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Covid Recovery and More

April 19th, 2021

Dear Neighbors,

The Vermont House has been busy over the last several weeks, finalizing a major Covid recovery bill and passing significant tax reform legislation that will help lower property taxes, assist Vermont-based businesses, and recognize the service of retired military personnel. Read More

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Town Meeting Day update

March 8th, 2021

The Legislature has been on pause this week, taking its traditional break to attend Town Meeting and check in with constituents.  This year, of course, we've been home all along and Town Meeting was modified, but the break from all-day Zoom meetings has been welcome. Read More

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Letter: Durfee thanks voters, cheers turnout, civility

Nov. 9, 2020

To the Editor:
I would like to thank everyone in Shaftsbury, Glastenbury, and Sunderland who supported my re-election to the Vermont House. Thanks also to Victor Harwood for running, and to everyone at the Town Clerk’s office, the poll workers, and everyone else who assisted on Tuesday.
Democracy was on display this election, with an historic 80 percent turnout in our district. Civility was on display too, with voters waiting patiently and respectfully for their turn to vote on Tuesday. And thoughtfulness and consideration were also on display, as every last Shaftsbury resident who chose to vote in person — some 700 people — was willing to wear a mask into the polls.
I’m proud to be representing this community in Montpelier, and will continue to do so to the best of my ability during the coming legislative session.
David K. Durfee,


Legislative candidates debate in Shaftsbury

June 22, 2018

By Derek Carson, Bennington Banner

SHAFTSBURY — The two candidates running to represent the citizens of the Bennington-3 district in the Vermont Legislature debated on Thursday evening, and while the two Democrats agreed on much, they were able to draw lines to differentiate their campaigns. David Durfee is a member of the Shaftsbury and Mount Anthony Union School Boards and is the general manager of Wild Oats market and co-op in Williamstown, Massachusetts.



Shaftsbury rep to retire after 11th House term

May 30, 2018

By Jim Therrien, Banner/VTDigger

SHAFTSBURY — Longtime Shaftsbury representative Alice Miller said a House colleague once told her she would know when it was time to retire from the Legislature. That time has come, she said this week, announcing that she won't seek a 12th term in November.