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Opinion: Pipeline part of larger problem

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Rev. Barnaby Feder



The headline on your guest editorial in Monday’sIndependent criticizing the AARP for failing to “consider all angles” in the controversy over the Vermont Gas pipeline expansion into Addison County was richly ironic. Mr. Lynn’s piece has the same failing he attempts to pin on the AARP.

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Opinion Time to weigh in on NexBridge

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Victoria DeWind



As people may have read in the Addison Independent, the Middlebury selectboard will be meeting Oct. 27 with NexBridge regarding their proposal for developing the town-owned parcel behind the Ilsley Library. This currently serves as a heavily used, primary parking area for the downtown and will see increased use once the new town offices open.

 Public meetings were held earlier this year for input on a Request For Proposals to develop this parcel. To summarize, the resulting RFP has requirements that include:

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Opinion: Fossil-fuel wealth has costs

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Noah Smith



This week’s writer is Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University and a freelance writer for finance and business publications.

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Opinion: Religion has role to play in curbing global warming

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Rev. George Klohck



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Opinion: Demonstration set to protest

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Chip and Jack Mayer



The Vermont fracked gas pipeline is now in a critical stage of regulatory decision-making. AARP has come out against the proposed deal that Gov. Shumlin reached with Vermont Gas to cap the pipeline costs that customers will be required to pay

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Opinion: Smith has shown leadership needed to be governor

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Claire Ayer



I’ve been a friend and legislative colleague of Shap Smith for over 13 years and based on that experience, wholeheartedly support him for governor of Vermont I’d like you to know why.

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Opinion: Polar bear sighting in New Jersey convinces skeptic

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Tom Lewis



For about 17 years I resided in Middlebury but now live in Whiting, N.J., which is in the central part of the state, in Ocean County, near the Atlantic coast.

Our recent ferocious storms compel me to say that while I hate to admit it, Al Gore was right: We definitely are undergoing global warming and our storms are without doubt fierce in intensity and very damaging to our environment. Icebergs are melting, forcing adverse tidal conditions, which concern us all.

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Opinion: Going with the flow, fast or slow, the safest on roads

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Laurel Casey



It’s called the “Solomon Curve” or “Crash Risk Curve” — and the deal is this: If you are not going with the flow of traffic you are more likely to cause an accident. That includes driving too slowly, especially on a road like 22A.

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Opinion: Corporations ruining Vermont environment for profit

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Fred Person



Out of country energy corporations are using our tax dollars to push their version of energy solutions into the small communities of Vermont for profit. The communities that are besieged by these threads of economic profiting which blind those who are participating with great ideals.

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Opinion: No-till farming not seen as solution

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By James H. Maroney Jr.



The conventional agricultural paradigm, introduced after World War II, replaced ages-old, costly farm protocols for weed control, soil fertility and labor, with cheap toxic chemicals. The new protocol achieves its “efficiencies” by externalizing those toxins into the environment, not by accident, but by design.

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