October 20th, 2016
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series profiling the effect of the hard cider boom on Addison County apple orchards.
ADDISON COUNTY — A growing thirst for hard cider nationwide is changing the landscape for Vermont apple growers, including those in Addison County, one of the state’s most important apple growing areas.
By now, you know about the many ways Robin Scheu has served and continues to serve the Middlebury community. I want to speak to why I supported Robin from the moment she announced her campaign to represent Middlebury residents in the legislature, driving her around as she went door-to-door in the heat of August.
I have known Robin for sixteen years. My experience with her has been when she works with groups who are trying to create a vision and mission, trying to develop a strategy, to set goals and to accomplish something in community.
Thank you for your thoughtful comparison of our two main gubernatorial candidates. We agree that Sue Minter is the only choice if the state is to make reasonable progress in a wide range of critical areas. We urge our fellow citizens to elect her, understanding that she will need strong support but also considerable direction and pushing from a socially-committed Democratic-Progressive Legislature.
Bridport residents, because of a missed deadline, due to a clerical error, there are no Republican Party names on the ballot of Justice of the Peace for the town of Bridport, Vermont. I am asking you, Bridport residents, to please consider writing their names in on the Justice of the Peace ballot when you cast your vote on Nov. 8 or when you vote absentee ballot prior to Election Day.
Sen. Claire Ayer advocates combatting climate change and improving surface water quality in Vermont.
Consider net metering. Sen. Ayer strongly supported the collaboration among Monument Farms Dairy, Champlain Valley Equipment and Vermont Hard Cider Co. that net metering made possible.
As a resident of Addison County for several years I feel strongly about endorsing Ron Holmes. He has lived most of his life in Addison County and has a strong commitment to this community. His experience in law enforcement goes back decades to when he was a Deputy Sheriff for 25 years.
The voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksborowere well represented by Rep. Fred Baser in his first biennium serving as your state representative. Fred and I had the opportunity to spend much of the last two years together in the House Commerce Committee. I’m an Independent, and was especially impressed by Fred’s integrity, his careful and respectful listening and thoughtful and knowledgeable questioning for each and every issue brought in front of our committee.
We enthusiastically support Dave Sharpe for re-election to the Vermont House. Our interactions with Dave have always been met with thoughtfulness, sincerity and a dedication toward making government work for the people of Vermont.
His life experiences as a citizen and leadership roles as a state legislator are important assets to the upcoming legislative session.