Ross Sneyd

News Director

Ross joined VPR in 2007 and oversaw the production of up to nine daily newscasts on the state-wide network. A veteran journalist, Ross worked with The Associated Press for 18 years, including 16 in Vermont covering politics, state government and the state Legislature. He has covered the presidential primaries in New Hampshire, the presidential campaign of Howard Dean and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Note: Ross left Vermont Public Radio in May of 2013.

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Vermont lawmakers are back at the Statehouse. Lawmakers have approved legislation that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts marijuana. The Whitingham Ambulance Service will soon be shutting down. The town of Shelburne has refunded more than $330,000 in overpaid property taxes to Wake Robin, a retirement community.

The former Rutland city attorney pleaded innocent Thursday to two counts related to a fatal hit-and-run crash downtown last month.

The attorney general's office filed the charges against Christopher Sullivan on Wednesday and he appeared in court to enter his pleas a day later.

D.R. McCarthy

Earlier this week officials in New Hampshire said they had found an infestation of emerald ash borer in the Concord area.

Now Vermont officials are reminding the public that the best way to prevent the spread of the insect is to burn local firewood.

The emerald ash borer is an invasive pest from China first detected in this country in 2002. Since then it has been discovered in 19 states, including New York and Massachusetts and the province of Quebec.