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State regulators stand their ground on hospital budgets
06-01-2023 6:09 PM

VtDiggerRegulators voted Wednesday not to change their expectations for the revenue side of the states’ hospital budgets for fiscal year 2024, despite sustained and ongoing cost increases that led to big reported operating losses in 2022. The five...


Woodstock will pay landlords in nearby towns to house its workers
05-18-2023 12:33 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

WOODSTOCK — The town’s economic development commission has expanded its housing incentives, allowing landlords in bordering towns to receive funding to house Woodstock workers in newly created, unused, or formerly short-term rentals. Woodstock’s...


UVM Medical Center patient survives a six-story fall
05-18-2023 10:10 AM

By KRISTEN FOUNTAIN

A patient at the UVM Medical Center building is in stable critical condition at the Burlington hospital after falling six stories there late Monday afternoon.University of Vermont Health Network officials said that the patient apparently opened and...


10,000 Vermonters will begin receiving checks from a Turbotax settlement
05-11-2023 12:22 PM

By KATE O’FARRELL

Starting this week, more than 10,000 Vermonters can expect settlement checks in their mailboxes. The Vermont Attorney General’s Office announced Tuesday that some customers who used Turbotax for their federal tax returns between 2016 and 2018 will be...


Vt. lawmakers seek to be a ‘beacon of hope’ for trans patients
05-07-2023 8:11 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF and OLIVIA Q. PINTAIR

There are many ways one can describe Westley Pitcher: An 18-year-old senior at Essex High School. A snowboarder in the winter and track runner come spring. A cat-lover. A server and a cook at a local restaurant.“I’m just a regular kid, really,” he...


Windsor County man with string of pending charges back in court after police say they found him with stolen car, loaded gun
04-05-2023 11:52 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

A Windsor County man previously accused of stealing a Dartmouth-Hitchcock shuttle bus was arraigned in a new case on Tuesday after state police said they discovered him in possession of another stolen truck and a loaded handgun.Mitchell Horton, 35,...


House passes bill that would give tax department control of property appraisals
03-30-2023 5:35 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

A bill that would give the Vermont Department of Taxes control of property appraisals passed the House on Wednesday.H.480 would require property reappraisals to take place at least every six years and would move the responsibility for those...


Vermont House advances stricter regulations on private schools taking public tuition
03-30-2023 5:32 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

Vermont House lawmakers advanced legislation to tighten regulations on private schools that educate students paid for with public money, including a provision that would limit those schools’ ability to turn away publicly-funded students. The House...


New Vermont child tax credit offers financial support to families with young children
03-28-2023 5:59 PM

By OLIVIA Q. PINTAIR

As the end of the 2023 tax season approaches, state officials are calling attention to a new tax credit that offers financial support to families with children under the age of 6.In May 2022, Gov. Phil Scott signed the child tax credit, H.510, into...


Vermont’s 2022 opioid deaths set a record for the 3rd straight year
03-27-2023 3:40 PM

By TIFFANY TAN

State officials recently flagged the presence of an anti-seizure medication in some opioid deaths in 2022, a year when a record-breaking 237 Vermonters died from accidental opioid overdoses.Thirty-one of the fatalities, or 13% of the total, had taken...


COVID levels ‘low’ as state retires datasets
03-10-2023 11:23 PM

By ERIN PETENKO

Vermont had “low” COVID community levels over the past week, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday.The number of people admitted to the hospital for COVID ticked up slightly, from 37 to 43 in the past week, according to the department. But...


As baby goats died in Charlotte, residents seeking help hit roadblocks
02-06-2023 5:00 PM

By DOMINIC MINADEO

The neighbors reported witnessing baby goats dying on a farm in the center of Charlotte last summer. The kids’ screams were heard next door, and neighbors said they could see carcasses from their property. Yet while the animals’ plight was in full...


As property values soar, Vermont needs appraisers
01-24-2023 4:54 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

Two-thirds of Vermont’s 254 municipalities can expect a reappraisal order this year, according to the state’s Department of Taxes. And with so many townwide reappraisals in order, the state faces another issue: a lack of resources to handle the...


Lawmakers mull religious schools
01-02-2023 8:08 PM

By PETER D’AURIA

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in a case called Carson v. Makin, finding the state of Maine could not withhold public money from private religious schools simply because those schools might use the money for religious purposes. In...


Vermont bill would allow composting of human remains
02-01-2022 3:28 PM

By RILEY ROBINSON

A bill in the Vermont House would allow for a new alternative to cremation or burial — converting human remains into compost.Rep. Carolyn Partridge, D-Windham, who is co-sponsoring the bill, said experiences on her farm sparked her interest. She and...


Quechee prosecutor among three appointed as Vermont judges
12-21-2021 9:28 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

Gov. Phil Scott on Monday filled three of four vacant judgeships on the Vermont Superior Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Elizabeth Novotny, of Jericho, Vt., Heather Gray, of Quechee, and Justin Jiron, of Underhill, Vt., would join the bench.Scott...


Fugitive mother in Vt. custody case being held after over a decade on run
02-08-2021 8:41 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A former Vermont woman who fled the country more than a decade ago with her daughter — in a custody battle with her former civil union partner that became an international kidnapping case — is now in custody. Lisa Miller was listed Monday afternoon as...


Sock maker Darn Tough closes factory; workers will receive full pay and benefits
03-17-2020 11:03 PM

By ANNE WALLACE ALLEN

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Darn Tough Vermont, the Northfield-based sock maker, is shutting down its manufacturing operations through March 27 to minimize the risk of COVID-19. Workers will receive full pay and benefits during that time, said Brooke Kaplan,...


Springfield, Vt., prison counselor accused of having sex with inmate denies charge
02-26-2020 5:57 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A former mental health counselor at the Springfield, Vt., prison has pleaded not guilty to a charge alleging she had sex with an inmate at the facility while she worked there before getting fired.Victoria Calogero, 31, of...


Man who killed 5 teens in I-89 wrong-way crash in Vt. gets 30 years to life
08-26-2019 10:21 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYSBURLINGTON — Steven Bourgoin was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison Monday on five counts of murder and other charges in a wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers nearly three years ago on Interstate 89 in Williston.Judge Kevin...

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