Photo Slideshow: Town Meeting in Elmore

An Elmore voter places their paper ballot in the mailbox where votes on whether the town should study a possible merger with Morristown were collected at Town Meeting. The vote was 79 to 19 in favor of embarking on the merger study.

Scenes from Town Meeting Day at the Elmore Town Hall. Photos by Amy Ash Nixon.

YWP: Imagine What it Feels Like

Jojo Williams-Keane

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Imagine What it Feels Like” by Jojo Williams-Keane, an eighth-grader at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, N.H.

SCOV Law Blog: Town sues insurer for recovery of lost interest due to embezzlement

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The town of Ira’s argument was that the policy should cover the “time value” of the money taken and the trial court agreed. Insurer appealed, town cross-appealed, and that brings us to the main event.

YWP: The Victim’s Memorial

Jessica Beliveau

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Victim’s Memorial” by Jessica Beliveau, an eight-grader at Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School in Essex Junction.

SCOV Law Blog: No name-calling

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When Defendant testified in his own defense at his trial, he said the sex was consensual.

YWP: Sparks

Lydia Moreman is a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Sparks” by Lydia Moreman, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Not for profit farming precludes Use Value tax exemption

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The SCOV begins by noting that there are no factual disputes and its only job here is to determine whether Turtle Hill qualifies for the UVA program as a “farmer” under the statute.

YWP: Hazy Days

Simone Edgar Holmes

The week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Hazy Days” by Simone Edgar Holmes, a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School.

SCOV Law Blog: Deck dispute

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The town of Addison’s rules are meant to protect the shoreline and to prevent construction and all the problems that construction can cause in a delicate environmental system.

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.

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