ADDISON COUNTY — In Tuesday’s polling Gov. Peter Shumlin didn’t do any better vs. GOP challenger Scott Milne in Addison County than he did elsewhere in the state as he made a bid for a third term in Vermont’s top constitutional office.
With only the results for Lincoln still unreported at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Shumlin appeared to be on track to win the popular vote in Addison County and in the state — but just barely. We had him leading Milne, 5,675-5,524.
RIPTON — Rep. Willem Jewett, D-Ripton, confirmed on Tuesday he will not seek re-election as House majority leader, saying he wants to return as a rank-and-file member of the Vermont House of Representatives to devote more time and energy to specific issues and constituent services.
“This was not a decision made in a moment,” Jewett told the Independent.
Because this column will run on Election Day, I feel compelled to write about local politics.
I typed that sentence, and then spent five minutes staring at my computer screen. The truth is, I'm terrified to write about politics.
How closely do you read the paper?
If you fancy yourself a careful reader, you may have noticed that Page 4 in today's print edition did not look like most Page 4s. There were no editorials, no letters or guest columns, and no big, black and white Trent Campbell photo.
Don't panic. It was just a mistake.
The wrong page was pulled in by our printer at the St Albans Messenger, which resulted in them re-printing Page 4 from the recent United Way supplement that you may have seen in the paper late last month rather than the correct page.
The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.