Dave Silberman

On your upcoming Democratic Primary Ballot, you will see a line for High Bailiff. I urge you to vote for David Silberman for this office. Here’s why. Unlike police officers, under Vermont law, the Sheriff answers to no one but the voters. But there can be a lot of time between elections. So, what happens if the Sheriff is confined, incapacitated, or violates the law? Answer: The High Bailiff steps in. The High Bailiff is the civilian oversight for the Sheriff. For that role, we need someone who is not already part of the Sheriff’s Office, looking to succeed the Sheriff. We need an external...
If you drive by my house, you’ll note that a Black Lives Matter sign is front and center, flanked by signs promoting two Daves: Zuckerman for Governor and Silberman for High Bailiff. Dave Zuckerman deserves our vote for Governor not just because of his strong performance in the role of Lt. Governor, but because his plans for Vermont combine vision and action. He lives and breathes commitment to the economic, mental, and physical well-being of all Vermonters, and to the future of our beautiful state. Though I was plenty convinced by my own observation and research, I appreciate that Lt. Gov....

DAVE SILBERMAN IS running for high bailiff.
MIDDLEBURY — The office of high bailiff has drawn little attention through the years. And why should it? The high bailiff’s limited responsibilities are to serve papers the sheriff is legally incapable of serving, arresting the sheriff if necessary, and acting as sheriff if that person’s office is vacant.  More often than not, the high bailiff goes through an entire term without having to perform any of his or her statutory duties. Most of the county’s past high bailiffs have been sheriff’s deputies. Some have worn the title simply to signal a future run for sheriff. Those are not Dave...
Burying one’s head in the sand is rarely an effective strategy for dealing with a problem. But that’s exactly what Vermont’s top officials are doing when it comes to the emerging epidemic of vaping-related lung disease that has hospitalized hundreds nationwide. Vermont’s Department of Health has confirmed one case so far, and is investigating several more suspected cases. At least 13 people have died in the U.S. as a result of vaping. While public health officials both in Vermont and nationwide continue to investigate, a common thread has emerged in nearly all suspected cases: unsafe...
I was heartened by the outpouring of love and respect for the basic dignity and humanity of immigrants coming to America at the Bristol Independence Day parade, with dozens of local residents marching against our government's cruel policies of separating refugee families and holding children in horrific conditions, under the watch of brutal guards, with many well-documented cases of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse. As a first-generation American who has been fortunate enough to live the "American Dream", and as a grandson of Holocaust survivors, I am deeply pained to see such racist...

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