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Community Forum: VTrans to work with town on railroad bridges

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Chris Cole



Replacing the aging bridges on Main Street and Merchants Row coupled with the reconstruction of the rail bed nestled in the vibrant and historic Middlebury village makes for a challenging public works endeavor. This project will cause temporary impacts to downtown; the selectboard and VTrans have been and continue to examine opportunities to design and construct this project in a manner that will complete the work with the least possible impact to residents and businesses.

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Opinion: Sick leave would help part-timers save

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Wendi Bedard



The Healthy Workplace Bill, H.187, will have a positive impact on the health ofour community. The bill will provide paid sick days for thousands of Vermont workers. As an individual who currently doesn’t earn any paid sick days, I am a strong supporter of the bill. I ask my senators to vote in favor of the bill in the upcoming legislative session.

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Community Forum: Porter Medical Center faces challenges

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Lynn Boggs



It is hard to believe that six months have gone by since I joined the leadership team and board of Porter Medical Center as the new president and CEO.

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Opinion: Ripton service wonderful for all

Posted on January 11, 2016 |
By Nola Kevra



I send my heartfelt gratitude to all those who gathered at the Ripton Church on Christmas eve for the Christmas Eve service.

Having all of you there made for a very wonderful evening of community joy and peace. Thank you.

As we all joined in closing the evening with “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” I was overcome with the realization that we can do it — if we work with one another. We can have that sacred idea — which we call Peace — become a reality.

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Clippings: Resolution for 2016: Say 'hell yes'

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



At six in the morning on New Year’s Day, the vomit was everywhere — stretching from the living room, down the hall and into the dining room, soaked deep into the carpets. Exhausted and overwhelmed, my hands shook, my head reeled and my stomach curled into something small, sour and tightly wound.

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Eric Davis: Pot legalization has consequences

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



The Vermont Legislature is considering legalizing marijuana for personal recreational use. As part of this process, legislators should study data from Colorado about driving under the influence of marijuana and motor vehicle accidents.

In November 2012, Colorado voters approved a referendum that legalized marijuana for recreational purposes for anyone aged 21 and older. Colorado established licensed marijuana retail stores, regulated cultivation operations, and permitted the manufacture and sale of marijuana edibles such as chocolate bars.

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Opinion: School appeals for Act 46 relief

Posted on January 7, 2016 |
By Kristin Blanchette



Editor’s note: This letter was sent to House Speaker Shap Smith and Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell.

At our Nov. 17, 2015, meeting, the Monkton Central School Board voted unanimously for me to send this request to you, asking that the Vermont House and Senate rescind the Allowable Growth provisions (section 37) of Act 46. We would like you to consider our request, and we outline our concerns below.

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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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