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May 2, 2018

Sawyer released on bail

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

Jack Sawyer, the 18-year-old accused of plotting to kill students at Fair Haven Union High School, was released into the custody of his father on Friday morning, April 27. He checked into a mental health facility on Friday evening, according to the…

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April 25, 2018

Affordable housing gets a boost

Federal and state tax credits worth $4 million are being made available to support the development of 251 apartments in eight communities across the state over the next several years.

On Monday, April 16 the Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) board of commissioners committed federal…

Local News
April 25, 2018

Legislative review: Home stretch?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon

It’s generally about this time of the session with a scheduled two or three weeks remaining, that we wonder how it will get all done. As of last Friday, 136 bills were passed by the House…

State News
April 25, 2018

Prosecutor drops felony charges in Sawyer case

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND — Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy has dropped four felony charges, including three attempted murder counts, brought against Jack Sawyer, who police said had threatened to shoot up Fair Haven Union School.The filing by Kennedy comes on the…

State News
April 25, 2018

Vermont School Safety Assessment completed

A statewide safety assessment of 422 schools conducted by local, county, and state law enforcement in partnership with Vermont schools shows that 96 percent of Vermont schools take part in emergency preparedness activities. The Department of Public Safety and Agency of Education have submitted a…

State News
April 25, 2018

Gun clubs, businesses sue state over magazine limit

By Anne Galloway, VTDigger

The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs and four other plaintiffs are suing the state over a ban on large capacity gun magazines.

The federation, a gun association, several sporting goods stores and a woman from Bethel allege that a new law putting a…