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State News
October 11, 2017

Solid Waste Santa brings money to area towns

By Stephen Seitz

The Southern Windsor/Windham County Solid Waste Management District has decided to refund more than $379,000 in tipping fees it has held since the dissolution of the Vermont/New Hampshire Solid Waste Project in 2008.

The district’s board of supervisors voted to release the…

Local News
October 11, 2017

Rutland group seeks “NewStory” against violence

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

The Rutland County Women’s Network & Shelter has changed its name as it moves to the next chapter in its history of supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, Avaloy Lanning, the organization’s executive director, said Thursday night.

“We recognize…

State News
October 4, 2017

Female student: Norwich sought to silence her rape allegations

By Erin Mansfield, VTDigger

The woman who is suing Norwich University said the university tried to keep her from talking about the assault while university officials were investigating her case.

She also said that her academic adviser and the university’s Title IX coordinator neither responded…

State News
October 4, 2017

Republican tax plan could cost Vermont $80 million

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

After weeks of closed-door wrangling, the White House and Republican congressional leaders unveiled a framework for reforming the federal tax code Wednesday. The proposal, they say, will simplify the federal tax system and stimulate the economy. However, the changes at the…

State News
September 6, 2017

Vermont Foodbank asks Vermont to take action to end hunger

This September the Vermont Foodbank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of…

State News
September 6, 2017

Governor proclaims September ‘School Safety Month’

By Cyrus Ready-Campbell, VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott signed a proclamation Friday, Sept. 1, declaring September to be School Safety Month in Vermont. Scott and state education and safety officials gathered at the Statehouse to praise the work done behind the scenes to keep schools and children…

State News
September 6, 2017

State sending 20,000 letters to collect alternative sales tax

By Morgan True, VTDigger

The Tax Department is sending close to 20,000 letters to Vermonters telling folks they may owe sales tax for online and other purchases. The letters say residents have until Oct. 31 to pay without interest or penalties.

When a seller doesn’t charge…

Stern to challenge Scott in governor’s race
State News
August 31, 2017

Stern to challenge Scott in governor’s race

Keith Stern

By Stephen Seitz

SPRINGFIELD—Springfield resident Keith Stern has set his sights on the governor’s office.

Stern, a Republican, said he plans to challenge Gov. Phil Scott in next year’s primary.

“I’m challenging Phil Scott because I don’t like the job he’s doing,” Stern…

State News
August 23, 2017

Suit over police use of “sniff test” goes to Vt. top court

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

A lawsuit over a traffic stop in Wallingford and subsequent vehicle search that police justified based on a whiff of marijuana is heading to the Vermont Supreme Court.

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the…