student tried to kill herself after ...

PHOTOS: Colchester football bests Essex at home, 28-7

Colchester football kept the pressure up at home against Essex, beating them 28-7 on Friday night, Oct. 5, 2018.

Three thoughts: Last-minute TD lifts Colchester past Middlebury 34-28

Three thoughts on Friday night's high school football Week 1 clash between Middlebury and Colchester.

2018 Vermont high school field hockey playoff primer and predictions

Top-seeded Bellows Falls, Mount Abraham, Windsor all vying for high school field hockey glory.

18 year-old cited in Colchester High School threat  My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

COLCHESTER, Vt. - An 18 year old from Colchester has been cited and will appear in Vermont Superior Court after allegedly threatening to "shoot up the school ...

GALLERY: Colchester hosts Middlebury in HS football

Middlebury's Trysten Quesnel (68) tackles Colchester's Bailey Olson (11)during the boys high school football game between Middlebury and Colchester at ...

Vermont high school playoffs: VPA fall tournament pairings

The Vermont Principals' Association releases tournament pairings in soccer, field hockey, football and volleyball for the fall high school playoffs.

Vermont high school playoffs: 13 must-watch contests this weekend

A look at this weekend's most intriguing playoff showdowns in high school football, soccer, field hockey and cross-country running.

Vermont high school football: Week 6 power rankings

A new No. 1 team rises to the top in this week's Varsity Insider high school football power rankings.

Project Checkpoint: a different approach to teen substance use

Checkpoint experts understand the unique needs and brain functions of young people. They translate teen language. They have studied adolescent ...

Thursday's H.S. highlights: Colchester blanks Rice for Beech tourney title

A two-goal second period did the trick for the Colchester High School boys hockey team as it hung on for a 2-0 shutout win against Rice in the Bob Beech ...

PHOTOS: Colchester faces Mount Abraham in field hockey

The Lakers wrap up an unbeaten, 11-0-3 regular season with a 1-0 win over Mount Abraham in high school field hockey on Oct. 20, 2018.

Vermont H.S. championships: Previewing all 13 title games

Snapshots of 13 title-game matchups for Championship Saturday in boys and girls soccer, boys and girls volleyball and field hockey.

Former Colchester football player accused of DUI hours after Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

A recent Colchester High School graduate was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence many hours after playing in last Saturday's Shrine Maple ...

Friday's Vermont sports scores and Saturday's schedule

As reported to the Burlington Free Press sports department.

Saturday's Vermont sports scores and Sunday's schedule

As reported to the Burlington Free Press sports department.

Two new school threats follow Fair Haven lockdown

A mugshot of Jack Sawyer. Photo courtesy Vermont State Police. Schools in Colchester and Fairfax this week confronted threats amid the fallout from last week's ...

Live updates: Vermont high school football Week 7 scoreboard

Stay current on the action with the Burlington Free Press from Week 7 of the 2018 Vermont high school football season.

Saturday's highlights: MMU clinches top seed with win over Fair Haven

JERICHO - Jehric Hackney rumbled for four touchdowns and Mount Mansfield secured the top seed in the Division I playoffs with a 46-36 victory over Fair Haven ...

Pam Loranger launches write-in campaign in Republican primary for Colchester House seat

News Release — Pamela Loranger July 17, 2018. Contact: Pam Loranger 802-846-7313. Get all of VTDigger's daily news.

Vermont boys basketball: 2018-19 Chittenden County season outlook

A look at all nine Chittenden County boys basketball teams for the 2018-19 season.

Vermont high school highlights: Middlebury football upends Hartford 27-14

MIDDLEBURY - Quarterback Tim Goettelmann piled up three touchdowns in a 100-yard rushing performance to fuel Middlebury's 27-14 win over Hartford in ...

2018-19 Chittenden County H.S. girls basketball season outlook

The 2018-19 season outlook of the high school girls basketball programs in Chittenden County.

Vermont Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week: Winners for Feb. 3-9

The votes have been tallied and the winners of the Vermont Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week honors are ... Caitlyn Dasaro of BFA-St. Albans girls basketball ...

