Archive for January, 2011

Town Offices: Rebuild or Replace?

No matter who wins the 2 year Selectboard seat, Hartford will have at least one person on the Selectboard who’s inclination is to build new town offices instead of trying to renovate the 100 year old building we currently use. Both Sam Romano and I agree that it will be a better use of our […]

Healthcare Reform and Vermont Taxpayers

One of the benefits of living in a small community in the past is that when the neighbor’s barn burned down, friends and foe alike would gather and help get a replacement built, because everyone understood that the lightning bolt which hit the barn could just as easily struck them. And in the collective act […]

Wendell Barwood – An Appreciation

Wendell Barwood was a friend of mine and I am grateful for the opportunity to say that. I met Mr. Barwood shortly after moving to Quechee in the spring of 1997. Over the course of the next few years, listening to the stories told by the first generation of Quechee Lakes owners, I came to […]

Regionalization + Technology: Two ways to help Hartford prosper

Hartford is very well run by town manager Hunter Rieseberg and the key issues it faces have to do with the limitations the economy have put on the ability of the town to raise taxes, or worse, hold them constant in the face of increasing costs, particularly for health care, at a time when so […]

On the Collapse of Prospect Place

The Prospect Place development is dead for now, but with all the work that has been put into the concept it will be well worth the effort of the town to do what it can to preserve the opportunity. The single most important step the town can take is to get the state to approve […]

Candidate for Selectboard: F. X. Flinn

Hi, my name is F. X. Flinn and I’m running for the Hartford, Vermont Board of Selectmen on Town Meeting Day in 2011. The election will be held on Tuesday, March 8th. This blog is designed to give the voters in our community an opportunity to connect directly with me in a fashion that allows […]