Category Archives: Vermont

Burlington councilor proposes overhaul to citizen oversight police commission

Burlington City Councilor Perri Freeman has proposed taking disciplinary powers away from the police chief and giving them to a citizens group. Above, Freeman speaks during a pre-pandemic City Council meeting in September 2019. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger At a Charter Change Committee meeting Thursday night, Councilor Perri Freeman, P-Central District, proposed an overhaul to… Read More »

Militia training site terrifies neighbors in West Pawlet

Slate Ridge training center devotees have harassed neighbors, posted photos of weapons stockpiles and in practice sessions have shot up vehicles. WEST PAWLET — In the remote hills of southwestern Vermont, a group of locals gathered last week to talk with a reporter about chilling experiences they’ve had with a nearby property owner.  The property… Read More »

Tom Evslin: Accepting the election results

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Tom Evslin, the former chair and co-founder of NG Advantage, who is also an entrepreneur, author and former Douglas administration official. Both sides are ready to cry foul. President Donald Trump has infamously refused to say whether he’ll accept the results of the upcoming election. That’s unacceptable, of course.… Read More »

Kavanaugh Corrects Error About Vermont Voting Rules in a Published Opinion

Vermont election officials succeeded this week in getting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to correct an error about state election rules that he included in a high-profile opinion regarding mail-in ballots. “Justice Kavanaugh simply got this wrong,” Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos said in a statement Thursday. In an… Read More »