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Letter to the editor: Motorcyclists, bicycle riders safest with extra lights

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Bob Donnis



I agree with Dr. Patrick Stine (Addison Independent 10/27 editorial: “Battery-powered strobe lights could save a life”). I’d like to thank all motorcycle drivers for having their lights on day and night, even though the law only requires they be on at night. As a driver, I appreciate that I can more easily see and avoid you.

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Letter to the editor: As Bristol parent and taxpayer, Reen says yes to Act 46

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Patrick Reen



The voters in the five towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro have an incredible opportunity on Nov. 8. We have the opportunity to vote yes on Act 46 to support a new design for governing our schools. This new design promises to increase our focus on teaching and learning, strengthen school-family-community partnerships and also happens to save taxpayers money.

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Clippings: Trip abroad puts age in perspective

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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My brother-in-law Steve and I love to joke about how “old” we’re getting. He’ll ask me what it was like to witness the Boston Tea Party, and if I ever forget where I put my musket. I’ll ask him how he was able correspond with friends prior to the Pony Express, and whether he still gets cost-of-living bumps in his Civil War veteran’s pension.

In reality, we are both just a little north of 50. So while we both receive mail from AARP, we can hardly lay claim to being truly grizzled or wise.

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Eric Davis: Key factors affect race for governor

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Two public polls of the Vermont electorate have been released in the past two weeks. One, conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute for Vermont Public Radio, showed the governor’s race essentially tied, with Republican Phil Scott at 39 percent and Democrat Sue Minter at 38 percent. The second, conducted by Braun Research of Princeton, N.J., for WCAX-TV, showed Scott leading by 47 percent to 40 percent, just outside the margin of error.

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Letter to the editor: Candidate's past misrepresented

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Monique Thurston



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Letter to the editor: Crosswalks college are risky

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Steve and Sheila Huestis



We are writing this in support of Dr. Patrick Stine’s letter (of Oct. 27) regarding strobe lights and unsafe crosswalks. College Street from the rotary to the last crosswalk west of the college buildings is an extremely unsafe area in the dark or rainy hours and if the sun is rising or setting low in the horizon.

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Letter to the editor: Charboneau offers 'steadfast committment' to issues

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Frank Nicosia



It is with enthusiasm that I endorse Jill Charbonneau for the Vermont House in Addison 1. I have known Jill for many years, and have always appreciated her steadfast commitment to the most important issues that we face. She has been a consistent advocate for single payer health care for many years, and she supports the current efforts to begin with universal publicly-funded primary care for all Vermonters.

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Letter to the editor: Democrats have failed to fix health care, finances

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Bill Scott



There’s an elephant in the room! Let’s talk about it…the Democrats have had their opportunity to represent the best interests of Addison County for the last six years. During that time of one-party domination, state spending has grown by $779 million, property taxes have increased by $137.4 million, we have a catastrophically failed health care system, and the 2017 budget calls for $48 million dollars in new taxes and fees.

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Letter to the editor: Sheriff backs candidate for position of high bailiff

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Donald M. Keeler Jr.



The candidate with the most experience for the position of High Bailiff is incumbent Charles S. Clark, Jr. Charlie has been an Addison County Deputy Sheriff for 33 years. For 28 of those years he has been in a leadership role serving as Chief Deputy under deceased Sheriff Jim Coons and myself. Charlie holds the rank of Captain and currently has all the powers of the Sheriff including signing checks in my absence. He is a trusted employee of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department and the State of Vermont.

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Letter to the editor: Rep. Sheldon has compiled ‘stellar legislative record’

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By RJ Adler



I am pleased to be casting my vote for House candidate Rep. Amy Sheldon, and hope you will join me. Rep. Sheldon has a stellar legislative record, including a 100 percent environmental voting record in Vermont Conservation Voters’ 2016 Environmental Scorecard.

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