Tag Archives: VTDigger

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…

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…