Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: Top education stories of 2016

A spending cap that went bust, Act 46 mergers, private school rules and test scores.

Year in Review: The top environmental stories of 2016

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

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.

Year in Review: Top business stories of 2016

Five major Vermont companies were sold.

Top reader picks for 2016

The most read VTDigger stories in 2016, as determined by Google.