HEALTH CARE: The role of government in healthcare should be to reconnect the patient with the caregiver. When a patient can choose which doctor to go to, the quality of health care is maintained, and if the patient is encouraged to shop around by being directly involved with the payment of healthcare then the cost of healthcare is contained.
HEALTH CARE: I believe that the state should enact a single payer health care system, providing universal health care for all. The legislature’s task is to provide a means of funding this through state revenues. I expect something in the form of a payroll tax would be the primary source, but other sources may be considered. This is the way Medicare is funded. This will be a priority task for the upcoming legislature.
MIDDLEBURY — On Tuesday, two of the top girls’ soccer teams in both Division II and the Lake Division met for the second time this fall, and for the second time Mount Abraham defeated Middlebury, 1-0, with the Eagles’ strong defense and a goal by senior midfielder Stephanie White making the difference.
BRISTOL — After 15 years with the Mount Abraham Union High School football program, almost seven years as its head coach, Ernie Senecal resigned this past week.
Both Senecal and Mount Abe Co-Athletic Director Jeff Stetson cited “personal reasons.” But Senecal acknowledged that some of those reasons came because of “some of the things that have been said about me,” citing complaints about his leadership and treatment of some athletes, complaints that he said were unfair.