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December 23rd, 2014

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Barre Blood Drive at Elks Lodge on Nov. 17th

Editor: As Thanksgiving approaches, we count our blessings. There is no better way to give thanks than by saving someone’s life though giving blood. The last Barre Blood Drive in September was way below goal. Barre has a history of loyal donors and we would to have a record drive in November. The next Barre Blood Drive is Monday, November 17th from...

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Quarantine Necessary to Protect Citizens from Ebola

Editor: I am writing this letter in regards to the Ebola epidemic and placing people into quarantine. I am usually against the government, state or federal, being involved in people’s private lives and telling them what they can or cannot do. But in the case of people that have exposed themselves to the Ebola epidemic in Africa, I feel the governme...

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Thank You, Washington County

Editor: Many thanks to the voters of Washington County for your expression of support. Also, congratulations to Senator Ann Cummings and Senator Anthony Pollina, and all the candidates in the Washington County race. All six candidates worked hard and ran positive campaigns. Additionally, I would like to thank all of the organizations who sponsored...

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Thank You, Northfield and Berlin

Editor: I am deeply honored by the trust in me expressed by the voters of Northfield and Berlin on Tuesday. I will work as hard as I am able to maintain that trust. I thank everyone who came out to participate in our great democratic process. I particularly appreciate those who took on the challenge of a campaign, even if losing, because they are t...

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Thank You, Barre Town Voters

Editor: It is an honor to serve as your representative in the legislature. I thank you for having the confidence in me to send me back as your voice in the House of Representatives. I want to thank all the volunteers who worked so hard to make this campaign a success. I want to thank my wife Mary Ann for her tireless work and especially for her mor...

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Thank You to Voters of Barre Town

Editor: Thank you to the voters of Barre Town who supported my candidacy for the VT House of Representatives. I’m especially grateful to the many volunteers who selflessly donated their time, talents and resources to support my campaign. A special note of gratitude goes out to Tom Koch and Topper McFaun for their wisdom and guidance. I would also l...

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Thank You to Washington County Supporters, Voters

Editor: Well as most of you know by now, I have lost my bid to become one of Washington County’s senators. First, congratulations to the incumbents – Senators Pollina, Cummings and Doyle. Job well done! I worked about as hard as anyone could and as one of the reporters said on election night, I left no stone unturned. But it was not to be. Se...

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Vote, But Also Volunteer!

Editor: In the midst of this election season, it’s easy to focus on what a given candidate will or won’t do to make things better. This is a plea to take matters into your own hands. The people of central Vermont have an immediate opportunity to make things better in our community by volunteering at the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre. I spent two ye...

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Thank You for Successful Acupuncture Celebration

Editor: Thank you to over 100 people who attended our celebration of National Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day on Thursday evening, October 23rd. We were so pleased to have provided 78 free acupuncture treatments, 44 free chair massages and to be able to introduce over 40 people to their first experience ever of acupuncture. We hope you enjoye...

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Thank You to Montpelier Public Works

Editor: On behalf of the Montpelier Bicycle Advisory Committee and the VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition, I’m writing to thank the Montpelier Department of Public Works for a prompt and helpful response regarding the recent repaving done on upper Main Street. Tom McArdle understood the request for wider shoulders and he was able to accommodate...

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