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Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life.

A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life. Police say Windsor, Massachusetts, … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pilot found dead after crash had flown planes his whole life.

PITTSFORD, Vt. — A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

- Billings Gazette - US

Axe-wielding mad man destroys 300 gallons of maple syrup.

A sugar house in Bristol, Vermont, was broken into and 300 gallons of maple syrup were destroyed. Another 12 gallons were stolen, Vermont State Police said.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

An axe-wielding bandit entered a maple syrup factory and left a sticky mess, police say.

A Vermont couple is reeling after a person broke into their maple sugar processing building, vandalized equipment and stole syrup. Cindy Mayer told The Burlington Free Press that she and … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Vermont burglar destroyed 300 gallons of maple syrup with ax.

Vermont State Police are looking for a suspect who burglarized a maple syrup factory and destroyed several barrels with an ax.

- UPI - US

Vermont man accused of beating mother with gun over deer meat, report says.

A man in Vermont was accused of beating his mother with a rifle on Saturday after she allegedly stole deer meat from him, a report said.

- FOX News - US

Intruder with ax ruins 300 gallons of maple syrup, Vermont couple says.

The couple found holes in their sugar shack's bottling tanks, evaporator and pans.         

- USA TODAY - US

300 gallons of Vermont maple syrup reportedly ruined by 'disturbed individual' with an ax.

Police in Vermont are searching for a suspect accused of putting holes into eight maple syrup barrels earlier this week, resulting in the ruin of at least 300 gallons of the state specialty.

- FOX News - US

Police: Man clubbed mother with gun over stolen deer meat.

A Vermont man is accused of clubbing his mother with a rifle because she took his deer meat.

- FOX News - US

Dying Inmate's Diary Reveals Lack of Medical Care.

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Penn. The Pennsylvania Department...

- Newser - US

Police: 9-year-old girl used to smuggle drugs into prison.

Police say a 9-year-old girl was used to smuggle drugs into a Vermont prison.

- FOX News - US

Vermont town laments looming cemetery plot shortage

- Townhall.com - US

Bill McKibben on why we should be worried about media consolidation and Facebook

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters "I think media activism is one of the most important parts of this whole resistance," Bill McKibben, influential climate activist and journalist, told Media Matters in a recent interview. His new novel, Radio Free Vermont, puts a spotlight on the importance of independent media.  "Just as we ...

- Media Matters for America - US

Messy, Hectic, and Exciting: A Very Ambitious Statewide Personalized Learning Experiment

Schools in Vermont are making adjustments in curricula, teaching approaches, and school schedules to meet the expectations of a relatively new personalized learning law.

- Education Week - US

Taking a Hard Look at a Movement

Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Bushweller visited the largest high school in Vermont to see how one of the most ambitious personalized learning laws in the country is changing teaching and learning.

- Education Week - US

Beyond a number: How qualitative accountability can make a difference to schools

The Every Student Succeeds Act challenges states to enhance their accountability systems while overcoming the limits of test-based accountability by requiring that systems include at least one school quality or non-test-based student success indicator. Ten states have adopted a framework for accountability that includes ...

- Brookings - US

Three takeaways from the Cruz-Sanders debate

This week Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Bernie Sanders of Vermont faced off in a heated debate on a pressing policy issue. In February, the Senators talked health care; this week it was tax reform's turn. Once again, it was a discussion that managed to be contentious but also—remarkably—policy-focused. Moreover, the ...

- Brookings - US

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