Don Turner is a true public servant

To the Editor: During my 15 years in the Legislature, I’ve run into politicians of all stripes. But I’ve only happened across a handful of true public servants – those dedicated to putting their constituents above all else. Don Turner is one of those rare public servants. From the House of Representatives to the Milton… Read More »

John McClaughry: 16 questions for candidates

By JOHN MCCLAUGHRY Here are 16 incisive questions that citizens might want to pose to candidates for governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature as Election Day 2018 approaches: 1. School Spending Control: Do you believe the state should take control of all K-12 public education, reorganize school districts, mandate higher pupil-to-staff ratios, and enforce rules… Read More »

Christine Johnson: Vermont can turn the tide on opioids

By CHRISTINE JOHNSON When I tell people about the Chittenden County Opioid Alliance’s broad mission to reduce the impact of opioids on our communities, there is a predictable response: “Gosh, that sounds overwhelming.” It’s repeated often that Vermont and the country are in the grips of an opioid epidemic. And while that is indeed the… Read More »

Turner has a strong record of service

To the Editor: During my time in the House of Representatives, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great colleagues. Perhaps highest among them is Rep. Don Turner. But Don isn’t just a lawmaker. He’s also House minority leader, a 30-plus-year member of the Milton Fire and Rescue departments (including more than a decade… Read More »

Graham returns to dog park committee

To the Editor: At the Sept. 4 meeting of the Shelburne Selectboard, I had the honor of being appointed to the Shelburne Village Dog Park Committee. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board for the appointment, and also salute the Dog Park Committee for all their hard work, commitment, and enthusiasm… Read More »

Sheriff candidate should have anticipated fallout from run

To the Editor: Sheriff-candidate Mike Major’s lament [Shelburne News, Aug. 23: “Sheriff candidate Mike Major steps down after primary bid”] that he “must resign,” is obviously a political problem intrinsic to the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Office, which is obviously a joke. Nobody held a gun to Major’s head to force him to run for sheriff… Read More »

Milne has questions for Sen. Leahy

By SCOTT MILNE Patrick Leahy occupies the U.S. Senate seat once held by George Aiken and, a century before Aiken, by Justin Morrill. Aiken and Morrill are two of the most and consequential and distinguished senators to ever serve our nation. Morrill was a key source of strength and influence in the U.S. Senate for… Read More »

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