YWP: Momentum

Roland Downey

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is Momentum by Roland Downey of The Putney School.

SCOV Law Blog: The community-caretaking exception

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When a police officer stops a driver to warn of a downed tree ahead, and a DUI ensues, is the stop considered reasonable?

YWP: Riding Cows and Hot Cocoa

Ava Kendrick is a sophomore at Harwood Union High School. Courtesy photo

The week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Riding Cows and Hot Cocoa” by Ava Kendrick, a sophomore at Harwood Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Conflicts in the condo association

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This case has to do with a “longstanding feud” between a condo association and one of the individual property owners in the association.

In This State: Erica Heilman and Rumble Strip Vermont

Erica Heilman has done pieces on Barre’s Thunder Road Speedbowl, on taxidermists, defense attorneys, parenting, dementia, wood heat and waitresses. Furnished photo

On RumbleStripVermont.com, Erica Heilman has posted audio files that last from several minutes to more than an hour. Most of them involve Vermont and Vermonters.

YWP: Today is the Day

Samuel Boudreau is a senior at Bellows Free Academy. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Today is the Day” by Samuel Boudreau, a senior at Bellows Free Academy.

SCOV Law Blog: Development disagreement

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As true as it is that people will always talk about the weather, it is equally as true that people involved in condo associations will disagree about something.

YWP: The Arctic Monkeys

Noa Urbaitel is a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Arctic Monkeys” by Noa Urbaitel, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Aesthetics arguments

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Everyone agreed that the Goddard College woodchip plant project was going to have an adverse aesthetic impact. The issue was whether Goddard took sufficient mitigating steps.

Boy Scout group maintains conservation legacy in Stratton

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Since the 1950s, Snowald has been used primarily as a gathering place for Boy Scout troops to experience nature. But its neighbors know it as a place open to hikers, hunters and skiers.

YWP: Spill the Paint

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

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Spill the Paint” by Audrey Dawson, a sophomore at Essex High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Water woes

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When a landlord thought the town had shut off the water to a building she owned, she stopped heating the building. The pipes froze and burst, so the landlord sued the town.

In This State: For Mary Leahy, literacy goes beyond reading

Mary Leahy: "I'm not tutoring now, but if there were a student nearby, I certainly would." Photo by Nancy Graff

In 38 years with Central Vermont Adult Basic Education, Mary Leahy worked to make adult literacy programs “as inclusive as any other form of education, so that everyone could become part of the cultural community.”

YWP: This Unsteady World

Rose Meriam is a senior at Spaulding High School in Barre. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “This Unsteady World” by Rose Meriam, a senior at Spaulding High School.

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