Emmett S. Dunbar

A victory, not a loss

What a great day it was on Tuesday, Nov. 6! To have been a part of democracy in America was second to none, especially as a Vermonter!

Congratulations to Charles Goodwin on his victory as state representative for the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district.

The campaign and the race were the most challenging things I've done since bringing my farm back. It was a race that interested many people and thus activated a whole new dynamic in our district electorate.

This experience allowed me to work with and learn from both my immediate neighbors and the district at large. Having shared time with my community discussing important issues was a victory, not a loss!...

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Dunbar: Candidate must have relevant experience, knowledge

The race for state representative for the Windham-Bennington-Windsor district is more critical than some might think. Our incumbent representative, Republican Oliver Olsen, has decided not to run again; subsequently, voters must choose between two new candidates, my opponent, Tim Goodwin and me. Both of us are running as independents.

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Statehouse needs fiscal responsibility

I thought it would be a good idea to elaborate on some important issues facing our state. Vermont is a state of roughly 626,000 people. With such a small population, an even smaller tax base, and a still-recovering economy, Montpelier shouldn't be pondering any tax increases. That means our...

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