New addictive painkiller
Northern New England’s House Delegation, including Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D), sent a letter to the FDA March 11 voicing concern about its approval of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller which is ten times more potent than vicodin.
Detectives with the Vermont State Police Bureau of Investigation continue to investigate the disappearance of Maryann Foster, 59...
PEGTV, Rutland County’s public access television station, has partnered with the West Rutland Booster Club to sponsor the 55th annual West Rutland Glodzik Basketball Tournament taking place through March 14. This year’s invitational tournament features 36 teams, both boys and girls, at the 5/6-grade age level.
Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced March 7 that Stuart Lizotte, Jr. of Rutland has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, two counts of Promoting Child Pornography, and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child.
Town Meeting 2014
Middlebury—Results of Voting by Australian Ballot: March 4, 2014...
Police are continuing their search for a missing Proctor woman who vanished from her Meadow Street home Feb. 24.
The Vermont Senate approved offering Vermont's Early Educators the right to organize and collectively bargain with the state, feb. 28. With a final vote of 20-7, the Senate has passed a bill that has been four years in the making.
Vermont Town Meeting Day 2014
A Vermont Superior Court judge has denied Middlebury resident Alpine Bingham's request to enjoin the voting on Article 6 and Article 9 on the 2014 Town Meeting Warning.
A mathematics consultant to New England schools, and a former principal of the Mary Hogan School, said local schools are not prepared to embrace the new Common Core education standards, especially in mathematics.
Maria von Trapp, a member of the internationally famous musical family of the 1930s-40s and portrayed in “The Sound of Music” stage musical and motion picture, died at her home in Stowe Feb. 18. She was 99.
A fatal accident occured on Vermont Route 22A in West Haven near the bottom of Long Hill Feb. 22. Traffic was rerouted at Route 73 in Orwell to the north and at Route 4 in Fair Haven, to the south of the crash.
More women entering farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistic Service released preliminary findings from the 2012 census Feb. 20.
On Feb. 19, at approximately 11:46 p.m., the Stewart’s Shops convenience store, located at 232 Main St. in West Rutland, was robbed.
At approximately 2:41 p.m., Feb. 18, Toyota Corolla driven by Wayne Holt, 74, of Brandon was traveling north on U.S. Route 7 in the area just north of the “Florence Truck Route” to the OMYA plant.
Snow-clearing operations in Middlebury's downtown area will start at approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Feb. 19-20.