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Opinion: Scheu touted for Addison-1 seat

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Marnie Wood



I encourage all registered voters to exercise your right of choice by voting in the upcoming Primary Election. My vote for state representative from Middlebury will go to Robin Scheu.

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Opinion: Bridges traffic could be limited

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By George Jaeger



The Addison Independent’s lead story on July 28, “Another delay for rail bridges project,” quoted selectman Nick Artim to the effect that another delay would not merely be inconvenient but “raise more concerns about the stability of the two downtown bridges that are deteriorating at a rapid rate.” The article goes on to say that “town officials have been concerned about catastrophic failure of the bridges, or an inspection that could force their closure.”

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Opinion: DCF official's killing recalled

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Andrea Grimm



Aug. 7, 2015, is a day that will live forever in the hearts and minds of all who work for the Department for Children and Families. That is the day Barre social worker Lara Sobel was killed at work, and it is a day we will never forget.

Since that time, the Middlebury Family Services office has faced its own challenges. We’ve been on the receiving end of numerous threats against our workers while they work to ensure children and youth in Addison County are safe and their families are supported.

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Opinion: Scheu sees both the big picture and the small details

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Mel and Pat Chase



Robin Scheu is our choice for state representative from Middlebury. Her broad experience in community, education, environment and the economy along with the ability to work with folks from all areas of our state make her a valuable asset.

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Opinion: Vote Ram for lieutenant gov; she will listen to all sides

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Matt Birong



I’m writing you today in support of Kesha Ram for lieutenant governor. We live in complicated times. Our leaders must be true to their ideals and have the courage to stand behind them, but we also need leaders with the courage to compromise. We need leaders who understand that the best way to lead is to escape the trap of Democrat vs. Republican, Capitalism vs. Socialism, Liberal vs. Conservative.

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Opinion: Scheu has experience to be Middlebury's state rep

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Dale



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Opinion: Republicans should repudiate Trump on election day

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Donald J. Trump is the Frankenstein Monster that the Republican Party has created. How? He and all those who extol his virtues are the product of years and years of misinformation, bigotry, misogyny, racism and outright lies that they and the hate mongering on Fox News and other right-wing talking heads have been spewing out over the airwaves for 20 years. Is it any wonder someone like him would come along and tap into all those simple minds! The only thing that brings me joy about the “Repugnantan” party is to see it self-destruct.

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Opinion: Minter and Ram are best choices on the Aug. 9 ballot

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Fran and Spence Putnam



We encourage our neighbors to join us in supporting Sue Minter for governor and Kesha Ram for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

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Opinion: Stein supported for president

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Alice Eckles



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Opinion: Zuckerman strong on the environment, health care

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



David Zuckerman deserves our strong support in the race for lieutenant governor. He has been a strong advocate on environmental issues, health care for all, economic justice and criminal justice reform. As a working farmer, he also appreciates the distinct needs of our rural economy. He has served as a state representative and then a state senator for a total of eighteen years.

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