2014 primary: Governor candidates’ positions on key issues

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VTDigger asked the primary candidates for governor to submit bio information and to answer questions about their stances on key issues.

YWP: Creature at Camp

Hadley Murphy was a seventh-grader at Charlotte Central School last spring when she wrote this story. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “Creature at Camp,” by Hadley Murphy, a rising eighth-grader at Charlotte Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: The ‘You Snooze, You Lose’ Doctrine

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After her divorce was finalized, a woman filed a motion to have her ex-husband held in contempt of an earlier temporary order.

YWP: The Power of Family

Cole Banks is a fifth-grader to be at Tunbridge Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “The Power of Family,” by Cole Banks, a fifth-grader at Tunbridge Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: Fired vs. quit

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“This case turns upon a common question in employment disputes: did the employee jump, or was she pushed?”

In This State: Mike DeBonis takes the lead at the Green Mountain Club

Middlebury native Mike DeBonis returned to Vermont this summer to become executive director of the Green Mountain Club. Here, he shows a visitor the construction site of a new Long Trail bridge over the Winooski River in Bolton. Photo by Candace Page

Mike DeBonis walked with a woodsman’s easy strides through a jungly floodplain forest of red maple and scrawny elms bordering the future path of the Long Trail by the Winooski River.

YWP: The Potato Story

Ben Blackmore is an eighth-grader to be at Charlotte Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Potato Story,” told by Ben Blackmore, an eighth-grader to be at Charlotte Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: A case of unprofessional conduct

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The respondent in this case was an administrator at a nursing home for four years. It seems as though she was not a lot of fun to work with.

In This State: At Woodstock tournament, croquet is competitive and convivial

More than one game can be played at one time on a croquet course, but these two competitors are just warming up the day before the competition begins. The white string on the ground is a line marking the boundary of the course. Photo by Nancy Price Graff

It is not enough to play with just a robust repertoire of shots, an understanding of grips, and a feel for the way to swing the mallet with one’s arms in a way that pulls the ball rather than pushes it.

YWP: Champagne

Erin Bundock, a rising junior at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, wrote this piece as a sophomore during Young Writers Project’s Vermont Writes Day. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Champagne,” by Erin Bundock, a rising junior at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg.

SCOV Law Blog: Terminating parental rights

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This case involves an appeal by two incarcerated fathers of a trial court’s decision to terminate their residual parental rights to their two minor children.

In This State: Mount Ascutney’s caretakers celebrate their mountain

A view of Mount Ascutney from across the Connecticut River in New Hampshire. Residents in the area of the mountain have maintained a close relationship with “their” peak for almost 200 years. Photo by M. Dickey Drysdale

Mount Ascutney rewards with a spectacular outdoor playground filled with cascades, cliffs, viewpoints, and history.

At Hildene, focus turns to ecological stewardship

Cutline: Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, seen from the gardens behind it, is evolving into a working farm and estate that is attractive not only for its history but for its pursuit of 21st century interests in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Photo courtesy Hildene

Along with a museum, the 400-plus acre property that was once home to Robert Todd Lincoln offers footpaths, farming and cheesemaking.

YWP: ‘Dawn’

Olivia Pintair of Williston is a rising freshman who will be attending Emma Willard School in the fall. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Dawn” by Olivia Pintair of Williston.

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