Opinion: Selectboard candidates helped Middlebury to grow
What a wonderful gift to be born and raised in Middlebury and then to be able to retire here during a time of community revitalization.
Since our return to Middlebury 13 years ago, we have witnessed significant town development: a new town office building, recreation center, fire station, police station, ambulance building, animal shelter, Cross Street Bridge, Town Hall Theater, Elderly Services building, two retirement communities, an expansion of businesses on Exchange Street and more. Many of these improvements are due to the dedication, hard work and foresight of selectboard members Victor Nuovo, Gary Baker and Nick Artim, who are now seeking re-election.
We have known Victor Nuovo for years and find him to be a caring, thoughtful intellectual who has common sense, vision and a true love of Middlebury and concern for its future. He should be returned to the selectboard as well as long time Middleburian Gary Baker and another hard working selectman, Nick Artim. We support all three of these candidates.
Middlebury is facing a crucial time with some important decisions to be made, not least of which is the construction of two new railroad bridges and the disruption to the downtown that it will cause. At such a time, we need strong leaders with experience and proven records. Victor, Gary and Nick fit these criteria and we hope that the citizens of Middlebury will vote for them on March 1.
Scott and Marilyn Needham