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Letter to the editor: College overstates trees' impact on greenhouse gas

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Paul Stone



Middlebury College has established a goal of substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Certainly this is an admirable goal. But their current claim of carbon neutrality is premature, because the college says that it is relying on trees in their forest to take up additional CO2 and sequester it. That is more CO2 than the trees are already sequestering. This claim is not logical.

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Letter to the editor: Who is building all those robots?

Posted on February 1, 2017 |
By Robert Kancir



http://www.addisonindependent.com/201701editorial-will-facts-be-irrelevanthttp://www.addisonindependent.com/201701editorial-will-facts-be-irrelevantAn editorial by Angelo S. Lynn that ran in the Jan. 23 Addison Independent and as a guest editorial in the Vermont Standard stated that “the biggest factor in the decline in manufacturing is automation, not jobs going overseas.” This has frequently been cited in the news media recently.

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Letter to the editor: Porter team earns patient's praise

Posted on February 1, 2017 |
By Fred Greenman



On January 19 I was admitted to Porter ER. From the first admitting nurse that evening, to the last discharge nurse days later, I received exceptional care. When I came into the ER I was a pretty sick guy. At least three very efficient nurses and two doctors were immediately getting me past the first stages of my problems. They were fantastic! 

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Letter to the editor: Scott's attack on schools ignores the real problems

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Millard M. Cox



Well, is it any surprise to see that one of the first acts of Republican Gov. Phil Scott is to begin an attack on the public schools, the public school teachers and the teachers’ unions?

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Community Forum: Two-state solution best for Israel

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Haviland Smith



This week’s writer is Haviland Smith, a retired CIA station chief living in Vermont.

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Letter to the editor: Independent editorials not helping

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Martin Frankie



Mr. McDougal made some excellent points in his letter to the editor in the Jan. 23 Addison Independent, especially this quote: “… the confidence we can place in our government, media and politicians continues to plummet as we learn every day of the complex web of deception which has detracted from the credibility of reportage, policy and diplomacy.” In the run up to the election and continuing after the inauguration Mr. Lynn’s editorials are compounding this situation. Let us move on —better yet — stop beating a dead horse.

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Letter to the editor: New president's start discouraging

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Hey, how’s that new commander-in-chief in D.C. working out for us so far? Well, for me, about everyone I know, and the massive outpouring of people that turned out to protest last Saturday in Montpelier, across the U.S. and worldwide, that far outnumbered those who came out to see Trump on Inauguration day, not too well at all.

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Letter to the editor: Many helped after loss of home

Posted on January 30, 2017 |
By Faith Lowell



Once again, with a full heart, I want to thank everyone who has reached out to me as my home was rebuilt out of the ashes.

Conner and Buck, the fire chief David Shaw, the people on Main Street, some of whom I didn’t even know who stopped me and asked about my progress, my interim landlords, Stephanie and Ann, and my dear friends and neighbors.

Please know that you all made it possible for me to weather the storm. Each word of support helped. I live in a wonderful town.

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Eric Davis: New leader is off to a dubious start

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Eric Davis



Donald Trump’s presidency began last Friday with a dark and foreboding inaugural address. The President portrayed America as a dystopia (“carnage”) and laid out a mix of populist, nationalist and protectionist responses. Unlike almost all of his predecessors, Trump said nothing in his inaugural address about history, the Constitution, freedom, equality, justice or liberty.

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