Police have charged a third Castleton State College student - 22-year-old Mark Comstock of Rutland - with retail theft. Comstock, 19-year-old George Andrew Busharis and 21-year-old Brandon Boyle allegedly took part in a string of thefts at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Rutland.
According to Castleton State College officials, three other student athletes - as yet unidentified - were also allegedly involved. All six students were football players and all have been suspended indefinitely from the football program pending a campus investigation.
Angela Patten has published two poetry collections and teaches poetry at the University of Vermont, but this weekend at the Burlington Book Festival, she'll be reading from her first foray into non-fiction, a memoir called "High Tea at a Low Table: Stories from an Irish Childhood."
She spoke to VPR's Mitch Wertlieb about her struggles growing up in working class Dublin in the 1950's, and a terrifying incident that occurred when she was new to her job at UVM.
Patten was kidnapped on her way to work at the University of Vermont in 1984.
In order for Vermont’s new health care exchange to work properly, there needs to be a seamless computer interface transmitting critical consumer information from Blue Cross and MVP, to the state system.
Kevin Goddard is a vice president at Blue Cross. He told members of the House Health Care committee, that as of today, he couldn’t guarantee that the system would work properly.
“The testing schedule for this has been so compressed that we don’t have that confidence yet,” said Goddard.” That’s not to say that it won’t happen.”
Thurs 9/19/13 at Noon & 7PM: Addiction to painkillers often hits the headlines when addicts are arrested for theft and break-ins. But a new documentary focuses on the life stories of young addicts, and one pediatrician in St. Albans who tries to treat their addiction.
The state says there has been significant progress made to expand cellular phone coverage in Vermont over the past few years. Yet it’s hard to tell how much progress has been made and what remains to be done.
That’s why Mike Ray and Jo Wilson are spending their days driving the roads of Vermont this month in a vehicle with two Coleman coolers mounted on the roof.
Often in their work they use fairly high tech gear when measuring radio frequencies for broadcast stations, emergency responders and wireless providers.
When forest fires burn large, firefighters from around the country may be called in to help. Chris Casey is one of them. He normally works with the Green Mountain and Fingerlakes National Forests but he’s also a firefighter on the Rockies Wildland Fire Management team. He just returned last week from the Beaver Creek Fire in Wisdom, Montana.
He spoke with Vermont Edition about what it feels like fighting a large fire.
When you imagine hiking the Long Trail, the sound of traffic speeding by probably doesn’t come to mind. But hikers who’ve trekked from Camel’s Hump north to Mount Mansfield know the stretch of the trail in Bolton, through the Winooski River Valley. Here, Long Trail hikers cross Route 2, Interstate 89 and the Winooski River on an unpleasant road detour out of the woods.