Steve Terry: George and Lola Aiken together again in Putney

Lola Aiken, the widow of Gov. George D. Aiken, is applauded as she enters the House Chamber.

U.S. Sen. George Aiken and his wife, Lola, were Vermont’s first power couple, a formidable duo on the Washington, D.C., political scene. A funeral service for Lola Aiken, 102, was held Monday in Montpelier. She will be buried next to her husband in Putney.

Garrison Nelson: Jim Jeffords, reluctant rebel

Sen. Jim Jeffords, R-Vt.

Of the many ironies of the full life and lengthy public career of the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords is that this shy, kind and gentle man began his statewide political quest in 1968, one of the most troubling years of the 20th century.

YWP: Cows

Keenan Thygesen, a fifth-grader at Tunbridge Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s entry in the Young Writers Project is “Cows,” by Keenan Thygesen, a fifth-grade student at Tunbridge Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: Not so fast, New Hampshire!

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Rutland gave New Hampshire 10 days to come get petitioner and held him without bail for that time. But petitioner filed a request for habeas corpus relief arguing that the governor’s warrant was no good.

SCOV Law Blog: Does a father figure have any rights after breakup?

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Noel has two kids. Christopher wasn’t their dad, but for eight to 10 years, was a pretty significant parent figure in their lives. Unfortunately, as things sometimes do, the relationship fell apart.

Bennington Museum widens scope, adds taste of Vermont modernism

The Bennington Museum's director since 2012, Robert Wolterstorff, is exploring new ways to show and grow the museum's collection. Photo courtesy Bennington Museum

Robert Wolterstorff, who was hired as the museum’s new director in 2012, was seeking a new challenge, and Vermont seemed the perfect place to realize it.

In This State: Vermont’s traditional swimming holes endangered

Liz Slayton of Montpelier, wife of the writer of this column, cools off on a hot day at the bank of Journey's End swimming hole in Johnson, which features 100 yards of waterfalls, pools and clear, cold water. Photo by Tom Slayton

The Vermont River Conservancy has a plan, and a bold one: to conserve for public use a swimming hole in every town in Vermont.

SCOV Law Blog: Extinction of distinction

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In this case, the SCOV takes the bold step of abolishing Vermont’s common law negligence distinction between licensees and invitees.

2014 primary: Governor candidates’ positions on key issues

election canvas

VTDigger asked the primary candidates for governor to submit bio information and to answer questions about their stances on key issues.

YWP: Creature at Camp

Hadley Murphy was a seventh-grader at Charlotte Central School last spring when she wrote this story. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “Creature at Camp,” by Hadley Murphy, a rising eighth-grader at Charlotte Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: The ‘You Snooze, You Lose’ Doctrine

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After her divorce was finalized, a woman filed a motion to have her ex-husband held in contempt of an earlier temporary order.

YWP: The Power of Family

Cole Banks is a fifth-grader to be at Tunbridge Central School. Courtesy photo

This week’s Young Writer’s Project entry is “The Power of Family,” by Cole Banks, a fifth-grader at Tunbridge Central School.

SCOV Law Blog: Fired vs. quit

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“This case turns upon a common question in employment disputes: did the employee jump, or was she pushed?”

In This State: Mike DeBonis takes the lead at the Green Mountain Club

Middlebury native Mike DeBonis returned to Vermont this summer to become executive director of the Green Mountain Club. Here, he shows a visitor the construction site of a new Long Trail bridge over the Winooski River in Bolton. Photo by Candace Page

Mike DeBonis walked with a woodsman’s easy strides through a jungly floodplain forest of red maple and scrawny elms bordering the future path of the Long Trail by the Winooski River.

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