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Letter to the editor: Infrastructure for bikes can pay off

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Randy Kritkausky



I welcome the wake-up call editorial in the June 25 Addison Independent concerning “missed opportunities” surrounding the area’s support of biking. I appreciate the efforts of local citizens who seek to work within the current constraints.

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Letter to the editor: Is it now time for 'fair-trade milk'?

Posted on April 12, 2018 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Thank you for giving James Maroney the space needed to make a very well documented argument for transitioning to organic milk production in Vermont.

It appears that milk pricing at the farm gate is the great unknown and unsolved problem even in the world James imagines. Perhaps we need to recognize that the market economy is simply not able to currently solve this problem, absent a quota system as in Canada.

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Letter to the Editor: New stakeholder needed in environmental decisions

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Most of us recognize that we face numerous environmental crises. We have a fairly good understanding of the origins of these problems. And we have some ideas about solutions. One of the proposed solutions is to give more “stakeholders” a seat at the table with corporate shareholders or lobbyists influencing the regulatory process. Stakeholders are individuals and groups who are affected by decisions made by governmental bodies and corporations.

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Letter to the Editor: Disruption of event casts college in a different light

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Randy Kritkausky



In the 1998 film “The Truman Show,” Jim Carey lives in a bubble, an ideal planned community, where he is unwittingly the star of a reality TV show. One day, a spotlight falls from the sky, actually from the top of the bubble enclosing Carey’s world, and what he knows as his reality begins to unravel.

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Letter to the editor: College graded incomplete on carbon neutrality effort

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



I have long been encouraged by Middlebury College’s commitment to reducingcarbon emissions and setting “carbon neutrality” as a target. This is indeed setting a higher standard for academic institutions and indeed all consumers of energy.

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Letter to the editor: U.S., as did Canada, must embrace inclusiveness

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...” Words borrowed from Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” summarize my two electoral experiences of the last year, one here in the U.S., the other just north across the border in Canada.

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Opinion: Sanders shines light on economic inequality issues

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Vermont’s Independent senator and presidential primary candidate has succeeded in getting mainstream print media to change its economic reporting. While once dismissing his candidacy as quixotic, and his ideas as radical and fringe, they are now responding to public opinion and carrying articles about the core issues our favorite son has pushed to the forefront. It is shameful that this reporting did not occur sooner. But better late than never, and the shift in reporting may contribute to a shift in policy making. We can hope.

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Opinion: Sanders' views are now mainstreamn

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Your recent (Sept. 7, 2015) editorial on the cost of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ various proposals for universal health care and other social safety net programs raised only part of a critical question facing our society. At the bottom of the debate about the affordability of these proposals are Mr. Sanders’ concerns about economic inequality.

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Quest for safer bike routes leads Vermonter to Quebec

Posted on May 13, 2015 |
By Randy Kritkausky



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As bicycling season begins and as we attempt to process two recent biking fatalities, the question of how to make Vermont a safer and more enjoyable place to bike looms large.

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