Emily Corwin

Investigative Reporter and Editor

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Emily Corwin reports and edits investigative stories for VPR. In 2018, she managed and edited the VPR podcast JOLTED. Corwin arrived in Vermont by way of New Hampshire Public Radio. There, she covered criminal justice issues, water contamination and the New Hampshire primary, among other things.  When she's not working, she enjoys cross country skiing and biking. 

Email: ecorwin(at)vpr(dot)net

Twitter: @emilycorwin

A stack of paperwork on a table next to an open laptop computer.
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A new reporting system could help improve Vermonters’ access to public records.

Preliminary autopsy reports indicate University of Vermont first-year student Connor Gage died from exposure in sub-zero temperatures and acute intoxication.

University of Vermont Health Network

University of Vermont Medical Center has begun rolling out newly designed medical bills.

The new bills highlight only what is owed, how to pay, and who to call for help. Patients will begin receiving them early this month.

Vermont Association of Snow Travelers

Snowmobilers in Vermont are experiencing negative effects from climate change, according to a University of Vermont study.

A 19-year-old University of Vermont student was found dead Saturday morning in Burlington.

The U.S. Coast Guard Burlington station.
Meg Malone / VPR File

Federal employees in Vermont were back to work on Monday after President Trump signed a short term spending bill last week reopening government.

A 20-year veteran of the Burlington Police Department was arraigned Monday in Addison County on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP File Photo

It has been more than three months since 215 Vermont inmates were transferred from a government-run prison in Pennsylvania to a private prison in Mississippi. Although the idea of private prisons is not popular in Vermont, corrections and prisoner-rights groups say that, so far, the inmates are better off in Mississippi.

A stretch of road in Plymouth, Vermont, with a 35 miles per hour speed limit sign on the right and a car approaching in the distance.
Emily Corwin / VPR

Vermont law enforcement officers filed fewer traffic tickets in 2018 than the year before, marking the first decline in three years, according to the Vermont Judiciary.  Money collected from traffic fines in 2018 also declined — even more steeply than the number of tickets issued. 

Emmet Moseley loads a log into his wood stove.
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In the winter, Coco and Emmet Moseley keep their farmhouse cozy and warm with an antique wood stove — and Coco is wondering about the benefits and drawbacks of their heat source.

Burlington Police car at night.
Angela Evancie / VPR File

A former Burlington Police lieutenant who had once been in charge of investigating child abuse across Chittenden County now faces charges of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child by the Vermont State Police.

A stethoscope on a table with a clipboard of paperwork in the background.
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The Vermont-NEA has filed a lawsuit against Future Planning Associates, a Williston-based health benefits administrator. Future Planning Associates took on more than 20,000 school employees' health reimbursement accounts in January, then terminated the contracts in April.

Alex Pial sitting at a table with one of his children during a memorial service for his cousin Silic Yial Nai.
Emily Corwin / VPR

A man is found dead in the Winooski River. Three days later, police announce his death to local news media. The man’s family says: they should have been told first.

A yellow construction hat on a table next to a rolled piece of paper and a level.
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The Vermont Secretary of State and the Vermont Attorney General's Office are seeking a second round of feedback from the public on their proposal to regulate home improvement and construction contractors.

Consumer Assistance Program / Vermont's Office of the Attorney General

Most Vermont school employees with unpaid medical claims should see those claims paid this week, according to Vermont Education Health Initiative’s trust administrators. Mark Hage of the VT-NEA and Bobby-Jo Salls of the nonprofit Vermont School Boards Insurance Trust said roughly $600,000 in payments were recently processed.

Goddard College's new woodchip boiler brings wood chips up from the basement on a conveyer belt.
Emily Corwin / VPR

A new woodchip boiler plant at Goddard College in Plainfield is now in operation. The new system will carry hot water underground to 22 buildings across campus — replacing at least as many oil-burning boilers.

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Over the last few years, Vermont's election officials have implemented same day voter registration, online voter registration, and accessible voting tablets for people with disabilities. But on Tuesday, one group of citizens still found barriers at the ballot box. Vermonters who are not proficient in English.

The University of Vermont Medical Center reports it has experienced over a month of unusually high demand. This has led to increased wait times for hospital beds and delays for transfers from other institutions, according to intensive care doctor and UVM Health Network Regional Transport Medical Director, Ryan Clouser.

Emily Corwin / VPR

This election cycle, candidates for lieutenant governor have outraised and outspent candidates for every other office in Vermont except that of governor. 

But what does a lieutenant governor do, anyway? Keep reading.

Want to know who is spending the most money in Vermont's elections? We've dug through the data and linked the contributions of individuals, their families and their businesses to show which people and organizations are spending the most on Vermont candidates through mid-October.

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