More than a dozen current and former staff and volunteers described mismanagement and a penny-pinching mentality they say has repeatedly put at risk the health of cats and dogs at the St. Albans facility.
“If I'm innocent, why would I withdraw from the race?” John Grismore said.
While county Democrats and Republicans have coalesced behind Mark Lauer, another write-in candidate could complicate the attempt to keep John Grismore out of the seat.
The Pride Center’s decision comes after the grocery chain did not respond to calls to meet with dairy workers and consider joining the organization Migrant Justice’s Milk with Dignity Program.
The event, titled “Crime & Punishment,” was hosted by the pro-police organization Keep Vermont Safe. Speakers included current and former GOP officials and a Libertarian candidate for Congress.
The Vermont congressmen joined Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey in a letter saying employees were “blindsided” by the layoffs.
The local Republican committee has endorsed Mark Lauer, a lieutenant in the sheriff’s office. County Democrats deadlocked on a similar vote but may reconsider.
Former Capt. John Grismore was caught on video kicking a suspect in police custody multiple times. He has ignored calls to drop out of the race for sheriff this fall.
As a result, the communications union districts in the region no longer plan to jointly build and operate an “open access” fiber broadband network.
Experts say while Swanton Sector, which includes Vermont, the very eastern part of New York and the northern tip of New Hampshire, has seen an increase in border encounters, it’s important to note it comes as there is a global surge in migration.