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Opinion: Candidates have much to offer

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Michael and Judy Olinick



We hope Middlebury voters will elect Heather Seeley and Dick Terk to two of the three open seats on the selectboard. Both Seeley and Terk would bring valuable experience and expertise to town government, along with a much-needed fresh perspective. We would like to add some of the reasons we support Heather.

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Opinion: Scalia, Congress paid only lip service to Constitution

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Scalia was known to be strictly for interpreting the Constitution as it was originally intended. But we have seen that he ignored that rule with bad consequences. Scalia and Supreme Court crew appointed Bush as president. He had no authority under the Constitution to do this and the Constitution has strict rules for making a new president.

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Opinion: Unification seen as not benefitting town of Addison

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



I can see no benefits to the town of Addison voting to unification of our school. The school must be closed. I hope not. There is not enough effort to prevent this, just do as you are told and do unification. No. This town asset is worth too much.

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Opinion: Pamphlet correct about abortion 'retraumatization'

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Marie Dion



In response to the request by Haley Renwick of WomenSafe of Middlebury to open dialogue regarding, in her words, “the re-traumatization risk,” I accept the invitation to join in the dialogue.

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Opinion: Time for state of Vermont to divest from fossil fuels

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Wayne Michaud



I am writing in support of fossil fuel divestment. I first learned of this years ago in association with universities divesting. Now I’m finding that those keeping their investments away from oil, coal and natural gas interests has grown to more than 500, including universities, philanthropic organizations, faith-based institutions, medical organizations and state governments. And now there’s a movement in Vermont’s state government to divest. None other than our governor, Peter Shumlin, is actively in support of this.

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Opinion: ACSU one-board system would streamline governance

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Mark Perrin



As a business owner and community member, I support a “yes” vote for a unified Addison Central School District. I believe the educational opportunities, both in school and out, will be expanded and enhanced for our children in Addison Central Supervisory Union through a unified governing board.

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Opinion: Nation needs 'wisdom of the gender' to lead us

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Cliff Adams



I have given money to Bernie three times this year, but I am not going to vote for him.

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Opinion: ACSU consolidation seen not as choice, but 'coercion'

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Wendy Leeds



Those who support school board consolidation say we should vote yes because: 1) it’s better for students, and 2) it’s better for our pocketbooks. At one of the first meetings back in the fall I asked this question: “How — specifically — will the experience of, for example, a third-grader in this school be improved by school board unification? Take his experience now and compare it to post-unification. How will it be better?” No one could answer.

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Opinion: Champlain power line will be an environmental disaster

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



For years we have thought of Lake Champlain as our treasurer. Pat Leahy boasted of the appropriations he acquired to benefit the health of the lake. We built the ECHO Center to educate the public to maintain the health of the lake. Fish and Wildlife and the Water Quality Division have viewed the lake with respect and concern.

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Opinion: Proposed ACSU structure flawed

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Peter Lynch



Unfortunately, the representational structure of the proposed Addison Central School District is flawed.

I say unfortunately because I have long held that single board governance for the district makes sense. My experience a decade ago as a Shoreham school director confirmed this. It makes sense in terms of improving educational services for students. A single board working with a forward-thinking central administration would make it much easier to develop and deliver a well-coordinated K-12 experience for all of our students.

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