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    SCOV Law Blog: A back-to-the-land dream goes sour

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    Today’s case is not simply an idyllic metaphor about trying — and failing — to live a charmed life in rural Vermont. It’s about custody and property.

    YWP: Living on Ink

    Artwork by Erin Bundock, a sophomore at Champlain Valley Union High School.

    This week’s Young Writers Project entry, “Living on Ink,” is by Erin Bundock, a sophomore at Champlain Valley Union High School.

    Flooding closes a number of roads; Lake Champlain to reach flood stage

    The National Weather Service has placed most counties of Vermont under a Flood Warning due to rivers spilling their banks and the rising level of Lake Champlain. NWS says Lake Champlain is expected to reach its flood stage on Thursday.

    In This State: Vermont’s Tibetan community share their cherished culture

    Mingmar Tsering, president of the Tibetan Association of Vermont, plays a traditional flute at a recent celebration of Tibetan culture at the Fleming Museum. Photo by Tom Slayton

    Two themes – protesting the Chinese takeover of their homeland yet somehow preserving Tibet’s traditional culture – are woven through much of the daily life and art of Vermont’s Tibetan community.

    A short field guide to Vermont’s vernal season

    Spotted salamander. Photo by Bryan Pfeiffer

    Now is the time to enjoy Vermont’s early spring flora and fauna — spring beauties and trout lilies, wood ducks, bluebirds, salamanders and mourning cloak butterflies.

    YWP: Asphalt Stars

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    This week’s entry from the Young Writers Project is “Asphalt Stars,” by Carly Booth, a junior at Rutland High School.

    SCOV Law Blog: Commonsense says reading co-workers’ email is wrong

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    Plaintiff was the waterfront manager of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Burlington, and as such, was in charge of overseeing the daily operations of the city-owned Boathouse on the Burlington waterfront.

    Stowe Electric drops rates, launches usage study and plans new rate structure

    Stowe electric

    The utility is also launching a load profile study as it overhauls its rate structure, making room for modified tariff categories such as geothermal energy users and seasonal part-time residents.

    YWP: Autumn Eastman ‘Senior Year’

    Autumn Eastman is a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. Courtesy photo

    This week’s Young Writers Project entry is by Autumn Eastman, a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. A top distance runner, Autumn has been keeping a journal of her busy life.

    SCOV Law Blog: New evidence, same outcome

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    The vast majority of litigation is really quite boring, as today’s appeal of three obscure evidentiary issues demonstrates.

    In This State: Veteran Gilbert Lucier embodied Vermont’s deep passion for the Civil War

    A section of Julian Scott's "The Battle of Cedar Creek." Photo courtesy of Vermont State Curator's Office.

    When Gilbert Lucier succumbed to apoplexy in the Orleans County Memorial Hospital in 1944, he was the last of Vermont’s 34,238 Civil War soldiers to die.

    YWP: A Letter

    Frêdêric Chopin's Ballade #1 in g Minor is performed by Aliza Silverstein of Hyde Park. Courtesy photo

    This week’s entry from the Young Writers Project is “A Letter,” by Aliza Silverstein, a home-schooled senior.

    SCOV Law Blog: In CHINS case, time matters

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    RM, RM, and CM are siblings who have had it rough. Originally raised in Winooski, the three became subject to a child in need of supervision (CHINS) petition.

    ORCA video: Vermont Senate Spotlight featuring Sen. Claire Ayer

    Editor’s note: ”Vermont Senate Spotlight” is a production of ORCA, Montpelier’s local access TV station. The program is produced by Michael Abadi. His third guest was Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, chair of the Health and Welfare Committee. Ayer discussed health care reform, crossover, and involuntary medication of psychiatric patients.

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