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Essex man faces animal cruelty charges in cow deaths


By Elizabeth Gribkoff, The main barn at the Matthews Brothers Farm on Chapin Road in Essex, where dairy cows were found dead from malnourishment and neglect. Photo by Elizabeth Gribkoff/VTDigger ESSEX — Unpainted buildings, machinery and farm impl... More »

House sends seven special session bills to Senate


By Colin Meyn, Members of the House of Representatives in session on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Photo by Colin Meyn/VTDigger With all eyes on a festering fiscal dispute between the Republican governor and Democrats controlling the Legislature, seven ... More »

Threat of government shutdown looms over budget impasse


By Xander Landen Gov. Phil Scott meets with Senate leaders to discuss expectations for the special session starting this week. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger As a budget impasse in Montpelier drags on into another week of negotiations, an uncommon threat loo... More »