ENOSBURGH/RICHFORD STALL FORCED MERGER TALKS

Superintendent of Schools for Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, Lynn Cota, sits in the front row while moderator Patrick Hayes, right, explains the rules for the meeting.

By Gregory J. Lamoureux
County Courier

RICHFORD: About three dozen voters from two communities gathered this evening to discuss the details of a merger, forced upon the Enosburg and Richford school districts by the Vermont Board of Education. That quickly turned into another forum, a hurdle to the forced merger.

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COURT HEARS ARGUMENTS ON DELAYING ACT 46’S FORCED MERGERS

Attorneys prepare for oral arguments in a case that could block the implementation of forced mergers related to Act 46. Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier

ST. ALBANS: Judge Robert Mello took oral arguments this afternoon from attorneys in a case that seeks to put an injunction in on Act 46’s forced mergers, and also seeks to declare the law unconstitutional.

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McALLISTER’S ATTORNEY: ‘ENOUGH IS ENOUGH’

Judge Michael Kupersmith, left, listens to Senator Norm McAllister, right, as he is cross examined by Assistant State’s Attorney John Lavoie, center, in Franklin County Superior Court on Friday, February 8, 2019. Gregory J. Lamoureux, County Courier

ST. ALBANS: Arguing to persuade Judge Michael Kupersmith to drop the criminal charges against former State Senator Norm McAllister, defense attorney Bob Katims said on Friday afternoon “Judge, what we’re saying is enough is enough.”

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OFFICIALS WARN OF COLD BLAST AFTER JAY PEAK SKIER IS RESCUED

Officials from the Vermont State Police are warning the public of the safety issues that persist when the temperatures drop below zero.

Adam Silverman, the spokesperson for the Vermont State Police, said the public should take precautions when enjoying Mother Nature this weekend.

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