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State News
August 1, 2018

Businesses brace for tariff crunch

By Elizabeth Hewitt/ VTDigger

From dairy farms to newsrooms, Vermont businesses are bracing for a crunch from trade tensions between the United States and other countries caught up in a tariff tit-for-tat.

State officials say they do not yet have clear measures of how the…

State News
August 1, 2018

Social Security income tax exemptions are now in place

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

About 40,000 Vermonters who receive Social Security benefits will see more money in their pockets this year, after Gov. Phil Scott and lawmakers moved to slash the state tax on the benefits for low- and moderate-income earners.

New tax exemptions for Social…

State News
July 25, 2018

Marijuana gifting businesses illegal, AG advises

By Elizabeth Hewitt/VTDigger

Gifting marijuana in exchange for another purchase is illegal under Vermont’s new legalization law, according to a guidance issued by the state’s top prosecutor Monday.

Attorney General TJ Donovan’s office advised that sales of any kind are illegal under…

Local News
July 25, 2018

Board rejects Mount Ascutney name change

By Xander Landen/VTDigger

WEATHERSFIELD—The Vermont Board of Libraries struck down a petition Tuesday, July 17 to rename Mount Ascutney, citing little local support for a proposal to call the peak Mount Kaskadenak — an Abenaki word — and noting that the mountain’s current…

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…

State News
July 11, 2018

Four deaths associated with recent hot spell

By John Young, VTDigger

As temperatures climbed into the 90s again Monday, the Vermont Department of Health is again warning Vermonters to take precautions to fight the effects of record-high heat.

Spokesman Ben Truman said that residents should pay special attention to older adults, children and…

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…