The Week's Top Stories

Top Stories of the Week Nov. 15-21, 2020

Sec State spokesperson: Vermont Dominion voting machines “much older model than those being called into question by the conspiracy theorists”

BY GUY PAGE ON  • ( 25 COMMENTS )

Vermont uses vote tabulation machines manufactured by Dominion, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters told Vermont Daily today. However they are older models than the machines now under scrutiny in the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, he said.

“Don’t pretend it’s about freedom,” Scott chides Covid skeptics

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Gov. Phil Scott today sharply rebuked Vermonters who in the name of patriotism and freedom refuse to follow state Covid-19 requirements.

Voters give GOP seven seats held by lawmakers who voted for abortion bills, Global Warming Solutions Act

BYGUY PAGEON  • ( 2 COMMENTS )

Make that seven Democratic/Progressive Vermont legislators highly ranked by Planned Parenthood whose seats were “flipped” by voters in favor of Republicans Nov. 3. And, all six House members also supported the Global Warming Solutions Act.

Don’t send violent criminals to jail, Chittenden County State’s Attorney says

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Should people arrested for committing violent crimes be sent to jail? Sarah George, Chittenden County State’s Attorney, doesn’t think so. Most violent perpetrators need mental health services instead, she said Friday, Nov. 13 on WVMT’s Morning Drive.

Where’s concern for huge crowd of Biden partiers?

BYGUY PAGEON  • ( 1 COMMENT )

What madness is this that the governor, and now the Burlington Free Press, continues to push the false premise that somehow two Halloween parties, a bowling league, and some anecdotal hypotheticals about deer camps, etc., are to blame, while intentionally ignoring mass gatherings? Surely, if there are any upticks in numbers, it is this event that is squarely to blame.

Burlington, towns consider ban on new oil, gas furnaces

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The ordinance committee in Vermont’s largest city met last night to discuss whether or not they can ban new fossil fuel infrastructure.

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association has hired an attorney to investigate whether a Vermont municipality can legally ban oil and gas burners or enact a fee that would make it prohibitively expensive to install one. According to this memo from the city of Burlington, under the draft ordinance a new hotel that wants to heat with gas would have to pay an estimated $200,000 for a permit.

Black Lives Matter flag will fly over Barre – but so will ‘Back the Blue’

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A pro-BLM flag supporter on the Council condemned the “hatred” of the pro-police flag, and said there are people in Barre who “cannot see past their hatred.”

Helping Vermont media understand their bias

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Vermont conservatives – and Trump supporters in particular – are media shy. At numerous Trump rallies this reporter has asked flag-waving, sign-carrying, “USA” chanting Vermonters to tell me why they support the president. Those willing to answer usually refuse to give their names. Social and family repercussions are feared. Worse, they tell me they’re worried about losing their jobs.