It may seem like the stuff of fiction, but the Green Mountain State was a Republican stronghold in 1972 when the Democrat announced a last-minute bid for governor on the day of the filing deadline in August. Three months later, he surprised everyone by winning the general election.
The unofficial top Republican vote-getter in last week’s primary, disavowed by Vermont GOP leaders for displaying fascist and alt-right symbols, will run as an independent.
“There is certainly an abundance of history to commemorate,” Peace Corps CEO Carol Spahn said in a weekend visit to Vermont.
Mark Coester, disavowed by Vermont GOP leaders for displaying fascist and alt-right symbols, may drop his bid for one of two open seats and instead run as an independent for U.S. Senate.
Cara Rodrigues was arraigned Wednesday after a woman she knew was found dead this week from more than 100 “sharp force injuries,” according to state police.
Three Republicans were locked in their own close primary race for a pair of seats being vacated by incumbents Becca Balint and Jeanette White.
The Windsor County town has a surprising lack of lawn signs in advance of Tuesday’s vote. Instead, as one resident said upon casting an early ballot, “This is my way to make a statement.”
“We’re trying to rehabilitate people — and also our community,” said Gregory Tatro, whose late sister lives on through the nonprofit Jenna’s Promise recovery network in Johnson.
“Many rural communities in Vermont and around the region rely on their local emergency medical responders, but there’s a dearth of qualified individuals and training opportunities,” according to the head of Rescue Inc.’s new Vermont EMS Academy.
Municipal leaders fear their statement “to protect pregnant people’s access” could legally complicate a November vote on Proposal 5, a “personal reproductive liberty” amendment to the Vermont Constitution.
For parishioners, this month’s news is a page out of history, coming 21 years after the first time a man arrived with a knife, only to die when police responded with gunfire.
The local Selectboard is considering a “Resolution to Protect Pregnant People’s Access,” plus financial assistance for supportive health care providers.
Brattleboro police located Mary Anderson’s body in her truck Tuesday at about 12:55 a.m., according to a state police press release. Anderson had been missing since the weekend and was last seen alive on Saturday in Hudson, New Hampshire.
It’s been two decades since both Windham County state senators retired at the same time. It’s been even longer since the region’s voters elected either a Republican or an independent.