As Vermont’s Secretary of State and Chief Elections Officer, it’s my job to help sustain and defend democracy – the form of government in which we the people choose our leaders and decide issues by voting.
The path to enlightenment, whether it is social or spiritual, can be an onerous journey. It is filled with lessons that can be compared to the difficulty of earning a doctorate.
By CONNIE M. NITE, FLIGHT ATTENDANT I have always been amazed by the one-line slogans crafted by the different advertisement departments of the airline carriers. Some are rather catchy, others […]
After speaking to the candidates and examining their experience and values, I want to give my support to Ralph Ethier and Heather Fjeld Nelson for the 1-year Selectboard positions and to Doug Bailey for the 3-year term.
Brandon taxpayers are being asked to approve a 13.45% town budget increase with a 9.7% increase in taxes, as well as being asked to approve a bond for $500,000 for a town solar array on leased land.
There are two seats open on the Brandon Select Board for one-year terms. Ralph Ethier and Heather Fjeld Nelson are the two candidates that have the ability and desire to work together towards a better Brandon.
I fail to comprehend how Dave Atherton’s candidacy for the Brandon Selectboard is not a direct conflict of interest with his position as Town Manager of our neighboring town, Pittsford.
I have been reading with interest the letters on Front Porch Forum and in the Brandon Reporter about the Selectboard’s proposed budget and would like to add my voice to the conversation.
With voting preparation now getting under way in the Brandon area, and some contentious budgetary discussions occurring, I want to clarify some things about the Brandon Free Public Library’s appropriation request on the town ballots.
Restorative Justice is a growing movement which offers some offenders and the community an alternative path to the criminal justice system.