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Opinion: Bristol's fireworks were fantastic

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Kellie Meyer



I really want to say thank you to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee for the awesome fireworks show on July 3. I moved to Bristol last fall, so this was my first Fourth of July to watch the town fireworks. The fireworks show and the festivities on the green were very fun and very patriotic.

Could you please have the “screamer” fireworks next year (the ones that make a high-pitched noise after exploding)? Those are my favorites!

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Editorial: A fine line to straddle in a venue that's quick to judge

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



A new political action committee, or PAC, announced this week by Reps. Paul Ralston, D-Middlebury, and Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, has set out on the noble mission of being a non-partisan supporter of candidates running for election in Vermont. The criteria for support hinge on one primary issue: putting the state’s economy front and center.

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Eric Davis: Lt. Gov race will be one to watch

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



The most competitive statewide race this year may be the contest for lieutenant governor between incumbent Republican Phil Scott and Progressive challenger Dean Corren.

Vermont is one of the minority of states where the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately. The lieutenant governor has only two responsibilities: to preside over the Senate, and to become governor if the governor resigns, dies or is otherwise unable to complete a term.

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Clippings: Notes on moving day from a 24-year-old

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



I was fixing a cup of coffee a few weeks ago, when I mentioned to a colleague that I was moving.

“Again?” she asked. “It seems like you just did.”

I reminded her that that was in December. Now it was nearing summer and the lease was be expiring. I was moving across town to an apartment I would sublet until August.

“And what’re you going to do at the end of the summer?” she probed. I replied with a shrug.

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Opinion: PSB fails in its duty to citizens

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Beth Thompson



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Opinion: In support of Sheldon, Nuovo

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Judy Olinick



I urge Middlebury voters to nominate Amy Sheldon and Betty Nuovo for the town’s two House seats in the Vermont Legislature.

Ms. Sheldon, a 25-year Middlebury resident and Middlebury College and UVM alumna, is superbly qualified to join Mrs. Nuovo, whose long and dedicated service speaks for itself, representing our town in Montpelier.

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Opinion: Clergy recommend stricter gun control measures

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: This letter was sent to state representatives and senators serving Addison County and copied to the Independent.

We are members of the Middlebury Area Clergy Association. In writing you today in support of stricter regulation of guns and gun trafficking, we speak as individuals, not as representatives of our congregations.

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Opinion: Stearns decries 'ommission of facts' in Independent story

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



In the June 23, 2014, article labeled “ACSU in search of new business manager,” the Addison Independent printed “Sharon Stearns, who had resigned in May of 2011 after having been placed on administrative leave.” With the legal process complete, I can finally respond to clarify the omission of facts that continue to be printed.

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Opinion: United States should withdraw itself from world affairs

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Fred Barnes



It seems the world has a country with power unequaled in all history. It is the United States of America, a title that I was once proud of when I was very young. I grew up in a propaganda system so complete with movies, great music and testimony from a corporate media, which constantly spent great effort describing the U.S. as the greatest country and the greatest democracy in the world.

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Opinion: Gas tax should only be used to fix infrastructure

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



Dear Mr. Lynn,

As is sadly all too typical with your editorials, everything is presented with a liberal spin. The latest example is your editorial on the gas tax, where as usual Democrats are presented as the enlightened saviors of society in their never-ending battle to save us from the Republicans.

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