Letters to the Editor

To Andrea Morgante it is community

Andrea has worked to maintain opportunities for a mix of small scale manufacturing, conserve land for ecological and agricultural values, enhance walkability of the village, and protect water quality of our lake, rivers, and streams.

That’s the focus we need for Hinesburg. Please vote to keep her on the Selectboard.

James Ross, Hinesburg

Safety first with Judy Laberge

The safety of our children and citizens is very important to me. I support and will continue to support our community police and volunteer fire department in many ways. Look at the actions of these two services recently when a historic block of our town was saved not to mention that no one lost their life. I commend the work they do every day. There are many stories of Hinesburg residents praising their training and skills that I have enjoyed hearing.

If it’s just too cold to come see me in person on Town Meeting Day, March 3, please email me at jlabergehinesburg@gmail.com and also consider the early voting option by walking into the town office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am-4pm or Wednesdays from 10am-6pm or email MRoss@hinesburg.org for an absentee ballot.

Thank you for your consideration.

Judy Laberge, Hinesburg

Morgante seeks re-election to Hinesburg Selectboard

I am pleased to be running for re-election to the Selectboard and ask for your continued support and vote at March Town Meeting. I am grateful and excited to serve as a member of this five- person board who represent the diversity of opinions within the community. As Hinesburg faces the challenges of a growing community I want to be sure that citizens can continue to actively participate in this process.

Implementing the goals of the Hinesburg Town Plan of maintaining a vibrant village and a working rural landscape has been an important focus of my tenure on the Selectboard. This has been a collaborative effort in which both the Planning Commission and Selectboard have sought to engage citizens as Hinesburg feels the increasing development pressure in Chittenden County.   Maintaining opportunities for a mix of small scale manufacturing, conserving land for ecological and agricultural values, enhancing the walkability of the village and protecting water quality of our rivers and streams will be of primary importance as I consider the challenges that face our changing community.

I will continue to encourage community participation and welcome the opportunity to hear from citizens both at formal meetings and in the many informal ways that are afforded by living and working in town.

I look forward to serving another term and ask for your vote on March 3 or by absentee ballot.   I hope you will attend and participate in the tradition of an open discussion and voting on the annual budget at Town Meeting Monday, March 2 at CVU at 7pm.

Andrea Morgante, Hinesburg

Support Judy Laberge for Hinesburg Selectboard

I am asking for support for Judy Laberge who is running for a 2-year term on the Hinesburg Selectboard. She is a very capable young woman and will be a great asset to the town. It is definitely time for a new, young selectperson. I urge my fellow citizens to vote for Judy either by absentee ballot or on Tuesday, March 3.

Jean A. Miner, Hinesburg