School district pays $30,000 to family of student called “retarded” - St. Albans Messenger

Little did the school police officer know that the student struggling and screaming profanities also had a disability.

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BLM protesters encamp in Burlington’s Battery Park - VT Digger

As if watching the conduct of the nearby Burlington Police Department, a group of police violence protesters have pitched tents in nearby Battery Park.

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Deal’s a deal, state employees union tells Scott - VPR

The year before the Pandemic, state employees and the Scott administration negotiated a generous two-year contract. Renegotiate? No dice, says the union.

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Stowe skiers must make reservations to hit the slopes - Seven Days

If you want to ski at Stowe this winter, better call ahead for a reservation.

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Aluminum can shortage hitting Vermont stores - The Other Paper

Have you noticed those 12-packs of seltzer, etc. are getting hard to find? There’s a reason for that. Craft beer brewers are concerned, too.

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Mediation fails for principal fired over BLM comments - Vermont Standard

Windsor school principal Tiffany Riley was fired this summer after questioning BLM on Facebook. She sued, claiming her civil rights have been violated.

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Nightmare: nine-year-old girl on bike struck, killed by SUV - WCAX

It’s every parent’s and driver’s nightmare. “No words can capture the scope of the grief,” Vermont State Police stated in their press statement about a Jericho accident in which a nine-year-old girl died.

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School officials worry homeschooling exodus costing them $$ - VT Daily

Vermont public school funding is tied to a school census. The more children enrolled, the more money for the school district. And with homeschooling up 75%, that means fewer little funding sources sitting in public school desks.

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Burlington Marketplace “parade” mural comes down - WCAX

Public spirited art or capitalist, racist oppression? It’s in the eye of the beholder. Clearly not everyone loves this parade.

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Vermont history: Roosevelt’s ‘tree army’ - VT Digger

Drawn from urban areas, the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps protected the state from floods, conserved forest land and developed the state’s potential as a tourist destination.

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Lawmakers pledge to find $24 million for state colleges - VT Digger

The money Gov. Scott has budgeted for the state colleges just isn’t enough, lawmakers say. But can they turn over enough budgetary couch cushions to find $24 million?

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Young white BLMers challenge Burlington police over arrest of black man - WCAX

After a black man was arrested for road rage, several young white people marched into the Burlington Police Department, banged on a window, and demanded the officers who cuffed him be fired.

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Swanton Abenaki totem to be installed in village square - St. Albans Messenger

Now the Royal Swans on the Swanton village green will be kept company by another artifact recalling Swanton’s past - an Abenaki totem poll carved by a local man and his great-grandson.

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Weeks after primary, Sec State still tweaking ballot - Seven Days

The November 3 ballot has been updated since after the August 11 primary - including the addition of Meg Hansen to the Bennington County senate race.

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Woman sentenced for stabbing three-year-old - Rutland Herald

A Rutland woman gets probation after stabbing a three-year old, who was found covered with blood from head to toe.

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Carpenter builds 24-ft. tall chair - Eagle-Times

Call it Gulliver’s Chair. The cushion alone would be three times bigger than a king-size mattress.

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Influencing your legislator in the Age of Zoom - Vermont Daily

The State House is closed, and some lawmakers don’t publish their home phone and address anymore. How are we supposed to contact them? There’s more than one way to skin a cat…..

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“For the Love of Rutland” and other VT movies open - Burlington Free Press

Rutland’s heroin epidemic and Syrian immigrants are the subject of a documentary airing this weekend.

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Vermont History: 36 years ago, 112 children seized from Island Pond - Burlington Free Press

With the media cameras clicking away, Vermont State Police led away 112 children from their homes at the Island Pond Community Church.

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Commentary: stop global warming, plant a tree - Fractals of Change

The difference between a real climate environmentalist and a mere opportunist is the willingness to use ALL the tools in the carbon reduction toolbox - not just those that need expensive subsidies.

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