Aileen Chute

Candidate statement: Chute for Selectboard, Putney

My name is Aileen Chute, and I am running for re-election to the three-year Selectboard seat here in Putney.

I like to joke that I am the longest-serving member of the Putney Selectboard, and that is true because Putney has a young board. I have served on the Selectboard for one entire three-year term and have been honored with the seat of chair for the last two.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, much of my professional career has been in information technology. My husband and I also built and operated a successful diversified family farm that featured pick-your-own blueberries, broilers, vegetables, and maple syrup in the small rural town of Washington, N.H. I know how to run a business, I know how to run a farm, and I am not afraid of dirty, tedious work.

In addition to serving on the Selectboard, I have been a lister, a planning commissioner, and chair of the Energy Committee for the town of Putney. I currently work in the assessor's office for the town of Brattleboro.

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‘We cannot consider this petition’

Amid rancor over the proposed Windham-Windsor Housing Trust project and a petition for the Putney Selectboard to rescind the zoning permit, the board chair reflects on property rights, the permitting process, and the end of the appeals journey. And about civility and public discourse.

It has recently come to our attention that a petition has been submitted asking that this board rescind the zoning permit issued to Windham-Windsor Housing Trust to construct affordable housing on the land adjacent to the Putney Community Garden. Let's just get that part out of the way before...

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Candidate statement: Aileen Chute, Putney Selectboard

I am running for Selectboard because I deeply believe that local government and citizen involvement in local government is the key to improving all of our lives. A little about me: I grew up in Henniker, N.H, graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in classical and near...

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