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October 17th, 2014
I’m encouraged to see the green “Calvin McEathron for Vermont House” signs sprouting up around Middlebury. You can be sure that each one of those signs represents an in-person visit from Calvin where the resident had the pleasure of discussing Vermont’s future with this impressive young man.
I would like to use this letter to briefly summarize why I will be voting for Calvin McEathron and not for his opponent Amy Sheldon.
I write in support of the reelection of Betty Nuovo to the Vermont House. She has faithfully represented the town of Middlebury and all who live here for 28 years. She is experienced, and experience always counts.
I am happy to write to you about Susan Smiley. Susan is a candidate for state representative for New Haven, Bridport and Weybridge.
I met Susan when we both had kids in school and I liked her right away. She was smart, funny, honest, friendly and generous and she adored her family. She grew organic vegetables, milk, beef, flowers and homemade yogurt on their River Road farm that she sold to markets and delivered to your door.
I am pleased to recommend my East Middlebury neighbor, Amy Sheldon, to represent Middlebury in the Vermont House.
When you are going to the polls this fall it would be well to consider that, unless there is a significant change in our state government, the same people that have already spent over $70 million on a dysfunctional health care exchange system will be planning and implementing the single-payer health plan for Vermont.
These are also the same crowd that siphoned $21 million from the GMP-CVPS merger. The $21 million that was supposed to be returned to the CVPS customers.
It’s time for a change.
Whatever your party affiliation, you should vote for Susan Smiley. Whatever the task or issue, you can count on Susan to vote with integrity for the good of all Vermonters. She is smart and hardworking. Her experience in and out of agriculture combined with her business acumen makes her a great choice.
Montpelier needs representatives who care about the voters they represent and understand the privilege of serving the public good. Susan is that person. When you cast a vote for her, you cast one for yourself as well.
On behalf of the staff and, most importantly, the animals of Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, I would like to say thank you for the newly expanded Pet Pages that debuted in the Oct. 6 edition.
We are lucky to live and work in such an animal-friendly community and enjoy such support from our local businesses.