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A 2007 Santa Cruz guitar and another guitar were taken from the car of Richard Brodsky, of Newtown, Conn., at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, Vt. (Courtesy photograph)

Treasured Guitars Stolen At Tunbridge Festival

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Tunbridge — A father-son bluegrass duo are seeking the return of their precious guitars following an apparent theft early Sunday morning at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival. Rick Brodsky, 50, of Newtown, Conn., and Korey Brodsky, 16, are missing a McKenna dobro-style resonator and a Tony Rice-model Santa Cruz, a classic steel-string acoustic. “I love that guitar,” Rick Brodsky said …

Vt. DOC Awaits Details on Inmate Death

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montpelier — Six weeks after the death of a Vermont inmate, the Department of Corrections is still awaiting a final report on the cause of death. James Nicholson died May 18 while incarcerated at a Kentucky prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America. He was convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, lewd and lascivious conduct and …

Windsor Man, 58, Charged With Sexual Assault Pleads Not Guilty, Denied Bail

Friday, June 26, 2015

White River Junction — A 58-year-old Windsor man is being held without bail on charges that he repeatedly sexually abused a girl under the age of 13. Richard J. Coleman faces two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault. He pleaded not guilty to …

Man Dies in Springfield, Vt., Shooting

Monday, April 20, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The victim of a shooting near Jake’s Market on Saturday evening has died, as police on Sunday night continued to search for the shooter. Police said Wesley Wing, 37, died at 2:30 a.m. Sunday after being shot near the South Street store. A 911 call …

Jim Kenyon: Hiring a Police Prosecutor Is Just the First Step

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I think it’s safe to presume that trust in law enforcement, nationally, isn’t extremely high at the moment. After the cellphone video of the police shooting in North Charleston, S.C., surfaced last week, how could it be? But from a thousand miles away, in the idyllic Upper Valley, …

Confederate Flag Flown in Lebanon Puzzles Authorities, Community

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Lebanon — A Confederate flag that flew outside the Upper Valley Senior Center on Saturday morning, apparently without the consent or knowledge of any officials there, has mystified police and offended some residents and officials. “I’m not a …

Jim Kenyon: Uniform Improvements at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Forget about orange being the new black. Three years ago, Vermont’s sole prison for women was in such sorry shape that inmates weren’t even issued uniforms, orange or otherwise. Inmates at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington had to supply their own clothing, which could be …

Feds Prosecute Robbery Suspect

Friday, April 3, 2015

Concord — The Claremont man indicted by a Sullivan County grand jury following two armed bank robberies in Claremont in the fall of 2013 is being prosecuted by federal authorities in at least one of the cases. James …

After Fire, Fairlee Sawmill's Future Uncertain

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fairlee — In the aftermath of a four-alarm fire that destroyed the Britton Lumber Company sawmill on Saturday night, the fate of 20 workers’ employment is uncertain, and damages could be in the millions, according to its owner. …

Ski Lift Firm Issues Warning After Chairlift Accident

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Portland, Maine — A chairlift company is warning U.S. ski resorts to check about 170 lifts for potential problems after engineers announced that a design flaw likely contributed to a weekend accident that injured seven skiers in Maine. …

Blaze Levels Britton Lumber Sawmill in Fairlee

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fairlee — A four-alarm fire leveled the sawmill building at the Britton Lumber plant at 7 Ely Road off Route 5 on Saturday night. No injuries were reported. Public safety officials received a 911 call about a potential …

Local News Briefs: Tuesday, March 24

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Police Investigating Durst, Missing Middlebury S tudent Middlebury, Vt. ( ap ) — A Vermont police department said it’s investigating a link between the 1971 disappearance of a Middlebury College student and millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst. The Middlebury Police Department said Monday investigators have been aware for …

Claremont Man, 36, Faces Two Felony Charges After Search

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Claremont — A 36-year-old Claremont man faces two felony charges after city police and members of the New Hampshire Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a Myrtle Street home on Friday night. Jason Hollywood, 36, of 47 Myrtle Street, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and being …