Jerome, Shaw reelected to Vt. House

BRANDON/PITTSFORD/SUDBURY — Incumbent state Reps. Stephanie Jerome and Butch Shaw won re-election to their House seats in three-way race Tuesday, setting the stage for another two years serving Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury. Jerome, a Democrat from Brandon, was re-elected to her second term, and Shaw, a Republican from Pittsford, was re-elected to his seventh term. Republican challenger Dave Soulia of Pittsford mounted a strong campaign but came in third for the two open seats.  Shaw reaped 2,803 votes, fo … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Vermont connection comes through in DMV case

Editor’s note: The writer was the reporter/assistant news editor of The Reporter newspaper in Brandon, and a Bristol resident, until this past October. As a former Vermont resident who now resides in Texas, I often look back on my time in Vermont with fon … (read more)

New hemp plants sprout up in local market

PITTSFORD — “Our secret’s out,” grinned Sam Markowski as he surveyed a dirt field full of different farm equipment. “We’re growing hemp up here in Pittsford.” A close relative of the marijuana plant, hemp looks and smells just like it, but is absent the m … (read more)