In online posts, John Helfant took aim at Vermont’s policy allowing any student to use the locker room associated with their gender identity. Such comments undercut his ability to serve the town and put trans kids at risk, according to the leader of a Vermont organization supporting LGBTQ+ people.
After surviving an appeal to the development review board, construction will continue on Rabbit Hill Way. Neighbors argue that construction began without a permit, and the town rubber-stamped the project despite a need for further review.
A fire in a storage shed on Park Street proved fatal in Springfield on Sunday. Many of the firefighters who responded later battled a blaze on Route 103 in Chester, where a house was destroyed.
Bill Bohnyak is accused of allowing a deputy without the proper certification to investigate crimes, including child sexual assault. He had requested a recount this week after losing his reelection bid by 100 votes.
Brian Kippen of Tunbridge founded KAD Models and Prototypes in California before expanding the advanced manufacturing business to Randolph. Now, he’s teaching manufacturing and fabrication at the Randolph Technical Career Center, hoping to encourage young people to enter the field.
The Vermont Criminal Justice Council voted unanimously to permanently decertify Anthony Moriglioni, who resigned from the Springfield Police Department in January. The council said its decision was based on two separate instances of misconduct.
The Democratic incumbent had been off the campaign trail for the last month after suffering a stroke. His Republican opponent ran an aggressive, highly visible digital campaign focusing on the clean heat standard and cultural issues popular among national Republicans.
Republicans needed to flip four districts to dismantle the Democrats’ veto-proof majority, but uncertified results indicated they failed to do so. The GOP picked up a seat in Rutland County but lost competitive races in Orange and Chittenden counties.
The cost of heating fuel is soaring, and the issue has pervaded local elections this cycle.
William Gaoitti, a Republican from Mount Tabor, has sought the support of moderates. He’s facing off against Dorset Democrat Mike Rice, who has made affordability and the climate crisis his key issues.