David Moats: All speech is not created equal

By DAVID MOATS Long before author Charles Murray caused an uproar at Middlebury College, Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave and abolitionist leader, came to Middlebury and faced a similar reception. Murray, whose books have been denounced as racist, brought national attention to Middlebury last year when students shouted him down and refused to let him speak,… Read More »

Gov. Phil Scott: Let the campaign set a good example

By GOV. PHIL SCOTT  Editor’s note: The following is a statement Gov. Phil Scott released following last week’s primary election referring to the general election campaign with Democratic nominee Christine Hallquist, who is Vermont’s first transgender candidate for governor. I would like to thank everyone for their support and their vote in the primary election.… Read More »

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 »