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Opinion: New methane-related technology could be an asset

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Alpine Bingham



Recent developments in renewable energy have come to my immediate vicinity, both solar and bio-methane. A look at these two forms, one producing energy only during daylight hours and the other continuous energy 24 hours, yielded for me the following insight: If solar energy, which can only be stored by expensive batteries could be supplemented more directly by methane physically stored to be used to power a generator during morning and evening “peak” hours, the two could combine to greatest effect.

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Opinion: Candidate not living up to 'Vermont values' slogan

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Peter Ryersbach



Valerie Mullin’s political lawn signs tout Vermont values. I question what Vermont values she embraces.

I was at the jamboree for Addison County children’s soccer at Mount Abe. This is an event to raise money for children’s sports programs and to support the hundreds of Addison County children playing soccer that day.

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Opinion: Baser a problem-solver and community treasure

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Tom Wells



Fred Baser is a community treasure. Through his service to the Bristol community and our county at large … in governmental positions, and with various nonprofits, as well as his professional experience, he has honed his skills and shown his deep commitment to making things better.

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Opinion: Fisher, Sharpe wise in backing single-payer system

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By John Jefferies



We hear a lot lately about problems with the new state health plan. Certainly, the rollout was fraught with problems, and people became confused with all the options, and with the process for obtaining promised state aid. Complex change rarely comes easily.

I’d like to make two points; one generally, and the other specific to my family.

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Opinion: Spencer good choice in Addison-3

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Paulette Bogan



To Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham voters: John Spencer is a lifelong Addison County resident who was a small business owner for 25 years and worked in dairy development for 20 years.

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Opinion: Van Wyck's voting record panned

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Louise Giovanella



For voters in the Addison-3 district, please consider this: Sitting Rep. Warren Van Wyck voted against the following bills:

•  H.552, minimum wage, voted no, 132-3          

•  H.99, equal pay, voted no, 115-22       

•  H.702, net metering, voted no, 136-8   

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Opinion: Mullin, Baser deserve nod in Addison-4 race

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Lynn Dike



I am voting for Fred Baser and Valerie Mullin because they are both intelligent people with good experiences and common sense that I think will help turn things around in Montpelier.

The voting records and actions of Mike Fisher and Dave Sharpe are disappointing. These men have voted yes for every tax increase (including sales tax, gas tax and property tax), increase in miscellaneous fees or new tax that has come up for a vote.

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Opinion: Nuovo experienced and pays attention to detail

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Mary A.W. Williams



In uncertain times like this, it is particularly important to elect legislators with proven track records and a clear understanding of the intricacies of the Vermont legislative processes, Betty Nuovo is that person.

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Opinion: Smith's agricultural experience an asset in Statehouse

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Robert Foster



Rep. Harvey Smith has my respect and support.

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Opinion: McEathron, Nuovo best choices

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Nick Artim



During recent years Middlebury has been fortunate to have two very dedicated representatives in the Vermont Statehouse: Paul Ralston and Betty Nuovo. Ideally I would like to have them both continue but I understand the demands of running a business and why Paul has subsequently chosen not to seek reelection. Fortunately we have the opportunity to return Betty as one of our representatives and she certainly has earned the right to reelection.

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