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Election 2014 http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/3517/all en Polling places in Addison County http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410polling-places-addison-county <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> Tuesday, Nov. 4 is Election Day.</p> <p> If you can&rsquo;t make it to the polls for the General Election you can still take part by casting an early ballot. The deadline for early voting is 5 p.m. or the close of the clerk&rsquo;s office on Monday, Nov. 3 &mdash; the day before voting at the polls.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26601">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410polling-places-addison-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:49:41 +0000 Addison Independent 26601 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Nov. 4 ballot offers statewide contests http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410nov-4-ballot-offers-statewide-contests <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> VERMONT &mdash; Residents of Addison County towns will see a number of contested elections for <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410candidates-make-their-final-rounds-tuesday-election">Statehouse representatives (see story HERE</a>). Voters on Nov. 4 will also cast ballots in the following statewide races:</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26572">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410nov-4-ballot-offers-statewide-contests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Election 2014 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:11:26 +0000 John Flowers 26572 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Gov. Shumlin answers newspaper's questions http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> St. Albans Messenger </div> </div> </div> <p> Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is<a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"> running for re-election to his third term </a>as the top executive of the Green Mountain State.</p> <p> The <em>St. Albans Messenger </em>solicited answers from Shumlin to a set of questions, and what follows is Shumlin&rsquo;s responses.</p> <p> <strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Q: If you could summarize your accomplishments as governor into four bullet points what would they be?</strong></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26498">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410gov-shumlin-answers-newspapers-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Election 2014 governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:56:03 +0000 John McCright 26498 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Shumlin outlines campaign priorities http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26495" style="width: 86px;"><a href="/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .thumbnail.jpg" alt="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" title="Gov. Peter Shumlin -0184 .jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="86" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GOV. PETER SHUMLIN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Gov. Peter Shumlin cited adding more jobs, property tax reform, affordable health care and cleaning up Lake Champlain as his top priorities for the next biennium should he be elected to a third consecutive two-year term on Nov. 4.</span></p> <p> Shumlin, a Putney Democrat, faces opposition from Republican Scott Milne and several independent and third-party candidates this year. He took some time out last week during his travels for a phone interview with the <em>Addison Independent</em>.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26482">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410shumlin-outlines-campaign-priorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont campaign Election 2014 Featured governor Shumlin Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:31:40 +0000 John Flowers 26482 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet the Addison County candidates for the Vermont Legislature http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-addison-county-candidates-vermont-legislature <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26442">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-addison-county-candidates-vermont-legislature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 Vermont Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:15 +0000 Addison Independent 26442 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison Senate, Claire Ayer http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26411" style="width: 65px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Ayer, Claire 06_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Ayer, Claire 06.jpg" title="Ayer, Claire 06.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="65" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Claire Ayer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Claire Ayer </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>HEALTH CARE: </strong>It is the role of the government to ensure that all Vermonters have access to high quality, appropriate, and affordable healthcare and to promote public health. The hard part is figuring out a sustainable and fair way to pay for it.</p> <p> Every other industrialized democracy in the world treats healthcare as a public good, just as we do our roads and our schools, and provides better care for far less money. Surely America can do this, but Vermont may have to lead the way (again).</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26412">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-senate-claire-ayer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison Election 2014 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Trent Campbell 26412 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison Senate, Christopher Bray http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-senate-christopher-bray <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26409" style="width: 66px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-senate-christopher-bray"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Bray, Chris 2010.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Bray, Chris 2010.jpg" title="Bray, Chris 2010.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="66" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christopher Bray </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Christopher Bray </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>HEALTH CARE: </strong>Government&rsquo;s appropriate role is to do for ourselves what we cannot do, or cannot do as well, on our own. In health care, this means ensuring that every Vermonter has access to affordable basic health care through a program with the absolute dependability of a program like Social Security. When first introduced, Social Security was opposed by some people as government intrusion, but now virtually every American accepts and counts on these benefits &mdash; because Social Security provides a basic, necessary service.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26410">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-senate-christopher-bray" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 New Haven Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:29:31 +0000 Trent Campbell 26410 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison-Rutland, Alyson Eastman http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-rutland-alyson-eastman <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26407" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-rutland-alyson-eastman"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Eastman, Alyson.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Eastman, Alyson.jpg" title="Eastman, Alyson.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alyson Eastman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Alyson Eastman </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>HEALTH CARE: </strong>The government should play a role in healthcare. It seems there is Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor; surely there is a need to complete the gap in coverage for those that do not fit into either of those categories. I believe the Legislature should continue moving forward in an effort to improve the current system and options for those seeking coverage. I often wonder why health insurance can&rsquo;t be purchased like an auto or life insurance policy.