The Hartford Selectboard discussed plans Tuesday to organize training workshops and team building following an organizational meeting earlier this month, where rising tensions resulted in friction between colleagues and frustrations over an absence of civility.
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Driver in ‘hero dog’ crash on I-89 guilty of driving under the influence, domestic assault
A North Hartland man who was driving a pickup in a rollover crash that garnered worldwide attention for a rescue that police said was aided by his “hero dog” pleaded guilty last week to drunken driving resulting in serious injury as well as domestic assault.
Former Windsor fuel company owner sentenced for brutal 2021 assault
Under a plea agreement, Joshua Marcell pleaded guilty to five charges: aggravated domestic assault in the first degree, domestic assault, unlawful restraint in the first degree, interference with access to emergency services and violation of parole.
Hartford Selectboard seeks more collaborative approach after tiff at meeting
Hartford Selectboard members called for more collaboration, communication and civility after a recent organizational meeting gave way to criticism of colleagues, disputes over committee positions and frustrations over a controversial vote.
Former Woodstock physical therapist pleads guilty to groping patient
The misdemeanor charge to which Mayock pleaded guilty carried a maximum prison sentence of one year, while the initial felony charge carried a maximum sentence of five years.
Strafford opts to move from floor meeting to ballot voting next year
In approving town and school budgets and electing officials, voters might have been doing so for the last time at a traditional Town Meeting.
Audit faults Norwich for poor financial controls, unreconciled records
The lack of a clean audit report could affect the town’s ability to borrow money from lenders and could cause townspeople to question the reliability of the town’s financial reporting, as well as Selectboard decisions based on those records, , Town Treasurer Lindberg explained.
Residents will decide if Norwich Farm is granted property tax exemption
Much of the criticism has focused on the for-profit status of the creamery, as well as a generous lease agreement between the Foundation and one of the farmers.
Randolph residents weigh new police department after Orange County sheriff can’t fulfill contract
The debate has been unfolding on the online bulletin board Front Porch Forum, in letters in the Randolph Herald newspaper and at public meetings convened to impart information and get feedback from residents.
Mid Vermont Christian School girls basketball forfeits playoff game rather than compete against team with transgender player
Vermont law allows transgender female students to play on girls’ sports teams.