As the primary comes to a close, the general election heats up.
Republican candidate Jack McMullen held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to address what he says will be a top priority in his campaign-- cracking down on drug-related crime. McMullen says he wants to create a task force with the assistance of state's attorneys in each county.
Democrat Bill Sorrell was quick to attack his opponent Wednesday morning, saying he's ready to draw out the differences between them this fall.
"I'm admitted to the bar and can practice law in the state. He can't. He's wealthy, I'm not," Sorrell said.
"If the implication is that I'm out of touch with the average Vermonter, I take issue with that because I've lived that way for the first 25 years of my life," McMullen said.
The two candidates differ on everything from product labeling laws to the future of Vermont Yankee, which makes for a whole new set of issues to debate as we head toward November.
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Final preparations are in the works for Sunday's Vermont City Marathon."We expect this event to be fun and exciting, just like it has every other year in the past, but we also want to be safe and mindfulMore >>
Police are beefing up security for the Vermont City Marathon this weekend, and they are asking the public to help them keep it safe.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:06:45 GMT
A guilty plea Monday to one of the men linked to the death of a young man at the St. Albans pool.Chris Davis, 22, was found in the pool in April of last year, about a month after he had been reported missingMore >>
A guilty plea Monday to one of the men linked to the death of a young man at the St. Albans pool.More >>
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A Forbes 500 company is coming to Rutland to start a pilot program for community solar leases.Green Mountain Power announced Monday a partnership with NRG Energy -- the largest solar developer in the U.S.More >>
A Forbes 500 company is coming to Rutland to start a pilot program for community solar leases.More >>
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The Queen City Police Foundation Monday honored two recipients of the Antonio Pomerleau Medal of Honor Award.Annie Ramniceanu of Spectrum Youth and Family Services has helped youth dealing with homelessnessMore >>
The Queen City Police Foundation Monday honored two recipients of the Antonio Pomerleau Medal of Honor Award.More >>
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The national 'Click it or Ticket' campaign began Monday and local law enforcement agencies around the region say they will be out in force. To kick off the two week effort, numerous Vermont and New YorkMore >>
Law enforcement officials say wearing a seat belt increases survival rates in an accident by 50 percent and buckling up is the single easiest way to save your life.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 1:04 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:04:01 GMT
Vermont State Police have charged 22-year-old Adam Page of Newport for stealing the Newport City Elementary School bus, which has now been declared totaled. A stolen dog was also recovered in the busMore >>
State Police say he is also being charged with the theft of two other vehicles and a woman's dog.More >>