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Letter to the editor: Get rid of Trump at the ballot box

Posted on June 3, 2019 |
By Anders Holm



As the old saying goes, “If it feels good don’t do it” should ring true as impeachment is considered., Every logical argument suggests that this is the correct path forward however there is nothing logical about Washington. Trump was elected by mob mentality, not merit. Impeachment, successful or not, will stir up the mob in an unprecedented fashion and will lead to disastrous results.

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Letter to the editor: Economic surge is temporary

Posted on June 3, 2019 |
By Dana Bingham Severson



Things said in a dream to two officials of the Trump administration:

“I like an economy that runs well until the ship goes down and then a miracle might save us.”

(“Donald” is the ship going down, and will a miracle save us?) Vanity of vanities.

Dana Bingham Severson

Middlebury

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Legislative Review: Sen. Bray cites progress on energy, environment

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Sen. Christopher Bray



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Like many Vermonters, I am dissatisfied with the political maneuvering at the end of this legislative session that led to adjournment without any progress on family medical leave and minimum wage. I have already reached out to colleagues to ensure we fix the underlying issues for next session.

Meanwhile, in the area of my own work and responsibilities, Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, which I chair, there is a lot to celebrate.

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Ways of Seeing by Laurie Cox: Bigger doesn't always mean better

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Laurie Cox



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If you have ever climbed one of our local peaks or ridges, you surely felt exhilarated as you looked out upon our world. There stretch the lakes, wooded valleys with fields and orchards, winding roads and rivers. There nestle small towns with iconic steeples, houses of mixed age and architecture, almost pages from Vermont Life magazine. It is all real, and from on high you can see it in its entirety.

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Greg Dennis: On climate, bringing butter to a knife fight

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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If you want to know why the Vermont Legislature did such a miserable job of addressing climate change this year, look no further than the leadership.

House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, D-South Hero, said climate change was not even among the top five priorities for her Democratic caucus.

Senate leader Tim Ashe, D/P-Burlington, responded to a delegation of over 300 climate activists who marched to the Statehouse, by offering a figurative a slap in the face: He immediately opposed a small increase in the heating oil tax to pay for more weatherization of Vermont homes.

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Eric Davis: Lawmakers fail on minimum wage

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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The story of this year’s legislative session was written last Friday afternoon in Montpelier. Unable to come up with a veto-proof majority that could pass minimum wage and family leave bills through both the House and the Senate and then override Gov. Scott’s expected vetoes, House leadership decided to end the session and adjourn until January. With the House gone home, senators who wanted to keep negotiating had nowhere to turn for a partner.

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Victor Nuovo: Founding sisters

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 20th in a series of essays on the American political tradition.

The founders of this nation were men. However, if social practices had permitted, as they now do, there was no lack of women, of high intelligence, broad learning, and noble character, who could have filled the role of founder as well an any man, perhaps better, and there is reason to believe that some of them did so indirectly. Their contribution must not go unnoticed.

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Lessons in listening: An opportunity for transition

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Letter to the editor: Announcer adds joy to college sports

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Christopher J Hamilton



Kudos to Karl Lindholm on an excellent piece about Bruce Bosley (Addison Independent, May 23). As someone who watches hundreds of live streaming college sports events annually, I appreciate Mr. Bosley greatly.

So many college broadcasts are done by uninformed amateurs, rank homers and out of control students that listening to the even and objective words of Bruce Bosley is a joy. Every time.

He is a treasure.

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Letter to the editor: Wildlife group highly effective

Posted on May 30, 2019 |
By Susan Burns



I am writing in hopes of drawing awareness to a most caring, effective and committed group, Protect Our Wildlife Vermont, which seeks to offer better protections for Vermont’s wildlife. To mention everything POW accomplishes in service to wildlife would require volumes, so listed below is just a sampling:

•  Serves as Vermont’s only wildlife watchdog group.

•  Monitors legislation and rule-making specific to wildlife and notifies the public.

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