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


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.

YWP: Rape Culture

Tyler Harris is a recent graduate of Burlington High School and a summer intern with Young Writers Project. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Rape Culture” by Tyler Harris, a recent graduate of Burlington High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Sanction starting points


After a random audit request, Attorney realized that he had been violating a rule of accounting by putting personal funds into a sub-account.

Burlington Electric warns customers of bill payment scam

Customers of the Burlington Electric Department are being warned of a possible telephone payment scam, BED officials said Monday. Some BED customers, particularly hair salons, have received calls threatening to cut off service if bills are not paid within an hour, a news release said. The callers ask the customers for credit card or other […]

Evidence of police dishonesty leads to overturned convictions nationwide

Sean Ellis with Jillise McDonough (left) and Rosemary Scapicchio (right)

There’s no statewide protocol in Vermont to make sure all favorable, material evidence of a testifying police officer’s misconduct is disclosed to the defense. In Arizona, a convicted murderer was exonerated because the courts were misled by a cop.

YWP: My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Things

Sophie Dauerman is entering eighth grade at Shelburne Community School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “My Favorite (and Least Favorite) Things” by Sophie Dauerman, an eighth-grader at Shelburne Community School.

SCOV Law Blog: Voluntary manslaughter — malice or intent?


Should the judge instruct the jury that they may convict the defendant of voluntary manslaughter if they find that she had “diminished capacity”? The defendant argued that this would be proper. The State disagreed.

A former Vermont scribe comes home to Bernie’s base

Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-Vt.), delivers an address on how to spur the American economy at the Brookings Institute in Dec, 2014. (Flickr/Brookings Institute)

Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay, a former Vermont reporter, spent a few days in the Green Mountain state parsing Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.

Urgent care facility planned in Waterbury Center

Editor’s note: This story by Matt Mientka first appeared in the Waterbury Record. A new urgent care facility in Waterbury Center will soon offer residents greater convenience in seeking medical appointments. The Central Vermont Medical Center plans to open the facility later this year at 76 McNeil Road, off Route 100 near Pete’s Greens Waterbury […]

YWP: The Time Comes

Lydia Moreman is a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. Courtesy photo

Thie week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Time Comes” by Lydia Moreman, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Paying for college after divorce


This case involves a separation agreement wherein Dad agreed to pay for the kids’ college tuition.

Montpelier Fourth of July in photos

Montpelier Fourth of July

Photographer Roger Crowley captures the city’s celebration.

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