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Opinion: Single-payer is the right move for Vermont

Posted on August 27, 2014 |
By Peter Sterling



This week’s writer is Peter Sterling, director of Vermont Leads, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about the advantages of implementing a publicly funded, universal access health care system in Vermont.

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Addison's Briggs hopes to enter Addison-3 race

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — Peter Briggs firmly believes that if you see a problem, you should work to become part of the solution.

So when Briggs, 23, noticed a vacant GOP slot in the race for the two Vermont House seats representing Addison-3, the Addison Republican decided to wage a write-in campaign for the Tuesday, Aug. 26, primary in an effort to get onto the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.

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Opinion: Sheldon earns vote of support

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Joanna Colwell



I am delighted to be able to vote for my neighbor Amy Sheldon in the upcoming Democratic primary. I have no doubt that Amy will be a wonderful representative who will work hard to implement single-payer health care in our state, which will save tax dollars and keep more Vermonters healthy.

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Opinion: House hopeful gets high marks

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Joyce Sargent



I’m not one to write letters in support of people running for office, but in this case I’m happy to offer my support to Donna Donahue.

Since moving to Middlebury, Donna has worn many hats over the years and it seems each one sits easily. She has quickly become known around Middlebury for taking on jobs that are difficult. She has led causes for the improvement for the Middlebury area with even-handedness. She studies issues and problems looking for reasonable conclusions.

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Opinion: Ralston supports Nuovo, Donahue in Aug. 26 primary

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Paul Ralston



On the Aug. 26 primary, I will cast votes for two Democratic candidates for the Vermont House to represent Middlebury. I will vote for Betty Nuovo and Donna Donahue.

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Opinion: Donahue a wise choice for House

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Nancy Malcolm



I am writing in support of Donna Donahue for Middlebury representative to Montpelier. I have listened to Donna and I come away with a respect for someone who recognizes that the issues are not simple nor are there simple answers.

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Opinion: Donahue hits right balance for representative

Posted on August 18, 2014 |
By Ken Perine



Donna Donahue deserves your support on Aug. 26 in the Democratic Primary for one of Middlebury’s representatives to the state House of Representatives. Donna will bring a unique balance of business concern with social responsibility. She served eight years on the board of the Better Middlebury Partnership, three of them as president, helping reinvigorate that organization. She will bring that same enthusiasm and passion for our local community to Montpelier.

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Opinion: Candidate would represent all well

Posted on August 14, 2014 |
By Frank Buonincontro



First, a disclosure: Fred Baser is my brother-in-law and has been for over 40 years. I’m happy to support him as he starts his campaign to represent the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Starksboro and Monkton in the Vermont Legislature.

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Eric Davis: Vermont faces a bleak economic forecast

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Eric Davis



Gov. Shumlin has directed agency heads to cut their 2014-2015 budgets by 4 percent to compensate for reduced revenues in the first six months of 2014. The revenue projections and analysis prepared by Tom Kavet, the state government’s long-time economic forecaster, show that all three of Vermont’s major funds are facing serious structural challenges.

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Community Forum: Lawmakers urge Public Service Board to justify issues or reject pipeline

Posted on August 7, 2014 |
By Sen. Claire Ayer et al.



This week’s writers are Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison; Sen. Christopher Bray, D-New Haven; and Rep. Willem Jewett, D. Ripton. This letter was sent to Gov. Shumlin and copied to Chris Recchia, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Public Service, and Susan Hudson of the Vermont Public Service Board.

Gov. Shumlin,

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