Don Cuerdon

Case: 'I trust this guy'

I support Peter Case for a three-year term on the Brattleboro Selectboard. I'm not a resident, but Peter has convinced me to keep my business in Brattleboro rather than moving somewhere else in the state.

How? By being an optimistic, positive influence on the town and, in particular, the downtown area, where he has recently invested his own money in a 100-year-old business.

Peter has a knack for listening to all of the stories and then sorting the loud ones from the majority before forming an opinion. And that opinion is negotiable whenever better information comes to light, no matter how hard that might be.

I trust this guy to represent all of Brattleboro's residents and businesses when stakes are high and patience is thin.

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There at the beginning

‘Captain Dondo’ finds himself drawn to Vermont as a bicyclist, witnesses the rise of mountain biking in the state, and rides into a new career as a writer

I was a witness to the rapid rise of mountain biking in the world — and much of it happened right here in beautiful downtown Putney. I’m not a Vermonter. I have moved here five times. And every time I moved away seeking fame, fortune, and glory — which...

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