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December 14th

Waltham selectboard eyes revenue from power line, supports 'green line' proposal

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard came away from a Dec. 7 meeting with representatives of the companies proposing the Vermont Green Line saying it would recommend the town support the planned $600 million, 400-megawatt underground power line that would run from Beekmantown, N.Y., to New Haven.

“Our board was supportive of the plan,” said selectboard chairman Mike Grace in an email to the Independent. “We just wanted to get enough information to answer any questions at town meeting.”

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Sports Scoreboard/Schedule for Dec. 14

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



SCOREBOARD

COLLEGE SPORTS

Men’s Hockey

12/11 Midd. vs. Hamilton 3-3

12/12 Midd. vs. Amherst 2-0

Women’s Hockey

12/12 Castleton vs. Midd. 3-2 (OT)

Women’s Basketball

12/12 Plattsburgh vs. Midd. 68-62

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Injured Monkton man rises to the challenge, regains independence

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MONKTON — Chris Grant pretty much had life by the tail.

He had his health, a home, a job and a Harley.

Then June 27, 2009, came along and changed his life forever.

Grant, then 36, was taking his motorcycle for a quick burn along Walker Mountain Road in Clarendon. He was a mile-and-a-half from his home when he rolled into a curve and saw an oncoming pickup truck that was veering across the centerline of the road.

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Editorial: Congress must OK war powers and accept consequences

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Last week, Vermont’s congressman Rep. Peter Welch did what Congress should have done long ago: he proposed bipartisan legislation that would authorize the use of American military force against the Islamic State, also called ISIS or ISIL. Joined by Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., and U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jeff Flake, R-Az., Rep. Welch told his fellow congressmen and women that it was up to Congress to approve war powers if they determined that the nation should be more militarily involved against the Islamic State, not the president.

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Opinion: Recovery from opiate addiction requires support

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Bob Donnis



In reference to the article “State launches treatment program for opiate addicts” in the Dec. 3 edition of the Independent:

I wholeheartedly applaud the treatment of incarcerated people (and all people) suffering from the disease of addiction. This an outstanding program for many reasons. In my view, the chief benefit is that this treatment gives people the ability to recover their lives and become solid citizens of Vermont.

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Opinion: U.S. must work with its adversaries to counter ISIS

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



The president understands that the United States cannot commit to ground wars and decades more of occupying foreign lands. It will lead to further insurgencies and draining military commitments. But on Sunday night he did not outline an alternative to counter the threat posed by ISIS and similar groups.

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Lincoln woman comes to the rescue

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Rachel Horn



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Editor’s note: Rachel Horn is  a resident of Los Angeles and a summer employee of  at the Farm & Wilderness Camps in Plymouth.

LINCOLN — Bravo to you, Lincoln, Vt.; I spent four hours of my life in your town and experienced a most true and beautiful act of kindness.

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Opinion: Shumlin's support of natural gas pipeline criticized

Posted on December 14, 2015 |
By Jane Palmer



I applaud the bravery of Aly Johnson-Kurts and others who interruptedGov. Shumlin in Paris Wednesday.

I am one of many who have tried to getthe point across to Shumlin and state regulators that this pipeline project is a bad idea. For three years, my husband and I have participated in the 248 approval process before the Public Service Board.

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