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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Battling Pressers!

Posted By on Thu, May 10, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Veteran AP Reporter Ross Sneyd's upcoming job switch (see post below), was quite the hot topic by the time we hit the Statehouse for the midday battle of the Thursday press conferences.

First, Democratic House Speaker Gaye Symington moved her usual Friday Brown Bagger at noon up a day.

Then folks billed as Vernon town officials did their thing in Cedar Creek - surprise, they agree with Entergy Vermont Yankee and don't want the VT Yankee generation tax in H. 520!

And then at one o'clock, Republican Gov. Jim Douglas echoed those sentiments and more.

The Guv's presser had an interesting start when the gentleman at right, identified later by Capitol Police as David Maunsell of Hardwick, interrupted the opening with a question for Douglas about some court matter with which I am not familiar.

Maunsell is not an unfamiliar face and has popped up at gubernatorial pressers before, even going back to the Howard Dean era.

Capitol Police Officer Kurt Snyder politely escorted him from the room. No hassle.

That's Republican Rep. Rick Hube looking a little nervous, and to his right, Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper, former career Vermont State Trooper.

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Peter Freyne

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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