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October 27th, 2016
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put your life on pause, and, for just one night, become something of your dreams? What would you be?
These things of dreams become reality when you walk into Wonderland — a costume, alterations, vintage and otherwise fantastical shop on Middlebury's Main Street. Hannah Hurlburt has made it her business to be our fairy godmother — granting all our wishes true.
The truck “problem” in Vergennes has a simple solution. Put a truck toll on the Lake Champlain Bridge, and use the money to build a bypass.
Kathleen and David Pratt
Harvey Smith has been incredibly helpful and responsive to the needs of the town of Bridport. Over the years as our state representative Harvey has demonstrated his willingness to assist the town on any and all issues that come before us.
One example is the charter changes that we voted on at our town meeting. This was a two-year process, which required the Legislature to adopt the changes we voted on. Harvey drafted and introduced a bill for us and diligently guided it though the process. Job well done!
If wish I lived in Middlebury just so I could vote for Robin Scheu for state rep. What I can most speak to about Robin is her collaborative and kind leadership style, which will serve our state well.
Robin and I have attended the same church for many years, where I have seen her calm and thoughtful leadership up close. She is articulate, smart, compassionate. The list of public and non-profit organizations for which she has provided effective leadership is truly impressive. She knows how to listen and respect all points of view.
I hope voters in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham will join me in voting for Monique Thurston to be one of our representatives in the Vermont House. She will bring an intelligent and fiscally conservative voice to Montpelier, where there is great need to stop and think about financial impact before enacting legislation.
Chris Bray is a first-rate state senator. He is available, he listens, he studies the issues, and he acts with care.
Even if you don’t agree with him — and I usually do — you can be sure he reaches his positions thoughtfully and with an open mind. As chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Chris is a moderate and informed leader. He has worked tirelessly to support farming and related food businesses.
I am honored to be his friend and hope you will join me in voting for him on Nov. 8.
This week’s writer is Ripton resident Bill McKibben, author and Scholar in Residence at Middlebury College.
I’ve written a few notes already on various parts and likely effects of Act 46, the well intentioned but badly considered consolidation law that is to be voted the five towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro in about two weeks. I think we should vote “No.”