Richard Guthrie

Brattleboro Selectboard’s indecisiveness wastes time, money

When I was just a young man, an older gent from the West Brattleboro area by the name of Edgar Lawton told it the way he believed was right and said it from his heart. He loved town meetings and Selectboard meetings.

I now think of him quite often because of the way the town is being run:

• I can't believe this town is going through a third round of Town Manager search when Patrick Moreland has been managing the town for over a year and, from all reports, is doing a wonderful job. He did go through a budget session and seems to know the departments under him. I feel he should be given the opportunity to serve.

• I also can't believe the Selectboard members appointed a site committee for the skatepark, ignored their findings, bypassed the Recreation and Parks Department board, and then went out for site visits themselves. They still cannot make a choice. Time is wasted.

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Memorial Day thanks

I would like to thank the following veterans' groups who participated in Memorial Day services in Brattleboro on May 31: American Legion Post 5, the American Legion Post 5 Band, the color guard and members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1034, the Marine Corps League, the American Legion...

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