YWP: Joey’s Biggest Mistake

YWP Ezra Marks Feat

*+-This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Joey’s Biggest Mistake” by Ezra Marks, a freshman at Middlebury Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: An appeal for bail

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*+-Three justices of the Supreme Court consider whether to affirm a lower court’s ruling to hold without bail a man accused of felony aggrevated domestic assault.

Photo Slideshow: Scenes from the end of the 2015 legislative session

House Speaker Shap Smith, Gov. Peter Shumlin and President Pro Tem John Campbell after settling on a tax deal.

*+-“It’s always moments of levity and absurdism,” House Speaker Shap Smith said Friday.

YWP: Indiana Has Disappointed Me

Alexandra Contreras-Montesano

*+-This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Indiana Has Disappointed Me” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, an eighth-grader at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Dispute over sewage system creates a mess in probate proceeding

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*+-The issue is whether a town is entitled to money from an estate, in the form of a constructive trust, to inspect and maintain a privately owned sewer system.

YWP: Tunnel Vision

Erin Burndock

*+-This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Tunnel Vision” by Erin Bundock, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Embarrassment fails to meet bar of emotional distress

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*+-Plaintiff brought her 4-year-old granddaughter to an American Legion Post hoping to have her sing karaoke. But the little girl’s dreams of stardom were dashed when a member of the staff asked them to leave.

The Mark Johnson Show: Attorney General Bill Sorrell

*+-Attorney General Bill Sorrell strongly denies he has violated any campaign finance laws. In a radio interview on WDEV’s “Mark Johnson Show” Tuesday, Sorrell at times angrily rejected claims that he violated campaign finance laws. The 18-year veteran Democrat said a complaint, which was filed by a Republican Party official, was politically motivated. Sorrell said […]

YWP: Stolen Time

Audrey Dawson is a sophomore at Essex High School. Courtesy photo

*+-This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Stolen Time” by Audrey Dawson, a sophomore at Essex High School.

SCOV Law Blog: A brother appeals charge of simple assault and disorderly conduct

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*+-As the SCOV puts it, “Various witnesses provided conflicting accounts of the altercation” between the two brothers.

YWP: Unpredictable

Erin Lashway is a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Courtesy photo

*+-This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Unpredictable” by Erin Lashway, a junior at Mount Mansfield Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: A question of domicile

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*+-This case is about a taxpayer appealing a decision from the Commissioner of Taxes, who held the Taxpayer failed to prove a change of domicile to obtain a homestead property tax adjustment on his Vermont residence.

Rumblestrip: A tribute to the inimitable Kendall Wild

Kendall Wild

*+-Wild was a legendary editor at the Rutland Herald where over the course of three decades he trained a generation of reporters in the art of fierce, uncompromising journalism. Audio reporter Erica Heilman invited some of those reporters to talk about what it was like to work for Wild in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Pfeiffer: Hillary and me

Hillary Clinton and Bryan Pfeiffer

*+-When Hillary Clinton came to the Woodstock Town Hall for a major policy address on health care in June 1993, I was determined to get an interview.

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