Category Archives: Special

As COVID-19 cases rise again, Halloween festivities require new protective measures

VERMONT – According to State Officials, Vermont has seen a spike of 140 new COVID-19 cases, a new high not seen since the outbreak began. Although most outbreaks have been…

Vermont State Police now working with Houston firm Othram to analyze evidence in Brianna Maitland disappearance case

WATERBURY – The Vermont State Police has announced they will be working with a third party that will conduct a new analysis of evidence in Brianna Maitland disappearance case. Maitland…

Healthy Roots Collaborative receives $10,000 donation to promote local food security

SWANTON – Franklin County struggles as one of the most economically depressed regions of Vermont – a fact only made worse by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shut-downs. But in spite…

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…

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…

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…