Daryl Pillsbury

Davis: A 45-year record of getting things done

When it comes to candidates for Brattleboro Selectboard, Richard Davis is the real deal.

I have known Richard for over 40 years. We worked together at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. We started the Windham County Heat Fund in 2005, raising almost $1 million and providing heat for over 2,000 families.

Richard has served on many nonprofit boards. He also helped start Guilford Cares. When Richard says he will do something, he not only keeps his word but he accomplishes the task effectively and expertly.

He's the kind of person you want on your team when you are trying to make things happen. He is a team player with a 45-year record of getting things done for the people of Brattleboro, whether it is for the homeless population, those without access to health care, or anyone needing local services.

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Heat Fund helps people who slip through the cracks

It's the time of year again when the Windham County Heat Fund reminds all of the generous people in the county that our less fortunate friends and neighbors will need your help once again as we approach another heating season. The Windham County Heat Fund was created in 2005...

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Heat-fund donations help neighbors stay warm

It's the time of year again when the Windham County Heat Fund reminds all of the generous people in the county that our less-fortunate friends and neighbors will need your help once again as we approach another heating season. The Windham County Heat Fund was created in 2005 by...

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Now is the time for us to speak loudly and often

I can no longer be silent about the current political climate in this country. Where is the Republican leadership in dealing with this president? How long are they going to let this guy trash the Constitution? Silence implies agreement, and now is the time for us to speak loudly and often before the president is allowed to bring this country further into the abyss. Since the Republicans are the party in power, it is their responsibility to protect all citizens.

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White is responsive to her constituents

I worked with Sen. Jeanette White for three years on many issues while I was in the Statehouse, and I found her to be very responsive to legislators and constituents. She always jumped into an issue with both feet. Jeanette is a great listener, and that also means she will act on what she hears, to the benefit of Vermonters. She is easy to approach and talk to and spends much of her free time here in Windham County working...

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Vermont ahead of curve on marijuana reform

I'm pleased that legislators have agreed to decriminalize possession of marijuana, but the conversation shouldn't end here. Marijuana is a much safer substance than alcohol or hard drugs, and that's one reason legislators should move swiftly to begin regulating - and taxing - this market similarly to the way we regulate alcohol. As Attorney General William Sorrell explained at public hearings on the decriminalization bill, it would be better if users had a legal way to obtain marijuana rather than...

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Election was a referendum on rejecting misplaced drug-enforcement priorities

Throughout this election season, GOP challenger Randy Brock criticized Governor Peter Shumlin for supporting a reform of Vermont's outdated marijuana laws. Vermonters listened but weren't impressed with Brock's “reefer madness” propaganda, choosing instead to re-elect the popular governor. Did Brock really believe that opposing a sensible marijuana policy reform would help him win votes? If so, he should have looked at a few polls before forming his campaign strategy. A poll conducted in February by Public Policy Polling found that...

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Illuzzi has been good for Windham County

I am supporting Senator Vince Illuzzi in his run for state auditor because of his ability to get things done and his political independence. When he served as chair of the Senate Institutions Committee, he was particularly considerate to the people of Windham County, helping to secure funding for the River Garden and the Windham County Career Center. Not a lot of people who serve in Montpelier have the ability to get things done as well as Illuzzi. As Vermont's...

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