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Letter to the editor: Avoid fear, practice soothing, enjoy nature’s bounty

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



Fear is a 4 letter word.

Between now and the upcoming election and beyond, I am working on avoiding the trap of fear, “What if . . .?”

Isaac Penington, an English Quaker who lived from 1616 to 1679, once wrote, “Our life is love, and peace, and tenderness; and bearing one with another, and forgiving one another, and notlaying accusations one against another; but praying one for another and helping one another up with a tender hand.”

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Letter to the editor: Bruhl would bring ‘good, smart, doable strategies’

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Tom Woodward



On Election Tuesday, I look forward to casting my vote for Taborri Bruhl. Beyond that, in the coming months and years, I genuinely look forward to having Taborri Bruhl represent me, my neighbors and my district (Addison-5) as state representative.

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Letter to the editor: ANeSU office workers: Unification means efficiencies

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By BibbiJo Conner et. al



As employees of the ANESU Office of the Superintendent, we want to make our voices heard in the Act 46 Unification conversation.

Much has been said about how unification will benefit student learning. We’ll leave that up to the educators.

Some have spoken to the minimal cost savings the district will realize by becoming one. That’s for the business office to speak to.

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Letter to the editor: Scheu is best qualified to serve Middlebury in House

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Ben Anderson-Ray



Robin Scheu is the best-qualified candidate for the Vermont House based on her work style, experience and commitment to service.

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Letter to the editor: Baser is proven leader and has earned a second term

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Joe Devall



What makes someone a good state representative? A person that listens, thinks, uses common sense, asks questions and works collaboratively with other members. Fred Baser possesses those traits. During Fred’s first term in the legislature he put forward a meaningful bill that would advance construction of workforce housing that is badly needed in our region and it gained bipartisan support.

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Letter to the editor: Motorcyclists, bicycle riders safest with extra lights

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Bob Donnis



I agree with Dr. Patrick Stine (Addison Independent 10/27 editorial: “Battery-powered strobe lights could save a life”). I’d like to thank all motorcycle drivers for having their lights on day and night, even though the law only requires they be on at night. As a driver, I appreciate that I can more easily see and avoid you.

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Letter to the editor: As Bristol parent and taxpayer, Reen says yes to Act 46

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Patrick Reen



The voters in the five towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro have an incredible opportunity on Nov. 8. We have the opportunity to vote yes on Act 46 to support a new design for governing our schools. This new design promises to increase our focus on teaching and learning, strengthen school-family-community partnerships and also happens to save taxpayers money.

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Clippings: Trip abroad puts age in perspective

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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My brother-in-law Steve and I love to joke about how “old” we’re getting. He’ll ask me what it was like to witness the Boston Tea Party, and if I ever forget where I put my musket. I’ll ask him how he was able correspond with friends prior to the Pony Express, and whether he still gets cost-of-living bumps in his Civil War veteran’s pension.

In reality, we are both just a little north of 50. So while we both receive mail from AARP, we can hardly lay claim to being truly grizzled or wise.

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Eric Davis: Key factors affect race for governor

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Two public polls of the Vermont electorate have been released in the past two weeks. One, conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute for Vermont Public Radio, showed the governor’s race essentially tied, with Republican Phil Scott at 39 percent and Democrat Sue Minter at 38 percent. The second, conducted by Braun Research of Princeton, N.J., for WCAX-TV, showed Scott leading by 47 percent to 40 percent, just outside the margin of error.

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Letter to the editor: Candidate's past misrepresented

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Monique Thurston



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