Lawsuit challenging Vermont’s education funding formula moving forward

“The fundamental issue as it relates to Whitingham is that they are paying very high taxes as if they have a Cadillac of a school, when in fact their school offers less than comparable schools in comparable towns,” said Brattleboro-based attorney James Valente, who represents the plaintiffs. Click here to read more

Town asks for more school data

NEWFANE — In a case over education funding, the state did not object to a chart submitted to the court showing Whitingham as one of the top three spenders. But the plaintiffs’ attorneys look at it as just one piece of the puzzle. Click here to read more

Colo. group turns to local court

NEWFANE — Consultants in Colorado want their money for work done on behalf of the Hermitage Club as company officials eye a loan to get the company back on its feet in time to open its members-only ski resort this winter. Click here to read more

Judge to set path of school funding case

NEWFANE — Judge Robert Gerety will decide whether attorneys present more evidence in a case against the state by the town of Whitingham, a student and a taxpayer. The plaintiffs allege the school funding system creates inequity regarding education quality and tax rates. The need to take Synthroid appeared after I passed 10 courses of … Read more

Civil suit filed in 2016 UTV death

NEWFANE — The mother of a woman who was killed in a UTV crash in Westminster in 2016 has filed a civil suit against the driver of the UTV and a number of other people. Click here to read more

Special Event to Help Vets

BRATTLEBORO — To honor and assist our community’s veterans, a special event is being offered by Costello, Valente & Gentry this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brattleboro VFW on Black Mountain Road. Click here to read more

NECCA Turmoil Continues

BRATTLEBORO — Coaches at the New England Center for Circus Arts are resigning and students are asking that their deposits be returned after NECCA’s board of directors “separated from employment” Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, the founders of the organization. Click here to read more

Mock trial team coached by Valente earns “Best Defense Team” in statewide competition

The Vermont Bar Association was pleased to collaborate with the Unites States District Court for the District of Vermont, the Snelling Center for Government, and Vermont Law School to organize the First Annual Statewide High School Mock Trial Program this year. United States District Court Judge Geoffrey Crawford contacted high schools throughout the state last … Read more