As a child growing up in Vermont I gave my parents ample opportunity to teach me life lessons. To this day I carry with me much of what I learned. Recently I had the chance to relive one of those lessons. The lesson being, “how to take the measure of a man.” The answer, watch his actions when he doesn’t think people are looking.
My husband and I retired to Vermont in July ’06. We first met Mike Fisher and Dave Sharpe the following March at the Starksboro Town Meeting. Since then we’ve gotten to know both men better. We find them to be thoughtful, fair and honest men, who care about their constituents. Dave is now the ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee, and Mike is the Chairman of the House Health Care Committee. Both jobs bring extra work and greater responsibility.
This week’s writer is Lincoln resident Mari Cordes, president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. She has been a nurse for almost 27 years, most of that at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was most recently the nurse educator for the FAHC Vascular Access Department, and co-led nationally award-winning efforts to reduce central line infections.
Message from Health Care Professionals to our community:
Last month, I wrote about the need for leadership on the educational issues facing Vermont, to address the great divide that exists on many of our most critical decisions. There are growing signs on every level of our educational systems that we must move forward and take action rather than engage in positional debates that further erode the platform from which we need to build a vision for education in Vermont.
Happy Halloween! News editor John McCright snapped these photos of this year's Spooktacular in Middlebury.
Tuesday, Nov. 4 is Election Day.
If you can’t make it to the polls for the General Election you can still take part by casting an early ballot. The deadline for early voting is 5 p.m. or the close of the clerk’s office on Monday, Nov. 3 — the day before voting at the polls.