YWP: Misunderstood

Fiona Sweeney is an eighth- grade student at Crossroads Academy. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Misunderstood” by Fiona Sweeney, an eighth-grade student at Crossroads Academy.

SCOV Law Blog: Torts, threats and thuggery

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This case helps define how much responsibility a police officer has to protect a specific person when a complaint is made about a potential attacker.

In This State: Quimby Country reflects a century of changes in fishing in the North Country

Vermont Gov. George Aiken, right, fishes with his friend Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, left, in this photo, circa the 1930s. Photo courtesy of Quimby Country archive

Quimby Country, the oldest operating sportsman’s camp in Vermont, is getting ready to close the doors on its 118th season.

YWP: Ophidiophobia

Ella Woodruff is an eighth-grader at Charlotte Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Ophidiophobia” by Ella Woodruff, an eighth-grader from Charlotte.

SCOV Law Blog: Complying with Rule 11

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A trial court found merit in the State’s violation of probation complaint and revoked petitioner’s probation, sentencing him to the underlying sentence denoted in the plea agreement.

Book Review: ‘My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within’

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There are many poignant parallels for me in Jon Derek Croteau’s beautifully crafted memoir of surviving an abusive father and overcoming his own anorexia and internalized homophobia.

SCOV Law Blog: Tripping over the rules of evidence

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The facts underlying this case involve a harrowing attempted kidnapping in which the victim was attacked by an unknown assailant, who physically assaulted her and tried unsuccessfully to force her into his pickup truck before fleeing the scene.

YWP: Turquoise

Mianda Wood is a high school junior from Craftsbury. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Turquoise” by Mianda Wood, a high school junior from Craftsbury.

In This State: Artist Charlie Hunter’s ‘murky paintings of decaying American infrastructure’

Charlie Hunter finds poignant subject matter in the neighborhood around his studio, which is located in Bellows Falls' former industrial center. His T-shirt, which he designed, reads: “Bellows Falls, Vermont: Not Nearly As Bad As You Thought." Photo by Mark Bushnell

Drawing a darker vision of the world hasn’t hurt Charlie Hunter’s career. He has been receiving national recognition as a painter with a unique viewpoint.

YWP: Dog’s Perspective

Finnian Abbey is a seventh-grader at Browns River Middle School in Jericho. Courtesy photo

This week’s entry in the Young Writers Project is “Dog’s Perspective,” by Finnian Abbey, a seventh-grader at Browns River Middle School in Jericho.

SCOV Law Blog: Can the long-arm statute reach across the Connecticut River?

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Eugene, who is in his 60s, lives in New Hampshire, and Neal lives in Vermont. The two men attended a probate court hearing in Manchester, New Hampshire, where, apparently, things did not go well.

Vermonters join 400,000 marchers in NYC climate march

NYC Climate march, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

More than 2,000 Vermonters participated, many riding the more than 20 full Saturday and Sunday buses from the Green Mountains.

In This State: When the treasure isn’t gold

This rambling brick house in Plainfield has been home to five generations of the Batchelder-Dailey-Clark family. It always housed at least two generations of the family and sometimes housed three. "You can't hang on to things forever," says Keith Clark, who is cleaning out the house and barn before selling them, but it's hard to let go of something that has been central to his family for 135 years. Photo by Nancy Graff

Vermont is full of old houses and barns that are unofficial repositories of the state’s history. Old military uniforms, butter churns, christening dresses, scythes with weathered handles represent just a fraction of the kinds of artifacts that lay hidden in attics and back rooms awaiting rediscovery.

YWP: You’ll Find Me

Olivia Pintair is a freshman at the Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y. She lives in Williston. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “You’ll Find Me” by Olivia Pintair, a freshman at Emma Willard School.

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