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Defender general’s investigation finds medical staff failures, ‘boy who cried wolf’ culture in Springfield prison death case
01-29-2024 9:00 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

The Defender General’s Office’s investigation into the death of David Mitchell, who died in the Springfield, Vt., prison last April, revealed that medical staff did not recognize the seriousness of his condition in the months before his death and did...


‘Unintended consequences’: Concern mounts in Montpelier about the newest changes to education finance
01-23-2024 2:08 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

In a letter directed toward school boards and superintendents on Friday, two leaders of legislative tax committees warned of the “unintended consequences” of the state’s newest education finance law, which, they suggested, could have districts trying...


Scott proposes PCB testing slowdown as Vermont schools struggle to keep up
01-16-2024 1:17 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

Two weeks before this school year, testing discovered elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, the carcinogens known as PCBs, at Bellows Falls Union High School. Since then, Andrew Haas, superintendent of the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union,...


Norwich University president out, calls decision ‘mutual’
01-08-2024 5:21 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

The president of Norwich University said he is departing the military school after more than three years on the job.Mark Anarumo told VtDigger on Friday that he was leaving by “mutual” decision. Provost and Dean of the Faculty Karen Gaines will serve...


2 recent Vermont drug busts have teens — and teen trafficking — at the center of the trade
12-07-2023 1:56 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

When Barre City police pulled over a gray Ford SUV in September, they said they discovered a 17-year-old boy in the back seat carrying 50 grams of crack, $5,000 and a pistol with its serial number scratched off. But rather than file charges against...


Court sides with Woodstock defendant in defamation case over op-ed alleging sexual harassment
11-30-2023 6:59 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

A Vermont Superior Court judge this week sided with a man sued for defamation over an op-ed in a local paper, citing the state’s laws protecting against frivolous lawsuits against free speech. Devon Kurtz, a Woodstock resident, wrote a commentary in...


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...


For the first time in decades, the state gives the Lamoille River’s walleye a helping hand
05-16-2023 9:43 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

MILTON, Vt. — On a gray April morning, with occasional snow flurries swirling, three fisheries specialists gathered on the Lamoille River to catch some of the river’s walleye for sampling.This year, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department will do...


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...


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...


Woodstock Planning Commission chair resigns amid heated debate over on-farm restaurants
04-22-2022 10:37 PM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN

WOODSTOCK — Fiery debate over the future of accessory on-farm restaurants has prompted the resignation of the town’s planning commission chair.In a public hearing Friday morning on a petitioned amendment to Woodstock’s zoning rules that would allow...

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