A Superior Court judge in Orleans County tossed the conviction of David Vaz after the judge found prosecutors in the case failed to disclose evidence that would have aided the defense.
Author: Patrick Crowley
Burlington City Council passes resolution condemning transphobia
With an anti-trans sticker campaign persisting around the city, the council approved language that specifically calls out the stickers and lists several ways to support the transgender community.
Former Williston Selectboard member pleads guilty to stalking in plea deal
Gordon St. Hilaire, who resigned from the board in December, reached an agreement with prosecutors and will serve six months probation.
After ballot question is rejected, Burlington City Council and mayor say they remain committed to expanding police oversight
A pair of resolutions make it clear that the issue of police oversight will remain on the council’s agenda. And a draft ordinance outlines a possible path toward an enhanced role of the existing Police Commission.
Burlington votes down police control board, ‘prop zero’ charter changes
Other questions on the ballot were approved, including charter changes allowing non-citizen legal residents to vote, an expansion of ranked choice, a carbon impact fee and others.
Housing debate reveals signs of strain in UVM-Burlington relationship
After the City Council tabled a rezoning proposal that would have allowed more development on the Trinity campus, the two sides are in a stalemate over student enrollment and housing.
In Burlington’s ballot questions, loudest debate centers on police control board
Voters will decide eight questions on the city’s ballot during Town Meeting Day. They address carbon impact fees, voting changes, redistricting and citizen ballot initiatives.
Shelburne woman pleads not guilty to kidnapping a child on Burlington bus
During the arraignment on Tuesday, Judge Alison Arms ordered an in-patient mental health evaluation to determine Moyium Willoman’s competency.
Superior Court judge to retire after questioning from lawmakers
Following a heated exchange with lawmakers on the Joint Committee on Judicial Retention last week, Judge A. Gregory Rainville withdrew his application for retention. He will step down when his term expires in March.
Superior Court judge’s ‘gruff’ style faces Statehouse scrutiny
Appearing before the Joint Committee on Judicial Retention this week, Judge A. Gregory Rainville faced tough questions about his conduct in the courtroom, as well as in the hearing itself.