Author Archives: George Putnam

The Bell in the Town Hall

There is a 151-year-old bell in the tower of the Cambridge Town Hall that few knew about until this year. It had been hidden and silent for decades. This is the story of bringing that bell back to life and … Continue reading

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Why I Am Supporting Rebecca Pitre

See my earlier post Supporting Rebecca Pitre. This post is to further explain to my friends and fellow citizens why I am supporting her. I spent yesterday morning at the Cambridge transfer station with Rebecca and her campaign for Vermont … Continue reading

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Not seeking re-election

I have been elected to two 3-year-terms on the Cambridge selectboard. My second term ends at town meeting in March 2023. I am not seeking re-election. When I retired from a career in business at the end of 2016, I … Continue reading

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Supporting Rebecca Pitre

Rebecca Pitre is campaigning to represent my town of Cambridge in the Vermont House of Representatives. I support her candidacy. Rebecca lives in the adjacent town of Waterville. She is running in the Lamoille-3 House District which consists of Cambridge … Continue reading

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Alternative for VLCT

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. DEI is a focus area … Continue reading

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Alternative to DEI

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. The previous post discussed Problems … Continue reading

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Problems with DEI

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. One problem with DEI is … Continue reading

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What is DEI?

This post is part of a series of posts on Questioning DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). Please see the link for an introduction, a disclaimer, and a list of the initial posts in this series. What is DEI? The Equity … Continue reading

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Questioning DEI

The current movement for “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) is big. In my world, it is a focus area for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT) where I serve on the board of directors. This post begins a … Continue reading

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What Killed Michael Brown?

Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, on August 9, 2014. He was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was black. Darren Wilson is white. The shooting led to widespread protests, some … Continue reading

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