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Letter to the editor: Dems back independent candidates

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Betty and Victor Nuovo



We have been Democrats for most of our adult life, favoring liberal and progressive programs. One of us (Betty) was instrumental in establishing the Democratic Party in Middlebury and Addison County. But we are not so dyed-in-the-wool that we would not vote for an outstanding candidate from another party, or, as in this case, Independents. We were proud to support the late great Jim Jeffords. This is one of those instances.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome offers strong experience

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Peterson



I am so happy to be able to cast a vote this November for Stephanie Jerome. I have known Stephanie and her husband for nearly 20 years now and cannot think of a better person to work for us in Montpelier.

Stephanie grew up in Rutland County attending local schools and UVM. When she and her husband, Brian, decided to raise a family they chose Brandon because of the strong sense of community they saw there and because of the local schools. Stephanie Jerome is a strong supporter of our local schools, which she believes are the bedrock of our community.

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Letter to the editor: Bray and Hardy make a dream team for the Vt. Senate

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Fran Putnam



Sen. Chris Bray’s dedication to public service and his deep experience in the Vermont Legislature are the perfect match for Ruth Hardy’s community service, energy and enthusiasm as they run for the Vermont Senate.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's rail project a good time for safety upgrades

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



To the Middlebury selectboard:

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Letter to the editor: Celebrating the Rubrights, a classic New England family

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Ron Powers



Almost every community in New England, it seems, boasts at least one family that embodies New England’s founding and cherished ideals: integrity, decency, industrious work, service to others, a web of loving friendships, bonds of enduring love within the family circle.

In Addison County, that family would be the Rubrights.

Jim and Cathy, and their children Brett, JJ, Ryan, and Lindsay. And until the mid-afternoon of Saturday, September 9, Deane.

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Letter to the editor: All Vermonters served well by Sen. Bray

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Rep. David Deen



I have worked with Chris Bray as my fellow chair of Natural Resources Committee for six years, he in the Senate and I in the House. I have found him cooperative, balanced, knowledgeable, and a strong supporter of a clean environment. He respects using a transparent process for deciding public policy about natural resource issues. When, for example, the new rules for agricultural water (RAPs) quality were written, Chris chose an approach that ensured that farmers themselves were at the table as the guidelines were written.

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Letter to the editor: Vote on high court judge is critical

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Paul N. Seward



This is an open letter to U.S. Sens. Collins and Murkowski.

Dear Senators

I am sure that you know that your vote on the current candidate for the supreme court is by far the most important senatorial decision you will ever make. We all know that, if he is confirmed, then Roe V. Wade will be overturned, and you will be seen by history to be primarily responsible. Why?

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Letter to the editor: Pence's visit provided jolt for folks on Lake Hortonia

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Dhyan Nirmegh



On Labor Day weekend my partner and I went to a Lake Hortonia to visit a friend’s island camp. When we arrived we were told that we were sharing the lake with Vice President Pence. We brushed it off as a rumor, but the next two days we encountered uniformed officers of all types. There were state police, overzealous game wardens, secret police and men in blue. There were speed boats, surveillance boats, a cavalcade of saluting police followed by swat teams and a bomb squad. Pence was here and it was evident for us, but little did anyone else in America know.

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Letter to the editor: House candidate reiterates his campaign priorities

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Matt Birong



On Aug. 14, I was proud to cast my ballot in our state’s mid-term primary election. We all must do our part to ensure a bright future for our community, and voting is one of the most basic and fundamental ways for us to exercise our great freedom and fulfill our civic responsibility.

Vermont has been improving voting access over recent years, making it both easier and more secure to register and vote, but it’s still work. The best way for us to ensure we are fulfilling our duty and making our voices heard is to make a plan to vote.

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