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Letter to the editor: S.C. resident recalls Bristol

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Graydon Kingsland



Editor’s note: The letter writer, a 1947 graduate of Bristol High School, sent this message to last spring’s graduates of Mount Abraham Union High School and recently passed it on to us.

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By way of these cards and this letter I wish to express my pleasure, appreciation and extreme thankfulness for having lived in Bristol, Vermont and having attended your school system for the many years that I was a Bristol resident.

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Letter to the editor: History of world exploitation

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Paul Stone



A Response to David Moats’s insightful guest editorial in the Addison Independent on Dec. 27, about the decline of rural America and Vermont.

My response is a response to a friend about her concern about a 15,000 cow dairy farm in Indiana producing milk for Walmart.

Everybody wants everything cheaper. That’s why they go to Walmart. Even I go there.

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Letter to the editor: Ehlers pitches amendment to Vermont Constitution

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By James Ehlers



As you know, 2019 is a constitutional amendment year, with the next not being until 2023. For this reason, I ask, on behalf of a broad constituency of Vermonters, for your consideration of and assistance in amending our Vermont Constitution beginning this coming legislative session.

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Editorial: Bristol's rocky road with Vermont Gas

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When Vermont Gas laid out its plans to extend natural gas service to Middlebury, with offshoots to Vergennes and Bristol, it seemed like the natural order of how things would pan out. The state mandate to Vermont Gas, as a utility with a monopoly on natural gas transmission, is to extend natural gas to as many Vermonters as possible while not sending costs to its customers soaring.

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Letter to the editor: Avoiding school shootings requires all in community

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Kurt Broderson



I am sure there will be many letters written in response to news of our community’s near miss: “Police, school officials avert Middlebury middle school shooting,” Dec. 18, 2018. I want to address one line in the article that might otherwise go unnoticed, in which John Flowers writes that this near tragedy is “a lesson for educators to invite more frank discussion from students about safety issues in and out of school.”

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Letter to the editor: Border wall an ineffective answer to real problems

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



We can be sure that someone has tried to tell Trump that the biggest entry to the U.S. of drugs and aliens will not be closed by a wall since that entry is right through our customs checking. There are too many trucks coming through our borders for customs officials to check more than a small percentage. So they guess which ones to check. Trucks that have drugs well hidden and trucks with humans cramped in hot, airless boxes seeking entry to the U.S.

It would cost a small percentage of his wall to train more customs agents for our borders.

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Letter to the editor: Residents helped Addison Central facilities planning

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Jennifer Nuceder



On behalf of the Addison Central School District (ACSD) Board, thank you to everyone who participated in the Community Dialogue Meetings last month and submitted feedback to the board regarding our Facilities Master Planning process. Along with community feedback, our work will be guided by the ACSD Strategic Plan and our transition to becoming an International Baccalaureate World District, so the Facilities Master Plan will ensure that investments in our buildings support student learning objectives.

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Letter to the editor: Salisbury school aided THT effort

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Lindsay Pontius



Jane Kimble wrote a beautiful letter to the editor praising our Shakespeare It’s Elementary program. She did not however include the students and teachers from Salisbury Community School. They put in a huge amount of effort and support. The Town Hall Theater program included over 90 students from Salisbury, Ripton, Cornwall and Shoreham.

Lindsay Pontius, Ed.D.

Education Director

Town Hall Theater

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Letter to the editor: Draft dodger deserves no respect

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



Looking back, local Selective Service Boards spread the obligation. The 1960s draft seemed democratic and just. The burden was shared, although class introduced an element of inequity.

Along came an eligible lad with millions of dollars in his personal account. He could, as they did in the Civil War, buy his way out. Adjusted for inflation, father Trump made it happen ... a “medical” excuse, while the rest of us, the “others,” dug foxholes and slogged through the leaches and mud. We occupied body bags or considered the odds of shipment home.

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