Maybe you have poured a bucket of ice on your head, or maybe you have just seen videos of friends doing it. Either way, the viral "ice bucket challenge" has accomplished its goal this summer: raising awareness and money for ALS, a fatal illness that was little-known a month ago.
Voters in Windham County’s democratic senate primary chose incumbent Senator Jeanette White of Putney to run for a seventh term in November. White was the top vote-getter in a four-way race for two senate seats.
"I think it says that people think I listen to their concerns," White says. "I don’t know that they always like the votes that I take, but I think they like the way I approach issues."
Pomfret businessman Scott Milne has easily won the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Unofficial results show that Milne received roughly two thirds of the vote in yesterday’s primary election. Milne says he’s ready to challenge incumbent Democrat Peter Shumin in the fall campaign.
It was a Primary election where very few Vermonters cast their ballots and it’s possible that voter turnout will be the lowest in state history.
With a majority of precincts reporting, it was clear that Milne had won the election by a large margin.
Two candidates for statewide office are looking to turn write-in campaigns in the primary as a springboard into the general election. And Libertarian candidate for governor Dan Feliciano, and Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor Dean Corren, say Tuesday’s results signal widespread support for their candidacies.
It’s Primary election day in Vermont but not many voters are going to the polls and it’s possible that voter turnout today will be the lowest in state history.
There are reports from across the state this afternoon that most voters have no interest in today’s primary elections. How low is the interest? There were no voters at the Ward 3 voting station in Burlington at mid morning and only ten voters cast a ballot during the lunch hour in Montpelier.
There’s a new meat processing plant in St. Johnsbury, and that’s making it easier for livestock farmers in the Northeast Kingdom to get their goods to market. Northeast Kingdom Processing is owned by a beef rancher from Derby, and managed by an experienced meat cutter named Edmund Lessard.
Students of all ages are returning to school in the next couple of weeks, and along with them are all the administrators that make schools work. One of those administrators is Bennington College President Mariko Silver.
She’s been at Bennington College for just over a year, having taken over from long time president Elizabeth Coleman.
President Silver spoke with Vermont Edition about her first year in charge and her plans for the school.
Hiring a new employee is a positive time. Everyone looks forward to the work the employee will do and how he or she will move the company forward. But the reverse – having to fire someone – is a challenge for an organization, the person being fired and their co-workers who are still with the company.
We look at the right and wrong methods of firing an individual, and the proper decorum of those being fired and their former co-workers.
With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting, most major primary races showed a clear victor before midnight on Tuesday, but the three-way race for the Republican nomination the U.S. House of Representatives was still tight. As of Wednesday morning at 9:15 with 240 of 275 districts reporting, Mark Donka held a lead of 94 votes over Donald Russell. Donald Nolte trailed Donka by 409 votes.
Here are the latest unofficial results from the Secretary of State:
Primary voters head to polls today to decide which candidates will represent Vermont’s three major parties in the general election in November. Two write-in candidacies have created some electoral intrigue this year.
The Republican gubernatorial primary pits three GOP candidates against a Libertarian who hopes to win the nomination with a write-in bid.
Republican Scott Milne has support from many high-profile members of the party, including former Gov. James Douglas.