September 17th, 2014
I flew commercially to the Midwest this summer and it will probably not come as a shock to hear that a couple of my flights did not go well. It seems like everyone has bad flying stories these days. In the not too distant future it may be a newsflash when a flight actually goes smoothly. I can just see the news crawl during “Good Morning America” — “Vermont man makes connection and arrives to Duluth on time. Passenger enjoys complimentary peanuts and declares seat very comfortable.”
ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will have several contested races for Vermont House seats.
In the past few months the Addison Independent has published profiles of candidates involved in competitive elections. Click on the links below to read about these candidates.
Democratic candidates for the Addison-1 (Middlebury) House seat:
As recently reported in the Addison Independent, the Addison County Benefit Tractor Pull is surely a benefit for local families in need. But the image in the article showing a truck participating in the tractor pull belching out black diesel soot shows that this event is a serious detriment as well.
Gov. Shumlin, you have been a vocal proponent of the Gaz Métro Vermont Gas Phase II proposal, which will carry fracked gas from Alberta, Canada, through Addison County to the Ticonderoga, N.Y., International Paper mill. Ninety nine and six-tenths percent of this gas would not serve a single Vermont household. I would like to remind you of some of your public statements regarding this issue.
I’m having a serious issue with the programs available to Vermonters during difficult times in their lives.
Like many of my fellow Middlebury residents, I am interested in supporting the best ideas and in encouraging the most well motivated people to work on behalf of Middlebury and Vermont. Recently I’ve encountered a fresh voice among us, someone who is not afraid of hard work and who has no more patience with the same old tired “politics as usual” than I do. I think that you will want to remember his name; it is Calvin McEathron.