Editorial Page Editor, Burlington Free Press
burlingtonfreepress.com — A Wolcott used car dealer who prosecutors say tampered with warning lights and odometers on vehicles has denied federal charges of fraud and being a felon in possession of two firearms. Douglas Jordan, who operates Auto Credit Solutions, pleaded not guilty last week in U.S.
burlingtonfreepress.com — MORRISTOWN - A woman who wanted to get back at her neighbors for allegedly turning her in to state welfare officials has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly setting fire to their trailer while they were in it, Morristown police said.
burlingtonfreepress.com — MONTPELIER - Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill into law Monday that makes it legal for physicians to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients who request it and can administer it themselves. "I am honored to sign this bill today," Shumlin said.
burlingtonfreepress.com — WINDSOR - Inmates at Vermont's Windsor prison are helping to save bats by building daytime roosting boxes. The 50 bat houses were given away at this year's Herrick's Cove Wildlife Festival to attendees who regularly observe bats near their home. Corrections staff member Paul Brosseau says the project educated the inmates about the problems Vermont's bat populations are facing.
news.cnet.com — Commenters on Flickr's forum say they don't like the new site format and want an option to revert to the old layout. (Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Flickr users don't seem too happy about the new layout, at least according to a heavy dose of comments posted on the site's help forum.
burlingtonfreepress.com — U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Garvey was killed a decade ago in Iraq. Garvey, who grew up in Proctor, was 23. 'He was the other half of me,' his sister said. 'He was an all-around, true American man.' To commemorate his death, his sister, his mother, and 20 or so extended relatives signed up to run the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon in Burlington.
burlingtonfreepress.com — BURLINGTON - Police in Burlington are increasing security for the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon this weekend. Police Chief Mike Schirling says the department's thoughts are with the victims and survivors in last month's Boston Marathon bombings. He noted that security for marathons around the world changed on April 15.
burlingtonfreepress.com — SOUTH BURLINGTON - One out of every six Vermonters - about 100,000 people in a state of 630,000 - must switch the way they enroll and buy for health insurance this fall with the opening of a federally mandated online marketplace called Vermont Health Connect.
burlingtonfreepress.com — A new provost has been named at the University of Vermont, to take office Aug. 1. David V. Rosowsky, dean of engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, was appointed by President Tom Sullivan, UVM announced Monday in a news release. Rosowsky will succeed Robert Low, who was named interim provost since Jan.
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