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Vermont ski resort to change name

POMFRET, Vt. — Officials from Suicide Six ski resort in South Pomfret announced that they will be rebranding later this summer following concerns about the insensitive nature of the mountain's historical name. S6 released a statement on its website on Tuesday announcing that the current name will be retired...
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State police arrest Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont State Police today, Tuesday, June 28, arrested Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton on charges of sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and domestic assault, stemming from a months-long investigation into allegations of abuse reported by a woman with whom he was in a relationship. Meanwhile, Addison County...

'I'm still the sheriff’: Peter Newton rejects calls to resign Addison County post following arrest on sex assault charges

“He’s a predator,” the woman he is charged with assaulting said in her statement to police. “This is someone who abuses their power, their position, It’s not just him, it’s the entire sheriff’s department because they knew he used his position to get women. They knew that.” Read the story on VTDigger here: 'I'm still the sheriff’: Peter Newton rejects calls to resign Addison County post following arrest on sex assault charges.

3 hurt slightly in Waterbury parade accident

Three people were hurt slightly Saturday when they were struck by a truck in Waterbury’s annual Not Quite Independence Day Parade, police said. Shawn Keating, 57, of Fayston was driving his truck as part of the parade through downtown, right behind a performing band, when for unknown reasons he was unable to stop his truck and it struck three people.

Surveillance Image Shows Suspect in Vt. State House Vandalism

Vermont Capitol Police are asking for tips from the public that could help them identify a suspect they say vandalized the Vermont State House in Montpelier over the weekend. Investigators released a surveillance image on their Facebook page which shows a person outside the historic building over the weekend. Capitol Police say the person in the image is the prime suspect in a vandalism that left seven windows broken across the front of the building.

Schmetterling Wine Shop and Calvi’s Ice Cream Stand to Open in Middlebury

This summer, Middlebury will gain a natural wine store and a seasonal ice cream stand, both funded by grant money through the Better Middlebury Partnership. In late May, Erika Dunyak and Danielle Pattavina received a Kick Start Middlebury grant of $20,000 for Schmetterling Wine Shop at 48 Main Street, which they plan to open by July 1. Helen Hall was given $15,000 for Calvi's, an ice cream stand in Frog Hollow Alley.

Dozens of cultivators ready for Vermont’s retail marijuana market

SOUTH STRAFFORD, Vt. (WCAX) - Legal pot purchases in Vermont are just three months away and the state is busy handing out cannabis cultivation licenses to the people who will supply that product. Dozens of indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation licenses have now been issued with more applicants being approved...

July 3 Traffic Delays and Road Closures in Montpelier

On Sunday, July 3, 2022, traffic in the vicinity of the Statehouse, State Street, Bailey Avenue, Memorial Drive, Taylor Street, Main Street, and Elm Street into the Meadow neighborhood will be impacted by the city of Montpelier’s July 3rd celebration. The following streets will be directly affected:. State Street:...
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Fiddleheads, F*ck Ups, and Life on the Farm

Luke, a co-worker of mine from nearly ten years ago (going from farm to farm, he is a lot of people’s old co-worker), is hired on as a delivery driver to bring our vegetables down to the New York City market. He looks the same now when he comes into the trailer during dinner as when we first worked together. He remains short and brown-blond-haired with a mustache over his upper lip, a tongue piercing, a necklace tucked beneath a white T-shirt, and cargo shorts. We worked on a farm that grew so many carrots we’d spend most of October and November picking, topping, washing, and sorting them. After work at the bar or in our beds, we could close our eyes and still see orange shapes on the sorting table, moving down the incline.

Stefanie Schaffer ‘20: Hope and Healing Through Writing

Stefanie Schaffer was a senior Community Health major at Castleton when she embarked on a dream vacation with her family to the Bahamas in 2018, a trip that would change her life forever. Schaffer was headed to see the swimming pigs of the Exuma Cays with her mother, sister, and stepfather when the tour boat she was on exploded right below her feet. The explosion severely injured her mother, killed another passenger, and left Schaffer with catastrophic injuries to her lower extremities, resulting in her lower legs being amputated, damage to her kidneys, liver, and spleen, and a spinal cord injury. She also suffered a traumatic brain injury and would spend four weeks in a coma with only a 50 percent chance of regaining consciousness.

Man arrested for assault in Warren

WARREN — A 74-year-old man from Florida was arrested for assault in Warren yesterday. Authorities say they were notified of a citizen dispute at a home on West Hill Extension at around 8:30 p.m. Police say that John Fuller, of Newport, FL, had caused bodily harm to a 64-year-old...

Rebecca Kincaid joins Gifford’s pediatrics team

CONTACT: Scott Fleishman, Gifford Health Care, [email protected]. RANDOLPH, Vt., June 28, 2022— Rebecca Kincaid, MD is adding her knowledge and expertise to an already talented and experienced team of pediatricians at Gifford. Dr. Kincaid is a native of Indianapolis, IN and comes to Gifford after spending the last six years working at an outpatient practice in Utah. She is currently seeing new patients at Gifford.

East Montpelier Student Lands Opportunity at Tech Company

For one Vermont high school student, attending a robotics world championship became more than just a way to connect with tech-minded peers and observe state-of-the-art robots in action. It also offered a chance to network with innovative tech experts and land a summer opportunity with a prestigious tech company. Seventeen-year-old...

Middlebury Welcomes Back Kate Johnson ’09 As Assistant Nordic Coach

Middlebury has announced the rehiring of Kate Johnson '09 as the assistant Nordic ski coach. Johnson previously served in the same capacity with the Panthers from 2016-2020, before accepting a coaching position with the United States Cross Country Teams during the Olympic cycle. "We are thrilled to welcome Kate back...