Meet the Candidates – Jessica Comai Brumsted

Meet the Candidates – Jessica Comai Brumsted

Q Will you vote for or against any proposal to increase the income, sales and use, and rooms and meals tax rates? I believe that it is the duty of state government to bring forward a balanced budget every year. There are many difficult decisions as our elected officials prioritize the needs of Vermont’s citizens… Read More »

Democratic candidate meet-and-greet

The Shelburne Town Democratic Committee invites all residents to a meet-and-greet with state Democratic candidates on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Shelburne Vineyard. Gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter and Lt. Governor candidate David Zuckerman, along with several Chittenden County candidates for the state Senate and House, will present their views and answer questions about issues important to… Read More »

Primary voting is August 9

By Eileen O’Grady Primary Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, August 9, which means that it is time to narrow down the candidates for some of Vermont’s top positions. On the ballot this year are candidate for U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives, governor, lieutenant governor, state senator, state treasurer, secretary of state, auditor… Read More »

Senate update

by Senator Tim Ashe My dad worked in juvenile probation for more than forty years. All my life he has shared stories about young people committing crimes. Most of them had made a mistake, sometimes a big mistake, but my dad would rarely call a young person walking in the courthouse the first time a… Read More »

Report from Montpelier

By Tim Ashe I want to report on a few areas where ideas originating from constituent calls and e-mails passed into law in 2016. I’ve been contacted by many young Vermonters with a similar story. They graduate college, land a job, sow their oats, realize they want to plant roots and buy a home, then… Read More »

Legislative update: Vermont makes progress on opioids

By Senator Michael Sirotkin, Chittenden County Last November, on a cold weekday night, I was truly moved by the more than 100 Richmond residents who attended a community meeting on the growing heroin problem in their town. They were both troubled and angry at the increase in related crime in Richmond and Chittenden County, while… Read More »


We regret that last week, when we first published the Town Charter story  that was signed by Governor Shumlin we reported that the Town Clerk position in Shelburne would  now be appointed. This is incorrect. The Treasurer position now moves from elected to appointed. We apologize for our error.