Starting next month, the DMV will no longer suspend a person’s driving privileges solely because they have not paid the fines for a moving violation.
Author: Shaun Robinson
House committee explores process for possible impeachment of Franklin County officials
Likely among the panel’s first tasks: hiring a special counsel to investigate Sheriff John Grismore and possibly the county’s state’s attorney, John Lavoie.
Fairfield business owner repurposes general store as coworking space
The project is likely the first of its kind in Franklin County.
St. Albans Town residents, officials push back on DCF plans for secure youth facility
Speakers told a panel of state officials that multiple expansions of the prison since the 1970s have sowed distrust among nearby residents, and many are hesitant to support new construction on or around the site.
Speaker names members of impeachment panel for Franklin County sheriff, state’s attorney
The seven-member committee will be tasked with investigating whether Sheriff John Grismore and State’s Attorney John Lavoie should be impeached.
Final Reading: Legislature OKs another 2 years of to-go cocktails
Thursday’s vote tops Vermonters off for another two years of to-go bevs, but the bill is still far from bottomless. It will require reauthorization once again come 2025.
Vermont House approves bill to double legislative pay by 2027
The legislation would also make lawmakers eligible for the same health insurance coverage — with the same premium split — as state employees.
House takes key step toward forming impeachment committee for Franklin County sheriff, state’s attorney
The seven-member body would be tasked with investigating whether impeachment is warranted for Franklin County State’s Attorney John Lavoie, as well as Franklin County Sheriff John Grismore.
Transportation lawmakers advance funding for fare-free bus service
The money would keep Green Mountain Transit fares free through the end of 2023, after which the transit agency would start charging again — for the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Another top Morristown official to resign
Town Administrator Eric Dodge’s decision to step down follows months of contentious debate over the town’s 2024 fiscal year budget, as well as longtime Selectboard Chair Bob Beeman’s resignation just after Town Meeting Day.