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Letter to the editor: Board chair backs Warden for Ferrisburgh town clerk

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Loretta Lawrence



I am supporting Gloria Warden for town clerk. Gloria is completing her third year as Ferrisburgh’s town clerk. Gloria is a seasoned professional with extremely high standards and work ethics. She will always go the “extra mile” to find answers to questions people ask of her.

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Letter to the editor: Engineer, Marine running for Bristol selectboard

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Lance Laliberte



My name is Lance Laliberte and I am running for the three-year term for Bristol selectboard. I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved to East Warren, Vt., when I was nine years old.

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Letter to the editor: Healey has experience, work ethic; voter for Ferrisburgh treasurer

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Loretta Lawrence



I am supporting Deb Healey for town treasurer. I have known Deb for many years. Deb’s business background, past business experiences, along with her business degree, make her a well-qualified, and seasoned professional for the job. She is a team player. She knows what needs to be done and then gets the job done.

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Letter to the editor: Department of Public Service must do better

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Lillian Prior Snow



Last Wednesday night I made the trek to Montpelier to attend a public forum regarding the Addison County gas pipeline. I became involved last summer when I read about the threats of eminent domain on properties in Monkton and Hinesburg. This meeting was a result of a direct action “sit-in” at the Department of Public Service earlier this month. I received an email from 350.org announcing the public forum and decided to go.

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Editorial: Two issues test Middlebury's future

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



While action items at Middlebury’s Town Meeting may be as uneventful as any in recent memory — a modest budget, no contested races and no at-large questions to debate — two issues continue to overshadow the town’s future: the status of the downtown rail-bridges project and economic development.

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Community Forum: Aiken aide sees Trump-Nixon parallels

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Stephen C. Terry



Almost 43 years ago, newspapers and broadcasts across the nation ran a blaring headline with the same message: “NIXON RESIGNS.”

The resignation came after nearly two years of controversy after operatives from The Committee to Re-Elect Richard Nixon campaign broke into Democratic party offices at the Watergate complex in downtown Washington, D. C.

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Jessie Raymond: Lifelong grammar crusaders fight on!

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



I’ve always had a thing for grammar.

In kindergarten, I corrected Tracy Reynolds for splitting an infinitive during Show-and-Tell. I knew the difference between “disinterested” and “uninterested” before I was allowed to cross the street by myself. While other teenagers tacked up posters of Simon & Garfunkel or Hall & Oates on their bedroom walls, I put up a poster of Strunk & White.

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Letter to the editor: Support true democracy by attending town meeting

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Heidi Willis



Town Meeting time is approaching, and this year, Town Meeting comes with changes and challenges. With the passage of Act 46 and consolidation of school districts, the ability for voters to discuss and vote on local town school budgets at Town Meeting is now gone. Many towns in Addison County and Vermont still discuss and vote the town budgets at Town Meeting, but there are others, like my town of Salisbury, who vote Town/Highway budgets by Australian ballot.

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