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Opinion: How will state pay for 'freebie'?

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



As one might expect from a Democratic Party candidate, one of the centerpieces of Sue Minter’s campaign is a “freebie.” She proposes free tuition for college students that attend the proper colleges and would fund this freebie by increased taxes on out-of-state banks that do business in Vermont. Thus, it would cost Vermont taxpayers nothing. Hah! Where does she think these banks will get the money for the increased taxes?

Jim Peabody, Sr.

Bristol

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Opinion: Republican to vote for Clinton

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Anders Holm



As a responsible Republican I am planning to vote for Hillary in November for the good of my party. As a fiscal conservative and social liberal I have held my nose to the anachronistic hillbilly stance of many candidates for many years. The evolution to an intolerable level of irresponsible behavior has culminated with the nomination of a certifiable lunatic by the name of Donald Trump.

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Opinion: Two candidates oppose Vt. Gas

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Sarah and Dayton Wakefield



Both Jill Charbonneau and Robin Scheu are good candidates for the Vermont House. However, Jill believes we should stand by Vermont’s no fracking law no matter where fracking for natural gas has occurred, and she hasn’t supported Vermont Gas coming through our area.

Robin, as a member of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation, voted to approve their application.

We will be voting for Jill Charbonneau along with Amy Sheldon.

Sarah and Dayton Wakefield

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Opinion: Bruhl has finger on the pulse of the future of Vt.

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Patty Lewis



In August of 2017, I will celebrate 50 years in health care. I have been incredibly privileged to have cared for thousands of people from all walks of life, from millionaire actors in California to the homeless on the streets of Albany, and more recently, migrant Hispanic workers that help keep Addison County dairy farms in production.

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Opinion: Bailiff candidate has experience

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Audrey Peck



I am writing to support Ron Holmes of Middlebury for High Bailiff for Addison County. As a summer resident of Lake Dunmore, I have always felt well protected when Ron Holmes was the man in charge of law enforcement in our area.

Ron has helped to keep our roads and property safe in the busy summer months when traffic is at an all time high between Middlebury and Salisbury. Ron is personable, responsive as well as responsible, and of the highest moral character.

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Opinion: Tax on carbon fuels would hurt working Vermonters

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Bryan Jones



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Opinion: Middlebury House candidate offers extensive experience

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Kathy Boe



As Election Day nears, I write to encourage folks to vote for Robin Scheu for state representative from Middlebury. Robin has a long history of serving our community both as a professional and as a volunteer. She currently serves as executive director of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation. She has worked tirelessly to help small businesses thrive and to increase jobs in Addison County.

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Opinion: Scheu committed to education, environment, schools

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Steve Maier



Now deep into the campaign season, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the noise. Let me suggest that you focus for a moment on local election races. I will be voting for Robin Scheu for Middlebury State Representative because of the values I know she will bring to the job. How do I know? I have known and worked with Robin for many years. And while you might trust my judgment, you can form your own by examining her life’s work and choices.

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Opinion: Bruhl has knowledge, background to serve in House

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Rebecca Strum



Taborri Bruhl, my choice for state representative from Addison 5, demonstrates his sincere desire to be of service each day, as a teacher and mentor at Rutland High School conducting classes in history and economics. He knows that making better education more available to more Vermonters is an urgent and continuing necessity.

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Opinion: Ayer has earned return ticket to Montpelier

Posted on October 13, 2016 |
By Steve Trombulak



Claire Ayer has been a great senator for Addison County for the last fourteen years and the kind of leader we need in Vermont. During her time as our senator, she has worked tirelessly and effectively on the kinds of issues that affect all of us.

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