Essex High School student wins Sanders' essay contest  WCAX

WASHINGTON (WCAX) A freshman from Essex High School has won Sen. Bernie Sanders' ninth annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest gives ...

Super Senior: Jim Carter  WCAX

Super Senior Jim Carter has dedicated his life to the love of baseball. He's also taken personal tragedy and turned it into life lessons for young people.

Vermont Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week: Ballots for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

People who love Vermont high school sports may vote through midnight Thursday for a girls and a boys Athlete of the Week.

Vermont high school football: Week 1 power rankings

After beating St. Johnsbury in title-game rematch to open 2018 season, Hartford takes over top spot in the Week 1 football power rankings.

Woman killed on Southwest flight grew up in Vermont  WCAX

The woman killed when a plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia grew up in Vermont and attended school here.

Connecticut cop with Vermont ties killed trying to break up fight  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Connecticut police officer with ties to Vermont is dead after trying to break up a bar fight. Friends and colleagues of Matthew ...

How to fix high school football in Vermont

To conclude the series on the "State of Vermont High School Football," the Free Press offers solutions to fix the sport's declining numbers.

Snelling Center for Government announces Vermont School Leadership class

News Release — Snelling Center for Government Dec. 10, 2018. Contact: Ptarmigan Abbott (802) 859-3090. Get all of VTDigger's daily news. You'll never miss ...

Vermont field hockey: 2018 coaches' all-league teams

As selected by the state's high school field hockey coaches and reported to the Free Press sports department.

Vermont Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week: Winners for Jan. 27-Feb. 2

The votes have been tallied and the winners of the Vermont Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week honors are ... Ava Thurston of Harwood Nordic girls skiing and ...

UPDATED: Police investigate threatening letter to Colchester House candidate

The letter GOP House candidate Deserae Morin reportedly received threatening her with sexual violence and death. Courtesy photo. This story was updated at ...

Town Meeting Day: What's happening in your community

Find out what's on the Town Meeting Day ballot in your community by checking out the Free Press Chittenden County town-by-town preview capsules.

Police: Colchester student brought loaded gun to school

A student has been caught with a gun at Colchester High School and is facing charges in Family Court, police say.

Is flag football or tackle football the future for Vermont youth leagues? Debate simmers

Should kids in youth football leagues be tackling? And how at what age? Or is flag football a better option? Is it really safer?

Maine woman's death ruled as suicide  WCAX

Authorities in Maine have now ruled the death of a former Colchester High School graduate as a suicide.

Vermont midterm election results: The winners and losers

Vermonters have voted, backing incumbents in every case for congressional and federal races. Burlingtonians agreed to spend substantial amounts of money ...

State's second-largest mobile home park put up for sale in Colchester  Milton Independent

A mobile home park in Colchester has been listed for sale, forcing hundreds of residents to decide whether they want to create a multi-million-dollar bid.

Woolf: Vermont's student test results aren't worth the money

Art Woolf says Vermonters should be disappointed in the state's education system. He compares Vermont's test results and money spent to other states.

Colchester's Duggan beats cancer twice to play football in senior year

Senior Brayden Duggan fought two bouts of testicular cancer and now is healthy and cleared to play football for the Colchester High School Lakers.

Vermont holiday shows: Get all merry and bright with local performers and artists

The holiday season has officially arrived, which means the holiday-arts season is here, too. Read on to see what your best entertainment options might be ...

Vermonters aid in search for missing Maine woman  WCAX

A family in Maine is reaching out to Vermonters for help in their search for their loved one. Kristin Westra, who has ties to Vermont, was last seen in her North ...

Where are the fireworks in Chittenden County and Vermont?

Where to find Vermont fireworks and Fourth of July events in Colchester, Essex Junction, Milton, Richmond, Shelburne and Williston.

Results: Colchester passes town, school budgets

Colchester voters passed their town and school budgets on Town Meeting Day on Tuesday, according to a tweet from Selectboard member Jeffrey Bartley.

