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Today’s News: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

Pandemic economy creates winners and losers, economist tells Legislature

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Federal stimulus deficit spending exceeding the national spending on World War II (adjusted for inflation) is driving the economy – not underlying economic strength. This spending also has created “disparate winners and losers,” Kavet said.

Guv’s plan brings police hiring, training, use of force policies under State control

BY GUY PAGE ON DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

The Vermont Department of Public Safety wants public feedback on its plan to “modernize policing across Vermont” by increasing the state role in diversity hiring, policies for use of force and body cameras, banning invasive surveillance, and more.
 

Mom charged in violent death of month-old son, dad charged with cruelty

DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

While alone with her child, 28-year-old Stephanie Gero caused injuries to Leo Cushing prior to his death. In addition, investigators learned that Leo’s father, 36-year-old Matthew Cushing, was aware Stephanie Gero was prohibited from being alone with the infant, but that he allowed her to be with the child unsupervised while he was taking a shower.

Climate posse should let pandemic pass

BY DON KEELAN ON DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

If Vermont waits to address the reduction of gas emissions for another year, so be it. It will not make an iota of difference to the world’s effort to reduce such emissions. But, it will make life for tens of thousands of Vermonters less stressful.

Colchester man charged with poaching deer

DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

Wardens remained on scene conducting surveillance for several hours until a black truck pulled up to the field and backed up to the deer shortly after 11 o’clock. The operator of the truck retrieved the deer and dragged it back to his truck. Wardens apprehended the operator, Stephen Burt.
 

LETTER: Barre Justice of Peace claims lax standards on absentee ballot envelope info

R.  LEE WALTHER ON DECEMBER 3, 2020 • ( LEAVE A COMMENT )

As we encountered these problems during early processing of mail-in ballots, our Town Clerk was told by SOS office staff that the only thing required on the “Certificate” was the “signature,” and even that didn’t have to be legible!

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