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Opinion: Voters' wishes were ignored

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Rustan Swenson



In this last election cycle a precious few enlightened Citizens beheld the voice of one crying in the wilderness, a lone echo, and they cast their votes in the hope of a rebirth, a renaissance, a new beginning. I was humbled and profoundly grateful for these heroic voters from across Vermont from Shelburne to Shoreham, to Orwell, Whiting and Middlebury.

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Legislative Report: Statehouse protestors were disrespectful

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Warren Van Wyck



This week's writer is Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh.

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Opinion: Farmers disproportionately blamed for lake pollution

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Edward Bessette



After reading Monday’s article about Gov. Shumlin’s agenda for the next two year, I have concerns. Most of the article describes Shumlin’s plan to clean up the lake and prevent future runoff and pollution.

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Community Forum: Government needs to revive economy

Posted on January 12, 2015 |
By Bruce Lisman



This week’s writer is Bruce Lisman, a resident of Shelburne and the founder of Campaign for Vermont.

I believe that economic growth and shared prosperity is the best way forward for Vermonters. A dynamic and broad-based economy offers a cure for issues of poverty, hunger and upward mobility. It can provide the resources to protect and enhance our environment and improve our infrastructure. Vermont can be an economic powerhouse of its own definition.

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Community Forum: Shumlin outlines new term goals

Posted on January 12, 2015 |
By Peter Shumlin



This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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On Point In Education: Good to great

Posted on January 8, 2015 |
By Peter Burrows



As we watch the political and emotional wheels turn before the start of our next legislative session, a familiar reality is emerging on the key educational issues we are facing. Proponents and opponents are lining up on both sides, decrying the data that are surfacing. Similar to the trajectory of the H.883 governance conversation last year, there are challenges ahead as we look to engage in bipartisan dialogue about Vermont’s next steps in education on a solid foundation of common ground.

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Clippings: Hoping with every breath she takes

Posted on January 7, 2015 |
By John Flowers



You’re not supposed to tell people about your birthday wish when you blow out the candles on your cake. Well, to heck with that cautionary note. When members of the Bristol Fire Department supervise my attempt at blowing out what will be a fireball of a cake later this month, I will be making a wish for my niece Kate.

The wish: A new set of lungs for her to rediscover the sensation of breathing on her own without the help of a respirator or the oxygen tank that has been her constant companion for several months now.

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Eric Davis: Canadian province offers carbon tax data

Posted on January 7, 2015 |
By Eric L. Davis



A coalition of Vermont environmental groups recently held a press conference in Montpelier advocating that the Legislature enact a carbon tax in order to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels in Vermont.

The environmentalists were joined by Rep. Tony Klein, D-East Montpelier, the chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, who said that a carbon tax bill would be one of his committee’s high priorities in the upcoming legislative session.

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Greg Dennis: Stay out of the police log in 2015

Posted on January 7, 2015 |
By Greg Dennis



However 2014 may have treated you, perhaps you can take some small comfort from the fact that it didn’t include any of the incidents below. They’re drawn from police reports published in this newspaper last year.

Hi, Ho, Silver! Late one night last July, Bristol police had to use a rope to capture a riderless horse that was galloping down Main Street. The horse was returned to its owner.

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Opinion: Solar power should feel good

Posted on January 7, 2015 |
By Suzanne Fay



Regarding “Neighbors petition PSB on solar array in Ferrisburgh” (Dec. 31):

As one of the neighbors involved, I wish we could get a “Good Neighbor Agreement” from Basin Harbor Club and All Earth Renewables (like SunCommon’s with the town of New Haven — see related story) and together find a more appropriate site for this array on Basin Harbor Club’s 700 acres.

Solar power should feel GOOD.

Suzanne Fay

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