Colchester's Riley Magoon featured in Sports Illustrated FOX44 & ABC22

Colchester softball star Riley Magoon topped off her stellar senior season with a feature in the mid-June issue of Sports Illustrated.

Colchester selects new Town Manager

The Colchester Selectboard has unanimously selected Aaron Frank to serve as the town's new manager.

Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison to retire in August

Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison announced she will retire in August after five years. Morrison began her career with Burlington Police.

Colchester teacher competes next week on 'Jeopardy!'

George Deane, humanities teacher at Colchester High School, to take part in two-week teachers tournament on TV quiz show.

CVU girls basketball goes 14-0, girls hockey wins in OT, boys beat Spaulding  Shelburne News

Champlain Valley 43, Rice 29: Champlain Valley remained unbeaten with a 43-29 win over Rice on Monday night. Harper Mead led the way for the Redhawks ...

Colchester's Olson overcomes heart defect to shine on football field

Despite two open-heart surgeries before age 2, Colchester junior Bailey Olson has thrived to become one of the state's top wide receivers.

Vermont elections 2018: What's on the minds of Vermonters the morning after midterms?

The votes have been cast. The results are tallied. We listen to what Vermonters make of the midterms.

Woman killed on Southwest Airlines flight went to Christ the King, Champlain College

Jennifer Riordan, who died from injuries suffered on Tuesday's flight from New York to Dallas, went to Christ the King, Champlain College.

Canes Sink Lakers Again in D-I Football Quarterfinal  Valley News

White River Junction — Colchester High football coach Tom Perry opened up the playbook and threw everything but the kitchen sink at second-seeded Hartford ...

How do Vermont schools determine when a threat is credible?

School and public safety officials say relationships between those agencies and in-depth threat assessments are keys to success.

2018 Chittenden County H.S. baseball outlook

A look at Chittenden County's eight high school baseball teams for the 2018 season.

Residents escape Whisper Ln. blaze  Milton Independent

Four residents of a multifamily home at 19 Whisper Ln. escaped a structure fire on Thursday morning, Milton Fire Chief Chris Poirier said. The fire started ...

St. Albans high school evacuated after shooting threat

For the second day in a row a Franklin County high school closed early and sent students home in response to a threat of a school shooting. Students were ...

Guide to 2017 local graduation ceremonies

Correction: Champlain Valley Union High School graduation will occur at 1 p.m. Friday, June 16, at University of Vermont's Patrick Gymnasium. Due to a source ...

David M. Dow | Obituaries  Stowe Today

David Marshall Dow, 75, who lived in the East Hardwick area for more than 43 years, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at his residence.

Vermont Chapter honors state's football players

The Vermont Chapter of National Football Foundation celebrated the 2017 season at its 25th annual awards dinner this past weekend at Castleton.

CVU Nordic girls win, boys take third  Shelburne News

By JULIE HOLMES. The Champlain Valley Union High School Nordic team just completed its “Tour de Chittenden” stage race — three days of racing held over ...

2017 Chittenden County high school girls soccer outlook

A look at key returning players, newcomers and storylines for the nine Chittenden County high school girls soccer teams ahead of the 2017 season: RELATED:

History Space: Colchester Causeway and the Island Line

Maybe it was 1969. It definitely was shortly after we moved to Colchester in the fall of 1968. In early spring, our neighbor invited our family to accompany him for ...

National Walkout Day: What students have planned in Vermont schools on March 14

Vermont students are planning planning their 17-minute protests of gun violence on the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting anniversary.

Once, Jennifer Riordan sparkled. Now, a fund honors Southwest Airlines victim.

A charitable fund has been created in memory of Jennifer Riordan of Albuquerque, the Vermont native who died on a Southwest Airlines flight in April.

Facebook, Instagram suffer outages FOX44 & ABC22

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says it is aware of outages on its platforms including Facebook, Messenger and Instagram and is working to resolve the issue.

Should Colchester plow private roads? Residents passionate and divided

Colchester is in the unenviable position of creating a plowing policy for private roads, a topic that has divided residents. Decades without a formal guideline has ...

