Mike Doenges, 42, wants to lead in revitalizing the city after decades of population decline. His priorities include creating more housing and attracting new businesses.
Bennington police accuse Max Misch of violating the court’s house arrest order, which permitted him to leave home for only two hours a day during an eight-month period.
Richard Blackmer Jr., a former Shaftsbury resident, was charged with 75 felony and misdemeanor counts in what police described as a multistate scheme that spanned years.
The county is now home to over two dozen Afghans, who are adapting to the U.S. with the assistance of volunteers who teach them English, help set up doctor’s appointments and give driving lessons.
Matt Prouty, 50, retired from the police force in 2021 but was interested in the newly created position to help come up with solutions to local problems.
Bennington County sheriff’s deputy Joel Howard said he was glad the criminal justice system held his son, Zachary Howard, accountable for domestic assault.
The state and resettlement agencies are preparing to welcome up to 500 more refugees from various countries in the coming year.
The Rutland City school board voted to abolish the mascot — again — during its first regular meeting since Vermont enacted a law that bans offensive school branding. The “Raiders” name was first retired in 2020, then reinstated earlier this year.
The Indian Child Welfare Act coordinator, who is expected to begin working in October, will help verify if “children in need of care or supervision” are registered tribe members or are eligible to register.
Trooper Robert Zink, of the Shaftsbury Barracks, has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. His lawyer, David Sleigh, said they’ve been ready for a jury trial for months.