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Porter Hospital CEO Resigns Amidst Budget Crisis

Harry Cramer

March 23, 2016

Filed under Local, Showcase

On Friday, March 18, Lynn Boggs resigned from her position as CEO of Porter Hospital in Middlebury. After just eight months on the job, Boggs will be replaced by Fred Kniffin, whom the board of directors has chosen to serve as...

Toxic Chemical Enters Private Wells in North Bennington

Harry Cramer

March 16, 2016

Filed under Local

Last Wednesday, March 9, Governor Shumlin visited North Bennington to hold a town hall style meeting with residents and discuss the ongoing water contamination crisis. Shumlin announced that water in the Bennington area had been...

Department of Public Service Censors Criticism in Audit

Harry Cramer

March 9, 2016

Filed under Local

The Vermont Department of Public Service (VDPS) has come under intense scrutiny this week for omitting criticisms from an internal report assessing its accountability to the public. In a letter to the Department, lawyer James...

Bernie Wins Vermont, Struggles in Southern States

Harry Cramer

March 3, 2016

Filed under Local

On March 1, voters across the nation participated in the largest single-day delegate bloc of the 2016 presidential primaries, known as Super Tuesday. Although Bernie Sanders won his home state of Vermont in a landslide over challenger...

Democratic Superdelegates Key to Sanders Campaign

Harry Cramer

February 24, 2016

Filed under Local

Bernie Sanders enjoys more popular support in Vermont than any other state in the nation. Yet even here, Sanders faces an uphill climb for the Democratic nomination. The reason: superdelegates. As Ben Kamisar explains in the...

When the Micro Becomes Macro

Harry Cramer

February 24, 2016

Filed under Opinions

We are writing directly in response to the op-ed from the last issue, “I’m Only Human.” The op-ed has upset a lot of people and has hurt a lot more. As demonstrated by the polarized comment section online, it unfortunately...

Death of Supreme Court Justice Ignites Partisan Debate

Harry Cramer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Local

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has infused the Democratic and Republican primaries with new drama. Last Friday, Feb. 12, Scalia was found dead of natural causes at a luxury resort in West Texas. He was...

Daily Fantasy Sports Illegal in Vermont

Harry Cramer

January 27, 2016

Filed under Local

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) players in Vermont may soon earn something they hadn’t bet on: a substantial fine. On Jan. 15, the Vermont Attorney General’s Office said that betting on DFS was illegal in Vermont. Popularized...

Shumlin Delivers Final State of State Address

Harry Cramer

January 20, 2016

Filed under Local

On January 7, Governor of Vermont Peter Shumlin delivered his sixth and final State of the State address, in which he reflected on his successes in office — and the challenges that lie ahead for Vermont. Shumlin has elected...

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