28, Feb 2015 - Man sentenced to 17.5 years for financing, managing multi-state heroin operation
A Connecticut man involved in major drug distribution rings in Vermont and Maine is going to prison for more than 17 years. Prosecutors say that 34-year-old James Nastri of Deep River, Connecticut, was sentenced last week to 210 months in prison following his conviction on a federal drug conspiracy charge. At sentencing, U.S. District Court Judge William Sessions said Nastri financed and managed ...
28, Feb 2015 - Man gets 17.5 years in Vermont heroin distribution case
A Connecticut man involved in major drug distribution rings in Vermont and Maine is going to prison for more than 17 years.
28, Feb 2015 - Connecticut Man Gets 17.5 Years In Vermont Heroin Distribution Case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Connecticut man involved in major drug distribution rings in Vermont and Maine is going to prison for more than 17 years.
27, Feb 2015 - Rutland, VT Burlington lawyer recommended as Vermont's next US attorney
A Burlington lawyer could become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor. U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy says he is recommending to President Barack Obama that he nominate Eric Miller as Vermont's next United States attorney. The 45-year-old Miller would become Vermont's 37th U.S. attorney, who manages nearly 20 federal prosecutors in offices in Burlington and Rutland. They represent the United States in ...
26, Feb 2015 - Burlington, VT Vt. lawmakers hold hearings on bill to regulate rent-to-own stores
A Senate committee continued hearings Friday on a consumer protection bill targeting the rent-to-own industry. On Thursday, Attorney General Bill Sorrell, Gov. Peter Shumlin joined Vermont consumer groups calling for a crackdown against what they see as unscrupulous practices that prey on low-income consumers. "We're talking about folks who have very little money -- they're in desperate ...
26, Feb 2015 - Rutland, VT Former ATF head pleads not guilty to assault charges
The former head of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Vermont has pleaded not guilty to domestic and simple assault charges. The Burlington Free Press reports 44-year-old James Mostyn was released on conditions from superior court in Rutland following his arraignment this month. Mostyn is scheduled to be back in court March 4 on the misdemeanors. One stems from ...
11, Oct 2014 - Judge clears way for long-term lease of former school building
A Vermont judge has cleared the way for the Burlington School District to lease a former school building to the University of Vermont for the next 80 years - or longer. The issue surrounding the future of the Elihu B. Taft School building on South Williams Street concerned the clause in the late owner's will conveying the property to the city. Taft directed that the building was only to be ...
10, Oct 2014 - Man's mother testifies in Vermont teacher killing trial
BURLINGTON -- The mother of a part-time snowplow driver charged with killing a popular St. Johnsbury teacher after luring her from her home with a ruse about a disabled car said her son's wife accompanied him almost every time he left their Waterford mobile home.
08, Oct 2014 - Burlington, VT Opening statements set in Vermont teacher killing
Opening statements are expected in the trial of a Waterford man charged along with his wife of luring a St. Johnsbury teacher from her home and killing her in 2012.
04, Apr 2014 - Brattleboro, VT May sentencing for Vermont man in niece's death
BURLINGTON (AP) - A Vermont man who pleaded guilty to charges he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and then killed his 12-year-old niece, avoiding a federal death penalty trial, is scheduled to be sentenced in May.
03, Apr 2014 - Courthouse Chronicles: Spectacular 1922 Burlington court case makes national headlines
Information on Woodhouse vs. Woodhouse, from a display at Vermont Superior Court on Main Street in Burlington on Monday. / GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS
03, Apr 2014 - Vt. Supreme Court hears wind project arguments
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Supreme Court has heard arguments on the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind project, with lawyers for the opponents saying the state didn't properly consider the impact the towers will have on the landscape.
03, Apr 2014 - Rutland, VT Juror misconduct hearing in Vt. death penalty case
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Lawyers for a man on federal death row for abducting and killing a Vermont woman in 2000 are arguing this week that some jurors either misled lawyers about their backgrounds or engaged in questionable conduct.
03, Apr 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court hears wind project arguments
BURLINGTON (AP) - The Vermont Supreme Court has heard arguments on the proposed Seneca Mountain Wind project, with lawyers for the opponents saying the state didn't properly consider the impact the towers will have on the landscape.
03, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT South Burlington man found guilty for enabling CVU student to consume alcohol
Kent Richland listens to court proceedings during the first day of his trial Monday in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington. / ELIZABETH MURRAY/FREE PRESS
03, Apr 2014 - Vermont Supreme Court hears trio of cases
Frank Kochman, an attorney representing the Howard Center in a case challenging the Howard Center's zoning permit for a methadone clinic in South Burlington, makes oral argument at the Vermont Supreme Court on the campus of Vermont Law School in South Royalton on Monday.
02, Apr 2014 - Springfield, VT Vermont Corrections Dept. reports inmate death
A 44 year-old Burlington man who pleaded guilty last year to repeatedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl died in his St. Albans prison cell early Tuesday morning.
02, Apr 2014 - Burlington attempted murder suspect asks for change of trial venue
A Burlington man accused of attempting murder on his wife in a brutal September attack recently filed three motions with Vermont Superior Court in Burlington — all of which were denied by a judge.
02, Apr 2014 - 2 Vermont lawyers finalists for federal judgeship
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two Vermont lawyers have been named as finalists to become the state's next federal judge.
01, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT Vermont fights drug crimes with treatment, not jail
Vermont State Police confiscated heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana during a 2011 traffic stop in Rutland. / Free Press file By the numbers Vermont lawmakers are poised to adopt sweeping standards for a statewide diversion program to get some offenders into drug treatment and out of the judicial system.
01, Apr 2014 - Two named finalists for federal judgeship in Vermont
John L. Pacht (left) and Geoffrey W. Crawford are finalists for a federal judgeship in Vermont. / Free Press File Vermont Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey W. Crawford and Burlington lawyer John L. Pacht are the finalists to become the next federal judge in Vermont.
01, Apr 2014 - Burlington, VT State exploring treatment over jail for drug crimes
MONTPELIER -- Heroin-related crime has so overwhelmed Vermont's courts and jails in recent years that lawmakers are poised to adopt sweeping standards for a statewide diversion program to get some offenders into drug treatment and out of the judicial system.
19, Apr 2012 - Chittenden, VT Vt. nurse charged with sex contact at women's jail - Boston Globe
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt.—Vermont State Police say a male nurse is facing charges he sexually exploited a female inmate at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center in South Burlington, the state's prison for women. State police began ...
17, Nov 2011 - State appeals Vermont Yankee permit extension - Burlington Free Press
BRATTLEBORO — The state of Vermont says the owner of the Vermont ... s operating license that it is in compliance with the federal Clean Water Act. In documents filed Monday in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Vermont ...