Veteran officer supports Major for sheriff

To the Editor: My name is George Ellwood, a retired deputy sheriff and a third-generation Vermont law enforcement officer. I received my introduction to police work from my father, the executive director of the Criminal Justice Training Council. He told me the best officers were the people who were your neighbors and members of your… Read More »

Suzanne Brown is well-qualified to serve as assistant judge

To the Editor: I would like to recommend Suzanne Brown, Esq. for assistant judge of Chittenden County.  She is the only attorney running for that office. Her opinion may be sought in cases involving the establishment of parental rights and responsibilities, parent-child contact, parentage cases, relief from abuse, and in spousal support and financial issues.… Read More »

Remember to vote in the Aug.14 primary election

Remember to vote in the Aug.14 primary election

By JIM CONDOS Secretary of State The August 14 Vermont Primary Election is next Tuesday. While there has been some indication of lower voter turnout, I hope that as Vermonters, we can make sure that’s not the case. Voting is the foundation of our democracy. When you go to the polls on Primary Day and… Read More »

Brothers to ride 100 miles for foodbank

To the Editor: The McAuliffe brothers, Jonathan, 17, and Justin, 19, of Shelburne, are teaming up to help fight hunger in Vermont. How? By riding their first century bike ride during the annual Point to Point fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank. Jonathan’s 100-mile ride is also his Champlain Valley Union High School Grad Challenge project.… Read More »

Burlington responds after wastewater spill into Lake Champlain

By CHAPIN SPENCER Lake Champlain helps make our communities a special place to live. It has been our priority to steward Burlington’s natural assets for our residents, our neighbors and future generations. We have suffered recent unfortunate infrastructure challenges at our Main Wastewater Treatment Plant – including a recent discharge of approximately 2.9 million gallons… Read More »

Sen. Leahy: Supreme Court nominee needs careful scrutiny

Sen. Leahy: Supreme Court nominee needs careful scrutiny

By Sen. Patrick Leahy With President Trump’s selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the obligation now falls to the Senate Judiciary Committee to carefully consider this nomination. By any measure, it is a daunting responsibility. I have served in the Senate for 44 years, a span that… Read More »