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Friday, February 21, 2014

The Weekly 7: This Week in Vermont News

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 5:30 PM

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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:

 

#1Sometimes You Just Have to Vent About Cellphones
By Pamela Polston, Seven Days Live Culture — Monday, February 17

The big news of the week was someone yapping on a cell phone at the Flynn — and Seven Days co-editor Pamela Polston ranting for the rest of us about it. 

#2 Resort's Radio Ads Leave a Bad Taste for Some
By Eric Blaisdell, Times Argus — Monday, February 17

A Jay Peak Resort radio ad that features the voice of a 9-year-old talking about drinking beer has raised the hackles of a few Vermonters.

#3South Burlington Councilor Decries 'A Mockery of Democracy'
By Kevin J. Kelley, Seven Days Off Message — Wednesday, February 19

South Burlington City Councilor Rosanne Greco accused three of her colleagues of cronyism and ignoring city residents last night. Greco isn't running for reelection on Town Meeting Day.

#4Democrat Ryan Emerson Withdraws from Race for Ward 2 City Council Seat
By Alicia Freese, — Tuesday, February 18

Ryan Emerson, the Democratic candidate for Burlington City Council in Ward 2, dropped out of the race after Seven Days inquired about past allegations of domestic violence brought against him.

#5Olympian Kearney on Paying Taxes: 'Not My Favorite Part of Being an American'
By Jack Thurston, NECN — Wednesday, February 19

Norwich native Hannah Kearney, who won a bronze medal in mogul skiing at this year's Olympics, isn't thrilled about having to pay taxes on her earnings.
 

#6Vermont Gas Says It Could Use Eminent Domain Against Right-of-Way Holdouts
By John Herrick, VTDigger — Friday, February 14

In a letter to some Monkton landowners, Vermont Gas said it may use the eminent domain process to acquire land for its pipeline extension from owners who don't accept the company's earlier offers — likely giving far less money to the residents.

#7Woman to Face Murder Charge in Hyde Park Slaying
By Sam Hemingway and Mike Donoghue, Burlington Free Press — Tuesday, February 18

After police received a report of a dead body in a Hyde Park home, they arrested the woman who placed the 911 call and plan to charge her with second-degree murder.



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