Letters to the Editor

Re-elect Mike Yantachka Our friend Mike Yantachka, is running as a Democrat for re-election for State Representative from Charlotte. He deserves your support. Mike has been on the Natural Resources and Energy Committee in the Legislature. He has been a leader on environmental issues, background checks on the sale of guns, and high quality public… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Looking for an answer Jenny Cole attempts to justify the Selectboard’s expenditure of hundreds of thousands of Charlotte taxpayer dollars on legal fees to oppose VELCO’s plan to upgrade its poles and wires through town. But she never addresses my biggest complaint: why did Charlie Russell, Ellie Russell, and Jenny persistently refuse to cap the spending and/or… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Sharron! On Sept. 11, 2008 I hired Sharron Balaban as a part-time Assistant Clerk/Treasurer and a month later she became my full-time assistant when Marlene Mansfield passed away very suddenly. I was in the midst of struggling with that loss and having to move forward and train a brand new person with an… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Weighing in on anti-VELCO spending Brady Toensing and I would disagree about a lot of things, but he is right to point out the spendthrift ways of Selectboard member, and former Chair, Charlie Russell. In 2004, I viewed with alarm the tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars that Charlie and the Selectboard authorized, meeting upon… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Please stop fireworks Recently our neighborhood has been subjected to sudden but consistent shooting of firecrackers that last approximately 15-20 minutes, which, according to the policeman I spoke with, is an illegal activity without a permit. While this might amuse the people who are doing it, the bombastic noise makes it sound like a war zone. No… Read More »

Letters to the Editor

Debate over Charlotte town budget I write in response to former Selectboard Chair (and continuing board member) Russell’s letter in the August 14 edition of the Charlotte News responding to my July 29, letter in The Citizen. In my letter, I presented data showing that the town budget under Chair Russell’s leadership had almost doubled (increasing… Read More »

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