Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

Vermont voters make history, pick incumbents

By LISA SCAGLIOTTI Vermont made political history Tuesday by choosing Christine Hallquist as the Democratic nominee for governor. She now looks to unseat Republican Gov. Phil Scott in November. Hallquist, a Hyde Park resident and former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, is the first transgender candidate in the nation to win a major party nomination… Read More »

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

‘The List’ author Siskind worries about autocracy, democracy

Rains last Wednesday evening couldn’t dampen the mood of dozens of people gathered at Shelburne Vineyards for a Hope in 2018 event organized by Shelburne Democrats. After all, the speaker was the nationally acclaimed writer and activist Amy Siskind. “It’s appropriate given the past 48 hours,” said Siskind, referring to President Trump’s upcoming visit with… Read More »

Hundreds rally, Vermont joins protest of immigration policy

Hundreds rally, Vermont joins protest of immigration policy

By Mike Dougherty and Elizabeth Hewitt VTDIGGER.ORG Opposition to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy was on display in Montpelier this week as hundreds of protestors rallied on the Statehouse lawn. On Tuesday, following the Monday demonstration, Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan joined 16 other states in a federal lawsuit arguing that the policy… Read More »

Vermont requests federal disaster declaration to address May storms

Gov. Phil Scott has made a formal request for federal disaster funds to assist communities and public utilities in five Vermont counties – including Chittenden County – in paying for repairs to public infrastructure damaged in wind and rainstorms on May 4 and 5. Communities and public utilities in Chittenden, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, and Orleans counties… Read More »

Plug pulled onVermont Life

By Xander Landen VTDigger.org Vermont Life, the state’s signature regional magazine that in recent years has faced financial woes and racked up millions in debt, will shutter its doors in June. The Scott administration announced it will cease production of the 72-year-old state-owned publication after it reviewed the latest financial reports. In the last decade, the… Read More »

Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Charlotte Town Meeting Day 2018

Stellar weather but slim turnout characterized Charlotte’s annual meeting Tuesday. Just 640 people voted and about 130 attended town meeting. Clockwise from left: Ballot clerk Michael Krasnow checks in voters; Rick Lunt studies the town report; Tai Dinnan and her baby son listen to the discussion; a tiny voter learns the rules; Barbara Lawrence casts… Read More »

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