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Greg Dennis: Optimism on Vermont's 'climate economy'

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



When confronted with the latest piece of bad news about climate change — record-high temperatures, devastating floods, the North Pole turned into a giant swimming pool — I’m inclined to respond as the writer Dorothy Parker did to many events:

“What fresh hell is this?”

So it was with surprise and delight that I found 500 Vermonters talking this week — not about the latest gloom-and-doom scenario, but about how a rapidly changing climate can be the basis for a new and better Vermont economy.

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Opinion: New choices better for board

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Victoria DeWind



As town meeting approaches next week, it is exciting to have new choices in the selectboard candidates. It is wonderful to have new people interested in serving the citizens of Middlebury. Heather Seeley and Dick Terk offer new energy and expertise with open minds and support of transparency and accessibility in government. I hope you will join me in supporting them in their offer to work for our community.

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Opinion: Seasoned hands the best option

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Hudson Tilford



I support Nick Artim, Gary Baker and Victor Nuovo for the Middlebury selectboard. They have the experience, insight and judgment to guide Middlebury through future challenges.

Also, thank you, Dean George, for your years on the selectboard.

Hudson Tilford

Middlebury

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Opinion: ACSU merger to help students

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Suzanne Buck



My name is Suzanne Buck and I am running for the new Addison Central School District Board. I have been a resident of Bridport for 30 years where my husband and I have raised our two children. Brittny graduated in 2009 and later from the University of New Hampshire. Garth graduated in 2012 and will graduate this spring from Clarkson University.

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Opinion: Act 46 viewed as anti-local law

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Robert Bernstein



Act 46 of 2015, the school district consolidation law, is well crafted and well supported and is a big mistake. Many on boards and committees, at the local level, working on this, feel uneasy but believe their hand is forced. One of the successes of the bad law is this forcing, and very few, though often uneasy, vote against this change. Pushed from above, herded along, they are working at eliminating their work. They, and I, believe there are benefits to eliminating levels of government, and extra bureaucracy.

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Opinion: ANwSU officials see educational benefits in unification

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Michele Kelly



Voters in the five towns covered by the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union have the opportunity to unify multiple school districts into a single school district. Together, we already operate Vergennes Union High School for grades 7-12. Panton, Waltham and Vergennes already operate a union elementary school. We know how to work together to educate our children. Voting to create a single district for all grades preK-12 is the right thing to do for students, taxpayers and our communities.

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Opinion: ACSU governance change will be smooth transition

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Tracey Harrington



We are in the midst of significant political movement in our state as towns continue to deliberate around school funding and school board configuration. In an attempt to follow through with campaign promises about controlling school spending and reducing property taxes, last spring the Legislature passed a rather messy and confusing Act 46.

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Opinion: Unified board candidate has solid, diverse background

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Perry Hanson



Why vote for Perry Hanson?

1. Here’s what I stand for: I believe in student-centered, active learning, and I believe that we can always improve education, that we must educate every child, that we can always work smarter, and that we must support our teachers. I also believe in educating the head, the heart and the hands to teach life-long learning skills, to internalize compassion and to learn to appreciate the dignity of labor.

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Opinion: Energy committee conducting transportation survey

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By RJ Adler



Middlebury residents, have you checked in with our Energy Committee recently? We are working with Go! Vermont to put together a transportation survey for folks in Middlebury. We’d like to get a better sense of how you go places. This will help us design and target transportation solutions to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Your answers can help us shift the transportation choices available in order to put money back in your pocket. The purpose of the survey is to gain an understanding of your transportation practices and needs.

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Opinion: Selectboard candidates helped Middlebury to grow

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Scott and Marilyn Needham



What a wonderful gift to be born and raised in Middlebury and then to be able to retire here during a time of community revitalization.

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