US construction spending up strong 1.3 percent in January FOX44 & ABC22

WASHINGTON (AP) - Spending on U.S. construction projects in January posted the biggest gain in nine months, as strength in nonresidential construction and ...

A day in the life of Lloyd Squires, Vermont's 'best' bagel maker

Lloyd Squires, 54, wakes up in his South Burlington home as he does every day: without an alarm. He puts on a layer of Under Armour, a Montreal Canadiens ...

Vermont’s Fraser is ‘Fittest Man on Earth’ again

Colchester product wins CrossFit Games for second straight year.

The Fallout: Schools wrestle with safety, anxiety after Parkland  Milton Independent

Tucked between thoughts of soccer practice and an upcoming economics test is the ever-present notion that it could happen here.

The 2017 Chittenden County H.S. football preview

A look at the eight high school football programs in Chittenden County ahead of the 2017 season.

Chittenden County polling locations

The polling times and locations in Chittenden County towns for the Aug. 9 primary and Nov. 8 general election.

Jace Laquerre, of Colchester, Elected Youngest RNC Delegate in Vermont History

News Relese — Jace Laquerre May 21, 2016. Contact: Desk of Jace Laquerre,, (802) 399-0994 ...

Comcast Awards $23,000 In Scholarships To Vermont High School Seniors  PR Newswire

MONTPELIER, Vt., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to ...

Colchester family mourns U.S. Marine killed in crash

The father of a U.S. Marine killed Monday in a military plane crash in Mississippi said his son loved his job and found a love for nature during his early life in ...

Friday's highlights: Maher, BHS hockey clip St. Johnsbury 3-1

The Burlington High School boys hockey team opened its season with a 3-1 win over St. Johnsbury in the first round of the Burchard Tournament at Leddy Park ...

LIVE ELECTION DAY: Chittenden County residents vote

Vermonters head to the polls and watch the results of Election Day 2016.

RESULTS: Chittenden County Town Meeting Day 2018

Stay tuned here for results from Town Meeting Day in Chittenden County, from Bolton to Winooski.

2016 Chittenden County girls lacrosse preview

A look at the seven high school girls lacrosse teams in Chittenden County.

2016 Chittenden County H.S. baseball preview

A look at all nine Chittenden County baseball teams heading into the 2016 season.

Orange Southwest Names Superintendent  Valley News

Randolph — The Orange Southwest School Board has voted to hire a Vermont native who most recently worked as a high school principal in Massachusetts to ...

Chittenden County voters take to the polls on Town Meeting Day

Scenes from Town Meeting Day across Chittenden County.

COTS' Great Diaper Drive helps families in need FOX44 & ABC22

Jason Fitzgerald and Becky Holt of Dee PT talk about 'The Great Diaper Drive', a charity event giving diapers to those in need.

2016 Chittenden County H.S. boys basketball outlook

A look at all nine Chittenden County boys basketball teams ahead of the 2016-17 season.

Pierre Vachon pierces perceptions  Addison County Independent

MIDDLEBURY — Odds are you've seen Pierre Vachon around Middlebury. And odds are you might have been a little scared. It's OK, you're not alone. Guys in ...


Corey Lynne Klecha and Anthony Mario Girelli were married on Sept. 20, 2014.

VT students named National Merit finalists

Just under 40 Vermont students are semi-finalists in a prestigious academic scholarship program that weighs test scores, school academic record and ...

Milton student wins essay contest

Sen. Bernie Sanders is sponsor of the annual State of the Union essay contest.

UVM javelin thrower De La Bruere finds the zone

Isaac De La Bruere chasing school record, NCAA championship berth this spring.

Cultural Mosaic: Africa Jamono Drums Up Love for New Beats  Seven Days

When Africa Jamono performed at Colchester High School's auditorium in mid-February as part of the district's International Week celebration, supporting ...

The life and legacy of Fanny Allen

If there is a name profoundly associated with Vermont, it is that of the Allen family. Specifically, it is that of the brothers Ethan and Ira, who, in their own turn, had a ...

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