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26408">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-rutland-alyson-eastman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 orwell Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:27:30 +0000 Trent Campbell 26408 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison-5, Susan Smiley http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-susan-smiley <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26403" style="width: 75px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-susan-smiley"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Smiley, Susan 2014.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Smiley, Susan 2014.jpg" title="Smiley, Susan 2014.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="75" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Susan Smiley </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Susan Smiley </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26404">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-susan-smiley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 New Haven Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:22:21 +0000 Trent Campbell 26404 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison-5, Harvey Smith http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-harvey-smith <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26401" style="width: 52px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-harvey-smith"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Smith, Harvey in 2012_1136.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Smith, Harvey in 2012_1136.jpg" title="Smith, Harvey in 2012_1136.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="52" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Harvey Smith </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Harvey Smith </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26402">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-addison-5-harvey-smith" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 New Haven Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:20:22 +0000 Trent Campbell 26402 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: Addison-2, Willem Jewett http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-2-willem-jewett <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26399" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-2-willem-jewett"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Jewett, Willem 09_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Jewett, Willem 09.jpg" title="Jewett, Willem 09.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Willem Jewett </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Willem Jewett </div> </div> </div> <p> <strong>HEALTH CARE: </strong>Medicare and Medicaid have been providing health care to the elderly and needy for decades. In Vermont, Dr. Dynasaur (Medicaid expansion) has provided health care to all children. These programs are cornerstones in our health care system.</p> <p> Right now we are in a challenged roll out of Vermont Health Connect; our federal health care exchange. These challenges are largely technical. The exchange has delivered considerable financial relief to many Vermonters.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26400">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidateaddison-2-willem-jewett" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 Ripton Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:15:32 +0000 Trent Campbell 26400 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Election 2014: Meet your candidates Part 2 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410election-2014-meet-your-candidates-part-2 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26394" style="width: 142px;"><a href="/201410election-2014-meet-your-candidates-part-2"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Smiley Smith.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Smiley Smith.jpg" title="Smiley Smith.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="142" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Addison-5 House district candidates </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the <em>Addison Independent</em> asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. Last week we featured the responses <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410election-2014-meet-your-candidates">from candidates in three districts (Middlebury, Vergennes area, Bristol area</a>), and here we run answers from the rest of the Addison County candidates.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26393">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410election-2014-meet-your-candidates-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 Featured Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:08:19 +0000 Trent Campbell 26393 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Meet your candidate: David Sharpe, Addison-4 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-david-sharpe-addison-4 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26291" style="width: 66px;"><a href="/201410meet-your-candidate-david-sharpe-addison-4"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Sharp, Dave new_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Sharp, Dave new.jpg" title="Sharp, Dave new.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="66" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DAVID SHARPE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Sharpe </div> </div> </div> <p><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26231">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410meet-your-candidate-david-sharpe-addison-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Election 2014 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:49:18 +0000 Zach Despart 26231 at http://www.addisonindependent.com County chamber plans Tuesday candidates forum http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410county-chamber-plans-tuesday-candidates-forum <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Addison County Chamber will be hosting a candidates&rsquo; forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, focusing on contested races for the Vermont House of Representatives.</p> <p> The forum will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ilsley Library Community Room in Middlebury. Paul Ralston, owner of Vermont Coffee Company and outgoing Vermont state representative, will be moderating the event.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26004">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410county-chamber-plans-tuesday-candidates-forum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Middlebury Election 2014 Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:42:25 +0000 Addison Independent 26004 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Corren takes aim at Phil Scott in race for lieutenant governor http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25932" style="width: 85px;"><a href="/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/deanCorren4284.thumbnail.jpg" alt="deanCorren4284.jpg" title="deanCorren4284.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="85" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEAN CORREN </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Some of the state&rsquo;s political pundits are claiming next month&rsquo;s General Election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.</p> <p> Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976) is stumping for votes in hopes of unseating incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Berlin, whom the <em>Addison Independent</em> will also interview for an upcoming issue of the paper.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25933">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201410corren-takes-aim-phil-scott-race-lieutenant-gov" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont Corren Election 2014 Featured lieutenant governor politics Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:10:19 +0000 Trent Campbell 25933 at http://www.addisonindependent.com