Letters to the Editor

Meet Mike Yantachka Dear Constituents, As your State Representative I appreciate being able to exchange ideas with you and hear your concerns. I would like to invite you to join me in the Charlotte Town Office on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7pm to talk about whatever issues you would like. Topics might include education, property… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Thank you from Mike Yantachka Thank you for your support in the Democratic primary election. When I first ran for State Representative six years ago, I promised to be available and responsive to you, to keep you informed and to support the values we Vermonters hold dear: a clean and safe environment, a high quality… Read More »

Thank you from Michael Sirotkin

I want to thank the voters of Shelburne for the strong support given to me in the August 9th  Senate Democratic primary,  and for coming out to vote in such large numbers. With 11 qualified candidates, it was indeed a competitive and positive primary. I look forward to continuing to earn your support in November… Read More »

Letters to the editor

Sirotkin endorsement I am writing to remind voters that the state primary election date is August 9. We have several excellent candidates for our State Senate with a proven track record, among them Michael Sirotkin. Michael left the private sector to take the place of his wife, the late Senator Sally Fox and he has… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Sirotkin endorsement When I first met Michael some 10 years prior to him becoming a Senator, he was already a well-respected and trusted advocate in the Statehouse for all the right causes–the environment, consumers, and working families, to name a few. He was especially known to the labor folks that I represented as a true champion… Read More »

The readers write

Support for Michael Sirotkin I am writing in support ofSenator Michael Sirotkin’s campaign for re-election. Senator Michael Sirotkin has earned a well-deserved reputation of taking on powerful interests and fighting for the underdog. Over the course of his 30 years as an advocate for consumer groups at the state house, he has successfully spearheaded affirmative… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Wind Ridge Books closing doors June 30 Dear readers, writers, friends, and colleagues, In these past two years, we have accomplished much that we are proud of and celebrate: We published 14 Wind Ridge Books, 3 Bard Owl Books, 20 Red Barn Books, and—last but never least—held 24 wonderful workshops at the Writers’ Barn. When… Read More »

Support of Grad Challenge

As a long-time participant in the education process (54 years as teacher­—38 of them as head of schools in the U.S. and in Europe), I was privileged to serve as a Community Panelist during the most recent Grad Challenge presentations. I was much impressed by several aspects of the exercise: 1. Having to research in depth… Read More »

Sirotkin running for reelection

Dear Fellow Chittenden County Resident, I am pleased to announce I will be running for re-election to the Vermont Senate in the upcoming election. Serving as a Chittenden County Senator continues to be a true honor. After my many  years of advocacy for progressive and populist causes, I trust I  was able to successfully continue… Read More »

Hinesburg Selectboard process is unacceptable

To the Editor: With regard to negotiating a new agreement with Vermont Gas, the Hinesburg Selectboard continues a dysfunctional process that is unacceptable, especially given its fiduciary responsibility to the Hinesburg citizenry. One key example: Board members have been advised repeatedly to seek legal advice from a lawyer with specific relevant experience in dealing with… Read More »

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