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Letter to the editor: Ayer's work fighting climate change, pollution lauded

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Michael and Shirley Claudon



Sen. Claire Ayer advocates combatting climate change and improving surface water quality in Vermont.

Consider net metering. Sen. Ayer strongly supported the collaboration among Monument Farms Dairy, Champlain Valley Equipment and Vermont Hard Cider Co. that net metering made possible.

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Letter to the editor: Holmes offers strong law enforcement background

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Sandra Crossman



As a resident of Addison County for several years I feel strongly about endorsing Ron Holmes. He has lived most of his life in Addison County and has a strong commitment to this community. His experience in law enforcement goes back decades to when he was a Deputy Sheriff for 25 years.

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Letter to the editor: Fellow House member supports Bristol incumbent

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Rep. Laura Sibilia



The voters of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksborowere well represented by Rep. Fred Baser in his first biennium serving as your state representative. Fred and I had the opportunity to spend much of the last two years together in the House Commerce Committee. I’m an Independent, and was especially impressed by Fred’s integrity, his careful and respectful listening and thoughtful and knowledgeable questioning for each and every issue brought in front of our committee.

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Letter to the editor: Experienced Bristol representative thoughtful, sincere

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Mary Rogers and Rob Reiber



We enthusiastically support Dave Sharpe for re-election to the Vermont House. Our interactions with Dave have always been met with thoughtfulness, sincerity and a dedication toward making government work for the people of Vermont.

His life experiences as a citizen and leadership roles as a state legislator are important assets to the upcoming legislative session.

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Letter to the editor: Candidate backs thoughtful renewable energy projects

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Mike Sheridan



Vermonters are talking about how renewable energy projects affect the environment, and this is a good thing. The problem is that the issue of where to put wind turbines and solar arrays is often framed in binary terms of good and bad. Phil Scott wants to put a halt to ridgeline wind projects, Sue Minter wants to expand wind energy and both want to give communities more control.

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Letter to the editor: Streamlined ANeSU best for all

Posted on October 20, 2016 |
By Catrina DiNapoli



This week’s writer is Monkton resident Catrina DiNapoli, ANeSU assistant superintendent, former acting superintendent and Bristol Elementary School principal, parent of a Mount Abraham student and a recent Mount Abe graduate.

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Ways of Seeing: A line in time

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Teena Hayden



Our trip through life is marked by milestones: births, graduations, marriages and deaths…. But deaths seem to color the world with deeper and more lasting tones. It’s as if grief draws a line that slices our lives into “before” and “after” in the space of a single breath. A line of symmetry, where the loved ones left living find themselves in the same environment, with the same job and friends, even shopping in the same grocery store as they did “before,” yet nothing is the same.

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Opinion: Former Transportation official touts Minter's Irene efforts

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Brian Searles



This week’s writer is Brian Searles, who served as transportation secretary in two different administrations and retired from the position in 2014.

I recently read a press release from the Vermont Republican Party that attempts to cast a shadow over the role gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter played in the response to Tropical Storm Irene. The release titled, “Vermont Media Begins to Lift The Curtain on Minter’s Irene Claims,” includes quotes from a party official and from an editorial that ran in the Caledonian Record newspaper.

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Opinion: Some lawmakers avoid firearms, carbon tax issues

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Ivan St. George



I recently contacted all Addison 3 (Vergennes area) House candidates as well as Addison County Senatorial candidates to ask them whether or not they would support the proposed carbon tax, which would add 88¢ to every gallon of gasoline, $1.02 to heating oil, etc. I also asked for their positions regarding expanded background checks for gun purchases, a policy which has also received considerable attention for several years, and especially recently as the gubernatorial candidate of the Democrat party has made it her number one policy priority issue if elected.

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Opinion: House Speaker: The Legislature does not deficit spend

Posted on October 17, 2016 |
By Shap Smith



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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