A Visit from Sen. McCormack

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Front Page / Mar. 28, 2013 10:56am EDT

By Mason Kinney


Senator Richard McCormack visited the Stockbridge Central School to read to the students and answer their questions. (Provided) Senator Richard McCormack visited the Stockbridge Central School to read to the students and answer their questions. (Provided) On Monday, March 11, guest reader Senator Richard McCormack came to the Stockbridge Central School and read to us for Read Across America.

He read the first chapter of “The Flint Heart” by Vermont authors Katherine and John Patterson. The story starts in the Stone Age when a mystery man named Fum makes charms out of flint. A man named Phutt Phutt wants Fum to make him a charm that will make him king of the tribe. Fum makes him a charm that is a flint heart. By the end of the first chapter, it sounded like the charm was a bad thing.

After Senator McCormack was done reading, we asked him some questions about his job as a senator.

Laura asked him about the bill to put a tax on sugary drinks. He thought he might vote no because it would affect poorer people the most.

Paige asked him about the hardest bill he ever had voted on and he said it was a bill coming up on whether or not to allow wind turbines on Vermont’s ridgelines. He wanted to vote no because he loves Vermont’s mountains and hates the idea of big turbines on them, but he said he’ll probably vote yes because of global warming.

Lea asked him why he wanted to be a senator. He said he became a Senator because he loves Vermont and wants to help make it a better state.

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