Governor makes rounds in Williston10/16/08

Oct. 16, 2008

Speaking before the Williston-Richmond Rotary Club on Thursday, Oct. 9, Gov. Jim Douglas discussed the creation of a better business atmosphere for Vermont and improvements to the state’s infrastructure. Rotary member Mike Coates said he was glad the governor spoke about the need to fix roads and bridges throughout the state, though he said Douglas did not get into specifics.

“We’ve got tremendous problems with our infrastructure and that needs to be addressed,” Coates said.

Coates said the governor also mentioned the Circumferential Highway as an issue of concern in regards to the state’s infrastructure.

As the Observer was going to press on Wednesday, Douglas was back in Williston to talk about HomeShare Vermont programs and a new economic plan he wants to focus on during the first 100 days of the biennium if he is reelected. Douglas visited the Williston Fire Station and took part in a “sign waving” in Taft Corners.

Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie is scheduled to speak before the Rotary Club on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16. He’ll be followed on Oct. 23 by Jim McCullough and Terry Macaig, Democratic candidates for Williston’s two seats in the Vermont House. On Oct. 30, Denise Barnard, Democrat seeking election to Vermont Senate, is scheduled to visit the Rotary.

The meetings are held in the Williston Federated Church, and begin at 7:15 a.m.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff