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 »
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.
Don Turner, Leader of the House Republicans in Montpelier, will be guest speaker Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30am at the Dutch Mill Restaurant. Rep. Turner will offer his review of the legislative session just ended, and he’ll emphasize what needs to be done next year.
Representative Joan Lenes, D-Shelburne, announced this week that she will not be seeking reelection to her seat in the Vermont House of Representatives in 2016. Lenes, who is currently serving her fifth term and tenth year in the House, said, “I have had the honor, privilege, and true pleasure of serving as your Representative in… Read More »
The Nature Conservancy in Shelburne borders land on Route 7 being developed by Vermont Rail System for transfer station operations that are slated to include salt and fuel storage. The conservancy filed a petition to be included in the proceedings for Vermont Rail’s Act 250 permit. The conservancy would like a cooperative solution that addresses… Read More »
A group of animal advocates is fighting to urge Vermont lawmakers to pass bill S.22 that would prohibit the docking of cow tails. Tail docking removes a cow’s tail and is often practiced by conventional dairy farmers. Jenny Joczik, a member of the board of directors for the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, describes docking as… Read More »
Bryan O’Keefe, Political correspondent The House has set aside a controversial provision that would allow police officers to search through drivers’ electronic devices without a warrant. H.527, introduced by Rep. Martin LaLonde, D-South Burlington, would expand on Vermont’s 2014 law that banned the use of portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. The new… Read More »