SCOV Law Blog: When silence is problematic

According to the majority, post-Miranda-warning silence ought not be commented on, but without the warning, cross-examination as to post arrest silence doesn’t violate due process.

YWP: ‘Achieving Balance is the Most Important Thing’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Achieving Balance is the Most Important Thing” by Sophia Cannizzaro, 17, of West Glover.

Photo Gallery: Montpelier marchers stick up for science

Scores of people descended on the Statehouse on Earth Day with signs bearing clever, angry, humorous and pointed slogans to call for support of research and evidence-based public policies.

YWP: ‘We Don’t Care’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “We Don’t Care” by Lonna Neidig of St. Albans.

SCOV Law: Defendant argues delay in bringing charges violates due process

A sexual assault investigation by the Department for Children and Families and turned over to a state’s attorney was not reactivated until the alleged victim’s mother inquired about its status three years later.

Holdout among sportsmen’s clubs ends ban on women

“I’m not going to teach women and girls the wonders of the outdoors and then turn around and tell them, ‘You’re not good enough to join our club,’” said one supporter of the change.

Scientists track Vermont’s moose to learn why they’re dwindling

Jacob DeBow picked up something that was purplish-gray and the size of a shriveled grape: an adult winter tick engorged with the moose’s blood.

YWP: ‘Happy Ballerina’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “Happy Ballerina” by Alexandra Contreras-Montesano of Burlington.

SCOV Law Blog: A question of a testator’s intent

As a general matter, making next of kin play an intense game of hide-and-go-seek for a will is disadvantageous for many reasons.

YWP: ‘The Importance of Pronouns’

This week’s Young Writers Project entry is “The Importance of Pronouns” by Emily Hess, a sophomore at Peoples Academy in Morrisville.

SCOV Law Blog: DUI challenged on probable cause, evidence grounds

A man appeals a DUI charge, arguing that the arrest was without probable cause. He also moved to suppress a police-administered breath test because the trooper deterred him from getting an independent test.

Historic Preservation distributes $400,000 for Vermont barns and civic buildings

Good news came last week for the Conant family farm on the Winooski River in Richmond. Repair work on the two cupolas of the farm’s 1915 dairy barn, a familiar landmark to drivers who pass through Richmond on I-89 and US 2, was one of 32 projects across Vermont which received grant funding at a […]

Super Bowl LI Lombardi Trophy viewing at the Statehouse

Gov. Phil Scott will issue a proclamation and make remarks celebrating the New England Patriots’ 2016 Super Bowl season from noon to 12:30 Friday in Room 11 at the Statehouse. The event is open to lawmakers and reporters only. After the governor speaks, the Super Bowl LI Lombardi Trophy will be put on public display […]

VTDigger is a finalist for Investigative Reporters & Editors FOI award

Anne Galloway, Mark Johnson and Alan Keays were finalists in the FOI Award category for their reporting on “Jay Peak’s Path to Fraud: Vermont Ski Resort Developers Accused of Misusing $200M in ‘Ponzi-like‘ Scheme.”