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October 8th, 2014
When it comes to the November bond vote for the proposed renovations to Mount Abraham Union High School, it is time to say NO.
I went to the one of the open house tours and discussion sessions this past summer, and found the school in much better condition than expected. Yes, there are some issues to address, but not $33 million worth.
I could not disagree more with some recent letters to the editor regarding solar power development in Vermont. We are so used to living lives with our power being generated at distant power plants that are out of sight and out of mind that we tend to forget that any form of energy production has its adverse impacts.
Mike Fisher and Dave Sharpe have ably represented their district (Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro) in the Vermont Legislature for the last 12 years. We need their continued leadership in Montpelier.
I am voting for Michael Fisher this year because he shares my Vermont values.
I have known him for many years and have seen firsthand his tireless efforts to help families here in Addison County and around the state. He is a good listener when there are many points of view and works well with people from all walks of life.
I trust him, he works hard and he has my vote.
I’m quite impressed with Calvin McEathron, who’s running for the Legislature from Middlebury.
As yesterday’s article in the Rutland Herald demonstrated, a major issue in achieving Vermont’s goal of producing 90 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2050 is how to balance what has been determined to be the public good with the democratic character of our society.
As a 21-year-old who grew up in the Middlebury area and is currently attending Middlebury College, I would encourage Vermonters of all generations to vote for Calvin McEathron.
While Calvin is focused on a number of big initiatives, his commitment to affordable higher education is particularly important to me. As a college student himself, Calvin understands the rising cost of education as well as the importance of receiving pertinent job training.
This week’s writer is Chief George Merkel of the Vergennes Police Department, who is writing in his role as president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police.