When tipsters call ICE, the phone rings in Vermont

When tipsters call ICE, the phone rings in Vermont

By Elizabeth Hewitt VTDigger.org The tipster called in to report his ex-girlfriend. For years, the man had known the woman was in the country without proper documentation. But the relationship had recently ended, and he decided to alert federal immigration authorities that his ex had overstayed a visa, and now was living and working in… Read More »

Vermont requests federal disaster declaration to address May storms

Gov. Phil Scott has made a formal request for federal disaster funds to assist communities and public utilities in five Vermont counties – including Chittenden County – in paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in wind and rainstorms on May 4 and 5. Communities and public utilities in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, and Orleans counties… Read More »

Plug pulled onVermont Life

By Xander Landen VTDigger.org Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine that in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June. The Scott administration announced it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned publication after it reviewed the latest financial reports. In the last decade, the… Read More »

It’s nomination time for the Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year

The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Dairy Industry Association are seeking nominations for the 2018 Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year. The deadline to submit is April 27. Presented annually since 1961, the award honors one outstanding dairy farm each year for overall excellence. Nominees are evaluated by a judging committee comprised of past winners… Read More »

Scott says ‘everything’s on the table’ for gun measures

Scott says ‘everything’s on the table’ for gun measures

By Alan J. Keays VtDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott announced last week that he is open to approving gun control legislation, including a measure calling for universal background checks before the private sale of firearms. Prior to last month’s school shooting in Florida that killed 17 and a thwarted attack in Vermont, such legislation appeared to… Read More »

More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing

More than 1,000 fill House chamber for gun hearing

By Mike Dougherty vtdigger.org Members of the public filled every seat in the House chamber Tuesday night for a hearing on gun control legislation. At the Statehouse — one of the few locations in Vermont, along with schools and courts, where carrying a firearm is prohibited — advocates and opponents traded testimony on legislation that… Read More »