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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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Opinion: Baser a problem-solver and community treasure

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Tom Wells



Fred Baser is a community treasure. Through his service to the Bristol community and our county at large … in governmental positions, and with various nonprofits, as well as his professional experience, he has honed his skills and shown his deep commitment to making things better.

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Opinion: Fisher, Sharpe wise in backing single-payer system

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By John Jefferies



We hear a lot lately about problems with the new state health plan. Certainly, the rollout was fraught with problems, and people became confused with all the options, and with the process for obtaining promised state aid. Complex change rarely comes easily.

I’d like to make two points; one generally, and the other specific to my family.

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Opinion: Spencer good choice in Addison-3

Posted on October 24, 2014 |
By Paulette Bogan



To Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham voters: John Spencer is a lifelong Addison County resident who was a small business owner for 25 years and worked in dairy development for 20 years.

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