WEDNESDAY'S HUM (03-07-07)
ELECTION DAY TIDBITS
A WIN FOR THE WRIGHT
The ubiquitous Kurt Wright piles up another win in Burlington's Ward 4. Congrats, Kurt. Stop by the HUM offices and we'll treat you to a delicious beverage of your choice. A few people in the ward thought Holway might have a chance but Kuddly Kurt is just too tough. Holway did steal over 500 votes, though.
78 VOTES FOR DICKIE BOVE ? WHAT THE FRANK IS UP WITH THAT ?
Dick Bove, who has been involved in city affairs for about 150 years, was smoked by Ed Adrian in Burlington's Ward 1. We think it's 'cuz Eddy Accessible won over the folks by giving out his cell phone number. But, anyway - the next time Eddy goes into Bove's, maybe Dick will give him extra sauce - in his lap !
GUTCH HAS THE TOUCH IN BURLINGTON'S WARD 7
Republican Craig Gutchell, who wore out 9 pair of shoes going door-to-door in the North End(it wasn't the New North End back in the glory days!), upended the pesky Ellie Blais by 100 or so votes. The seat was previously held by Dem Carmen George.
LOURAS BEATS 116 CANDIDATES TO BECOME RUTLAND MAYOR
Okay. It was only five other candidates. But Chris Louras took the cake in a race which was closely followed by local newshounds. Everyone was wondering - why do some many people want to be mayor of Rutland ! Dunno.
TOMMY JAMES SINGIN' THE BLUES
In a mild shocker, Essex Selectboard Chair Tom James was booted off the stage thanks to the merger flap. It was one of those "let's get some new faces in here" deals. Irene Wrenner and Max Levy will take the microphone instead. No word on the Shondells.
COLCHESTER LOVES MCNEIL
Brian McNeil easily wins Colchester Select seat. And he did it without a consultant.
"I FEEL LIKE GETTING THE HELL OUT OF THIS TOWN..." VERGENNES MAYOR BOOTED !
Vergennes Mayor April Jin was defeated by Mike Daniels by almost a hundred votes. She told the Burlington Free Press: "I feel like getting out of this town and out of this state. I'm digusted. I've served on a lot of organizations. Somehow it doesn't seem to matter."