SCOV Law Blog: Partition problem

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Janet and Paul met in 2002, fell in love, and decided to buy a house. Paul and Janet split up in 2009 and Paul moved out. You probably see where this is going.

YWP: Waiting for Winter

Ella Staats is a freshman at Burlington High School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Waiting for Winter by Ella Staats, a freshman at Burlington High School.

YWP: Thrill on the Hill

Margot Frost is a fifth-grade student at Tunbridge Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Thrill on the Hill” by Margot Frost, a fifth-grader at Tunbridge Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: A question of possession

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Plaintiffs claimed they’d adversely possessed “several strips of land adjacent to their property: a triangular area used for parking, a small grassy knoll, and a narrow strip of land on the eastern side of the roadway leading to plaintiffs’ house.”

SCOV Law Blog: Not cruel, not unusual

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Petitioner broke into his ex-girlfriend’s hotel room and attacked her and her boyfriend with a hammer before attempting to drag the ex to a van with the intent to restrain her inside and set the van aflame.

SCOV Law Blog: Water woes

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Newport brings suit after Derby Center added a service fee to Newport’s water bill. The SCOV scrutinizes the contract.

Stowe pastor comes to the aid of Syrian Christians

The Rev. Benedict Kiely shows a bracelet and a lapel pin — or, in this case, a suspenders pin — he’s using to help persecuted Christians in the Mideast. Photo by Tom Kearney/Stowe Reporter

The Rev. Benedict Kiely was wearing one of those ubiquitous bracelets promoting a cause, and he remembered that the Islamic State group was marking Christian homes with the Arabic letter N to identify them — much the way the Nazis marked the homes of Jews. The Arabic N is the first letter in “Nasrani/Nasarean,” the Muslim word of contempt for Christians. That’s when it struck him: Sell items marked with the Arabic N, and use the money to help persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

In This State: Coming to peace with starting over

Riki Moss brings to her work a sensibility that includes intelligence, a sense of humor, and a passion for global issues. This installation, called "Migration," uses strong gestural expressions to convey the pain, desperation and passion caused by human dislocation. Photo by Nancy Graff

“In two years we had risen to the pinnacle,” says artist Riki Moss. In a soft voice that belies the disappointment she and her husband soon faced, she tells what happened next.

Panels air marijuana legalization issues

A marijuana plant at a Colorado grow operation. Photo by Brent Levin/Creative Commons

The 2015 legislature is likely to revisit marijuana legalization. Lawmakers from all parties spoke about related issues at an event Wednesday night in Burlington.

YWP: Porcelain Sugar

Alexandra Contreras-Montesano is an eight-grader at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Porcelain Sugar” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano, an eight-grader at Edmunds Middle School.

SCOV Law Blog: Domicile detention denied

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A man charged with first-degree murder filed a motion for home confinement, proposing that he live at home and work on his 140-acre family farm. The trial court wasn’t sure that was such a hot idea.

Bushnell: Former judge explores Newbury’s mystery of Orville Gibson

As a young lawyer, retired Vermont Superior Court Judge Stephen Martin helped successfully defend a man accused of killing Newbury farmer Orville Gibson. Martin has just published a book in which he details how he really thinks Gibson died. Photo by Mark Bushnell

Former Vermont Superior Court Judge Stephen Martin is out to remove a historical dark mark on the reputation of Newbury.

YWP: Black Box Man

Olivia Howe is a freshman at Brattleboro Union High School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Black Box Man” by Olivia Howe, a freshman at Brattleboro Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: A question of character

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The rule says that if a Vermont attorney is disciplined in another jurisdiction, that attorney will receive the same discipline here.

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