Donovan concedes race to Sorrell

In a speech to supporters. TJ Donovan says he sees no reason to “drag this out.” He called Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell an hour ago to congratulate him on his victory. “I offered to work on his re-election campaign this November,” Donovan said. “This was a hard-fought campaign, and I’m proud of the fact […]

MacLean hired as Shumlin campaign manager

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s campaign machine, largely dormant since his victory in November 2010, is quietly starting back up as the governor’s Labor Day start date approaches. Though he maintains he won’t begin campaigning until after Labor Day, Shumlin’s campaign for re-election has hired on its second full-time staffer: Alex MacLean, the incumbent’s 2010 campaign manager, […]

Farmers’ determination, community and government support credited with survival of farms after Irene

Despite losing thousands of acres of farmland in Tropical Storm Irene, Vermont hasn’t lost a single farm due to the storm that rocked the state last fall, officials say. Gov. Peter Shumlin gathered at the Settlement Farm in Middlesex Wednesday with his secretary of Agriculture and others to congratulate farmers and aid workers. The Vermont […]