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Deal may be near in Fell case
A plea deal has been offered to Donald Fell that would allow him to avoid the death penalty but keep him in prison for the rest of his life, according to the daughter of Terry King. Fell is facing a capital trial for stemming from Kings death in 2000. Police said Fell and his friend, Robert Lee, kidnapped King from []
Sep 19 4:06PM Rutland Herald

City won't vote on voter expansion
WINOOSKI Voters in a Vermont city won't be casting ballots in November on an initiative that would have begun the process to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections. Winooski City Manager Jessie Baker tells the Burlington Free Press the Monday decision by the city council was driven by the need for more discussion and engagement with the community on []
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

PRELUDE TO FOLIAGE
Afternoon light glows in the hills above downtown Montpelier on Tuesday as fall foliage inches closer to arrival.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Ex-teacher faces voyeur charges
SOUTH BURLINGTON A former Vermont teacher accused of secretly taking cellphone photos up a student's skirt is now accused of taking similar photos of female coworkers. The Burlington Free Press reports that 32-year-old Brian Lynam, who taught music at Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two additional charges of voyeurism. Lynam also had []
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

HAPPY FEET
Mill River's Aiden Botti (5) looks to move the ball around Proctor defender Jacob Perkins (16) during Tuesday's game in North Clarendon. Mill River rolled to a 4-0 win. For story, see page B1.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Vt. State Police will accept bump stocks
Vermont State Police barracks throughout Vermont are accepting bump-fire stocks from members of the public who want to turn them in before they become illegal to own in about two weeks. Dropping off the items, commonly known a s bump stocks, is anonymous and voluntar y but owning bump stocks after Oct. 1, for a person convicted of the illegal []
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Series explores Sawyer case
In Vermont, we like to believe we're safe from the real-world threats such as gun violence and mass shootings. We think those things can't happen here. And when our safe, little bubble is ruptured, we feel unsafe and vulnerable.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Town settles with Zingale
A lawsuit filed against the town by its former administrator has been settled for $60,000. The Rutland Town Select Board announced the settlement after a short executive session on Tuesday. Board Chairman Joshua Terenzini said the settlement will be covered by the town's insurance carrier, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Activists protest nuclear transport
MONTPELIER - The dangers of transporting nuclear waste through Vermont, by road and rail was the theme of a public protest in the Capital City on Tuesday. Organized by the Montpelier based Citizens Awareness NetworkattheUnitarian Church on Main Street, the protest included a mock high-level nuclear waste cask on a trailer to demonstrate what an estimated 1,000 shipments through New []
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

JUDGMENT DAY
Galen Mudgett, of Sharon, and Eileen Ahern, of Tunbridge, sort through the Hubbard squash entries as they judge vegetables at the Tunbridge World's Fair on Friday.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Housing process to be simplified
WATERBURY The Vermont Department for Children and Families plans to streamline the application process for its emergency housing program. DCF Deputy Commissioner Sean Brown tells Vermont Public Radio the current set of rules are very complicated. Brown says staffers spend too much time trying to determine if applicants are eligible to receive assistance.
Sep 19 6:00AM Rutland Herald

Cops: Incident linked to PCP
A Wells woman was charged after police said she caused a disturbance, allegedly while on PCP, in Poultney last month. Melissa Kingsley, 37, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Rutland criminal court on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct for using abusive or obscene language and resisting arrest. Kingsley failed to appear Monday and the state was ordered to cite []
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

CAN YOU DIG IT?
Mary Jarowski drove up from Massachusetts with her pug, Diggie, for Green Mountain Pug Rescue's 16th annual Pug Social in Killington on Saturday.
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Agreement reached in murder case
The state has dismissed a murder charge against a Shrewsbury man, accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, while the federal government pursues gun charges against him that could result in a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Under an agreement between the state and 56-year-old Frank A. Weir, the second-degree murder charges would be re-filed after the federal []
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Food for thought
I nformation released early this week shows that while Vermonters are healthier than many Americans around the country, we are still tracking toward more higher obesity rates and health-related issues. According to the most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in seven states, 30 percent in 29 states and 25 percent in []
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Orchards help fight hunger
MENDON With crisp fall weather and brilliant foliage comes the longawaited apple-picking season in Vermont and the anticipation of the pies to come. And as September is also National Hunger Awareness Month, apple enthusiasts everywhere have the opportunity to contribute to the fight against hunger by picking an extra bushel or three for Vermont Foodbank's Pick for []
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Officials discuss racial equity
MONTPELIER Educators gathered in the Capital City on Saturday for a Rally for Racial Equity in Vermont Public Schools. About 100 people attended the event organized by the Vermont National Education Association at the Pavilion Building on State Street. Noticeably absent was Rep.
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Police trainee accused of sex assault
A jury is scheduled to be drawn in November in the case of a former, short-term Middlebury Police officer who is accused of raping a woman in Brandon in August 2016. Kyle Lenher, 25, was arraigned in February 2017 on a felony count of sexual assault with no consent. Lenher, who was released without bail, pleaded not guilty to the []
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

SHRINER SHOWPIECE
Spectators lining Strongs Avenue wave as members of the Cairo Shriners cruise by in their signature mini cars during a parade through downtown Rutland on Saturday. For more photos from Saturday's parade, see page A5.
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald

Herald forgot Patriot Day
I was saddened and stunned when I picked up Tuesday's copy of the paper and discovered that there was not one mention of the events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. No acknowledgement of Patriot Day other than a small mention in the calendar of a local memorial.
Sep 18 7:00AM Rutland Herald