Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger at 2 pm today will announce his plans to bring the appointment of Chief Jon Murad to the Burlington City Council for confirmation at their June 5 meeting.
Murad has served as Deputy Chief at the Burlington Police Department since October 2018 and has served as Acting Chief since the summer of 2020. Previous to joining the Burlington Police Department, Chief Murad served in the New York Police Department as an officer, Detective, Sergeant, and Assistant Commissioner.
Fugitive nabbed – Sebastian Gauthier, 47, of Quebec was detained May 24 by Customs authorities after crossing into the United States at Highgate with an active arrest warrant for burglary from the state of Florida, state police say.
Gauthier was ultimately arrested and lodged at Northwest State Correctional Center for lack of $25,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Vermont Superior Court today, May 25.
The next three reports are republished from the latest 802 Ed newsletter:
Marshall No More. The John A. Marshall School in Morrisville announced recently that this summer its name will change to the All Saints Catholic Academy, because of the “unthinkable abuse of children by priests who were under the leadership of the school’s namesake, Bishop John Marshall.”
Mascot Stays, Superintendent Goes. The Chester Telegraph gets the scoop on a recent school board meeting where a confusing vote led to keeping the Chieftains mascot, and the resignation of board members and the superintendent who said: “This is not only a decision I do not agree with, it is one I cannot support.”
Nearly to the Finish Line. A VTDigger article follows the path of private school education legislation that started in the House but quietly died in the Senate amidst a fight over who knows best what’s best for kids.
The guy has been acting Chief since 2020 and has put up with all the crap that comes with being Police Chief in Burlington. He must have a real desire to serve the people of Burlington or he’d have been long gone after all he’s been put through. My opinion, Burlington has a good one here. Don’t let him go looking elsewhere !
Glad to hear that mascot silliness is at an end, at least for now. It’s no more offensive than every team that uses Vikings as a team name, actually less so: “Vikings” makes the assertion that all Scandinavians of that period were pagan criminals who raped and pillaged for a living. Chieftains is comparatively harmless.