OPINION

Vermont’s elections aren’t rigged

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Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former state senator, former city councilor and lifelong voter, I’ve been following our elections…

Remembering Colchester’s ‘First Lady’

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Joyce Severance Sweeney.Unquestionably, she was Colchester “First Lady.”  Joyce Severance Sweeney died on Monday, Oct. 17, in the house she loved, in the town of her ancestors. Joyce and her brother, Malcolm, can trace the arrival of the Severance family in Colchester from Hartford, Conn., to 1800. Joyce once recalled of life on the farm:…

Taylor is well-informed

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I’m delighted to write in strong support of Curt Taylor, a moderate Democrat running for one of our seats as state representative. I’ve known Curt and his family since they moved to Colchester 13 years ago. Curt and Ruth have been making terrific contributions to their neighborhood, our town and state, and this is our…

I support Purvis and Liebrecht

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I am pleased to write this letter in support of Joey Purvis and Patrick Liebrecht for state representative for Chittenden 9-1 Colchester. Joey Purvis and Pat Liebrecht will work to enact pro-growth economic policies in Montpelier. Joey Purvis and Pat Liebrecht will also be a strong voice for fiscal responsibility in our State House. Joey…

Join me in electing Purvis

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Over the last three years, I have had the pleasure to serve on your selectboard. I am grateful for the opportunity but must share one key lesson I’ve learned. Montpelier is passing enormous cost-shifts on to local communities. Your town strives to keep the municipal budget as low as possible while also maintaining the level…

Scott didn’t break laws

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John Devino, a Colchester resident who wrote a letter critical of gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott’s campaign in last week’s Sun, obviously has zero clue regarding the state of Vermont’s bidding process and how the state announces and reviews bids and eventually awards contracts. You are correct, John, there is no reason to believe that any…