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Vermont Law and Graduate School steps in to offer legal help to flood-affected businesses
08-18-2023 10:21 AM

By MAX SCHEINBLUM

Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Entrepreneurial Legal Laboratory is offering free legal assistance to Vermont businesses trying to recover from last month’s floods.The school has coordinated with volunteer attorneys across the state to provide up...


Study finds successes in Vermont prison opioid treatment program
08-14-2023 10:48 AM

By ETHAN WEINSTEIN 

Vermont’s medication program for incarcerated people with opioid use disorder has helped reduce overdoses after release, though COVID-19 reversed some progress.That’s the topline lesson gleaned in the first published analysis of the Vermont Department...


Vermont regulators trim health insurance premium increases
08-10-2023 9:58 AM

By KRISTEN FOUNTAIN

The two insurance companies that offer health care plans through Vermont Health Connect to individuals and small employers will be able to increase premiums by double digits in 2024. However, regulators significantly cut back the rates that insurers...


Vermont Army National Guard celebrates 1st woman promoted to brigadier general
07-28-2023 7:35 PM

By AUDITI GUHA

COLCHESTER, Vt. — The Vermont Army National Guard on Wednesday celebrated the first woman to be promoted to brigadier general. During a ceremony at Camp Johnson, Col. Tracey Poirier acknowledged the promotion gives her greater visibility, but said...


Motorboat strike suspected in death of Vermont’s oldest known loon
07-27-2023 6:18 PM

By PAIGE FISHER

Vermont’s oldest known loon died after experiencing blunt trauma, a necropsy has found, suggesting that the bird was killed by a motorboat. The 31-year-old male was found dead last month in Newark Pond. Experts initially suspected lead poisoning,...


Vermont Community Foundation establishes flood relief fund
07-14-2023 10:45 AM

By PAIGE FISHER

The Vermont Community Foundation has established a fund to help people and communities recover from the devastation caused by this week’s floods.Torrential rain and the flooding it produced left downtowns underwater, forced residents to evacuate their...


Vermont to pay up to $16.5 million to resolve EB-5 claims by defrauded Jay Peak investors
07-06-2023 6:20 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

The state of Vermont has agreed to pay up to $16.5 million in a global settlement to resolve legal claims made by defrauded investors in a series of Northeast Kingdom development projects centered around Jay Peak Resort and funded through the federal...


Tunbridge farm owner found guilty on six counts of animal cruelty
07-05-2023 9:21 AM

By MAX SCHEINBLUM

CHELSEA — Debra Densmore, 56, was found guilty on six counts of animal cruelty by a jury at the Orange County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon. The charges, which fall under subsection four in Vermont’s animal cruelty statute, refer to horses Daisy,...


Vermont’s only law school opens Burlington location
06-26-2023 9:20 AM

By PAIGE FISHER

Vermont Law and Graduate School is extending its footprint from its base in South Royalton to a new satellite location in downtown Burlington.The space, a suite in an office building on College Street, will serve as a meeting place and classroom for...


New details emerge in ValleyNet embezzlement case
06-15-2023 5:50 PM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

BURLINGTON — A Northfield man has pleaded not guilty to three felony charges alleging he embezzled more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that was working to bring broadband to central Vermont.Recent documents filed by prosecutors also...


Vermont legalizes online sports betting
06-14-2023 5:20 PM

By SARAH MEARHOFF

Vermont joined more than half the states in legalizing online sports betting Wednesday as Gov. Phil Scott signed H.127 into law.The Republican governor has long supported legalization, which had been stalled for years in the Democratic-controlled...


Vermont’s Scott signs ‘HOME’ bill, legalizing duplexes statewide and tweaking Act 250
06-06-2023 4:52 PM

By LOLA DUFFORT

Gov. Phil Scott signed a wide-ranging bill Monday that aims to ease Vermont’s housing crisis by chipping away at certain state and local regulatory barriers to residential construction. Among several municipal reforms, S.100 will effectively ban...


After two decades searching, biologist finds first ‘bog elfin’ butterfly in Vermont
06-05-2023 8:04 PM

By EMMA COTTON

On May 19, biologist Bryan Pfeiffer visited an undisclosed bog in northern Vermont with the same goal he’d had for the last 21 years: to confirm that the state is home to the elusive bog elfin, a butterfly the size of a penny.After meandering for an...


Missing man who allegedly embezzled nearly $600K from ECFiber operator found, charged
05-16-2023 5:53 AM

By ALAN J. KEAYS

A Northfield man wanted for allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that was working to bring broadband to central Vermont has been charged and arrested after nearly a year on the run, according to court records.An...


King Arthur Baking to suspend direct-to-consumer sales from Vermont; 19 employees in Norwich affected
04-29-2023 9:23 AM

By FRED THYS

King Arthur Baking Co. has decided to discontinue direct-to-consumer sales from its Norwich facility starting in June 2024, which company officials expect will affect 19 jobs.The Norwich-based company, formerly known as King Arthur Flour, has...


Scott pledges to veto clean heat standard as lawmakers plan an override
04-28-2023 11:38 PM

By EMMA COTTON

For the second year in a row, Gov. Phil Scott plans to veto a bill that would set up a clean heat standard, the biggest climate priority of Vermont’s legislative session.“I will veto S.5, and I’m asking Vermonters, even the many who have already...


Ed Koren, New Yorker cartoonist and beloved Vermonter, dies at 87
04-14-2023 10:03 PM

By PAUL HEINTZ

Edward Koren, who spent more than six decades delighting readers of the New Yorker with his unmistakably shaggy and joyous cartoons, died Friday at his home in Brookfield, Vt. He was 87 years old. Koren’s wife, Curtis, confirmed his death to the New...


Vermont lawmakers gear up for a possible mileage-based fee on electric vehicles
04-08-2023 11:42 AM

By SHAUN ROBINSON

Vermont’s policymakers have known for years that as more people opt to buy electric vehicles, the money the state brings in from its gasoline tax will decline significantly.That’s led to a conundrum: Officials want to replace that cash — which pays...


Lawmakers propose reforms at Vermont sheriffs’ departments
01-19-2023 1:32 AM

By TIFFANY TAN

Vermont sheriffs’ departments have drawn scrutiny recently after a few in their ranks were charged with criminal offenses yet remained on the job. That scrutiny is expected to grow more intense after a group of key state senators introduced...


74-year-old man incarcerated at Southern State Correctional Facility dies
01-04-2023 9:21 AM

By AUDITI GUHA

 A 74-year-old man who was being held at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, Vt., died Sunday, according to the Department of Corrections and the Vermont State Police.Henry Butson of St. Johnsbury, Vt., was brought by ambulance to...

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