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Editorial: Canada OKs oil pipeline to British Columbia coast as U.S. Senate committee OKs Keystone

Posted on June 19, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



 As the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 12-10 this week in support of the Canadian-based Keystone XL Pipeline that would cut through the country on its way to the Gulf of Mexico, groups in the western province of British Columbia are preparing to fight another pipeline, called the Northern Gateway, from the same tar sands region of Alberta to the BC Pacific coast.

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Clippings: Pizza cravings strike close to home

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Trent Campbell



Back in the early 1950s my dad was the team manager for the Carleton College men’s basketball team. Once after an away game in Iowa two Carleton players from Chicago suggested the team go out for pizza at a pizzeria they knew of. My dad’s response was, “What’s pizza?” I don’t know what is worse, being 19 and never having eaten pizza, or being 19 and having your first pizza experience be in Iowa?

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Jessie Raymond: Warm spell melts winter memories

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Sitting on the back porch with a friend the other day, I mentioned how much I loved Vermont.

“It’s just so beautiful,” I said. “The flowers, the birds, the views. I feel so lucky to live here.”

She snorted and said, “That’s funny, because three months ago you were binge-watching ‘House Hunters International’ and telling me you were seriously considering moving to Costa Rica.”

Um, I don’t think so.

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Opinion: Scott wrong on election funding

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Spencer Putnam



Lt. Gov. Phil Scott has been quoted as saying that he does not wish to use public financing for his campaign because he does not want to take money from people who do not support him. This represents a fundamental misunderstanding of the purpose of public financing of political activities.

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Opinion: VUHS boosters thank supporters

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Kim Haigis et al.



As the school year winds down, we would like to thank our community for supporting the Commodore Booster Club Concession Stand. We appreciate that so many people volunteered their time, provided delicious food, and were our loyal customers. 

This year your support made it possible for the club to provide a little over $17,000 in financial support for many Vergennes Union High School teams and improve their outdoor facilities.

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Opinion: Baser a good fit for House seat

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Jim Douglas



It is good news to learn that Fred Baser is running as a Republican for representative from Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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Opinion: Gas pipeline project review definted as 'capitOlism"

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Rustan Swenson



Regarding the Public Service Board meeting in Middlebury on June 12:

I am today introducing a new word to the vocabulary of this dialogue: “capitOlism.”

Capitolism is the process and condition whereby agencies of government, whether representing the national Capitol and government or state Capitol and government are united as one with the agents of capital and commerce.

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Guest editorial: Healthcare providers have reason to be anxious

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Emerson Lynn



The most powerful word in the English language is the word no. That is particularly true to people and organizations who consistently depend on the word yes to get things done. When they are told no, they have to change what they do, or stop doing it.

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Opinion: Green  technology  not  yet  able  to  meet  all  demands

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Peter Conlon



In a letter to the editor last week, environmental scholar and leader Bill McKibben showcased the progress Germany has made in moving from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources as a reason we should reject a natural gas pipeline in Addison County. The argument goes that investing in a fossil fuel infrastructure only makes us more reliant on fossil fuels, in this case natural gas.

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Opinion: Message rings true for gas pipeline opponents

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Randy Martin



I was moved by the June 9 guest editorial, “Make your bed perfectly, and don’t ring that bell.” I also had read and watched the video of the commencement address delivered by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven to the University of Texas graduates. I highly recommend reading or watching his speech in its entirety. They truly are “words to live by.”

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