Politics

Court Rules Brooks Wins Recount By One Vote

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Democratic senate candidates Francis Brooks and Ashley Hill finally found out who won the state primary election. It is Brooks by one vote. Hill had petitioned the court for a recount after losing by four votes to Brooks in the August 9 election in which Brooks got 3,720 votes to […]

Court Rules Brooks Wins Recount By One Vote

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Democratic senate candidates Francis Brooks and Ashley Hill finally found out who won the state primary election. It is Brooks by one vote. Hill had petitioned the court for a recount after losing by four votes to Brooks in the August 9 election in which Brooks got 3,720 votes to […]

The Breeze: “A Problem Solver” Ben Kaplan, 18-year-old with an intent for change

The Breeze: “A Problem Solver” Ben Kaplan, 18-year-old with an intent for change

by Nathan Grutchfield Recent U-32 graduate Ben Kaplan met with The Bridge in early August to discuss his experience of being a candidate in the Democratic primary election for Vermont State Representatives. Energetic and confident, Kaplan answered questions along the lines of, “What issues are at the forefront of your philosophy,” and “What have you […]

After Squeaker: Senate Candidate Hill Files For Recount; Other Local Primary Election Results

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — After coming in fourth place by four votes in a contested Democratic primary race for three Washington County senate seats, candidate Ashley Hill has filed for a recount. “We filed the afternoon of Friday, August 12,” Hill told The Bridge by email. “The voters of Washington County have a right […]

Close Calls, Write-Ins And Other Primary Surprises

Close Calls, Write-Ins And Other Primary Surprises

Washington County Senate Primary News:  Brooks Squeaks Ahead of Hill by Six Votes, Incumbents Stay Ahead House of Reps Primary News: Barre’s Karen Lauzon Comes Out On Top in Republican Write-In Primary Middlesex’s Jessup Trounces Etnier, Burley, Swasey and Kaplan in Washington-5 Race   by Carla Occaso   Ever think your vote doesn’t matter? In […]

Professor, Selectman Throws His Hat  In The Ring For State Rep

Professor, Selectman Throws His Hat In The Ring For State Rep

BERLIN — Jeremy Hansen of Berlin, Vermont, an associate professor of computer science at Norwich University and vice chair of the selectboard in the Town of Berlin, has announced that he will seek a seat representing Northfield and Berlin in Vermont’s House of Representatives. “Over the past year, I’ve watched Bernie Sanders bring issues like […]

An Interview with Peter Galbraith,  Candidate for Vermont Governor

An Interview with Peter Galbraith, Candidate for Vermont Governor

by Nat Frothingham On March 22, The Bridge ran a two-page spread with profiles of the then-announced four candidates for Vermont governor, two Democrats and two Republicans. Seeking their party’s nomination in the Vermont Primary Election on August 9 were Democrats Sue Minter from Waterbury and Matt Dunne from Hartland. Opposing each other for the […]

Introducing (and Reintroducing) Candidates In Contested Washington Senate Race

Introducing (and Reintroducing) Candidates In Contested Washington Senate Race

by Carla Occaso Candidates are presented in alphabetical order   Francis Brooks of Montpelier On biggest issues for the 2017 session: “I would say that the biggest issues are cost of education, property tax and trying to equalize that,” Brooks said. He is interested in trying to make sure that people have a means of […]

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex  and East Montpelier

Primary News: Lafavour Seeks to Represent Middlesex and East Montpelier

by Carla Occaso MIDDLESEX — The Bridge ran press releases from six other candidates in the previous two issues. Those candidates are competing to represent the seat in the Vermont House of Representative soon to be left vacant by Tony Klein, D-Washington 5, of East Montpelier. Klein is not running after serving 14 years. He […]

Under The Golden Dome 2016 Week 17

Seventeenth week of the 2016 Vermont legislative session May 4, 2016. State House Info – Under The Golden Dome in the “Barrel” of the State House. Interview segments with Rep. Topper McFaun, Rep. Tim Jerman, Rep. Curt McCormack, Sen. David Zuckerman, Rep. Kurt Wright, Rep. Don Turner. Share this: