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Letter to the editor: Incumbent senators merit support

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Diane and Mike Corey



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Letter to the editor: Unified ANeSU would improve local control, education

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Stephen Pilcher



As a member of the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee I have spent the last year carefully considering the pros and cons of school unification. For me there are three simple reasons to support the school unification proposal put forth by the committee: School unification will increase local control and accountability by allowing the school board and tax payers to vote on the ‘central office’ spending; it will simplify our governance model allowing greater focus on educational outcomes; and it will make our schools less sensitive to population changes.

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Letter to the editor: Sharpe, Cordes on the right side of crucial issues

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



I am supporting Dave Sharpe for re-election and Mari Cordes in the Addison 4 District race for the Vermont House. They are the most qualified candidates to carry our state forward in supporting renewable energy projects, protecting our environment, providing healthcare for all, quality education for our schoolchildren, bringing the kind of well-paying jobs that we need, and promoting recreation and tourism opportunities for visitors and residents — a main driver of our economy.

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Letter to the editor: Milne can provide new leadership in U.S. Senate

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Tom Hughes



Worn-out Pat Leahy is approaching the finish line for another six-year term in the U.S. Senate. He won in 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. He has clung to that job for seven terms, for 42 human years, or 294 “dog years.” Enough!

Leahy has proven to be as bitterly partisan as they come, which only contributes to the federal gridlock problem. Pat lives in a Washington, D.C. suburb most of the year — except for election season when he tries to still appear as a Vermonter.

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Letter to the editor: Public 'Service' or Public 'Utility' Department?

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Mary Martin



I am writing as a member of “Just Power.” Just power does not mean just as in simply power. It stands for just as in justice — to be treated fairly and equally with a meaningful involvement. Almost four years ago, I believed in justice. I was told the Public Service Board (PSB) would hear us and then decide if they should grant a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) for Vermont Gas based on existing criteria…such as need, reliability and economic benefit.

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Letter to the editor: ANWSD board to hold contract negotiations in public

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Mark Koenig



The board of the newly unified Addison Northwest School District (ANWSD) has started the process of negotiating a contract with the Addison Northwest Teachers’ Association (ANTA) for the 2017-18 contract year. Although negotiations have historically been held behind closed doors, the ANWSD Board believes that the public interest is best served through transparency. Therefore, the board has decided to hold these negotiation meetings in an open public forum.

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Letter to the editor: Speaker explains: 'State does not deficit spend'

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Shap Smith



This week’s writer is Morrisville resident Shap Smith, speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.

Some on the campaign trail suggest that the Vermont Legislature has engaged in deficit spending over the last 14 years. That is simply not true.

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Letter to the editor: Smith merits return to Montpelier

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Edward Payne



Harvey Smith is the best person to continue to represent District 5 (New Haven, Weybridge, Bridport). He is an experienced legislator. Harvey knows our rural community. He is a retired dairy farmer who has transitioned to participating in the local food network.

He has represented New Haven at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission for over 25 years. He has been Chair and also the ACRPC delegate to Addison County Economic Development. Harvey has always been available to assist the Bridport selectboard with legislative issues.

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Claire Ayer has been effective

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Donna Bailey



I am writing in support of Claire Ayer for State Senate. Sen. Ayer has been an effective leader for Addison County for many years. She is responsive to the needs of residents of Addison County and brings much needed leadership an expertise in the Senate.

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Letter to the editor: Thurston would target 'affordability'

Posted on October 24, 2016 |
By Jim Douglas



When I think of Monique Thurston words like caring, determined, passionate, energetic and articulate come to mind. Monique understands how over-spending, over-regulation, job losses and increased taxation have created an affordability crisis for many Vermonters.

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