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Letter to the Editor: More people leads to fewer resources

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By David Van Vleck



The human animal, Homo sapiens, is destroying planet Earth, and the future implications of this process are dire. Not only are we consuming nonrenewable natural resources increasingly rapidly, but we are discharging toxic solids, liquids and gases to an increasingly polluted environment.

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Letter to the Editor: Rail bridges plan deserves new look

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Donna Donahue



Back in June, a letter was sent to the Addison Independent signed by 39 business owners and citizens asking the simple question, “Why can’t this bridge project be re-evaluated?” Since that time there have been meetings with Agency of Transportation representatives where alternative engineering options were presented that can reduce cost and duration of the project while addressing safety, environmental and transportation issues.

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Letter to the Editor: State bottle bill should be expanded

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Michael Doran



When we take a walk on our little dirt road we usually find litter to pick up for proper disposal including bottles and cans. I wonder how bad it might be if Vermont had no Bottle Bill, which passed in the ’70s. But now the beverage industry is lobbying to repeal our Bottle Bill. We can’t let them trash our Bottle Bill.

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Eric Davis: Mitt Romney becoming thorn for Trump

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Mitt Romney sent out two tweets last week. The first read “Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate would be a stain on the GOP and the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.”

Romney’s second tweet was “By sanctioning Russia, Olympic officials place honor and integrity above money and politics. Russia under Putin is shown, once again, to place winning above the rule of law, above honesty, and above the interests of its own athletes.”

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Community Forum: ACSD budget plan responsible

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Nick Causton et. al



This piece was written by members of the Addison Central School District Board’s Finance Committee: Nick Causton of Shoreham, Ruth Hardy of East Middlebury and Steve Orzech of Middlebury.

On Monday night, we presented the first outline of the 2018-19 school district budget to the Addison Central School District Board and community. This first budget outline proposes a reduction of approximately $1.5 million in expenses and 37.4 FTE (full-time equivalent) positions, achieved through a combination of attrition, incentivized retirements, and layoffs.

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Ways of Seeing, Ruth Farmer: Points of light eclipse gloom

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Ruth Farmer



T. S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” However, for me November is brutal. Short, cloudy days suck my energy and I feel as though I live in perpetual twilight, not asleep and rarely fully awake. Most mornings, I force myself to resist the urge to burrow down in bed and sleep all day. I wonder what it would be like to hibernate for the winter.

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Letter to the Editor: Dems need to be 'party of people'

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By John-Eric Colley Robinson



It is not enough for Democrats to not be Republicans.

It is time for Democrats to create a bold vision of our own.

Let us be the party of integrity.

Let us refuse to take money from lobbyists or give them special access.

Let us be the party of the people rather than the party of the wealthy.

John-Eric Colley Robinson

Weybridge

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Letter to the Editor: There are better methods to protect lake

Posted on December 14, 2017 |
By Thomas Vanacore



Sen. Bray’s idea to introduce a “per parcel” fee on property owners in order to clean up the lake is unfortunate. Unfortunate because it proposes to heap more financial burden on property owners and disappointing because it may be the best economic proposal floated to date. The funding mechanism is simple and direct, uses existing revenue collection methods to gather the money and it uses the money for a targeted end use. Which begs the question, “What’s wrong with it?” We need to look upstream to find the answer.

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Letter to the Editor: Middlebury rail bridges project needs to be revisited

Posted on December 11, 2017 |
By Flanzy Chodkowski



Regarding Bruce Hiland’s letter to editor published Nov. 23: His point is that the rail project through Middlebury needs a fresh look because it’s getting out of hand. I think he’s right.

It’s like a project starts with putting on a new roof and in the end you’ve added a second floor. Having a second floor is nice but at this time, not necessary. We’re trying to save our downtown not drive it out of business.

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