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Opinion: Message rings true for gas pipeline opponents

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Randy Martin



I was moved by the June 9 guest editorial, “Make your bed perfectly, and don’t ring that bell.” I also had read and watched the video of the commencement address delivered by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven to the University of Texas graduates. I highly recommend reading or watching his speech in its entirety. They truly are “words to live by.”

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Opinion: CVOEO takes stock in 'American Dream'

Posted on June 16, 2014 |
By Jan Demers



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Eric Davis: Shumlin out-of-step on campaign financing

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Eric Davis



Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, convened a hearing last week on a constitutional amendment to allow Congress and the states to regulate campaign finance. The Supreme Court’s interpretation of the First Amendment, in Citizens United and other cases, does not now permit many types of campaign finance regulation.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is seriously considering running for president in 2016. The need for fundamental campaign finance reform would be one of the issues Sanders would emphasize in his campaign.

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Greg Dennis: At a college reunion, ghosts of present and past

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Greg Dennis



A woman takes her seat for a long train ride in a foreign country. She’s a plant biologist who travels the world to study and document rare plant species. It’s one more trip among many.

For the past two years, since her husband Michael died, she’s been traveling even more. Sometimes staying ahead of the pain, sometimes just learning to live with it. (This is a true story, though the names and some details have been changed to protect the principals’ identities.)

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Opinion: Middlebury has pedestrian flags

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Laura Asermily



Middlebury began piloting the use of crosswalk safety flags at the Middlebury Post Office on Main Street last week as part of Middlebury’s Safe Routes to School initiatives. Pedestrians wanted additional visibility at vulnerable, high-traffic crosswalk locations, like the post office, to reduce accidents.

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Opinion: Editor entered 'Twilight Zone'

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Gary Murdock



Dear Mr. Lynn,

I would like to take a moment to thank you for inviting Rod Serling to ghost write your latest editorial, “A more vibrant GOP voice would make Vt. stronger.” After reading it, I was immediately transported to the Twilight Zone.

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Opinion: Those in ACSU deserve thanks

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By Larry Knowles



This week, my daughter and some 126 classmates will graduate from Middlebury Union High School. It is a moment of transition, coming of age, leaving the world of childhood, stepping into the responsibilities and challenges of adult life. Parents, families, community members will celebrate the achievement, as we should. I hope we will also take a moment to thank and celebrate the people who made this achievement possible.

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Opinion: Castle's RNeSU tenure positive; Collins a good choice

Posted on June 11, 2014 |
By Carol Brigham



Editor’s note: The following statement was submitted on behalf of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board by RNeSU Chairperson Carol Brigham.

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Opinion: Editorial stance on pipeline protest wrong

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Bill McKibben



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Opinion: Monkton official resigns in wake of gas pipeline events

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Sam Burr



I have decided to resign from my position on the Monkton Planning Commission.

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