Vermont Principals’ Association Education Law Series, 2014-25

November 13, 2014. Session I. Student Discipline, Bullying and Harassment: A Practical Legal Overview for Vermont School Administrators School administrators often must take action or make decisions in the heat of the moment when student discipline, bullying and student-student harassment issues … [Read more...]

Universal Pre-Kindergarten (Act 166)

Act 166 went into effect on May 28, 2014 and requires that on and after July 1, 2015 that Vermont's Public School Districts provide publicly funded access to any pre-kindergarten child ( a 3 or 4 year old or a 5 year old not enrolled in kindergarten) whom a parent or guardian wishes to enroll in an … [Read more...]


For the first time since 1983, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidance on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. The new guidance document, along with an associated fact sheet and FAQ, incorporates the last thirty years of developments to legal … [Read more...]

Removal of Houses Near Airport Does Not Require Site Plan Review

George Maille is a longtime resident of South Burlington, with a home located on Logwood Street in a neighborhood adjacent to Burlington International Airport. Since 1992, the City of Burlington (“BTV”), which owns the Airport, has been purchasing residential properties that are regularly subjected … [Read more...]

Stitzel Page & Fletcher Presents to Vermont Principals’ Association

On August 7, 2014, Attorneys Patti R. Page, Steven F. Stitzel, Joseph S. McLean, Robert E. Fletcher, and Dina L. Atwood together appeared at the Vermont Principals Association Summer Leadership Academy in Killington, Vermont to deliver a presentation entitled "Education Law - An Overview and Update … [Read more...]

Section 504 in Vermont Presentation- November 7, 2014

Patti Page will be presenting " An Updated Guide to Identifying & Planning for Students with Disabilities in the Schools- Section 504 in Vermont" all day seminar at the Hilton in Burlington, VT on November 7, 2014. Patti's presentation will cover the important topics of: Section 504's General … [Read more...]

Stitzel, Page & Fletcher Assists With Closing Over $1.5 Million in Affordable and Senior Housing Grants

In November 2013 Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorney David Rugh assisted in closing more than $1.5 million in affordable and senior housing grants in Shelburne and Charlotte.  Working on behalf of the Town of Shelburne and with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Mr. Rugh … [Read more...]

Firm Adds Two New Associates

The Firm of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., has added two new associates, Eric G. Derry and Diane M. Sherman, to its staff, bringing the total number of attorneys in the Firm to ten. The Firm is excited about having both Eric and Diane on board. Eric is a 2008 graduate of Vermont Law School, … [Read more...]

New Environmental Court Guidelines

The Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court (commonly called the Environmental Court) has recently established, under the direction of the Vermont Supreme Court, “Disposition Guidelines” to manage the flow of cases through the litigation process. The Guidelines establish timelines … [Read more...]

McLean Discusses Fair Housing

Attorney Joe McLean of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., recently participated as a speaker at the Spring Planning and Zoning Forum. The Forum was co-sponsored by the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association and held at the Lake … [Read more...]