Vermont police searching for missing man
WELLS RIVER, Vt. (WCAX) - Police in Vermont are searching for a missing man. Vermont State Police say Garry White, 70, was last seen in the Wells River area, and they have not been able to find him. Anyone with information on White is asked to call the state police...
The Most Weed Is Being Used in This Vermont City than Anywhere Else in The U.S.
Vermont, renowned for its scenic landscapes and progressive policies, has played a leading role in the legalization of marijuana in the United States. The state’s journey toward legalization commenced in 2004 when the Vermont legislature sanctioned the medical use of marijuana. In 2013, penalties for possessing one ounce or less were reduced to fines.
Vermont local hopes to make a change through bartending
Josef Langevin, a native Vermonter born in Middlebury, wants to make a difference in his home state and hopes bartending can help him reach his goals. Langevin is in a national bartending competition with a grand prize of $10,000. He says he wants to give back to his home state. Langevin says that money will […]
Vermont panel decertifies sheriff charged with assault for kicking shackled prisoner
PITTSFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont sheriff charged with assault for kicking a shackled prisoner is losing his law enforcement certification. After hearing two days of testimony, the Vermont Criminal Justice Council on Wednesday found that Franklin County Sheriff John Grismore violated the state’s use of force policy and voted 15-1 that he permanently lose his ability to enforce the law in Vermont.
Second Arrest Warrant Issued for Vermont Paramilitary Gun Range Owner
Arrest warrant issued for Vermont man who runs an illegal paramilitary training camp.
25 Investigates: A timeline of what we know about Waltham hit-and-run suspect
The New Hampshire man arrested in connection with a deadly hit-and-run crash that left two people dead was previously indicted for a similar collision and police chase over a decade ago, according to court records obtained by 25 Investigates.
Fundraising Efforts for Paralyzed Palestinian Student Shot in Vermont Exceed Expectations
• Over $950,000 has been raised for the recovery of Hisham Awartani, a Palestinian student who was shot and paralyzed in Vermont. The fundraising was organized through a GoFundMe page set up by his family.
Burlington Parking Garage to Install Gate to Deter Drug Activity
Discover how Burlington is tackling drug use in a local parking garage. Learn about the measures taken by the Vermont House Condominium Association to secure the area, including the installation of a gate and door, and the daily challenges faced by property managers.
VSP: Man charged in crash that killed Josephine Buckley
DATE/TIME: November 22, 2023, at approximately 0711 hours. DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #1: Rear end contact and induced damage. DAMAGE TO VEHICLE #2: Contact damage to the rear quarter panel and wheel well. INJURIES: Fatal injuries. HOSPITAL: N/A. **UPDATE #1, December 7, 2023**. Continued investigation into the motor vehicle crash that...
Scott: Tax increase would hurt ‘every-day Vermonters’
"We already have one of the highest property tax rates in the country, and this is not going to be helpful in attracting people to our state."
Vermont reports post-Thanksgiving Covid outbreaks in schools and long-term care facilities
A health department expert said Covid metrics were “mixed.” Read the story on VTDigger here: Vermont reports post-Thanksgiving Covid outbreaks in schools and long-term care facilities.
Vermont Lottery Powerball, Pick 4, Pick 3, Megabucks, Mega Millions, Lucky for Life, Gimme 5 winning numbers for Wednesday, December 6, 2023
The Vermont Lottery offers multiple draw games for people looking to strike it rich. Here’s a look at Wednesday, December 06, 2023 winning numbers for each game:. Sat, Dec 9, 2023, 10:59 pm Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)
Vermont's 'Raise the Age' Juvenile Offender Law Faces Further Delays Amid Rising Crime Concerns
Explore Vermont's 'Raise the Age' juvenile offender law, which is currently on pause. Learn about the reasons behind the delay, including challenges with gun and drug crimes, and the need for more resources and facilities for young offenders.
Audit Evaluates Efficiency and Data Collection of Vermont's Public Utilities Commission
Explore the recent audit assessing the timeliness and data collection of Vermont's Public Utility Commission. Discover what led to the investigation, the findings, and the proposed recommendations for improving efficiency in handling cases related to telecom, natural gas, and private water companies.
Navigating the Roads of Change: DUI Arrests and the Impact of Stricter Laws
In the dim early hours of a recent Tuesday, a routine traffic stop on Interstate 91 southbound took a serious turn as Vermont State Police arrested Justin Finnegan, a 40-year-old Winooski resident, for drug-impaired driving. Finnegan, pulled over for multiple traffic infractions near mile marker 35, showed signs of impairment, leading to a roadside screening and further evaluation by a Drug Recognition Expert at the Wilmington Police Department. With a citation issued and a court appearance scheduled for February 20 at the Vermont Superior Court Windham Criminal Division, this incident highlights the strict enforcement of DUI laws in Vermont and their repercussions.
The recovering red spruce — a profile
Red spruce is one of three species of spruce trees native to Vermont. While the other two species — white spruce and black spruce — are common in the northeastern part of our state, in Chittenden County, if we’re talking about “spruce,” we almost certainly mean red spruce.
Making the holiday season more LGBTQ+ inclusive
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - The holiday season is here and for some LGBTQ+ Vermonters, this time of year can be more scary than merry. Experts say the desire for connectivity and festive cheer this time of year can be up against the stressful logistics of visiting family or unpleasant conversations with well-meaning relatives. LGBTQ+ youth have to navigate unsupportive families and heightened anxiety about being misunderstood.
CFV Poll: Vermonters identify housing, cost of living, public safety as top priorities
Campaign for Vermont On Tuesday we released our second batch of results from a scientific public opinion poll of Vermonters. The survey interviewed 400 randomly selected Vermont residents to measure their feelings towards state leaders, various issues that policymakers are pursuing, and general sentiments about the direction the state is heading.
One of the three Palestinian students involved in the tragic shooting
The Westside Gazette Newspaper is honored to feature these editorial contributions made by local students. One of the three Palestinian students involved in the tragic shooting incident in Vermont has been left paralyzed. This young individual, whose life was forever altered by this senseless act of violence, faces the harrowing reality of navigating life with paralysis. The incident not only inflicted physical wounds but also left emotional scars, impacting the individual’s future aspirations and daily life. As they grapple with the profound challenges brought by their paralysis, the incident serves as a poignant reminder of the devastating consequences of such violence and the urgent need for societal efforts to prevent such tragedies and support the victims in their journey toward healing and recovery.
Well-known Vermont attorney Jerry O'Neill dies Sunday at the age of 77
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Well-known Vermont attorney Jerry O'Neill died Sunday at the age of 77. O'Neill started his career in the 1970's after serving in the army, becoming the assistant U.S. Attorney and ultimately the U.S. Attorney for Vermont in 1981. He later went into private practice, most recently...