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Opinion: City needs relief from truck traffic

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By William Benton



I would like to clarify some points made in this paper relative to the VT Route 22A/VT Route 17 Northerly Alternative Truck Route.

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Legislative Review: Budget, solar siting part of 2016 agenda

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Rep. Fred Baser R-Bristol



By Rep. Fred Baser, R-Bristol

The legislative session is upon us. What are some of the major topics for 2016? Dealing with the state’s fiscal problems, possible revisions to Act 46, last year’s major education bill, adding solar siting criteria that adds a dose of local control, marijuana legalization and mandatory sick days for most Vermont workers.

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Community Forum: Rail project's impacts will be felt

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Donna Donahue



This week’s writer is Donna Donahue, writing on behalf of the Middlebury Local Project Management Team, which also includes Dean George, Ken Perine and Nick Artim.

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Opinion: National media fails to to adequately cover Sanders

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Judy and Michael Olinick



The U.S. “mainstream media” — all the major networks including NPR, PBS and most egregiously The New York Times — have abandoned responsible journalism for cheap entertainment and sensationalism in presidential campaign coverage.

Every vulgar, ignorant gambit by the top Republican contenders gets hours of airtime and yards of paper and electronic “print.” A serious discussion of the issues, the enormous problems facing the country and how to deal with them, can scarcely be found.

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Opinion: Residents criticize truck traffic plan

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Jeffrey A. Nelson and Paul Mahan



Editor’s note: The following was written as an open letter to Vermont Agency of Transportation Director Christopher Cole. The writers live on VT 17 East.

We are writing in regard to the attached article titled “New idea pitched to cut city truck traffic” that was published in the Dec. 24, 2015, edition of the Addison Independent.

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Opinion: Paid sick leave should be the law

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Ron Williamson



I am writing to express my support for the Healthy Workplaces Bill, H.187. Vermont workers need a minimum standard of paid sick leave to be able to take care of their health, and the health of their family. Everyone gets sick once in awhile. When you can’t work and have to lose hours, it is nice not to lose pay also.

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Opinion: CSA offers an affordable renewable energy option

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Bruce and Mona Baldwin



About a year ago my wife watched a newscast on WPTZ where they ran a piece on heat pumps. Spurred by environmental and financial reasons, we were looking for a way to decrease the amount of oil we used to heat our home, so we decided to get two heat pumps for our house.

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Opinion: For the Sake of Peace

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Elissa Cobb



For the sake of peace…

May prejudice dissolve into fine burgundy wine,

Making us drunk, instead, on respectfulness.

 

May the coarse pollen of aggression be collected on the legs of bees,

Delivered softly onto the hearts of spring’s potential blooms,

And transformed into vast fields of wild flowers.

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Opinion: County-wide Christmas lights were outstanding this year

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Kellie Meyer



I was really impressed with all of the beautiful Christmaslight displays around the county this year. There were so many creative displays and colorful decorations in every town. Many people I know drove/walked around more than once this season to look at the lights.

Thedecorations in Vergennes looked especially gorgeous this year, and there were really fantastic displays near Lake Dunmore and on Lovers Lane in Bridport. I really enjoyed them all.

Kellie Meyer

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Opinion: Haiku for 2016

Posted on January 4, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Frank



Saints, Sages, Gurus,

Divine Spirit we need you;

Bring your light anew!

 

 

Elizabeth Frank

Orwell

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