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January 17, 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:

(Editor's note: The Weekly 7 replaces the Scoreboard, our weekly roundup of winners and losers in Vermont news and politics. We hope you agree it's a winning move.) 


#1 Slain Teen's Mother Fights Involuntary Hospitalization
By Mike Donoghue, Burlington Free Press — Sunday, January 12

The mother of an Essex teen killed last month in an apparent murder-suicide says she is being held against her will in the psychiatric ward of Fletcher Allen Health Care.


#2 Barn Fire in Richmond
By Judy Simpson, WCAX — Monday, January 13

No one was hurt in an early morning fire in Richmond that destroyed a barn full of vegetables and closed a section of Route 2.


#3 In This State: A Rockefeller Claims Her Name
By Candace Page, VTDigger — Sunday, January 12

Shelburne resident Eileen Rockefeller Growald, granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, kept a low profile until releasing her memoir last fall.


#4Mayor Endorses College Duo's Ambitious Plan for Moran Plant
By Alicia Freese, Seven Days "Off Message" — Monday, January 13

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger wants the city to invest $6.3 million in a Moran Plant overhaul proposal sketched out by two UVM students. If that doesn't happen, plan B is tearing it down.


#5Diagnosing the Drug Deal: Did Shumlin Overstate the Case for Vermont's Opiate "Crisis"?
By Mark Davis, Seven Days — Wednesday, January 15

The number of people hospitalized for opiate overdoses in Vermont has remained consistent for 10 years, and experts say the surge in treatment is at least partially due to a larger supply.


#6Fugitive Arrested in South Burlington After Argument Over Towed Car
By David Schneider, WPTZ — Sunday, January 12

A man who raised a ruckus about his towed car prompted a Spillane's Service Center employee to call the cops; they discovered he was wanted in New Hampshire.


#7Snowy Owls Take Up Residency at Area Airports
By Ali Freeman, WCAX — Wednesday, January 15

More majestic Snowy Owls than ever have migrated to Vermont this winter. Unfortunately, the birds are attracted to the worst possible place for them: airports.


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