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Trust but verify


President Reagan said about dealing with the Russians, “Trust but verify.” As a former selectboard member, I confess, when dealing with the town of Essex, “It is hard to trust when you can’t verify.”   Town Manager Pat Scheidel’s recent dismissal of “people in our community … who have been overly zealous in scrutinizing processes,”…

Postpone the rec district vote


I am really disgusted with the idea of yet another special voting day. If we can’t vote on the proposed recreation district in November, then it should be postponed to our next regularly scheduled vote in March. What’s the rush? Having a larger turnout is more important. The rec departments will manage to function as…