Vermont Town Elects Goat as Honorary Mayor - NBC Southern California
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Vermont Town Elects Goat as Honorary Mayor

Lincoln takes office on Tuesday for the one-year term

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Vermont Town Elects Goat as Honorary Mayor
    AP
    File photo of a Nubian goat.

    A 3-year-old Nubian goat is poised to become the first honorary pet mayor of the small Vermont town of Fair Haven.

    The goat named Lincoln was chosen by townspeople for the one-year honorary post at the community's Town Meeting Day voting. The Tuesday ballot of 16 pets was open to all town residents. Most of the other candidates were dogs and cats; a gerbil named Crystal also was a candidate.

    Lincoln takes office on Tuesday for the one-year term.

    Fair Haven, a town of about 2,500 along the border with New York just west of Rutland, does not have an actual mayor.

    Cokie Roberts Dies at 75

    [NATL] Cokie Roberts Dies at 75

    Longtime political journalist Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019)

    Town Manager Joseph Gunter says he conceived of the idea as a fundraiser for a playground, but it turned into a civics lesson, teaching kids about local government.