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October 1st, 2014
To the voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro:
It’s time for a change. We cannot afford to continue to raise state spending at a rate higher than the economic growth rate of Vermont. Of course we can continue to raise taxes. But that option ends at some point.
As the summer comes to a close and fall is upon us, I reflected on our absolutely incredible “fall colors” trip to Middlebury and adjacent area for an inn-to-inn bicycling trip last October. We were hosted by Ron and Catherine Kowalski in Vergennes and had an incredible trip. The hospitality, cuisine and views were just fantastic.
SunCommon is in preliminary negotiation with a neighbor in East Barnard, and we are unsure whether to remain part of the global warming problem or become part of the solution.
Following the afterglow of the 300,000-person march for global warming in New York City, I’d like to introduce an alternate dose of reality to the discussion. SunCommon solar company of Waterbury seems to have the Vermont governor and the Public Service Board in their hip pocket.
I am inspired by the rise in use of cold climate heat pumps by residents and businesses in Vermont. Heat pumps are proving to be less expensive than any fossil fuel, including natural gas, and are far cleaner.
As a fellow young Vermonter, I would encourage voters to consider Calvin McEathron during this election season.
Calvin’s dedication to promoting economic development and bringing our young professionals back to the state sets him apart. In a time where we are facing rising property taxes and declining school enrollments we need someone in office whose willing to examine the challenges we are facing with a fresh perspective.