The 237 Vermonters who died of an accidental opioid overdose include dozens who ingested gabapentin, an anti-seizure drug that health officials flagged for the first time this week.
Author: Tiffany Tan
Expanded sheriff reform bill advances in the Vermont Senate
“There is a problem with the way that sheriffs are doing their jobs in our state,” said Sen. Ruth Hardy, D-Addison, a sponsor of the bill. “We need to do something besides a study.”
Rutland’s mayoral race demonstrates the growing influence of a local PAC
Community leaders say Rutland Forward played a key role in last week’s local elections, in which all nine of the political action committee’s candidates won.
New York firm plans to turn former Southern Vermont College into luxury resort
The resort is envisioned as a three-season destination in New England, featuring 130 hotel rooms plus a high-end restaurant and spa, and would create up to 150 jobs.
Bennington officials oppose police oversight bill drafted by Bennington senators
The legislation, S.75, proposes giving civilian boards the authority to manage police departments, much like selectboards, town managers and police chiefs do. Bennington’s town manager says the bill has “gone too far.”
Alderman Michael Doenges ousts Mayor David Allaire to lead Rutland
In a campaign season that cast a spotlight on Rutland’s rising crime, lack of housing and population decline, Doenges unseated three-term mayor David Allaire on Tuesday, according to unofficial city election results.
Windsor County state’s attorney willing to review cases after discovery of prosecutorial violation
The violation resulted in the dismissal last month of a child sexual assault case, and concerns over the responsibility of prosecutors to share with defendants evidence that the state holds.
Former Londonderry Selectboard member charged with 15 counts of embezzlement
Investigators say Vincent Annunziata’s former employer, Vermont Butcher Shop, alleges he stole about $15,000 over a six-month period.
Former Windham County assistant judge denies fraud and theft charges
Patricia Duff, who was both a judicial and county officer for 16 years, is accused of collecting $8,500 of pay for hours she did not work.
Mayoral candidates differ on approaches to Rutland’s biggest problems
Incumbent Mayor David Allaire and his challenger, Alderman Mike Doenges, spoke about their solutions to crime, homelessness, population decline and other issues during a televised forum last week.