Vermont Army National Guard has received an order for a possible mobilization
in early 2010. Adjutant
General Michael Dubie says members of the 86th Mountain Brigade
could be called up to active duty. He says he notified them and their families
through an e-mail.
A group of lawmakers is calling on Governor Jim Douglas to
end the deployment of roughly 25 Vermont National Guard troops serving in Iraq.
They say President Bush’s authority to use these troops has expired.
But the governor says a review by his office shows that
the President’s authority is legal.
Former Lt. Governor John “Jack” Burgess has died;people spending time outdoors in Vermont this fall are being warned that this is also a peak season for deer ticks; Dan Davis says he intended to serve out his four-year term as Windham County stateâ€™s attorney when he was re-elected last year, but changes in state retirement benefits prompted him to reconsider; about 80 Vermont National Guard engineers are back in the United States after spending almost a year on the ground in Iraq.