Sen. Norm McAllister

Pressure grows on McAllister

ST. ALBANS — Two Franklin County Republican lawmakers have joined state leaders in calling on state Sen. Norm McAllister to resign after sexual assault allegations surfaced last week. Rep. Brian Savage (R-Swanton) and Sen. Dustin Degree (R-Franklin) agreed it would …  Read more

Sen. Phil Baruth addresses attendees at Milton's legislative breakfast last December, during which Town Manager Brian Palaia (pictured, background) told Baruth about ideas to incentivize enterprise zones for industrial uses. (Photo by Courtney Lamdin)

Town: Baruth’s bill a good start

Sometimes Milton’s officials leave the town’s annual legislative breakfasts feeling like their concerns aren’t heard, but this session, one lawmaker took a suggestion to Montpelier and emerged with “partial success,” Town Manager Brian Palaia said. The end result isn’t perfect, …  Read more

Rep. Ron Hubert of Milton presents Milton's charter to the House of Representatives where it was approved and later signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin. (Photo courtesy of Don Turner)

Gov. makes Milton charter law

Gov. Peter Shumlin signed H.888 on May 9, making Milton’s proposed charter changes state law. The approval came after seven months of study that turned initially contentious conversations into a compromise. It was Milton’s first charter change since 2003, when …  Read more


Reps reflect on session

Another biennium at the Vermont legislature has come and gone, adjourning Saturday evening, May 11. We invited Milton and Georgia representatives to the House to reflect on this year’s session by asking the following questions: What bill are you most …  Read more

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