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Letter to the Editor: Current minimum wage serves as a ticket to poverty

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Millard M. Cox



At our Ripton Town Meeting last evening, Rep. Peter Conlon did us the service of visiting to bring us up to date on legislative matters. Thank you, Peter. It was much appreciated. Peter mentioned that the effort to raise the minimum wage in Vermont to $15 per hour has been placed on the back burner for now in order to study the effects of that increase. I believe he meant to examine the effects on business and the Vermont economic climate.

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Letter to the Editor: Emphasis should be on regenerative agriculture

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Thomas Vanacore



I read with interest John Flowers’ article on Sen. Chris Bray’s legislative initiative S.51 “Consolidated Clean Energy Planning and Economic Opportunity Act.” This all goes back to the Vermont legislature’s stated desire to move away from fossil fuel dependence in order to address global warming, the rationale being that a move to renewable energy would somehow mitigate catastrophic climate change. The problem is none of the favored technological fixes do that.

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Letter to the Editor: Giving back to others is part of the American tradition

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Edwin James



As the years go by, I find myself more and more worried about our country and the direction it seems to be going. Some of our countrymen seem to be forgetting our heritage and what this country stands for in the world. We hear some politicians are going to make America Great Again! In my opinion it was never not great. Why is half the world trying to come here?

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Community Forum: Who's afraid of Steve Bannon?

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



This week’s writer is Victor Nuovo, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Middlebury College and a senior research fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, England.

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Ways of Seeing: Johanna Nichols, Shared experiences build unity

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Johanna Nichols



“Would you take my picture?” asked the woman ahead of us as my friend and I entered the Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley marina. She wanted one with the city of San Francisco in the background and one with the San Francisco Bay. As my friend snapped the photo, she said to her family in Iran, “Come to America — I love my country!”

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Letters to the Editor: Nordic trails well maintained

Posted on March 8, 2017 |
By Bill McKibben



After temperatures that smashed all records for several days, and then a downpour of rain on a recent Saturday afternoon and evening, I turned on the webcam for Rikert Nordic Center on that Sunday morning thinking there was no way there could be any skiing left. But I could see the groomers out at work, so I went on over, and to my amazement Mike Hussey’s crew had managed to maintain five kilometers of remarkably good Nordic trails.

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Letter to the editor: Board chair backs Warden for Ferrisburgh town clerk

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Loretta Lawrence



I am supporting Gloria Warden for town clerk. Gloria is completing her third year as Ferrisburgh’s town clerk. Gloria is a seasoned professional with extremely high standards and work ethics. She will always go the “extra mile” to find answers to questions people ask of her.

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Letter to the editor: Engineer, Marine running for Bristol selectboard

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Lance Laliberte



My name is Lance Laliberte and I am running for the three-year term for Bristol selectboard. I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved to East Warren, Vt., when I was nine years old.

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Letter to the editor: Healey has experience, work ethic; voter for Ferrisburgh treasurer

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Loretta Lawrence



I am supporting Deb Healey for town treasurer. I have known Deb for many years. Deb’s business background, past business experiences, along with her business degree, make her a well-qualified, and seasoned professional for the job. She is a team player. She knows what needs to be done and then gets the job done.

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Letter to the editor: Department of Public Service must do better

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Lillian Prior Snow



Last Wednesday night I made the trek to Montpelier to attend a public forum regarding the Addison County gas pipeline. I became involved last summer when I read about the threats of eminent domain on properties in Monkton and Hinesburg. This meeting was a result of a direct action “sit-in” at the Department of Public Service earlier this month. I received an email from 350.org announcing the public forum and decided to go.

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