GRATTON TRIAL: JUDGE LIMITS VICTIM’S TESTIMONY

By Gregory J. Lamoureux
County Courier

ST. ALBANS: A jury trial began this morning for a Georgia man who gunned down two men just after the New Year in 2017.

The incident happened on Georgia Mountain Road, resulting in the death of David Hill and seriously wounding Mark Brito. The pair were loading a logging skidder onto a lowboy trailer on the road near the driveway of the family home of Ethan Gratton, who shot Hill and Brito with a handgun.

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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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