Underhill Old-Fashioned Harvest Market

I spent the beautiful peak-foliage weekend at the legendary Underhill Old-Fashioned Harvest Market.  Saturday began with a parade through town with local and state-wide officials and members of the Chittenden County delegation. It was a privilege to have former Speaker of the House, Gaye Symington, carrying my banner. I spent the rest of Saturday and […]

Michael Receives the Endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund

Very proud (I’m the one out of uniform) to have received the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund yesterday, along with Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Secretary of State Jim Condos,  many other Chittenden County legislators, and Lt. Gov candidate Dean Corren in recognition of our work and support in strengthening reproductive choice over […]

United Academics Rally at UVM

Strong energy at the United Academics rally for fair treatment of UVM faculty and staff on Monday. I had the privilege to represent UA and the faculty at the state colleges for many years before serving in the state legislature. They are a together group of folks dedicated to their students and their colleges and universities. […]

Sally Fox Honored with Ken Schatz Community Justice Award

Last night at the Burlington Firehouse Gallery, Mayor Miro Weinberger presented the Ken Schatz award to my late wife Sally Fox.  The beautiful plaque reads to: “Sally Fox, for her extraordinary commitment to Community Justice.  The Ken Schatz award recognizes those who ensure that offenders who accept responsibility are given a second chance, that victims […]

TJ Donovan Campaign Kick-Off

I was privileged to be a named sponsor of the very successful fundraiser for TJ Donovan at the St John club this week. The political and legal community came out in force for TJ . It seemed like everyone was there from all political stripes. For example, one could not help but notice  that both […]

Eat x NE Festival in Burlington

While taking in the great food at the Eat x NE festival at Oakledge Park, I was chatting with Betsy Rosenbluth  who works at Shelburne Farms as project director of  the VT FEED Program (Farm to School Food Education Every Day) . This great partnership of Shelburne Farms  and the Northeast Organic Farming Association of […]

Lake & Mountains

Great night traveling from the shores of Lake Champlain to the top of the Bolton range. Started at the lovely home of Rep. Kate Webb in Shelburne at a wonderful fundraiser for the House Democratic Campaign. I was privileged to meet many new Chittenden  County constituents and receive very kind words of introduction from Kate, […]

VBSR Terry Ehrich Awards

I was honored to get a Vermont Senate shout out at the Vermont Businesses For Social Responsibility (VBSR) Terry Ehrich awards dinner last week by long time friend and executive director Andrea Cohen . The event, weather and setting at Shelburne Farms were all spectacular. I was also happy to have a photo op with […]

Amazing Affordable Housing Project in Shelburne

I had the honor, along with 250 others, to attend the ribbon cutting of Harrington Place and the Wright House in Shelburne on Wednesday. Many of us who have been connected with affordable housing – I did government affairs work for the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition for over 30 years– waited very patiently for […]

Visiting the site of the new SALLY G FOX CONFERENCE CENTER

Great progress is being made in the construction of the massive new Waterbury state office complex, which will include a major conference area, to be named in honor of Sally. The conference center will consist  of three large meeting rooms accommodating close to 200 people and will have large windows overlooking  the foothills of Camel’s […]