copyright the Chronicle October 12, 2016
by Joseph Gresser
BARTON — A conversation Monday evening between three candidates for the state House of Representatives from the Orleans-Caledonia district produced a civil, serious discussion of issues facing the state.
Incumbents Vicki Strong, a Republican from Albany, and Sam Young, a Glover Democrat, were joined Monday night by Republican challenger Frank Huard of Craftsbury at a forum sponsored by the Chronicle, Building Bright Futures, NEK-TV, and the Orleans County Record.
Democrat Matt Eldridge of Glover did not attend the forum, which attracted more than 20 people to the Barton Memorial Building.
After the three candidates introduced themselves, Tod Pronto, who moderated the forum, posed questions to the group. Each was given two minutes to answer.
Mr. Pronto started by asking the candidates to name the three most pressing issues facing the district.
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