Two defense attorneys levied sharp criticism of Barrett before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. Testimony was cut short, so she is expected to offer her response to lawmakers next week.
Thomas Leitz stepped into his new role on Jan. 1, becoming the town’s first new municipal manager in nearly 35 years.
Amid mass resignations, the sheriff’s department canceled its 120-hour-per-week patrol contract with Randolph. Now the town hopes to expedite the creation of its own police department.
Starting this weekend, Middlebury residents — including off-campus students — need to turn the volume down by 11 p.m.
At issue is about $71 million in one-time housing money and $9.2 million earmarked for organic dairy farmers, neither of which were included in Gov. Phil Scott’s proposal.
Those who have followed U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ political career over the course of more than four decades are familiar with his progressive views. Now, as the new chair of the Senate’s influential Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, he holds unprecedented power to make good on his promises.
Several community and labor leaders joined Mayor Miro Weinberger at a press conference on Thursday to condemn a proposed charter change that would create a new community control board over the police department.
As drafted, the proposed system could transfer responsibility for updating property values — the basis for property taxes — from municipalities to the state and require reappraisals on a regular schedule. It would also impose a moratorium on the reappraisals that would otherwise be ordered in two-thirds of Vermont towns this year.
A Northeast Kingdom defense attorney had sought to prevent Farzana Leyva from being sworn in to a four-year term as county prosecutor. But Superior Court Judge Daniel Richardson declined to take immediate action.
The inclusion of full-day pre-kindergarten in public schools is expected to be a major bone of contention for child care advocates because pre-kindergarten vouchers have become a critical subsidy for private child care centers.