The selectboards of at least two Addison County communities have joined the chorus of calls for Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton’s resignation in wake of his arrest last month on two felony sexual assault charges.
Sheriff Peter Newton rebuffed multiple calls for his resignation, including from Addison County High Bailiff Dave Silberman, who’s limited authority includes serving in the sheriff’s stead if that person is in custody.
Lawmakers say legal cloud over Sheriff Newton is too dark and he must resign.
Sheriff Peter Newton, who was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault, one count of domestic violence and one count of unlawful restraint, got a partial reprieve by Chittenden County Superior Court Judge John Pacht when the judge al … (read more)
The sheriff is charged with sexual assault, second-degree unlawful restraint and domestic assault; high bailiff calls for Newton to resign.
Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton announced in an online video posted Sunday that he will not run for re-election this year and will retire from law enforcement when his term as sheriff ends next February.
The chief criminal investigator for the Vermont State Police said his agency is investigating a reported “domestic disturbance” at the Middlebury home of Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton in February.
MIDDLEBURY — At a press conference Wednesday morning called by Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton to provide his own “spin” on events relating to an “unprofessional conduct” complaint against him filed by the Brandon selectboard, and a separate complaint … (read more)
BRANDON — Elected officials in the Rutland County town of Brandon are defending their town manager from complaints lodged by Addison County Sheriff Peter Newton. And the Brandon selectboard is filing its own complaint against Newton.On Monday, the Brandon … (read more)
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 o … (read more)
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)
MONTPELIER — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan on Friday announced his office had cleared Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel of allegations of that he had fraudulently reported overtimes. The investigation was begun by Addison County Sheriff Peter N … (read more)
Sheriff Peter Newton’s assertion that “If someone complains about one of my deputies I will certainly investigate it thoroughly and take action as needed” is utter baloney (the quote is from “Deputy stops speeding trooper” in the June 25, 2020, edition of … (read more)
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)