Doug Willey: Public Defender of the NEK

This week, to my great sadness, Doug Willey passed away. At the time of his death, Mr. Willey was the chief public defender in the three counties of the Northeast Kingdom,  the region where I also practice law.  He was a tireless advocate for the most unpopular among us, those accused of crimes large andContinue reading “Doug Willey: Public Defender of the NEK”

More from Town Meeting: Saga of the Salt Shed

In our town, population 263, we don’t have much municipal infrastructure.  There’s a Town Office and that’s about it. Oh, except for the salt shed.  Here in Guildhall, we don’t have our own road crew and we own no equipment or vehicles. Given our size, it makes more sense for the Town to outsource plowing andContinue reading “More from Town Meeting: Saga of the Salt Shed”

George Blakeslee Elected as Town Clerk and Treasurer

Our beloved George Blakeslee has been elected to the positions of Town Clerk and Town Treasurer here in Guildhall.  George is already well-known to townspeople, because he’s our Town Moderator, Lister, and Auditor. He also sits on the town’s website editorial board and acts as the computer/IT go-to person at the Town Offices. A fewContinue reading “George Blakeslee Elected as Town Clerk and Treasurer”

Gary Brown Joins Guildhall Selectboard

(This blog post is the first in a series covering issues and results of Town Meeting day here in Guildhall, Vermont) There was only one contested race for town officials this year, for an open seat on our town’s Selectboard.   Voters chose between two names on the ballot,  Gary Brown and Tom Rogers, Sr.Continue reading “Gary Brown Joins Guildhall Selectboard”