October 13th, 2014
Attending the recent candidate forum at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater, I was extremely impressed by Calvin McEathron’s vision for Vermont. He seemed to be the only candidate with original proposals to offer and I’m very encouraged that he recognizes the critical importance of working to keep young people and families from continuing to leave our state.
I am a Middlebury Tiger football fan and what I saw at the game in Hinesburg against the Champlain Valley Union High School varsity team on Sept. 27 from their coach, Jim Provost, was entirely uncalled for.
If you have not voted already, when you consider how to use your two votes for our Middlebury representatives to Montpelier, I ask you to consider voting for Amy Sheldon and Betty Nuovo.
I have known Amy for all the years since she was executive director of the Middlebury Area Land Trust. It was her initiative and care for our community then that both founded our commitment to conserve our working landscape and brought the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) into being — one of our best assets.
Why we should support Susan Smiley for Representative for Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge:
Many know Susan from her civic activities. From her family farm in New Haven she and her family were producing agricultural products and selling them locally way before Farm to Table became well known. In fact, she has been an active member of several organizations that have made locally sourced food as relevant and popular as it has become. This is forward thinking in action.
Hello Voters in Addison district 3 — Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham.
We have a significant choice on Nov. 4. My brother, John Spencer, is running for the House of Representatives. I am writing this letter to urge you to vote for John.
In a recent press release, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, shows why he is likely to run for president in 2016. This Tuesday, he blasted a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to cut Social Security and disabled veterans’ benefits. The savings would go to the Pentagon for increased spending.
MONTPELIER — The Public Service Board on Friday decided not to reopen the Certificate of Public Good it issued Phase I of the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project, allowing construction of the pipeline from Colchester to Middlebury and Vergennes to continue.
The state utilities regulator also detailed an increased burden on Vermont Gas Systems ratepayers, who will ultimately pay for the pipeline project.
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a rash of firearm thefts in the county. Two thefts last week bring the total to three since Sept. 20, each in a separate town.
Police responded to Shellhouse Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh Oct. 5 where a man said he had left his .45 caliber pistol, in its carrying case, on the back of his truck and then drove away, causing it to fall off. Police said they spoke with someone who saw the gun case on the side of the road. Police found the case, but the gun was not in it.