Vermont is investigating how students are expelled or suspended at school, after a study revealed much higher discipline rates resulting in suspension among minority and disabled students.
A Ludlow woman was arraigned last week on two felony counts of Medicaid fraud and three felony counts of false pretenses, according to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. Jennifer Newsome, 50, of Ludlow was arraigned June 23 in Windsor Superior Court on charges that she submitted more than $30,000 in Medicaid claims for services that […]
The Department of Corrections confirmed Tuesday that 280 Vermont inmates housed at private prisons located out of state have been transported to a prison in Michigan. The news comes the day Vermont’s current contract with the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is set to expire. It will be replaced by a new agreement with the […]
The University of Vermont will become a tobacco-free campus starting Aug. 1. UVM President Tom Sullivan announced the new policy in a memo Tuesday to the UVM community, citing the known health risks associated with smoking tobacco. UVM joins 1,500 other colleges and universities by implementing the policy. The creation of a tobacco-free campus was […]
Investigators found signs of heroin and fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate, at the Ward Street residence where two brothers died in the same room June 18 in Burlington. Police suspect that brothers Sean and Dennis Thibault, ages 32 and 34 respectively, died from a drug overdose. If so, they will be the latest fatalities in […]