Tag Archives: VTDigger

Local News
June 20, 2018

Ludlow infant strangled; mother, boyfriend statements differ

By Alan J. Keays / VTDigger

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Vermont State Police say the death earlier this year of an 11-month-old boy from Ludlow has been ruled a homicide, with the cause of death determined to be asphyxiation from strangulation or smothering.

While police are…

Local News
June 13, 2018

Vermont officials fret as Trump feuds with Trudeau

By Colin Meyn, VTDigger

WASHINGTON — Tensions between the United States and key allies reached new heights over the weekend as President Donald Trump attacked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for retaliating against a new set of tariffs.

After leaving the G-7 conference with world leaders in a…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Vail to buy Okemo, Sunapee, Crested Butte

Mueller family will enter purchase agreement after 36 years at the helm

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger

LUDLOW — Triple Peaks, LLC, owned by Tim and Diane Mueller and their children Ethan and Erica Mueller, announced Monday, June 4, they have entered into a purchase agreement…

Local News
June 6, 2018

Act 46 plan recommends 18 school district mergers

By Stacey Peters and Colin Meyn, VTDigger

The education secretary released a long-awaited — and for many anxiety-inducing — report Friday, June 1, recommending which school districts should merge.

Acting Education Secretary Heather Bouchey recommended 18 consolidations, under a mandate written into the school district…

Local News
May 30, 2018

Sports betting case cited in effort to void death penalty

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

Attorneys for accused killer Donald Fell are again asking a judge to declare the death penalty unconstitutional, this time citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding sports gambling.

Fell’s lawyers, in their filing seeking to overturn the federal…

State News
May 30, 2018

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse

By Xander Landen, VTDigger

As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat looms over the Statehouse: the possibility of a government shutdown.

Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Phil Scott, who fundamentally disagree over the use of a budget…

Local News
May 23, 2018

Windsor County plans to erase marijuana convictions

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

“Expungement Day” for those with misdemeanor marijuana convictions in Windsor and Chittenden counties will take place next month.

State’s Attorneys from both counties have said they were working out the details for expunging convictions for certain marijuana convictions in light…

Op - Ed
May 16, 2018

Gov. Scott’s line in the sand

By Angelo Lynn

Gov. Phil Scott’s line-in-the-sand mantra not to raise a single tax or a single fee has made politics in Vermont’s capital more strident, divisive and unruly. The irony is that the governor himself is mild-mannered, affable, pragmatic and someone who seems to get…

State News
May 16, 2018

Scott pulls the plug on iconic Vermont Life magazine

By Xander Landen/ VTDigger

Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine which in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June.

The Scott administration announced Thursday that it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned…

Local News
May 16, 2018

Plea deal allows ex-Rutland firefighter to avoid jail term

By Alan J. Keays, VTDigger

RUTLAND—A city firefighter who was fired late last year following his arrest while off-duty on charges of impersonating a police officer and later for crashing into a parked car while driving drunk has reached a plea deal that will allow…