ST. ALBANS POLICE SEARCH FOR ASSAILANT

Just before 2 am this morning, a St. Albans Police Officer was patrolling the city when he came upon an assault victim lying in the road in front of BFA St. Albans, according to Police Chief Gary Taylor.

The man was unconscious from his injuries, but later regained consciousness as the officer tended to his injuries.

Few details were made public this morning, but police did say that the man “sustained significant head trauma and lacerations to the right side of his head.” Continue reading “ST. ALBANS POLICE SEARCH FOR ASSAILANT”

ENOSBURGH FARMER SOLD OUT OF STATE MEAT AS “VERMONT GROWN”

According to the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, buyers of meat from Gregory Finch’s Vermont’s Family Farm in Enosburgh thought they were buying anti-biotic free Vermont pork, and consumers paid a premium price for it. But Finch cannot prove his pigs were born and raised in Vermont or were anti-biotic free for their entire lives – and the Attorney General’s evidence indicates otherwise. So Finch, who is no longer farming or living in Vermont, and the Attorney General have settled for a civil penalty of over $140,000. “Vermonters are willing to pay extra for meat raised in Vermont. We won’t let their money pad the pockets of those making fake claims,” said Attorney General Bill Sorrell. Continue reading “ENOSBURGH FARMER SOLD OUT OF STATE MEAT AS “VERMONT GROWN””

14 YEAR-OLD DIES IN BIKE CRASH

Few details have been made public in the crash that killed a Swanton teen on Friday evening in Highgate.

The accident occurred on Vermont Route 7, north of Highgate Springs Village around 5:15pm, police said.

14-year-old Christian Regan, who was on a bicycle at the time of the crash was pronounced dead at scene. Continue reading “14 YEAR-OLD DIES IN BIKE CRASH”

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN SHELDON

14716135_10157610886475301_4450315103053542901_n‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍Police are searching a property on Rice hill road in Sheldon in connection to what they are referring to as a 50-year-old homicide.
‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍The home is owned by Rebecca and Robert Moore, according to town records.
‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍ ‍‍‍‍‍‍ ‍‍Police have not identified whom the victim may be but did say that they recovered part of a skeleton within the home.

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REGULATORS LEAVE NMC MEDICAL RATES UNCHANGED

By Courier Staff

St. Albans: The Green Mountain Care Board will allow prices at hospitals to go up an average of 1.8 percent in the upcoming fiscal year, but will hold Northwestern Medical Center’s rates alone.

The board, which regulates hospitals’ budgets and insurance prices, finished approving the prices for Vermont’s 14 hospitals Thursday. The board’s accountants are still calculating how much revenue those new prices will take in.nmc-hospital

The results leave $2.4 billion in hospital budgets largely unchanged. Even though numerous hospitals took in more money for care than they were supposed to in 2015 or are expected to do so in 2016, none will be forced to decrease how much they charge insurance companies starting Oct. 1. Continue reading “REGULATORS LEAVE NMC MEDICAL RATES UNCHANGED”

FAIRFAX MAN RIDES WITH THUNDERBIRDS

By Gregory J. Lamoureux

SOUTH BURLINGTON: When the United State Airforce Thunderbirds came to Vermont last month, they did something rather unusual- Instead of giving a ride to a local celebrity the way they normally do, they decided to give a ride to a local hero.

A contest was born. Appoint a local hero in your community that deserves the ride of their life.

Fast forward a couple of weeks; Alex Paci was at home watching the ABC/Fox news when he heard his name.

He didn’t know it, but Paci’s wife had nominated him for the ride.

For Paci, he was shocked. Continue reading “FAIRFAX MAN RIDES WITH THUNDERBIRDS”