October 8th, 2014
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.
I call on the Public Service Board to re-open discussion of the permit for Phase I of the fracked gas pipeline. Here are some of the reasons.
Your extensive and excellent coverage of the People’s Climate March in New York accurately portrayed the remarkable gathering of people who came together to express our deep concern about climate change. The mood at the march was overwhelmingly hopeful, but as your guest editorial asked, “What, really, was accomplished?”
There are many reasons to support Betty Nuovo and Amy Sheldon in the coming election for state representative from Middlebury. One reason is that both Nuovo and Sheldon have already demonstrated their commitment to the town of Middlebury through their many constructive contributions over the last two decades.