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Editorial: Endorsements — Welch for Congress, Keeler for Sheriff

Posted on November 3, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the race for Vermont’s lone congressman, incumbent Democrat Rep. Peter Welch is our overwhelming choice, and he should be Vermont’s clear favorite as well.

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Candidates make their final rounds before Tuesday election

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Voter turnout for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election in Addison County is likely to depend a great deal on where you live.

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Editorial: The Independent endorses candidates

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



When voters go to the polls next Tuesday, Nov. 4, the role they should assume is that of the boss making new hires. The voters’ job is to sort through the various applications, review their records and accomplishments, and hire the best candidates for their respective positions. This is not a popularity contest, but rather a nuts-and-bolts analysis of which candidate will best serve in the elected position.

With that in mind, we offer the following endorsements and comments on the upcoming election:

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Eric Davis: Election a referendum on Shumlin, Democrats

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



Here are some things to look for as Vermont election results are reported next Tuesday night.

Turnout. Off-year turnout in Vermont typically runs between 55 and 60 percent of the registered voters. This year’s turnout is likely to be between 45 and 50 percent, about 10 percent lower than normal.

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Opinion: McEathron, Nuovo best choices

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Nick Artim



During recent years Middlebury has been fortunate to have two very dedicated representatives in the Vermont Statehouse: Paul Ralston and Betty Nuovo. Ideally I would like to have them both continue but I understand the demands of running a business and why Paul has subsequently chosen not to seek reelection. Fortunately we have the opportunity to return Betty as one of our representatives and she certainly has earned the right to reelection.

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Scott Milne offers himself as GOP alternative for governor

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — As the CEO of Milne Travel, Republican Scott Milne has sent many people to exotic locations throughout the world.

The North Pomfret Republican is now hoping to book a destination of his own, and it’s very exotic: Montpelier, where he hopes to serve as Vermont’s governor. He faces two-term incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin, a Putney Democrat.

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Opinion: It's time for a change in Montpelier

Posted on October 17, 2014 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



When you are going to the polls this fall it would be well to consider that, unless there is a significant change in our state government, the same people that have already spent over $70 million on a dysfunctional health care exchange system will be planning and implementing the single-payer health plan for Vermont.

These are also the same crowd that siphoned $21 million from the GMP-CVPS merger. The $21 million that was supposed to be returned to the CVPS customers.

It’s time for a change.

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Opinion: Nuovo, Sheldon would make great legislative team

Posted on October 8, 2014 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



There are many reasons to support Betty Nuovo and Amy Sheldon in the coming election for state representative from Middlebury. One reason is that both Nuovo and Sheldon have already demonstrated their commitment to the town of Middlebury through their many constructive contributions over the last two decades.

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County Chamber to host Oct. 7 candidates' forum

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, focusing on Addison County’s contested races for the Vermont House of Representatives. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ilsley Library Community Room in Middlebury. Paul Ralston, owner of Vermont Coffee Company and outgoing Vermont state representative, will moderate the event.

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Debate for Middlebury House candidates set for Sept. 23

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — Candidates running for the two Addison-I seats, the Vermont House district that represents Middlebury, have been invited to take part in a forum on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. and run to about 8:30 p.m., allowing time for the audience to ask questions of the candidates and time to visit with the candidates after the forum.

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