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October 19th, 2015
Chalk up the muscular tone on the campaign trail concerning foreign policy to two factors: it’s campaign season and candidates don’t want to appear weak in the face of Russian aggression and, two, too many have forgotten the nation’s recent history or never learned it well.
I’ve been a friend and legislative colleague of Shap Smith for over 13 years and based on that experience, wholeheartedly support him for governor of Vermont I’d like you to know why.
For about 17 years I resided in Middlebury but now live in Whiting, N.J., which is in the central part of the state, in Ocean County, near the Atlantic coast.
Our recent ferocious storms compel me to say that while I hate to admit it, Al Gore was right: We definitely are undergoing global warming and our storms are without doubt fierce in intensity and very damaging to our environment. Icebergs are melting, forcing adverse tidal conditions, which concern us all.
It’s called the “Solomon Curve” or “Crash Risk Curve” — and the deal is this: If you are not going with the flow of traffic you are more likely to cause an accident. That includes driving too slowly, especially on a road like 22A.
Out of country energy corporations are using our tax dollars to push their version of energy solutions into the small communities of Vermont for profit. The communities that are besieged by these threads of economic profiting which blind those who are participating with great ideals.
The conventional agricultural paradigm, introduced after World War II, replaced ages-old, costly farm protocols for weed control, soil fertility and labor, with cheap toxic chemicals. The new protocol achieves its “efficiencies” by externalizing those toxins into the environment, not by accident, but by design.
MONKTON — Vermont State Police continue to line up fund-raising activities to provide emotional support to the family of the late Trooper Kyle Young, 28, of Monkton, who died from heatstroke on Sept. 17 while training for the State Police Tactical Team at the Ethan Allen Firing Range in Jericho.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Elementary School Board is seeking a Bristol resident interested in serving on the five-member board.
Terri Mayer Thomsen, appointed in September to replace Sheryl Thurber, has recently resigned. Addison Notheast Supervisory Union officials did not say why Thomsen resigned. Her term will expire in March.