Editor’s note: This article is by Taylor Reed of the Caledonian-Record, in which it was first published on Aug. 31, 2014. ST. JOHNSBURY — The St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center on Friday afternoon purchased a Victorian house on Summer Street for $185,000 in order to establish a new museum to display local artifacts. “We’re […]
Annie Ramniceanu will oversee the state’s new pretrial services system to help people convicted of crimes access substance abuse and mental health services, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Corrections Commissioner Andy Pallito announced Friday. Ramniceanu, who left Spectrum Youth and Family Services this year after 17 years, will develop and implement the state’s new program, crafted […]
This time, the trucker is facing charges. Jacques Marchand, 64, of Dunham, Quebec, is the latest in a long line of truckers whose vehicles became stuck on narrow, twisting Vermont 108 through Smugglers Notch. Marchand has been charged with failure to obey a traffic-control device — the big signs warning large trucks not to try […]
SOUTH ROYALTON –– Vermont Law School will honor professor Cheryl Hanna with in on-campus remembrance ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4. The ceremony is open to all members of the Vermont Law School community and will be followed by a reception, a news release said. “For many of our faculty, staff, students and alumni, Cheryl […]
Green Mountain Power will reduce residential and commercial electricity prices by 2.46 percent starting Oct. 1. State regulators approved the rate decrease Monday. “Lowering electricity rates at a time when other costs continue to rise, is an important part of helping Vermont families and businesses,” GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said in a statement. […]
The state’s environmental enforcement agency and the town of Randolph reached a $56,350 settlement last week over the discharge of human waste and other sewage into the White River. Department of Environmental Conservation’s Compliance and Enforcement Division (CED) in 2012 responded to an anonymous complaint and found toilet paper, human waste and grease flowing from […]
Running in House District 2-1, for the Democrats, Timothy Corcoran II and Rachael Fields will be the party’s nominees with 812 and 340 votes respectively. They defeated Jackie Kelly, who had 222 votes.
Of the Democrats running for the nomination in District 2-2, Joann Erenhouse and Kiah Morris won, with 184 and 239 votes respectively. They defeated Jim Carroll, who got 164 votes, and Brandy Reynolds, who got 154 votes.
The Vermont Right to Life Political Committee released its endorsements for the primary election on Monday. The organization encourages its members to choose the Republican ballot. The committee chose not to recommend a candidate for governor. Three of the four candidates who are vying for the Republican nomination are pro-choice. The exception is Steve Berry, […]
Editor’s note: This article is by Anna Boarini, of the Manchester Journal, in which it was first published Aug. 25, 2014. MANCHESTER – There’s another candidate to consider for Tuesday’s primary election. Judy Livingston, a Republican and former representative for the Bennington-4 district, has launched a write-in campaign. Livingston, who served for seven terms in […]
Louis Freeh, the former director of the FBI was injured in a crash in Vermont on Monday afternoon. Freeh was airlifted to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., for treatment. USA Today reported that he was seriously injured. Freeh was FBI director from 1993 to 2001 during which time he investigated the crash of TWA […]
The state’s transmission utility has set a price for Vermont Gas to use its utility corridor as part of its natural gas pipeline extension through Addison County. Vermont Gas spokesman Steve Wark said Friday the company intends to pay $450,000 for about 51 acres within the utility corridor. The price includes access roads, he said. […]
Former Democratic political operative Ben Palkowski has been named legislative director for the Vermont State Employees Association, according to a news release Monday afternoon. He replaces Steve Howard, who took over as the union’s executive director in June. Palkowski led the Vermont Democratic Party’s House campaign from 2007 to 2011, and worked in 2006 as […]