Sheriff eyes a major expansion of services

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton is seeking community support in raising $1.5 million to transform his organization into a one-stop shop for law enforcement and community services ranging from jump-starting stranded cars to connecting people with mental health and addiction counseling. He’s calling it the Addison County Community Support program. It’s primary feature calls for two deputies on the road throughout the county, around-the-clock, seven days per week. “We will be forging a series … (read more)

Addison County State’s Attorney, Sheriff, High Bailiff condemn Trump’s attempted coup

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans, Sheriff Peter Newton, and High Bailiff (-elect) Dave Silberman released the following statement on January 7:   Yesterday, at the urging of President Donald J. Trump, a violent mob attempted … (read more)

Sheriff Newton touts progress in first 5 months

MIDDLEBURY — Peter Newton spent almost a year campaigning hard to become Addison County sheriff. Now five months into that job, Newton said he’s begun to realize some of his campaign goals, including developing a better trained and better outfitted roster … (read more)