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 to overthrow the United States Congress in order to prevent it from carrying out its Constitutional duty to certify the valid election of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.   Yesterday’s events were the culmination of a mo … (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)

Elmore running for county high bailiff

ADDISON — Addison County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Mike Elmore has always loved law enforcement. Politics? Not so much. But he’s nonetheless thrust himself into the local political arena this fall to compete for the position of Addison County high bailiff … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Holmes is the right choice for high bailiff

I want to express my deep faith in Ron Holmes as candidate for High Bailiff. You may not see his name on too many T-shirts, bumper stickers, or pens around Addison County, but you will see his name everywhere it matters. You will see his name associated w … (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)

Ron Holmes takes another run for high bailiff

MIDDLEBURY — Ron Holmes has met a ton of people during a more-than-40-year career in law enforcement, security, paving and automotive repair. He’s a personable guy. Now Holmes, 65, hopes those decades of chance interactions will pay dividends in Tuesday’s … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Silberman deserves the nomination

On your upcoming Democratic Primary Ballot, you will see a line for High Bailiff. I urge you to vote for David Silberman for this office. Here’s why. Unlike police officers, under Vermont law, the Sheriff answers to no one but the voters. But there can be … (read more)

Local lawyer seeks high bailiff’s job

MIDDLEBURY — The office of high bailiff has drawn little attention through the years. And why should it? The high bailiff’s limited responsibilities are to serve papers the sheriff is legally incapable of serving, arresting the sheriff if necessary, and a … (read more)