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Opinion: Legislature must continue toward single-payer goal

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Suzanne Boyle



My name is Suzanne Boyle. I am retired now and have Medicare plus a Supplemental Health Insurance Plan — USAA, a nonprofit healthcare plan. However, it wasn’t always this simple.

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Opinion: Send Fisher back to the Legislature

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
By Donna Bailey



I have known and worked closely with Mike Fisher for a number of years. He has my vote because he is hardworking, trustworthy and has the best Vermont values.

There are candidates out there who believe that the way to get elected is to promote fear and attack the integrity of their opponents. This is not the Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton or Starksboro way of gaining support.

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Opinion: Fisher deserves our vote Nov. 4

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
By Robert Bernstein



We live in a comfortable, friendly and very interesting place and, this November, we are fortunate in having four competent candidates compete for two seats to represent our district in the Vermont House of Representatives.

I plan on voting for Mike Fisher for one of these seats, to continue in helping him in his strong work of helping us govern ourselves, and hope you, too, will consider voting to return him to this important work.

Robert Bernstein

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Opinion: Amy Sheldon a wise choice

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
By Gerry Gossens



I am very proud to endorse Amy Sheldon for election to the state Legislature. I have urged Amy for years to run for office and I am delighted that she is taking the plunge. Montpelier sorely needs good people like Amy. Few can match Amy’s breadth of experience, her intelligence, her knowledge of the issues or her ability to get things done.

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Opinion: Orwell's Eastman has the right stuff

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
By Maryann Mullins



I am writing this letter to recommend the election of Alyson Eastman of Orwell running to represent Vermonters. Alyson has been involved in town issues for many years. She served on the Orwell School board. She understands the methods and means to develop a small business, having operated a bookkeeping payroll business, even extending to immigration services, and negotiating contracts.

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Opinion: Lanpher deserves to be re-elected

Posted on October 29, 2014 |
By Lorraine Franklin



Rep. Diane Lanpher deserves to be reelected to represent us in Montpelier. She has proven that not only does she listen to our concerns in our community, she acts on them.

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Opinion: Enhance education at Mt. Abe by backing renovation bond

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Louis duPont



The tax dollars we shell out every year — federal, state and local — underwrite a wide array of services. We pay for parks and highways, Social Security for our elders and disability for those unable to work. We pay for the courts and prisons, for border patrol and for the most powerful military in the world.

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Opinion: Experience counts when representing constituents

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Peg Martin



I firmly believe our Middlebury community is unique. We are a proud blend of business, culture, environmental concern and a wonderful willingness to make our community work for everybody. No, we do not all agree all the time and that is fine — as members of our community we will find a way.

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Opinion: New methane-related technology could be an asset

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Alpine Bingham



Recent developments in renewable energy have come to my immediate vicinity, both solar and bio-methane. A look at these two forms, one producing energy only during daylight hours and the other continuous energy 24 hours, yielded for me the following insight: If solar energy, which can only be stored by expensive batteries could be supplemented more directly by methane physically stored to be used to power a generator during morning and evening “peak” hours, the two could combine to greatest effect.

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Opinion: Candidate not living up to 'Vermont values' slogan

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Peter Ryersbach



Valerie Mullin’s political lawn signs tout Vermont values. I question what Vermont values she embraces.

I was at the jamboree for Addison County children’s soccer at Mount Abe. This is an event to raise money for children’s sports programs and to support the hundreds of Addison County children playing soccer that day.

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