By JOHN FLOWERS
VERGENNES — The race for a Vermont House seat in the Addison-3 district race now includes the previous, as well as the current, mayor of the city of Vergennes.
Republican Kitty Oxholm, who served as the Little City’s mayor for four years until March 2005, confirmed on Thursday that she will run for one of two House seats representing the Addison-3 communities of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Addison and Waltham.
Oxholm enters a race that already includes the current mayor of Vergennes, Progressive April Jin; incumbent Rep. Greg Clark, R-Vergennes; Ferrisburgh Democrat Liz Markowski; and Vergennes Democrat Diane Lanpher.
Oxholm has had a long interest in serving in the House. When longtime incumbent Rep. Connie Houston, R-Ferrisburgh, announced she would not seek re-election this year, Oxholm decided to throw her hat into the ring.
By CYRUS LEVESQUE
BRISTOL — As the 2006 election races heat up, Vermonters are looking for ways to support their chosen candidate or just speak their minds.
But like many Vermont towns, Bristol’s zoning ordinances control when and how such signs can be displayed. Seeing that some Bristol residents have put up signs in violation of those ordinances, the selectboard is planning to clamp down.
“We have a state without billboards for a reason,” said selectboard Chairman Warren Baker at the board’s meeting on June 12.
After that meeting town administrator Bob Hall at the direction of the board asked three residents to take down signs, and they complied. Having any signs up right now would be a violation, because the ordinance forbids people from putting up signs more than 60 days before the election to which they refer.