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A group of four troubled eldercare homes in Rutland have reached an agreement with the Vermont Attorney General's Office to resolve a state probe into lapses in care.
Two dozen low-income, mostly refugee families will not be kicked out of their homes in Winooski after their landlords, Rick and Mark Bove, abruptly changed their plans. The reversal comes a month after the Boves sent eviction notices to all their Winooski tenants, telling them to leave the property by the end of June in order to accommodate “major renovations.”
The Essex Planning Commission on Thursday rejected a proposal by Rick Bove to build 60 more rental units at the Essex Town Center, citing health and safety violations at his existing buildings there.
Roaches and broken locks: Mark and Rick Bove’s growing empire of affordable rentals vexes code enforcersIn Vermont's housing landscape, a landlord like Rick Bove, should fill an important role. Most of his apartment buildings are newer, built in the last 40 years. They're not fancy but they're designed to be functional and affordable.Bove, who's family is better known for their pasta sauce business, is one of the bigger landlords in Vermont. He has more than 400 units across multiple towns. But a joint investigation by VPR and Seven Days has found that Bove frequently neglects routine maintenance, including serious health and safety issues - leaving tenants in substandard housing. The news organizations also found that regulators have failed to consistently enforce housing standards while Bove continues to receive public subsidies.
The stairs reminded Tina Fede that she was sick. The little residential care home she manages in Bennington has just one flight, and she usually trots up…
The focus on COVID-19 last year didn't mean that the typical problems in Vermont's eldercare facilities went away.At one home, a resident was rushed to…
In late 2019, Seven Days and Vermont Public Radio published a series of stories that revealed Vermont's state-regulated eldercare facilities often failed…
According to conversations with Vermont inmates, many still have irregular access to soap or cleaning supplies, must eat elbow-to-elbow in mess halls, and…
The Vermont Judiciary is considering reforms to small claims court following the resignation of Caledonia County assistant judge Roy Vance, who had issued…
Monica Hutt, the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living (DAIL), said her department has delayed its…