Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz announced Dec. 12 that he will step down at the end of the next academic year, on June 30, 2015. Liebowitz, Middlebury’s 16th president since the founding of the College in 1800, has served in the office since 2004.
America’s Health Rankings 2013 report
Vermont, long ranked the no 1 healthiest state, dropped to second place after Hawaii in the America’s Health Rankings 2013 report released Dec. 11 by the United Health Foundation.
Vermont small businesses hurt by patent-trolling lawyers
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell (D), joined by 29 other states, has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court asking the court to relax the standard that lower courts use to award attorneys’ fees to prevailing parties in some patent cases.
A home-health care worker, Candice Swan, of Middlebury, pled guilty yesterday, in Windsor Superior Court, to six misdemeanor counts of false pretenses.
$467,000 will go to Vermont
Attorney General William Sorrell (D) announced Nov. 19 that his Office, along with the attorneys general of 36 states and the District of Columbia, entered into a $17 million settlement with Google Inc. for bypassing security settings on Apple’s Safari web browser in 2011 and 2012.
A recent report by Avalere Health, commissioned by Vermont Partners for Health Care Reform confirms an ominous projection prepared by Ethan Allen Institute board member Wendy Wilton.
Vermont Republican Caucus leaders Sen. Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) and Rep. Don Turner (R-Milton) called upon Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) to delay employer and individual mandates to purchase health insurance on Vermont Health Connect, Vermont's online healthcare exchange through Dec. 31, 2014.
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell, in a bipartisan letter cosponsored by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and signed by a total of 27 attorneys general, provided comments to the FDA in support of a menthol cigarette ban.
Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Deb Markowitz and officials from across Vermont will unveil new standardized symbols for recycling, food scraps and trash at a media event Nov. 13, at 1 p.m., in the Main Street Middle School in Montpelier.
Vermont State Police officers at the New Haven Barracks are requesting assistance in locating Robert E. Shaw, 88, of Whiting, who has dementia.
Vermont Div. 1 Football
It was a night for a big victory lap for the Middlebury Union High School Tiger varsity football team playing in Rutland Nov. 9.
Hailey Rheaume-Fox, age 17
The Vermont State Police continued their search for missing Hailey Rheaume-Fox, 17, of Ferrisburgh.
To join Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT Vermont
On Nov. 7 Porter nurses voted 72-58 to form a union and join Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT Vermont. The nurses voted 'yes' despite the anti-union sentiments of the hospital administration.
According to a report released Oct. 31 by Coldwell Banker Bill Beck Real Estate in Middlebury, real estate sales during the third quarter of 2013 were robust locally.
On Oct. 26, at approximately 7 p.m., Vermont State Police troopers responded to campsites across the road from Branbury State Park in Salisbury for a report of vandalism. An undisclosed amount of damage was done to several facilities in the closed section of park.