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STD research is faulty

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I agree with Village Trustee Sopchak – do the research. Unfortunately, her research concerning special taxing districts contains errors. Here are the facts. In her op-ed last week, she state Vermont doesn’t impose debt limits on towns so she feels the concern that STDs circumvent debt limits imposed by the state is irrelevant. Vermont Statutes 24…

Challenges with cyclists

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As times are changing and people are trying to be greener and healthier, you are seeing quite a bit more bikers out there. The state of Vermont making a “be friendly to bike law” that started July 1 this year as well as the state and towns spending thousands and thousands of dollars on bike…

Missed chance to promote market

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As the market manager of the Five Corners Farmers’ Market, I was disappointed to see reporter Jason Starr visit the market last Friday armed with questions about revenues hinting at a story about decline. The Essex Reporter is missing the mark. Revenues are only one element of the overall measure of success. Success, to the…

Rec committee should seek fraud protective option

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Of the issues raised concerning the rec & parks recommendation, I want to focus on two potential fraud preventative and alternative options. At the Aug. 10 Recreation Governance Study Committee work session, I asked a basic question: Why does the rec & parks group intend to ask the Vermont Attorney General’s Office for a legal…