Robin Morgan

Gelter: reaches out to bring multiple perspectives to the table

I urge voters to re-elect Jessica Gelter to the Brattleboro Selectboard.

Jess has been a compassionate, curious, and thoughtful presence on the board since she was elected two years ago. She doesn't come to the board with any ego or agenda, but simply a commitment to listen deeply to the needs of the community and work to address them.

I know very well the challenge of serving on a municipal board while also parenting school-aged children, so I really appreciate that about Jess. Being involved in the world of children and teens gives her a window into how children are bearing some of the heaviest burdens from issues our community is facing.

As a board member, she actively seeks community feedback about issues the board is considering, interviewing business owners and surveying other community members about their needs and experiences.

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Dever brings a strong vision of community collaboration

I urge voters in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney to elect Lana Dever to the WSESD school board. Lana is a longtime Brattleboro resident whose diverse professional and personal life experiences give her a deep and broad lens on the needs of students in this district. Not only is...

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A walk through the WSESD vote

Hey, folks! There is a school district election coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and if you haven't been closely following the progress of our new multi-town school board you may be wondering what that is all about. There are no candidates being elected at this time - the...

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Small towns have industrial history

Jonathan Mack, in his analysis of the “semi-rural economy,” [Viewpoint, Aug. 21] fails to acknowledge that for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Vermont's small towns, from Springfield to St. Johnsbury, and much of the Champlain Valley, were hubs of industrial innovation and excellence, developing products and processes, many of which are still in use today. Along with robust participation in the industrialization of New England, and the Northeast in general, these manufacturers also provided well-paying, stable employment...

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