April 1, 2020

Town leaders,

First, I've spent more time on Zoom calls in recent days than I care to admit.  I have also heard from the legislature's IT staff that security for Zoom calls has been an issue in some instances (not yet in the legislature) where calls get "hijacked" by an...

March 31, 2020

As a pre-schooler in the early-1970’s, I feasted on a steady diet of Sesame Street, Brady Bunch….and Zoom!  Who’d a thunk that nearly a half-century later I’d be spending a good chunk of my days with Zoom looking at a Brady Bunch screen?

Since Governor Scott’s emergency...

March 30, 2020

Local leaders,

I neglected to put this into the "express envelope" last evening.  I'll chalk it up to staff error.

First, and of most direct importance to municipalities, yesterday afternoon the Governor signed both H.681 and H.742, the bills the legislature passed last...

March 28, 2020

Town Leaders,

What day is it?  The legislature operates on a strict Tuesday through Friday calendar with very predictable times we meet on the Floor (Tuesdays @ 10am, Wednesdays at 1pm, etc.), when committees break for lunch (always noon-1pm), and deadlines when legisla...

March 26, 2020

Town Leaders,

First, today Governor Scott closed Vermont schools for in-person instruction for the remainder of the school year.  You can read the Governor's directive here.  Schools had originally been closed for in-person instruction until April 6th.  The Ag...

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Best ways to reach Tim:



Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:



Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


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