Letter to the editor: Sheriff shares views about pot

I have been asked what my stance is on the proposed cannabis sales in Middlebury. Here is my public opinion. We as law enforcement wasted everyone’s time in Montpelier trying to fight it from happening, it was going to happen whether anyone wanted it to or not. What we should have done was lobby for the same types of rules that govern the sale and use of alcohol for cannabis. Cannabis has been around longer than most of us have been alive, I do not feel cannabis itself is a gateway drug. It should be well r … (read more)

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 peop … (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)