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I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Ed Cafferty for the position of Chittenden County Sheriff.
I have known Ed for many years. He is an honest and straightforward person, a respected member of the Vermont State Police and an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Community College of Vermont. His credentials make him well qualified for the position.
But qualifications are not everything. Ed has a vision of what the Sheriff's department can be beyond what it is today. The department is responsible for transport of prisoners, for courthouse security, for traffic control and, when contracted by municipalities, for police services. Ed proposes to expand those responsibilities by actively working with other police agencies in illegal drug enforcement and prevention, creating a Community Advisement Committee, and instituting safe home and business programs. Also important in my opinion is his strong support for universal background checks for all gun sales, an issue that I also hope to address in the upcoming legislative session.
So, I encourage you to vote for Ed in the Democratic Primary election on August 26th. If you will not be available to go to the polls then, you can vote by absentee ballot anytime between now and the election by contacting our Town Clerk. You can find more information about Ed at his website: caffertyforsheriff.blogspot.com.
The Chittenden Count Democrats Show, hosted by Bob Hooper and Rep. Mike Yantachka, featured an interview with Rep. Shap Smith (D), Speaker of the House and representing the Lamoille-Washington district. Smith reflected on the accomplishments of the recently completed session and the outlook for next year. The interview took place at the Channel 17 CCTV studio in Burlington.
Margolis: Despite the kvetching about Vermont being bad for business, the numbers don’t add up
by Jon Margolis
Actual evidence, then, as opposed to impressionistic griping, shows that Vermont is about as good a place to start and run a business as any other state.