Year in Review: The top environmental stories of 2016

Vermont Gas

Leading headlines this year were the legal battle over the Vermont Gas pipeline and congressional pre-emption of Vermont’s GMO labeling law.

Year in Review: Bennington businesses, government and schools saw changes in 2016


PFOA contamination of local water supplies was the biggest story of the year.

Year in Review: Top Rutland County stories of 2016


The issue of refugee resettlement divided the small city. Meanwhile, the Rutland Herald ran into financial difficulty, and a judge weighed the constitutionality of the death penalty.

Year in Review: Top Windham County stories of 2016

Vermont Yankee

A controversial wind turbine proposal and the continuing saga of Vermont Yankee decommissioning were among the county’s biggest news stories.

Year in Review: Top criminal justice stories of 2016


A head-on crash claimed the lives of five central Vermont teens and set off a high-profile court case. Earlier in the year, the Legislature wrestled with legal marijuana, license suspensions and more.

Year in Review: Top health care stories of 2016


Shumlin signed the “all-payer” deal and put limits on prescription opiate use. While the UVM Health Network continued to expand its reach, Dartmouth-Hitchcock ran into financial problems.