News Briefs

Stay ‘Bear Smart’
Local News
August 9, 2018

Stay ‘Bear Smart’

As incidents of bears breaking into homes, garages, sheds and vehicles in Vermont increases, so too should efforts by residents to bear-proof their homes and secure potential outdoor food sources that can attract bears.

While searching for food in early July, one bear broke into…

State employee killed in domestic violence incident
News Briefs
July 11, 2018

State employee killed in domestic violence incident

By Alan J. Keays/VTDigger

BARRE—The killing of 29-year-old Courtney Gaboriault in Barre earlier this week was the fifth domestic violence related homicide in Vermont this year, the state attorney general’s office said on Friday.

“Right now,” said Auburn Watersong, policy director at the Vermont Network…

Baird memorial knits community together
Local News
July 5, 2018

Baird memorial knits community together

By Julia Purdy

N. CHITTENDEN—On Saturday, June 23, about 80 residents, friends and visitors gathered to witness the dedication of the Royal Baird memorial stone and flagpole in its new location at the junction of West Road and Stoney Hill Road in N….

News Briefs
May 16, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Relative risk felt in Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven seems peaceful. The high school is secure since accused massacre planner Jack Sawyer was released. The apparent serenity demonstrates the efficacy of the slogan “See Something, Say Something,” Fair Haven Police Chief William…

police
May 16, 2018

Police Briefs

Tire slashed in Bridgewater

A Bridgewater resident witnessed her tire being slashed in her driveway from inside the house by another woman around 1 a.m. May 12.

The right rear tire of her vehicle was damaged by the vandal, police said. The vandal was described…

Local News
May 2, 2018

Former Rutland woman sues city, cop for excessive force

By Alan Keays/VTDigger

RUTLAND – A former Rutland woman has filed a lawsuit against the city, its police department and one of its officers, alleging the officer used excessive force in taking her into custody, slamming her to the ground leading to a concussion and…

“Pink the Rink” supports RRMC Breast Care Program
News Briefs
April 26, 2018

“Pink the Rink” supports RRMC Breast Care Program

RUTLAND—On Monday, April 16, the Castleton University women’s hockey team presented the physicians and staff at Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Foley Cancer Center with a giant pink check representing proceeds raised from the 10th Anniversary Pink the Rink event to benefit the RRMC breast care…