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March 2nd, 2017

Letter to the editor: Bristol candidate smart, thoughtful

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Dennis L. Krampetz



I’m writing to voice my support for Lance Laliberte’s candidacy for selectboard in the town of Bristol.

I’ve known Lance for over ten years and in that time he’s impressed me as an intelligent, thoughtful individual. In any important discussion we’ve had, Lance has taken the time to consider multiple viewpoints before reaching any conclusion. This is exactly what I’m looking for in one of my elected officials.

Please join me in supporting Lance and his fresh ideas on Election Day.

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Budgets, ballots and debate: County towns ready to take part in Vermont town meetings

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Whether you agree with your neighbors on all issues or think they are seriously misguided, we all have to live together. Do your civic duty and share your views with others in your municipality at the upcoming town meetings.

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Letter to the editor: Benton's 'good job' merits votes

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Vaughn T. Collins



Bill Benton has done a great job as Vergennes mayor and he has earned another term.

I first met Bill Benton back in the 1980s during a town planning event called “Finding Vergennes.” After two days of meetings and visioning exercises our group came up with a list of ways to leverage and improve the beautiful village of Vergennes. Now 30 years later, Mayor Bill Benton has been working hard as mayor to finally implement some of those ideas such as improved riverfront, better parks, and stronger government.

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Letter to the editor: Bristol board member tries to give back

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Michelle Perlee



My name is Michelle Perlee. I was elected to serve on the Bristol selectboard in March of 2014. My three-year term is therefore coming to an end and I have decided to seek reelection. I have lived in Bristol with my husband, Chad, since 1994. Together, we have raised our family here. Our eldest daughter graduated from Mount Abe in 2013 and will graduate from college this spring. Our youngest daughter is a freshman at Mount Abe.

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Letter to the editor: Honor the polar bear by learning more about climate change

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Paul Kenyon



February 27 was International Polar Bear Day. In recognition of this, let’s honor the polar bear by learning a little more about it as a “Climate Change” bellwether.

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Letter to the editor: Welch pledges to hold President Trump accountable

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By John-Eric Robinson and Peter Welch



Editor’s note: Weybridge resident John-Eric Robinson received this letter from Vermont Congressman Peter Welch in response to Robinson’s letter calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Robinson thought Welch’s response would be of interest to other constituents and asked us to publish it.

Dear Mr. Robinson,

Thank you for getting in touch to express your support for the impeachment of President Trump. I appreciate hearing from you.

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Letter to the editor: What about Obama deportations?

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Tony Bates



According to ABC News, the Huffington Post and the Department of Homeland Security, 2.7 million illegal aliens were deported during Obama’s eight years in office. 56 percent had no criminal record. That is, on average, 924 men, women and children deported per day, every day, for eight years. My question: Where were the protestors?

Tony Bates

Salisbury

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Behind the big, red nose: Meet a real clown

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERMONT — Clowns are creepy. Most of us are afraid of them, even if we don’t technically have Coulrophobia.

“I’m afraid of that kind of clown, too,” said Charlotte resident Woody Keppel, who’s been clowning since the early ‘80s. “Clowning is a misrepresented term... We’re not all the big Bozo, Ringling, scary clowns.”

So what kind of clown is Keppel? Think of him as an “eccentric character” having fun.

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