Barbara Guerrero Marchant

The creeping crud in the Townshend zoning-study vote is not the concerned citizens

Nonsensical letters such as this one do not really merit a response. Yet, as one of the so-called “creeping crud hippie socialists” that Tom Chase describes, I cannot resist.

Mr. Chase claims to know the “real side” of the group of concerned citizens who have come together to try to stop the proposed building of a Dollar General in Townshend. He could not be further from the truth.

The fact is, our group is overwhelmingly made up of young women who have decided to stay in, return to, or have chosen Vermont as the place to make their lives.

These young women are entrepreneurs and small-business owners: farmers, beekeepers, and bakers. They are the future of Vermont and have a vested interest in the Vermont brand.

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