Letter to the editor: Conlon has proven to be a solid ally

I write to endorse Rep. Peter Conlon for another term for the Vermont House representing Cornwall, Goshen, Leicester, Ripton and Salisbury.

Letter to the editor: Becca Balint the clear choice for U.S. Congress

Of all the folks I’ve met in the State House, Becca Balint stands out as particularly authentic in her desire to serve the public, and not being in it for herself.

Four in the running for state’s attorney

The Addison County Democratic Committee has forwarded three names to Gov. Phil Scott to consider as he prepares to appoint a new state’s attorney to replace Dennis Wygmans, who held that job until May 7.

Letter to the editor: McCallum, Doria are best choices for ACSD board

As a parent of two ACSD kids (MUHS and MUMS), the one thing that I look for most from my school board representatives is a willingness to listen to the needs of the community.

Letter to the editor: Delia-Lôbo heartily endorsed

With the rail and bridge construction project behind us, it’s time for Middlebury to look forward, and to address long-ignored problems that have been holding us back from reaching our potential as a community blessed with many resources. 

Letter to the editor: ACSD wrong to bring back kids

The Addison Central School District’s announcement that it will return students in grades 7-12 to full capacity, in-person instruction with 3-foot physical distancing instead of the current 6-foot rule, flies in the face of CDC guidance on school safety a … (read more)

Vote on retail cannabis in Middlebury is sought

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury attorney and newly elected Addison County High Bailiff Dave Silberman on Nov. 17 will ask the selectboard to place a referendum on the 2021 Town Meeting Day ballot asking residents if they’ll allow cannabis retailers to operate in … (read more)

Silberman prevails in high bailiff race

ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury Democrat Dave Silberman breezed to victory in the race for Addison County High Bailiff, a contest that turned out to be one of Addison County’s most active and expensive clashes on Nov. 3. With the small community of Whiting ye … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman is the best choice

Without hesitation I support Dave Silberman for high bailiff in this upcoming election. Perhaps a lesser known position, the high bailiff has an important community role intended to put a check on the sheriff’s office. In an effort to prevent impropriety … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman has the right vision for high bailiff post

Have you ever read a book that taught you so much and moved you so much that you wanted to wave it around and get everybody you know to read it? This happened to me when I read the book “Chasing the Scream,” by Johann Hari. This book documents the origins … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman would bring oversight to justice system

High Bailiff is a small but important position — its primary role is to ensure that our county’s elected sheriff never becomes viewed as above the law. Because a sheriff can’t be expected to arrest himself or herself, High Bailiff exists to deliver a warr … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman earns support for high bailiff position

Growing up an American taking middle school civics, I was taught early that “no one is above the law.” That hasn’t been obvious to anyone watching either the news coming out of the nation’s capital or paying attention to DUI charges in the City of Rutland … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Independence is important in oversight of police

I am writing to endorse Dave Silberman for High Bailiff. The role of High Bailiff is to provide oversight to the sheriff’s department, to ensure that office is not above the law. Such civilian oversight over law enforcement is so important for preventing … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman would become an asset as high bailiff

I have had the privilege of getting to know Dave Silberman over these last few months. When residents across Vergennes began to discuss what it would mean to have more citizen-involved policing in our beloved city, he quickly became a wise resource, a tru … (read more)

Silberman defeats Holmes in high bailiff primary

MIDDLEBURY — Dave Silberman bested fellow Middlebury Democrat Ron Holmes, 3,962 to 2,298, in the only contested primary election in Addison County on Tuesday, for high bailiff. Silberman, an attorney, campaigned on a platform of using the high bailiff’s p … (read more)

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