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January 24, 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:


#1 Downton the Tubes: Vermont Public Television Faces Federal Inquiry and Staff Revolt
By Paul Heintz, Seven Days — Wednesday, January 22

Vermont Public Television could be fined or lose Corporation for Public Broadcasting support over allegations of board misconduct. Staffers want two board leaders to resign. See the latest update to the story here.


#2 Fox's Widower, Michael Sirotkin, Expresses "Interest" in Her Senate Seat
By Paul Heintz, Seven Days Off Message — Wednesday, January 22

Lobbyist Michael Sirotkin told Democratic Party officials that he's interested in the Chittenden County state senate seat opened by the death of his wife, Sally Fox. Ultimately his name was one of three recommended; Gov. Peter Shumlin will make the final decision.


#3Heroin Gains a Deadly Foothold in Vermont
By Brian MacQuarrie, The Boston Globe — Sunday, January 19

The Boston Globe is the latest news outlet to explore Vermont's heroin problem, focusing on drug addiction's effects in St. Albans.


#4They Didn't Know His Name: New Details Emerge on Fatal Burlington Police Shooting
By Mark Davis, Seven Days — Wednesday, January 22

Burlington cops didn't know Wayne Brunette's name before the mentally ill man was fatally shot last November. Police documents shed new light on exactly what happened that day.


#5A Lobbyist in the Legislature? How Sirotkin Would Segue to the Senate
By Paul Heintz, Seven Days Off Message — Thursday, January 23

Chittenden County Democrats recommended three names for Sally Fox's senate seat, including Fox's husband Michael Sirotkin — the likely pick. What happens when a lobbyist becomes a lawmaker?


#6VT Supreme Court Affirms Life Sentence For Burlington Man Who Attempted Murder
By Mark Davis, Seven Days Off Message — Monday, January 20

The Vermont Supreme Court unanimously denied the appeal of Norman Stevens, the first Vermonter sentenced to life without parole for a crime other than murder.


#7"World's Most Interesting Man" Helps Cure Canine Cancer
By Aimee Picchi, CBS Moneywatch — Monday, January 20

Vermont resident and beer pitchman Jonathan Goldsmith, better known in his Most Interesting Man in the World guise, is collaborating with Sunderland-based Orvis to raise money for dogs with cancer.


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