Incompetence or corruption in Vernon?

Editor of the Reformer:

The embarrassing political soap opera in Vernon involving the Selectboard, the Assistant Town Clerk and the town's Annual Report leaves us with a fundamental question; is this a case of incompetence or corruption? Was the flagrant and most suspect self-promotion motivated by an arrogant contempt for the constituency — a desperate, anti-democtratic power-play? Or was it the result of incompetence so remarkable as to make some of those involved painfully unfit for their jobs? While either is clearly unacceptable, which one is worse?

Daniel Kasnitz Brattleboro, Feb. 2