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Homicide suspect turns himself in
State News
August 28, 2015

Homicide suspect turns himself in

On Sunday, Aug. 23, at approximately 8:33 p.m., Hardwick Police Department responded to a residence on The Bend Road in Greensboro, Vt., to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered Lou Ron Schneider, age 68, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Schneider was transported…

State News
August 28, 2015

FairPoint will seek deregulation under “reboot”

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger.org

The local president of FairPoint Communications says the new settlement with Vermont’s ratepayer advocates will be a win for customers and help the company “reboot.”

Beth Fastiggi, the Vermont president for FairPoint, said the company’s agreement to pour money into bringing…

State News
August 28, 2015

Prisoner found dead at women’s correctional facility

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org

Police are investigating the death of a woman who was being detained at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Vermont’s only women’s correctional facility.

Kristine L. Brennan, 49, died at the facility Monday, Aug. 17, following her arrest Saturday Aug. 15, on…

Endangered Vt. timber rattlers face deadly fungal disease
State News
August 19, 2015

Endangered Vt. timber rattlers face deadly fungal disease

Courtesy of Tom Rogers, Vt Fish & Wildlife

Vermont’s wildlife biologists are watching endangered timber rattlesnakes for signs they’ve been stricken with a newly discovered infection called “snake fungal disease.”

Vermont conservationists are battling a new obstacle in the effort to conserve the…

State News
August 19, 2015

Woodstock reports boom in summer tourism

By Stephen Seitz

WOODSTOCK—There are smiles all around the business community for the summer tourist season this year.

Beth Finlayson, director of the Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce, said she was seeing a banner year. “Things are going really well,” she said. “A new restaurant,…