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Letter to the editor: Democrats gut utility regulations; harm rural towns

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Fred Person



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Letter to the editor: Bruhl understands 'complexities' of farming, economy

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Ben and Theresa Gleason



If wish I lived in Middlebury just so I could vote for Robin Scheu for state rep. What I can most speak to about Robin is her collaborative and kind leadership style, which will serve our state well.

Robin and I have attended the same church for many years, where I have seen her calm and thoughtful leadership up close. She is articulate, smart, compassionate. The list of public and non-profit organizations for which she has provided effective leadership is truly impressive. She knows how to listen and respect all points of view.

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Letter to the editor: Lanpher works 'across the aisle;' Langrock backed

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Arabella Holzapfel



There’s a reason Diane Lanpher has been re-elected three times: She gets things done for her constituents. As a novice legislator in her first term, she worked across the aisle and across state lines with New York legislators to get the Champlain Bridge rebuilt — a vital artery of transportation and commerce in our district. She continues to advocate for us on important issues, for example co-sponsoring a bill requiring public notice of wastewater discharges, which has particular pertinence in Vergennes. Her service to our district has earned my vote again.

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Letter to the editor: The sky's falling, crises everywhere

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Robert Swenson



Governor’s Race 2016 Vanishing Vermont, The Final Crisis. Everything in Vermont from the Green Mountain ridge lines to real estate, to irreplaceable natural, cultural, moral and economic resources are now uncontrollably for sale including for and by out of state and now increasingly foreign corporations. This is an issue of extreme urgency.

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Letter to the editor: Stealing signs hurts free speech

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Robert Cota



We the below undersigned are disappointed that the lawn signs in support of Valerie Mullin are stolen from lawns in front of the homes of those who hope she will be elected to the Vermont House of Representatives.

When a family puts up a lawn sign, they are exercising their right of political free speech, a constitutionally protected freedom, a freedom envied throughout the world by people who do not enjoy the opportunity to vote in open and free elections.

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Letter to the editor: Charbonneau brings conviction and caring to progressive causes

Posted on October 31, 2016 |
By Sharon Grindon



Those of us who were lucky enough to have Jill Charbonneau as a mail carrier know her as an extraordinary person whose concern for people is readily apparent. As State House Representative, she would bring that caring to support progressive causes like a livable minimum wage, health care access for all and environmental responsibility.

Jill combines statewide experience in the labor movement with conviction and caring for working Vermonters. I urge you to vote for Jill Charbonneau for state representative from Middlebury.

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Clippings: What makes a big night in Middlebury?

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By John McCright



Here’s how you know that you’re not a member of the Eastern Elite, only an observer.

The vice president of the United States simply passed through town last Thursday, and I, like a lot of people, felt a tingle of excitement. Little Middlebury was buzzing like Mayberry.

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Jessie Raymond: October: Folks, we have a winner!

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



An open letter to Vermont’s Best Month of the Year Award Committee:

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to nominate October for Best Month.

I know I should defend my birth month instead: “March is great. There’s nothing as uplifting as a heavy, wet snowstorm just when it seemed like spring was coming. And all that mud! When I wake up on a blustery March day, it feels good just to be alive.” But I just can’t.

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Letter to the editor: Ask hard questions at upcoming rail bridge forum

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Brian Carpenter



In response to George Dorsey’s letter to the editor (Addison Independent, Oct. 20), I want to commend the efforts of Mr. Dorsey and our many citizens who are working to safeguard Middlebury during the upcoming rail and bridge project.

The Main Street and Merchants Row bridges need to be replaced. We can all agree on that. We can probably also agree that the safety of the downtown rail corridor needs to be addressed. How and when is the issue.

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Letter to the editor: Bridge toll could support bypass

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Kathleen and David Pratt



The truck “problem” in Vergennes has a simple solution. Put a truck toll on the Lake Champlain Bridge, and use the money to build a bypass.

Kathleen and David Pratt

Vergennes

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