In a self-deprecating fashion, Mud Season chronicles Ellen Stimson’s transition from city life to rickety Vermont farmhouse.
When she decides she wants to own and operate the old-fashioned village store in idyllic Dorset, pop. 2,036, one of the oldest continually operating country stores in the country, she learns the hard way that “improvements” are not always welcomed warmly by folks who like things just fine the way they’d always been.
A former city manager of Winooski, Vermont, fired more than five years ago is asking for a new trial, saying a jury got it wrong when it found the city didn't dismiss him on religious grounds.
Joshua Handverger was dismissed in 2008 after nearly a year as city manager. Handverger, who is Jewish, sued the city, saying the dismissal hearing scheduled by the City Council fell on Rosh Hashanah. He said that interfered with his right to practice his religion with his family in Massachusetts.