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...

Over the next few days, after the freshly minted graduates and their families have cleared out, the Dartmouth College Class of ’71 will filter into...

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published Nov. 23, 2015. Click here for Part One.The one-bedroom apartment on the top floor of Wheelock...

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published Nov. 22, 2015.I’m fairly certain Andy Harvard’s story is one that Dartmouth College doesn’t want...

Sam Ramsey is scheduled to be released from the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, Vt., early next year. Having earned his high...

On the eve of its 80th anniversary, the Hanover Co-op supermarket chain appears to have reached a crossroads. Is it truly a consumer cooperative in...

Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana is supposedly not a big deal anymore. Even in New Hampshire — the only New England state yet...

At the time of Eric Daley’s sentencing hearing in 2004, I wrote that the 25- to 33-year prison term he received for leading Vermont State...

By many of the benchmarks used in higher education, Colby-Sawyer College is in better shape now than it was when President Tom Galligan arrived 10...

When Emily Perkins took the witness stand Tuesday, she testified about an encounter she said she had with drug dealer Scott Hill on the day he was...

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