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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:


#1In Vermont, Even Righteous Anger Is Friendly
By Ethan de Seife, Seven Days Off Message — Saturday, February 22

A YMCA member in Burlington left an epic note to the person who stole his wallet from the locker room — and a few days later, he got the wallet back.

#2 Family of Slain 2-Year-Old Speaks Out; Stepfather Arrested
By Ali Freeman, WCAX — Tuesday, February 25

Police say a Poultney toddler died from blunt force trauma to her head. Her stepfather was charged with second-degree murder.

#3Stepfather Denies Murder; Mother Screams, Charges Defense Table
By Brent Curtis, Rutland Herald — Monday, February 24

A Poultney man pleaded not guilty to killing his 2-year-old stepdaughter Monday; the mother of the girl had to removed from the courtroom. Earlier in the day, protesters questioned DCF's call to grant custody to the mother.

#4IBM Layoffs Expected Soon in Vermont
By Tim McQuiston, Vermont Business Magazine — Wednesday, February 26

IBM has temporarily postponed layoffs that were initially planned for Wednesday, according to reports. How many would lose their jobs in Essex Junction is unclear. (For an update, see next item.)

#5IBM to Announce Job Layoffs, About One-Third the Size of Last Year's
By Ken Picard, Seven Days Off Message — Thursday, February 27

Gov. Peter Shumlin confirmed today that IBM is again laying off workers at its Essex Junction plant. More than 100 employees are expected to lose their jobs.

#6New Jersey Man Killed, 33 Injured, When Tour Bus Collides With Tractor Trailer on Highway
By Robert Rizzuto, — Saturday, February 22

A tour bus crashed into a jackknifed tractor trailer on Route 22A in West Haven on Friday, February 21. The driver of the bus was killed.

#7Five Things We Learned From Burlington's New Open Data Portal
By Taylor Dobbs and Matthew Parrilla, Vermont Public Radio — Friday, February 21

The City of Burlington is making data on city finances, police calls and even library circulation available on a new website that anyone can access.

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