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Shorts: VTGOP approves Trump as candidate/ Mobile Mexican Consulate/ VNG’s AFFF cleanup continues

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VTGOP approves Trump as candidate

Wednesday night the VTGOP Executive Committee by a narrow margin voted to exempt the Republican Party’s Presumptive Nominee for President, Donald J. Trump from Rule 16-1 in accordance with our state by-laws.

While the vote was split on this particular issue the Executive Committee is still in broad agreement that the state party remains focused on supporting local Republican candidates for House and Senate to push back against the Democratic Super-majority.

Mobile Mexican Consulate in Montpelier

Nearly 200 Mexicans residing in central Vermont and beyond attended the Mexican Mobile Consulate event at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier on Saturday, June 22. The sanctuary on State Street was transformed, with pews pushed aside to accommodate tables, chairs, and a large Mexican rug. In an adjacent hall, workers from the Mexican consulate in Boston set up computer stations to assist attendees with documents such as passports, birth certificates, and identification cards necessary for obtaining driver’s licenses.

Outside the church, the UVM Extension’s Bridges to Health program, in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health, provided vaccinations and health checks. Food was served in the courtyard, adding to the community atmosphere.

Approximately 165 people, both pre-registered and walk-ins, participated in the day-long event organized by the Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (CVRAN). “They’ve been busy all day,” noted CVRAN volunteer Peter Thoms, praising the church’s hospitality. The consulate had set up printers and 11 computers to issue documents to any Mexican nationals in Vermont needing passports, driver’s licenses, ID cards, or birth certificates for their U.S.-born children.

Due to around 30 volunteers, this year’s event was the largest in the past five years, according to Thoms. Previous events were held at Bethany Church, which was severely damaged in the 2023 flood. The nonprofit organization Migrant Justice also played a crucial role, assisting and spreading the word about the event.

Some information contained derived from Montpelier Bridge article.

VNG’s AFFF cleanup continues

Cleanup efforts are targeting the sewage lines exiting the AASF, causing traffic delays on Shamrock Road due to increased personnel. Traffic congestion is expected to ease after today.

All AASF personnel have resumed work, but water remains off as the water lines and fire suppression room await cleaning. The investigation is now set to begin no earlier than Monday, July 1.

The fire suppression room, where AFFF was stored, remains sealed off. More updates as the situation develops.

Northfield Republican Committee hosts Donald Koch

The Northfield Town Republicans will host Donald Koch for an event on Friday, July 5, from 7-8 PM in the Brown Public Library Community Room. Mr. Koch was born and raised in Barre Town, owns his own trucking company, and now serves as the chair of the Washington County Republican Party.

This event is open to all, regardless of your political beliefs and voting intentions. This is a great time to meet with a candidate, ask questions, learn more, and have genuine discussion. 

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