YWP: ‘A Little Girl’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “A Little Girl” by Iris Robert, 13, of South Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: Determining statute of limitations

An appeal questions whether the State is exempt from a six-year limitation for claims arising from damages to state waters due to groundwater contamination from gasoline additives.

Aldrich leaves Vermont Arts Council

Alex Aldrich, the longtime executive director of the Vermont Arts Council, is stepping down. Aldrich who has led the nonprofit state arts agency for 20 years is leaving to work at the real estate company in Montpelier he owns with his wife Sue Aldrich. “Working to preserve and advance the arts in Vermont for the past two decades has […]

Vermont congressional delegation to hold town meeting Saturday in Hardwick

Vermont’s congressional delegation will hold a joint town meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., will hold the forum to discuss a wide array of issues with constituents. In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch […]

Crossover redux: Surviving bills include paid leave, drug penalties, gun seizure

They are among the bills that cleared Friday’s crossover cutoff date for moving forward. Marijuana legalization is one major bill that didn’t make it, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead.

YWP: ‘Chase for Equality’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Chase for Equality” by Sylvan Williams, a student at U-32 High School in East Montpelier.

SCOV Law Blog: Reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop

A woman who is stopped by a Richmond police officer appeals her DWI conviction on the grounds that the officer did not have a reasonable basis to pull her over, and that the evidence against her should have been suppressed.

Police tell motorists to stay off the road as Vermont-wide blizzard intensifies

State police say drivers involved in slide-offs will not be allowed to tow vehicles for the time being due to road conditions. Removal will be arranged when roads are safe.

Snowstorm closes state offices, others

State offices are closing at noon, Green Mountain Transit is shutting down commuter routes early, and numerous other services and offices are closing as a major snowstorm blankets the area.

UPDATED: Snow accumulation could hit 26 inches

Blizzard conditions are predicted for western side of the state.

Sugarbush joins ‘Mountain Collective’

Sugarbush Resort has joined The Mountain Collective, a consortium of ski areas in Utah, California, Wyoming and Alberta, Canada. The Vermont resort is the only ski area in the Northeast that is part of a consortium of 16 destinations out west. The resorts in the collective include Snowbasin, Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak […]

A foot to 18 inches of snow predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire state of Vermont.

Sanders decries sale of rights to Zika vaccine

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the Army not to grant exclusive marketing rights to Sanofi, a Zika vaccine, to a French-based pharmaceutical company. Sanders says the government has invested more than $1 billion in taxpayer dollars for research and development of the drug. In a letter to acting Army Secretary Robert Speer, Sanders decried […]

Sanders makes two day swing through home state of Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will host town meetings in Vermont on Thursday and Friday. Sanders is visiting seven towns in southern Vermont, and will hold town meetings in Springfield on Thursday and Randolph Center on Friday. The meetings will focus on the GOP plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In a statement, Sanders […]