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Burlington College students press for president's resignation — Embattled Burlington College President Christine Plunkett emerged from a board of trustees meeting in downtown Burlington Friday morning to be met by a throng of student protesters demanding her resignation. The confrontation was on the front steps of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, where the college board of trustees began meeting shortly after 10 a.m.
Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

Burlington College prez tells student protesters, "I resign. Happy? Good-bye." via @bfp_news #btv

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A Vermont bumblebee tumbles — Almost every bumblebee you see this year will be dead before the year's end. That's normal. Bumble bees are burly - even brawny. But, with the exception of next year's queens, they are annuals. They end their lives with winter.
Aug 29, 2014

RT @bfp_news: Rusty-patch bumblebee is a strong candidate to be listed as an endangered species in #Vermont.

Aug 29, 2014

RT @bfp_news: Rusty-patch bumblebee is a strong candidate to be listed as an endangered species in #Vermont.

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Pine Street as foodie destination — Once upon a time, there was Red's. Red's is what everyone called Red Roberts, a mom-and-pop store - more precisely, pop-and-pop - that was on the corner of Pine Street and Flynn Avenue in Burlington's South End. In those days, Pine Street walkers could pick up a coffee-to-go at Red's on their way to work downtown.
Aug 29, 2014

Pine St.: From wasteland to tasteland. Photos in this story are so good you'll dine digitally. via @bfp_news #btv

Aug 29, 2014

RT @EmilieStigliani: My hood is getting its foodie dues with Pine Street #BTV: From wasteland to tasteland via @bfp_news

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Freeh thanks rescuers, supporters after VT crash — Former FBI director Louis Freeh issued a statement Friday afternoon thanking rescuers and supporters following the car crash in Vermont on Monday that left him with serious injuries. Freeh, 64, of Wilmington, Del., drove his SUV off Vermont 12 in Barnard, struck a mailbox and bushes and came to rest against a tree.

Shumlin names Coriell as campaign manager — Gov. Peter Shumlin, who returns next week from a two-week vacation to Nova Scotia, plans to hold his campaign kickoff Sept. 9 at a time and place still to be announced. Shumlin's campaign annnounced Friday that Scott Coriell will serve as campaign manager, leaving his job as special assistant in the governor's office for the election.

Freeh thanks supporters, hospital after VT crash — Former FBI director Louis Freeh issued a statement Friday afternoon thanking supporters and hospital staff following the car crash in Vermont on Monday that left him with serious injuries. The eight-sentence statement marked Freeh's first public comments regarding the wreck but included no information about his condition, the extent of his injuries or the crash itself.

Burlington hosts South Burlington in football opener — Team captains stand at midfield for the coin toss before the start of the football game between the South Burlington Rebels and the Burlington Seahorses at Buck Hard Field on Friday night.
Aug 30, 2014

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After promising start, Catatmounts fall to Providence — For the first five minutes of Friday's season opener, the new-look University of Vermont field hockey team looked poised to move past last season's disappointments. Unfortunately for the Catamounts the rest of the game was all too familiar as the team fell to visiting Providence, 5-1, at Moulton Winder Field.

New-look Burlington sinks Rebels — Trotting out its new, pass-happy offense for Friday night's season opener at Buck Hard Field, Burlington had a formula - and result - in mind. Yet, even after an opportunistic first half and several stretches on offense that put South Burlington on its heels, the Seahorses still weren't in the clear in the final minutes -Rebels' quarterback Cam Nolting saw to that with two late touchdown heaves.

H.S. football roundup: Fair Haven prevails in shootout — In a game that saw Fair Haven and Otter Valley combine for 865 yards of offense, a 9-yard toss from Slaters' quarterback Ryan Alexander was the difference as Fair Haven grabbed a 45-44 win over the Otters in high school football on Friday night.

Middlebury opens title defense with win — Cullen Hathaway returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. Quarterback Austin Robinson slipped past the line and scooted 58 yards for another score. The big-play ability, a staple in their perfect run to the Division I title a year ago, was again on display for the Middlebury Tigers in Friday's high school football season-opener.

Labor Day plans might get a bit soggy — Paul Rocque of Williston will be taking a much-needed break from the daily grind on Labor Day. However, his traditional barbecue might be forced inside due to a predicted boomerang of warm and cold fronts on the way. Rocque is an equipment operator for Omega Excavation and spends the majority of his time outside.

Fletcher Free Library's Carnegie Connection — The Fletcher Free Library, Burlington's public library, is the largest and busiest public library in Vermont, and is home to one of only four library buildings in the state built with money donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The story of the changing fortunes of Burlington's Carnegie library building is also the story of much of the library's history.

Free Press' Friday Night Football live blog — Join the discussion, follow game updates or provide your own on the Free Press' football live blog
Aug 29, 2014

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'Ok, I resign. Happy?' Burlington College President confronted by students — Burlington College students protest outside board meeting, demanding that President Christine Plunkett step down, corner her in parking lot, blocking car. Question remains whether President Plunkett meant what she said, or not.