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Letter to the editor: Time to get rid of assault weapons

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



As a citizen of Bristol in Addison County, I sent this letter to my Vermont representatives. I’m sick and tired, like many of you are, of no one doing anything about this or being too timid to speak out. Someone has to.

Dear......,

I’m contacting you because you represent the district I live in.

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Letter to the editor: Proposed $7.6M bond would upgrade all four schools

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Tom Borchert



To the voters of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham,

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Letter to the editor: Baker is a dedicated, knowledgeable problem-solver

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Dean George



As Town Meeting approaches and we consider the budgets, projects, and assorted elections in our community, I hope you will join me in supporting Gary Baker with one of your votes for the Middlebury Selectboard.

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Letter to the editor: Time for Bristol-area voters to support Mt. Abe bond

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Louis duPont



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Letter to the editor: Latest Mt. Abe renovation plan still unaffordable

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Geoff Davis



The March 6 vote on the revised $29.5 million Mount Abraham Union High School renovation bond brings to mind the quote often attributed to Albert Einstein, who may or may not have said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

And indeed, here we go again with yet another round of the same Mt. Abe remodeling madness and another largely identical bond issue just as objectionable as those before and for the same familiar reasons.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy endorses local candidates

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Ruth Hardy



This year Middlebury voters will fill two seats on our town’s selectboard. I am supporting Lindsey Fuentes-George, an East Middlebury social services professional and mother, who will bring an open-mind and fresh perspective to her work on the board.

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Letter to the editor: McVeigh deserves library position

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Lisa Mitchell



The March 6 election for Ilsley Library Trustee is hotly contested, and I’m writing to urge voters to please consider Joe McVeigh.

I served with Joe on the Bridge School board and found him to be highly engaged, fiscally responsible, and dedicated to upholding the school’s mission and vision. Joe has also served on the boards of the Middlebury Community Players, St. Stephen’s Church and a worldwide association of English language teachers.

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Letter to the editor: Nation needs sensible gun control

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Jack Mayer



In the 1980s when the threat of nuclear war caused great anxiety about our children’s safety, even survival, I remember a cartoon that is applicable to our epidemic of school shootings.

Panel 1: A father asking his child, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Panel 2: Child responding, “Alive — if it’s not too much trouble.”

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Letter to the editor: Teachers to add to job description?

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



To make schools safe: send teachers and staff to ten weeks of Basic Training, since taking down a military assault requires a military response. Basic Training, however, is only basic. Also required are Advanced Training and some practical experience. That would take at least a year, rotating through actual combat operations. We have several available from which to choose.

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Letter to the editor: Baker should return to selectboard

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Donna Donahue



I am writing to support Gary Baker’s candidacy for Middlebury selectboard. I previously served with Gary on the selectboard and have served on committees with him. He is one of the few individuals I have known in politics who comes to the table open minded, listening and digesting information before making a decision. We have not always agreed on issues, but I have great respect for Gary’s integrity and work ethic. He does not operate from a personal agenda but always puts Middlebury first.

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