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Greg Dennis: I Volted: The how and why of EVs

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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It’s foolish to think that we can buy our way out of the climate crisis. But for those of us who lose sleep over what climate change will mean for the planet, getting an electric vehicle is one way to feel like we’re doing something.

The recent U.N. report says it will take massive, systemic changes in energy to avoid the extreme heat, poverty, rising sea levels and food insecurity that will otherwise be our fate by 2030.

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Eric Davis: Telling the tale of the election tape

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Editor’s note: This is a special column by Eric Davis reflecting his personal analysis and views of the political landscape the morning after the election. It was written as a personal reflection to friends and colleagues, so is left in the first person to reflect that personal voice.

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Letter to the editor: Veteran House member grateful

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Rep. Harvey Smith



I would like to thank all my friends, family and voters in Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge for electing me to another term in the Vermont House of Representatives. I want to give all of you a special thank you for giving me the good fortune to be unopposed this year.

It is an honor and privilege to have your support, I look forward to serving your interests over the next two years.

I can be reached at [email protected].

Rep. Harvey Smith

New Haven

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Letter to the editor: Trump tactics have precedent

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Steve Edwards



Trump uses Nazi tactics. Our president uses the same tactics favored by Adolph Hitler.

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Opinion: Act 46 offers an opportunity to prioritize, think differently

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Sheila Soule



For some, the dialogue around what to do about our declining enrollment is limited to which school we should close. I would argue that is the wrong conversation for us to have. Foremost, that begins the conversation with an adversarial stance where we create winners and losers. In that scenario, our focus remains on what we don’t want and most of our energy is placed on reacting to or even preventing the change idea.

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Opinion: Vermont leader Fred Hackett planted many 'acorns'

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Stephen Kiernan



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Letter to the editor: Orwell urged to back Act 46 merger

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Alyson Eastman



As a taxpayer and citizen of Orwell, I’m writing to share my reasoning for supporting the district voting YES to accept Orwell into the Slate Valley Unified Union School District. 

I am thankful we live in a town that is extremely passionate about our school, children and community as a whole. Yet, it’s important that there is balance behind that passion. I’m extremely concerned about the tax rate if we don’t merge; there is not a lowering of taxes in sight if Orwell goes at this alone. 

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Ways of Seeing by Kate Gridley: Unknowingly we create blindspots

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Kate Gridley



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Five years ago, I launched a cycle of paintings — 17 portraits with 17 accompanying sound portraits — of young people between the ages of 17 and 25.

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Eric Davis: Questions to be answered Tuesday

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Here are some questions to consider as election results come in next Tuesday night.

Polls indicate considerably more interest in this year’s midterms than in typical off-year cycles. National turnout in the last midterms, in 2014, was only 36.6 percent. This year’s turnout will be higher than that. But how much higher?

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Letter to the editor: Shooting appalls Muslim residents

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Selectman Farhad Khan and family



Our family and the Islamic community of Vermont is outraged and horrified, and deeply saddened by the hateful shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Penn.

We offer our condolences for the innocent lives taken and stand in full support and in solidarity with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, here in Middlebury and elsewhere.

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