Incumbents prevail: Vermonters stick with Sanders, Welch; Scott the lone statewide GOP winner

By SHELBURNE NEWS STAFF Mount Mansfield didn’t crumble, the law of gravity was not repealed, and there were no upsets in the race for Vermont’s major offices on Tuesday. Every incumbent won. Gov. Phil Scott was the lone Republican re-elected at the top of the ticket, easily outdistancing Democrat Christine Hallquist, vying to become the… Read More »

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 »

Hallquist celebrates historic victory, trains sights on Scott

By XANDER LANDEN, ALEXANDRE SILBERMAN and KEVIN O’CONNOR VTDigger.org Christine Hallquist, a former utilities executive, became the first transgender candidate in the nation to be nominated by a major party in a governor’s race, scoring a clear win over three Democratic challengers in primaries on Tuesday. “We made history,” Hallquist told reporters after the Associated… 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 »

Sexual harassment law goes into effect July 1

By Kelsey Neubauer VTDigger.org An anti-sexual harassment bill that takes effect July 1 will improve statewide sexual harassment reporting, ban policies that make it difficult for survivors to report misconduct, and kick-start an education campaign to foster safer internal reporting by victims inside companies. The goal of the law, passed as H.707, is to ensure workers… Read More »

Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Shelburne political newcomer challenges Sen. Bernie Sanders

Folasade Adelola, a Shelburne resident, is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders for his congressional seat this fall. Sanders is registered as an Independent and a Democrat for the Vermont primary election. Adelola, 55, describes herself and her stances on policy as a “Clinton Democrat.” “I will push (Sanders) on issues,” Adelola said. She does not agree… Read More »

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