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Letters to the editor: February 16

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Support Mona Sheppard I will be voting for Mona Sheppard on Tuesday, March 7 for a seat on the Essex Selectboard. Her experience in municipal government and her finance background will add value to the board. Mona is committed to effective, accountable and transparent government. I believe she will work to ensure programs and processes…

Message from Montpelier: February 16

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Most of last week’s legislative work took place in the various committees. Relatively little time was spent on the floor, which was a relief given the prior contentious week. There were 44 bills introduced in the House last week. With the possible exception of the paid family leave bill (H.196), most would be of interest…

Letters to the editor: February 9

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Town consolidation efforts thoughtful I offer a different view on merger and consolidation than William F. Bailey Jr. did in the Jan. 26 Essex Reporter. In my view, the consolidation efforts undertaken by the village and town have been thoughtful and very much in the open. Specific municipal government departments or activities are reviewed to…

Message from Montpelier: February 9

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As you read this, we are in our sixth week. Activity has picked up with 267 House and Senate bills introduced as of the writing of this message. Thus far, four House bills have passed the chamber as well as many resolutions. In the House Health Care Committee, of which I am a member, we’ve…