Letters and Events 10 – 9 – 2012

Vermont Yankee: A Resource to the Three State Region

Vermont Yankee is a resource to the three state region and provides many benefits that go beyond Vermont’s borders. It’s continued operation affects many more people than those who live in Vermont, or in the towns immediately surrounding the plant.

Vermont Yankee provides essential electric power from an essentially carbon free source. It provides well-paying jobs and economic benefits to the area. New Hampshire residents value the jobs, the economic benefits and the carbon free electricity. Approximately one-third of Vermont Yankee’s more than 600 full-time employees live in the state of New Hampshire. All of these New Hampshire residents pay state income taxes to Vermont.

The economic benefit generated by having a large employer in the area spreads throughout the three state region through employee payroll, tax dollars, and the various businesses where people make their purchases. Vermont does receive other major benefits, including more than six million dollars in annual state and local taxes.

All Vermont Yankee employees are professional nuclear workers. They have been educated and trained to work under the exacting conditions required by nuclear power. They live in the area because of their jobs at Vermont Yankee. If the plant closed, many would find jobs at nuclear facilities elsewhere and move out of the area. I enjoy living here and working at Vermont Yankee. I wouldn’t want to leave.

I am proud to support Vermont Yankee. We are all stakeholders in the region, and as stakeholders we should speak up on issues that affect the region.

Richard January

Jaffrey, New Hampshire

 

Events

Saturday, October 13WCAX Debate and Rally: Location: Community College of Vermont 660 Elm Street Montpelier, VT  Rally at the WCAX Debate! Time: 6:00 PM

WCAX Debate! Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 13Castleton Republican Quarterly Breakfast Buffet  8:30 am – 10:30 am Trak In, Rt 30 N, Lake Bomoseen  Guest Speaker: John MacGovern, US Senate Candidate Cost: $10.00 RSVP: By Oct 10th to Al Gustafson 273-3954, agustafsonvt@comcast.net

Sunday, October 14Randy Brock Cocktail Reception   Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm   Location: Chow! Bella 25 North Main Street St. Albans, Vermont

Saturday, October 20Town Hall Gubernatorial Forum   Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am  Location: Breaking Grounds Cafe 245 Main Street Bethel, VT  Hear About Randy Brock’s Plan and Ask Him Questions about issues such as: Jobs and the Economy, Healthcare Reform, Local Business, Energy, Taxes,

For more information, please call: 802-230-4450

 

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