Wealthy Vermonters could help locally

HINSDALE, N.H.-On the front page of the May 8 edition of The Commons are two articles. One is about Winston Prouty seeking to build 300 housing units, but finding it difficult to secure financing.

The other is about how wealthy Vermonters like Ben Cohen, Jerry Greenfield, and others favored a tax increase on the wealthiest Vermonters to (allegedly) raise funds for housing.

Here's a thought: Instead of turning that money over to the government, why don't wealthy Vermonters concerned about housing help projects like Winston Prouty directly?

Put the money to work instead of advocating for a brand new tax. Help out locally by identifying projects you can put your money into across the state. Problem solved.

Sandy Golden

Hinsdale, N.H.

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