Vermont News

  • Memorial Auditorium renovation plans on hold until pandemic subsides
    by Grace Elletson on October 22, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    2020 was supposed to be the year that renovation plans for the historic Memorial Auditorium got going. But then, the pandemic hit. Read the story on VTDigger here: Memorial Auditorium renovation plans on hold until pandemic subsides.

  • St. Michael’s goes remote after eight Covid-19 cases
    by Lola Duffort on October 22, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Contract tracing is underway and school officials are meeting with the Vermont Health Department. Read the story on VTDigger here: St. Michael’s goes remote after eight Covid-19 cases.

  • State board defers decision on reviewing troubled Kurn Hattin Homes
    by Lola Duffort on October 21, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Kurn Hattin officials have acknowledged that abuse took place at the school many decades ago, and in July even announced they would launch their own investigation into the matter. But survivors and their attorneys argue the school has not truly accepted responsibility for its failings, and is ignoring much more recent incidents of abuse. Read the story on VTDigger here: State board defers decision on reviewing troubled Kurn Hattin Homes.

  • William Hancy: Governor erred in excluding lieutenant governor
    by Commentary on October 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Listening to one another can help convert assumptions into shared truths and build trust. Read the story on VTDigger here: William Hancy: Governor erred in excluding lieutenant governor.

  • Don Keelan: At your service
    by Commentary on October 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I believe I can be more useful to the 23-member Vermont Climate Council in other ways than serving on it. Read the story on VTDigger here: Don Keelan: At your service.

  • Sophie Bowater: State negligent in oversight of trapping
    by Commentary on October 21, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    What makes a bad situation worse is that many of the traps in use today are fundamentally unchanged from those used hundreds of years ago. Read the story on VTDigger here: Sophie Bowater: State negligent in oversight of trapping.

  • Rutland school board votes to change high school’s mascot
    by Emma Cotton on October 21, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Following the 6-4 vote, school administrators will now work with the student body to brainstorm a new mascot, with suggestions to go before the board in February. Read the story on VTDigger here: Rutland school board votes to change high school’s mascot.

  • Vermont Conversation: Sen. Leahy on the Barrett hearings’ ‘caricature of illegitimacy’
    by David Goodman on October 21, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Following Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy says that the judge's appointment “diminishes [the Supreme Court’s] moral authority.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont Conversation: Sen. Leahy on the Barrett hearings’ ‘caricature of illegitimacy’.

  • Vermont federal prosecutor plays key role in $8B settlement with Purdue Pharma
    by Alan J. Keays on October 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    An agreement announced Wednesday resolving federal claims against the pharmaceutical giant included guilty pleas to a kickback scheme uncovered in a probe led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont. Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont federal prosecutor plays key role in $8B settlement with Purdue Pharma.

  • What happens if OneCare fails?
    by Katie Jickling on October 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    A host of critics have come out recently against OneCare Vermont and the state’s current all-payer health care system. Here are some of their suggestions for what could replace or augment it. Read the story on VTDigger here: What happens if OneCare fails?.

 

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