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No one could have blamed Ruby Hill for wanting to see the 22-year-old man responsible for her son’s death put behind bars.Her son, Steve...

With retirement on the horizon, Darlene and Wayne Johnson figured it was time to part with their classic 1973 Volkswagen Beetle. The Ascutney...

When Earle Rogers Jr. landed in prison in 2007, he tested at a second-grade reading level.In a way, that’s not all that surprising. Nationally...

When the Good Neighbor Health Clinic opened in Hartford 25 years ago, the doctors behind the free primary care clinic expected it was only a matter...

For going on 20 years, Vermont has had more inmates than prison cells. To get around the overcrowding problem, the Department of Corrections — with...

After serving a little over 15 years for killing his mother and firing a second shotgun blast that nearly hit his father, Laird Stanard was...

After his arrest by Windsor police in 2010, Ernie Simuro faced criminal charges that could have put him behind bars for the rest of his life.Simuro...

It’s bad enough that Lebanon cops still think that arresting people for allegedly possessing small amounts of marijuana is a good use of their time...

The defense hoped for a minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The prosecutor wanted more — a minimum of 30 years, if he could get it. The judge...

After serving 10 months in Vermont’s only prison for women, Cyndi LaPlante was released in December 2014. To stay out of prison, LaPlante must...

Sam Ramsey began to struggle with mental illness in elementary school. He’s spent the last 11 years — half of his life, so far — living in...

After Lisa Mabey had surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center sent a massage therapist to her home in Hanover...

How apropos that the Norwich Planning Commission held its affordable housing forum last Thursday — Groundhog Day. If only Bill Murray could have...

A Dartmouth College graduate lives in a room on the Shady Lawn Motel’s ground floor. A 72-year-old who gets by on Social Security has been a guest...

Tom Mauzy began serving a 30-day sentence in the Sullivan County jail last week for disorderly conduct. Keeping Mauzy, who had no previous criminal...

When I was a kid, The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular TV sitcom that got laughs by portraying uneducated people living in a place they didn’t...

I am in the L.L. Bean store in West Lebanon, and I am surrounded by temptation. There’s a Fair Isle crew neck sweater marked down to half the...

I’ll say this for Plainfield’s library trustees: They sure know how to grab headlines. They could write a book on how to drive a wedge in a...

As a die-hard sports enthusiast, I probably should be more gung-ho about Dartmouth’s effort to build a massive indoor practice facility near...

In June 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in Vermont. As a result, people caught with...

Orange, Vt. — After his release from prison in early 2015, Casey Maville reached out on Facebook to his former girlfriend, the mother of his...

On a Friday evening in October, a young woman came into Moe’s Southwest Grill, a cafeteria-style Mexican restaurant on Route 12A in West Lebanon...

Who does the Lebanon City Council think it’s kidding? The ban on overnight camping on public land that recently passed by a 6-2 vote is nothing...

Since the 1960s, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has offered hunters and anglers the opportunity to purchase a “permanent” license for...

Ange Greene is a survivor. She survived 10 years of heroin addiction and nearly two years in the crumbling warehouse with razor wire that Vermont...

He was 18 years old, just out of high school, when police arrested him for “drinking and fighting” in downtown Burlington. The fistfight, which...

A “miscarriage of justice” is what former Windsor County State’s Attorney Bobby Sand called the criminal case against Ernie Simuro when testifying...

Sales are up (slightly), membership is on the rise and the labor unrest that cropped up a couple of years ago seems to have subsided. Now, just as...

Barbara Teeter was such a fixture at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center’s general internal medicine clinic over the years that some patients made...

Even with polls indicating the presidential race in New Hampshire was a toss-up heading into Election Day, Vicki Schwaegler didn’t want to risk it....

Ernie Simuro never should have been arrested. In October 2010, a Windsor police officer accused him of sexually abusing his learning-disabled...

Editor’s Note: This story was published in the Valley News on Sept. 20, 2015.—Windsor — In October 2010, Ernie Simuro was arrested on charges of...

During the last 25 years or so, the federal government and most states have cracked down on domestic violence. Offenders are increasingly held...

Chris Herren signed his first autographs in eighth grade. It made no difference to folks in his hardscrabble hometown of Fall River, Mass., that he...

Forrest Boucher had just stepped out of the shower on Tuesday when his cellphone rang at 7:09 a.m. Since he wasn’t due at work until 11 that night,...

When Dan Fraser was invited for dinner at Hartford Dismas House, he knew little about the program that gives men and woman just out of prison a...

A few summers ago while driving along I-91 North in Hartford on a Sunday afternoon, I happened to be side-by-side with a Mercedes SUV with New York...

Vermont’s ban on billboards has served the state well for nearly 50 years. The 1968 law — the first of its kind in the nation — was supposed to...

As newspaper stories go, this one was about as straightforward as it gets. After operating out of a neighboring community for more than 30 years...

Claremont cops don’t need to worry about touching off public unrest — a la Charlotte, N.C., last week — for not releasing video footage of the...

Few people, if any, have a better understanding of what Brigham v. State of Vermont stands for than St. Johnsbury attorney Robert Gensburg.After...

Four months after being arrested for smoking marijuana at home, Brian Cardinale, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and walks with a cane, left...

In announcing last week that Dartmouth-Hitchcock will soon be laying off between 270 and 460 employees, CEO James Weinstein said, “Reductions at...

School choice is nothing new in Vermont. Many towns without their own high school have long given students the freedom to pick. In making the...

Does the thought of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton occupying the White House keep you awake at night? Has the plight of Syrian refugees got you...

The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this month that it intends to phase out the use of private prisons. Will Vermont follow suit...

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the Valley News on Dec. 29, 2015. It’s the third part in a three-part series.Click here to read parts one...

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the Sunday Valley News on Dec. 28, 2015. It’s the second part in a three-part series.Click here to read...

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the Sunday Valley News on Dec. 27, 2015. It’s the first part in a three-part series.Click here...

I recently wrote about a property owner in South Royalton who was raising 39 pigs in a residential neighborhood and had created quite a stink.But...

In a South Royalton hillside neighborhood, where a dozen modest homes overlook the White River Valley, 39 new residents have moved in since last...

Strapping on a pair of fiberglass skis, hurtling down an icy in-run at 55 mph and soaring the length of a football field before touching down on...

In 2011, Michel Guite planted about 2,250 maple saplings on his property in Hartland with the intention of some day getting into the maple sugar...

I recently got a call from a reader who thought prices at Listen’s thrift stores were running on the high side and that was driving away some...

Having kissed his girlfriend goodnight, 15-year-old Rob Briggs turned to her mother and stepfather before heading out their front door.“Sleep well,...

David Hall’s opponents claim his proposed NewVista project in Sharon, Strafford, Royalton and Tunbridge “could destroy our Vermont communities, if...

In the summer of 1997, Alex Leary, a recent college grad, was “selling beer, sandwiches and gas” at a convenience store in his hometown of Ithaca...

I can’t pretend to know what makes cops tick — particularly those who treat their sidearm as just another appendage. So why Hartford Police...

Fireman has become firefighter. Policeman is now police officer. Mailman is out. Mail carrier is in. Language evolves. And it has nothing to do...

Deb and Richard Higgins were always particular about the water they drank. So much so that they went to the trouble of filling jugs with fresh tap...

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