YWP: The Summer I Was 15

Noa Urbaitel graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School in June and has been writing with Young Writers Project since sixth grade. She is attending Mount Holyoke College this fall.

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Summer I Was 15” by Noa Urbaitel, a recent graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Court wrestles with mental health issue

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The Vermont Supreme Court overrules a court order of non-hospitalization in an appeal brought by a man diagnosed with schizophrenia.

YWP: Lively

Olivia Pintair, of Williston, entering her sophomore year at Emma Willard School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Lively” by Olivia Pintair, a sophomore at Emma Willard School.

SCOV Law Blog: An automatic rent increase is challenged

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A lease established on a commercial property in Brattleboro set out how rent would increase annually. New tenants assumed the lease, but five years later objected to both the amount and the way rent had been calculated.

YWP: #172

Kayla McArtor is a sophomore at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “#172” by Kayla McArtor, a sophomore at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.

SCOV Law Blog: After reassessment of injury, state hospital worker sought increased worker’s comp benefits

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Mr. Marshall worked at the state hospital “as a psychiatric technician and ward aide.” He seems to have hurt his back every five years.

Mark Johnson joins VTDigger staff

Mark Johnson, WDEV

Veteran Vermont journalist Mark Johnson announced Monday he will be leaving WDEV radio to take a position as senior reporter/editor at the online news site, VTDigger.

Obituary for Lara K. Sobel

Lara Sobel

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Grand Ballroom at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St., Montpelier, with interment to follow.

A woman veteran’s long wait for American Legion membership

Gladys "Bunny" Strong gets a visit from Michael Helm, national commander of the American Legion. Photo courtesy of the American Legion

When Gladys Strong tried to join the American Legion after serving as a Marine in World War II, she was told she belonged in the Auxiliary. Seventy years later she is inducted into the Legion itself.

YWP: Who Owes Me?

Julia Remillard is a sophomore at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Who Owes Me?” by Julia Remillard, a sophomore at Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans.

SCOV Law Blog: Insurance company wins injury case with pollution exclusion argument

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Energy Wise put in some spray-foam insulation at a school and one of the employees, Mrs. Uhler, alleged that she was “exposed to and encountered airborne chemicals and airborne residues” and was injured.

YWP: This is a Dream

Emily Weatherill is a junior at The Sharon Academy. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “This is a Dream” by Emily Weatherill, a junior at The Sharon Academy.

SCOV Law Blog: Substantiation stricken

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A substantiation is a finding made by DCF upon doing an investigation and finding that a person has abused or neglected a child or placed a child at risk of harm. If a person is substantiated, his or her name gets placed on a child protection registry list.

Perennial Pleasures: A garden of delight in East Hardwick

Perennial Pleasures

East Hardwick is perhaps the somewhat improbable location of Perennial Pleasures Nursery — with the nursery, greenhouse and gardens run by Rachel Kane and the teahouse, along with a gift shop, run by her mother, Judith Kane.

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