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Why I’m voting no December 13

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I would like to share my thoughts as it pertains to the creation of a special tax district, referred to as an STD, for parks and recreation. As with all tax districts, there will be additional revenue needed to support the STD, and I feel the taxes required to generate the revenue will grow yearly.…

Let’s form a recreation district

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Since 1971, parks and recreation services in the village has been unique compared to the rest of the state: The school district has managed its operations. Today, Essex Jct. Recreation and Parks is the only recreation department in the state that operates under the schools, and on July 1, 2017, this will no longer be.…

Thanks for your support

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I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported my campaign and voted for me for the Vermont House. There were so many people who helped with my web page, my absentee ballot letters, planting yard signs, making phone calls and providing advice. I want to thank Paul Dame for his help and support. I want…

Essex needs new leadership

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In the Oct. 27 Essex Reporter, joint municipal manager Pat Scheidel referred to town citizens being “overly zealous in scrutinizing processes.” In the Dec. 1 edition, Essex Town Selectboard chairman Max Levy and Essex Jct. Village Trustee president George Tyler smeared residents who opposed current consolidation efforts as if we were storming their fort or…