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Mark Davis

Mark Davis

Senior Editor

Mark Davis has spent more than a decade working as a reporter in Vermont, focusing on both daily and long-form stories. Prior joining Vermont Public as assistant news director, he worked for five years at Seven Days, the alt-weekly in Burlington, where he won national awards for his criminal justice reporting. Before that, he spent nine years at the Valley News, where won state and national awards for his coverage of the criminal justice system, Topical Storm Irene, and other topics. He has also served as a producer and editor for the Rumblestrip podcast. He graduated from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

  • An investigation by Vermont State Police indicates Katie Hartnett was visiting the river upstream of the Huntington Gorge in Richmond on Friday afternoon when she slipped and fell into the water.
  • The focus of Vermont's flooding emergency shifted to Addison County on Saturday. The Otter Creek in Middlebury has been rising since this morning, and a landslide Friday night hit at least a dozen homes in Ripton.
  • The process of growing greens in the wintertime. Plus, legislation advances that would give agricultural workers the right to unionize, former governor Jim Douglas speaks out against “cancel culture,” and new employees of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.Take our survey here.
  • The owners of a binder shop in Brattleboro reflect on their business and the significance of Transgender Day of Visibility. Plus, a sales tax surplus, COVID’s health impacts in Vermont, and a large patch of private land preserved in the Green Mountain National Forest.
  • A unique art exhibit in Brattleboro showcases ice shanties. Plus, a rundown of some trends in Town Meeting Day results.
  • Lawmakers consider changes to Act 250 as they seek to address the housing crunch. Plus, the biggest climate bill of the session will soon be put to a vote, a study finds the state is underfunding long-term care, and moose hunting permits nearly double in number.
  • A preview of an event celebrating Black culture in Vermont. Plus, a report finds gaps in mental health care may have contributed to the death of a man at the hands of police, Gov. Scott pushes to save state money for federal matching grants, and lawmakers nix relief funds for organic dairy farmers.
  • Lawmakers consider changes to Vermont’s school choice rules after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Plus, municipal officials call for changes to property tax laws, a prosecutor drops charges against a man accused of disrupting a public meeting, and a warning to stay off the ice.
  • Meet the man who sharpens most figure skates in Vermont. Plus, pushback on a child care proposal, some lawmakers want to boost EMS funding, two religious schools refuse to comply with an anti-discrimination rule, and remembering Bicycle Bob.
  • Meet a master violin maker in West Brattleboro. Plus, health care providers ask lawmakers to crack down on crisis pregnancy centers, an update on last week’s school shooting hoax, GlobalFoundries saw a solid fourth quarter, and farmworker advocates say Hannaford is not addressing complaints.