Shaun Smith resigned from Springfield’s police department in 2020. The Vermont Criminal Justice Council could permanently revoke his law enforcement certification at a hearing next month.
Author: Ethan Weinstein
Fingerprint processing delays are preventing child care businesses from fully onboarding new staff
Amidst an already dire staffing shortage, child care providers now face fingerprint processing delays that can take three months or more. While new hires wait for their prints to come back, they can’t be left alone with children.
State and local volunteers scramble to deal with increased crossings at the northern border
In back-to-back weeks, the border patrol has brought three migrant families to the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. More migrants are expected, and a network of volunteers and government officials are puzzling out how to help.
Police chief says border patrol is dropping immigrant families at St. Johnsbury Welcome Center
St. Johnsbury Police Chief Timothy Page said his officers had recently noticed families appearing in town without support. Gov. Phil Scott acknowledged the situation at his Tuesday press conference.
Former state trooper arrested on more than a dozen charges for allegedly stealing more than $40,000 of items in police custody
Giancarlo DiGenova was placed on leave in December as police investigated whether he stole a Rolex from police custody. That investigation uncovered numerous instances of misconduct.
‘A wild part of me’: Rocket, a one-named videographer and Hartford politician, grapples with a pugnacious past
On screen, Rocket makes quick friends with all he meets. Off screen, he’s sometimes found himself in hot water.
Man who sustained life-threatening injuries in December prison altercation dies
Jeffrey Hall, 55, had been hospitalized since the Dec. 22 incident. His cellmate at Northwest State Correctional Facility, Mbyayenge Mafuta, was later charged with attempted murder.
Randolph votes down plan to reestablish police department
The budget proposed a steep cost increase over the town’s previous policing services, which were provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Killington voters give TIF thumbs up at the polls
Voters gave the town approval to take on up to $47 million in debt, which will help pay for water and road upgrades. Town officials hope those upgrades will allow the town to grow and welcome residents at all income levels.
In Pomfret, a ski hill’s name change fuels conversation about a changing state
Saskadena Six is the new name for the ski area formerly known as Suicide Six. Not everyone’s happy about it.