Tag Archives: Candidates

State News
August 8, 2018

Gov. Scott names Dan French as Vermont’s next education secretary

By Lola Duffort/VTDigger

Gov. Phil Scott has named Dan French, a veteran Vermont schools superintendent, to be the state’s next education secretary.

Scott has made cost-containment his hallmark education priority, and during a press conference Thursday, Aug. 2 announcing French’s appointment, he reiterated the need…

Local News
February 21, 2018

Select Board candidates focus on the budget

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—On Town Meeting Day, March 6, voters in Killington will be asked to approve general fund expenditures of $4.4 million, of which $3.17 million will be raised by property taxes. This represents a tax rate of $0.41— a 4.4-cent increase per…

Local News
March 1, 2017

​Meet the Castleton candidates

Local members of the League of Women Voters of Vermont sent the following questions to every candidate on the Castleton ballot. Their responses are published here. Voting will be at Castleton Fire Hall on Tuesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Local News
February 15, 2017

Mayoral candidates debate issues

By Lani Duke

The four candidates for Rutland City’s mayor outlined their qualifications for the job on PEGTV Feb. 9. Mayor Christopher Louras touted his record, while Alderman David Allaire opposed that record and Rutland Downtown Partnership Executive Director Michael Coppinger presented himself as the…

Rutland City mayoral candidates to face off
News Briefs
February 8, 2017

Rutland City mayoral candidates to face off

RUTLAND—Educate yourself about your Rutland City mayoral candidates by watching PEGTV’s live mayoral forum on Thursday, Feb. 9, on Channel 21 starting at 7 p.m. All four mayoral candidates were invited to attend, who include Dave Allaire, Chris Louras, Mike Coppinger and Kam Johnston. Candidates…

News Briefs
February 24, 2016

News Briefs: Rutland Region

by Lani Duke

Alderman contestants

Alderman candidate George Gides describes himself as an analyst with strong negotiation skills. At age 49, he is relatively new to Rutland, having moved to the city from Bristol in 2005. His private sector work experience has him integrating major…