Matthew J. Peake, M.D.

When considering whether Scott deserves re-election, look at the full picture

At first glance, Phil Scott seems to be an obvious choice for governor, because Vermont's COVID-19 numbers look so good.

But, in reality, he is doing what any responsible governor should do in this time of public health crisis. We should not compare him to the reprehensible behavior of other Republican governors with large losses of life in their states

I'm not sure Vermonters would stand for that kind of leadership. Those whom I've talked with wouldn't comply with a COVID-be-damned, business-as-usual leader. In fact, over the summer, business owners in Bellows Falls demanded that the governor issue a mask mandate!

Moreover, we are a rural state, we care about our neighbors, and we believe in science, so we are quite willing to follow the recommendations of our epidemiologist, Mark Levine M.D.

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BF should consider Compass School proposal

I read the news today - oh, boy!"  Those words form the opening lyrics to both a well-known song and my reaction to the Brattleboro Reformer's Aug. 2 article  about the Bellows Falls Middle School fix to the tune of $11.3 million. I wonder if  it is time to...

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