Former altar boy awarded $3.6 million

A former altar boy is offering to donate a $3.6 million priest sex abuse award, if the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington posts the photos of pedophile priests on its Website.

Midday Newscast: December 3 2008

One of Vermont’s most popular summer events, the History Expo, won’t be held next year; Secretary of State Deb Markowitz says an audit of optical scan voting machines shows the machines accurately counted votes on Election Day; more…

Vt. bishop writes letter on abuse verdict

Vermont’s top Roman Catholic clergyman has written to parishioners around the state, apologizing to the victim in a priest sex abuse case but saying the church will appeal last week’s $8.7 million verdict against the Diocese of Burlington.

Diocese will appeal $8.7 million verdict

Lawyers for Vermont’s Roman Catholic Church say they’ll appeal an $8.7 million verdict. On Tuesday, a Chittenden Superior Court jury found in favor of a Colorado man who says he was repeatedly abused by a priest in a Burlington church in the 1970s.