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January 31, 2014

The Weekly 7: This Week in Vermont News


Each weekday, Seven Days scans the news across the Vermont media landscape to find the smartest, best and most compelling stories. We bundle them up in an email and send them out to our subscribers early each afternoon. It's called the Daily 7.

So which Vermont news stories are you reading? And which should you be reading? Here are the stories you clicked on most from this week's editions of the Daily 7:


#1Allegations Against Vermont Public Television CEO at Heart of Board Intrigue
By Paul Heintz, Seven Days Off Message — Tuesday, January 28

The Vermont Public Television board of directors allegedly met in secret to discuss allegations of harassment and questionable fundraising against president and CEO John King.


#2 Vermont Amber Alert Ends With Mother’s Arrest in Lyme
By Maggie Cassidy, Valley News — Wednesday, January 29

A Manchester woman considered "unstable and volatile" was arrested late Monday night for allegedly taking her 12-year-old son from foster care. The boy's sister told the Valley News that he wasn't in danger.


#3Burlington Murder Suspect Jose Pazos Found Incompetent to Stand Trial
By Elizabeth Murray, Burlington Free Press — Monday, January 27

The man accused of the 2010 murder of Burlington resident Kathleen Smith has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.


#4Extreme Temperatures Bring Zombie Bees to Vermont
By the Associated Press — Tuesday, January 28

Local bees face no shortage of existential threats. Scientists just confirmed that a fly associated with "zombie" bees has been found in Vermont.


#5Vermont Public Television Staff Ask for Board Leaders to Resign
By Tim Johnson, Burlington Free Press — Monday, January 27

Vermont Public Television staffers informed the station's board of directors this morning that they plan to ask two board leaders to resign over their roles in open meetings violations.


#6Vermont a Hotbed for Female Olympians Headed to Sochi
By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press — Monday, January 27

At least 12 Vermonters will compete in the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia — including 11 women.


#7New Report: Vermont's School Spending Increases Unsustainable
By Anne Galloway, — Wednesday, January 29

A new report examines why Vermont education spending has ballooned, even while the number of students in the state's schools has declined.


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