December 1 — December 14, 2016

VIDEO: CVRPC Dec. 13, 2016 meeting

The Dec. 13, 2016 meeting of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission included: • CVRPC Executive Director’s Report • Act 250 Agricultural Lands Mitigation Project, presentation by Lauren Masseria of the VT Agency of Agriculture • Regional Energy Planning – Regional Energy Committee Rules of Procedure – Level I & II constraints for renewable energy […]

VIDEO: Part 3 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

VIDEO: Part 3 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

Part 3 of the Vermont Legislative Briefing Session Nov. 30, 2016 in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House. Statewide Clean Water Update Act 64 Clean Water Requirements and U.S. EPA – Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) for Lake Champlain Alyssa Schuren, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation Chris Cole, Secretary, Agency of Transportation Chuck […]

VIDEO: Part 2 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

VIDEO: Part 2 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

Part 2 of the Vermont Legislative Briefing Session Nov. 30, 2016 in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House. Health Care Updates – Federal Waivers All Payer Model – Al Gobeille, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board Global Commitment Selina Hickman, Director of Health Care Operations, Compliance, & Improvements, Agency of Human Services, and Sarah […]

VIDEO:  Part 1 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

VIDEO: Part 1 VT Legislative Briefing Session 2016

Part 1 of the Vermont Legislative Briefing Session Nov. 30, 2016 in the House Chamber of the Vermont State House. Welcome and opening remarks from Senate President Pro Tempore John Campbell and Speaker of the House Shap Smith. Revenue and Budget Presentations Revenue Update – Tom Kavet, Legislative Economist Administration Budget Process and Review of […]

Sheriff’s Dept. Seeks Info On Insider-Aided Drug Thefts: Chase Subjects Caught After Possibly Stealing From Sheriff’s Dept.

CHELSEA — On December 7, the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation was contacted by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and asked to investigate the possible theft of Orange County Sheriff’s Department property, evidence and prescription medication that was facilitated by a civilian employee of the department. On December 8, Investigators gathered evidence of […]

Multi-town High Speed Chase Ends With Plow Truck Barricade

Local Fugitive, Escapee Smash Two VSP Cruisers En Route WILLISTON — At around noon on December 8, the Vermont State Police in Williston was given information that Jeremiah Sadler, 25, of Barre City, and Kyle Larrabee, 23 of Washingtonnwere in the immediate area near the barracks on St. George Road in Williston.  Sadler was wanted on […]

Governor To Pardon Some Small Potatoes Pot Possessors — Applications Taken Through Christmas Day

MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin, citing 2013 legislative action to decriminalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, today announced his intention to allow Vermonters convicted of that offense prior to the law change to apply for a pardon, essentially wiping the offense off their criminal record. Applications will be accepted beginning today and […]

Attorney General’s Office Responds City Clerk’s Letter, Declines Investigation

MONTPELIER — Montpelier City Clerk John Odum announced today that his office had received a response to his letter asking that the Attorney General’s office investigate whether a violation of the Vermont open meeting law had occurred in relation to the matter of the informal decision by the city council to terminate the employment of […]

BOOK REVIEW: A Humane Perspective: “Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence”

BOOK REVIEW: A Humane Perspective: “Finding Phil: Lost in War and Silence”

by Nathan Grutchfield Paul Levy was only a year old when his uncle Phil was killed, on January 7, 1945, in the European theatre of World War II. He was largely oblivious to the man’s ideals, the story of his death, and how his life had led him to that fateful moment. The cause of […]

Remembering A Local Ku Klux Klan Resurgence

Remembering A Local Ku Klux Klan Resurgence

by Dot Helling CENTRAL VERMONT — There is a very dark continuing chapter in American history, the Ku Klux Klan. Many believe the KKK was a phenomenon restricted to the South, organized in 1866 by a group of Confederate veterans to intimidate recently freed Southern blacks. The KKK fought for white supremacy, becoming heretics who […]