Is Vermont Experiencing an Arson Epidemic?

On February 21 police were notified of a structure fire in Cambridge that destroyed a local sugar house and its contents estimated at a value of $50,000. After more than…

Gov. Scott Extends COVID-19 ‘State of Emergency’ to September 15

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency has been extended to September 15, 2020 (link is external), as well as additional local discretion…

Back-to-School 2020: Teachers and School Officials Raise Concerns Over Mixed Signals and Dangers Facing Teachers and Students.

As public schools across the United States prepare for a return to school this fall, teachers and school officials have raised concerns over mixed signals and conflicting data about the…

Chaos reigns overnight as protestors in Minneapolis burn police precinct; masked officers in riot equipment arrest CNN news crew

Minneapolis – In the wake of the tragic death of a Minneapolis man George Floyd who died as a result of police applying lethal pressure during an arrest, thousands took…

Vermont National Guard provides food relief during COVID-19 crisis

Beginning in April, 2020, the Vermont National Guard provided support for food relief efforts across the state in conjunction with the Vermont Food Bank. In response to the humanitarian crisis…

The Return of the “Debtors Prisons?” Across the U.S. people are being arrested and forced to work to pay off debt

Across the United States, low-income and working-class people in debt are being increasingly targeted by legislation introduced by state governments forcing Americans to work for as little as $10 per…

Wolves Return: Are we really hearing the howls of new packs in Vermont after decades of silence?

According to a recent report by the Wolf Conservation Center, the wolves that were once indigenous to New England and believed to be extinct are making a comeback. During the…

Vermont Considers Banning E-Cigarettes and Vaping Products as Teen Deaths and Thousands of Hospitalizations Raise New Health Concerns

A 15 year-old Texas boy who died of lung related injuries due to “vaping” is now the youngest of over 55 Americans to die from respiratory illness tied to e-cigarette…

Mexican Man Denied Entry to the U.S. Cuts His Own Throat at Border

A man in his 30s from Mexico seeking asylum in the United States died as a result of a self-inflicted injury after being denied entry into the U.S., according to…

Good Samaritan Gets a Punch In the Face by Ambush Bandit

According to the Vermont State Police, Steven Bessette Jr., 33, was driving erratically sometime around midday on Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle heading Southbound on I-89 and…