Church appeals $8.7 million verdict in priest case

The Diocese of Burlington is asking Vermont’s highest court to throw out an $8.7 million verdict awarded to a former altar boy who says his molestation at the hands of a parish priest was partly the church’s fault.

Former Justice Louis Peck dies at 89

Former Vermont Supreme Court Justice Louis Peck, who survived a debilitating war injury to become one of state government’s most respected lawyers and jurists, has died. He was 89.