The Charlotte News

Please consider voting for Krasnow

I’m writing to ask for your vote on Town Meeting Day to elect me for a 3-year term on the Selectboard.

My first goal in joining the Board in 2014 was to give back to the community that raised me. Once on the Board, I found myself compelled to encourage civility and facilitate fairness in our local government’s decision-making process.

While conducting the routine weekly business of town governance, I’m constantly searching for opportunities to increase civic engagement, volunteerism, and community-building activities.

Though fiscally conservative and socially liberal, I come to the position with no specific agenda or political affiliation. My loyalty is to optimizing collaboration, engineering mutually acceptable compromises (after listening to all stakeholders) and advancing the goals of the community as reflected in the Town Plan, Town Meeting Day deliberations and grassroots initiatives.

Being married and raising two boys (ages 4 and 2) also informs my local governing efforts as I strive to help maintain and actualize an inclusive, resilient and interconnected community that can support and nurture family growth, experiences and lifelong memories.

In response to these especially polarizing and fragmented political times, I feel a societal obligation to intentionally welcome more divergent perspectives (not fewer) cooperatively forging solutions to the real and local issues in front of us in a healthy way.

I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving my community in this capacity and ask for your vote on Town Meeting Day, March 3, 2020.

Matt Krasnow
Charlotte Selectboard Chair

Re-elect Matt Krasnow

To the Editor:

I am writing to support Matt Krasnow’s candidacy for the Selectboard in the three-year slot.

We are very fortunate that Matt has decided to run for re-election and to offer his services to the Town for another three years. I respect and appreciate his even-handed and thoughtful approach to challenging issues in his role as Chair, and the considerate and respectful manner in which he invites those at Selectboard meetings to contribute to the discussion.

I hope that you will join me in voting for Matt Krasnow for three more years on the Selectboard.

John Quinney

A vocabulary lesson

To the editor:

Smarty-pants kids? That’s pretty derogatory, isn’t it? I was perplexed and, to my mind, chalked it up to a choice that I wouldn’t have made. These kids (and some of them are probably over 18) have probably worked pretty hard and calling them smarty pants just sounds a bit disrespectful to me. Sorry, just telling you what I think.

It’s not really a positive term…

Is smarty pants a compliment? Urban Dictionary defines it as someone who displays intelligence in an annoying way. Smarty pants can be a cleaned up way of calling a person a smart ass. It is not a compliment, and they are basically telling you that you’re too smart for your own good.

Kimberley Wrede Findlay