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Letters to the Editor: Second Amendment being misread

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



Years ago we heard that both parts are of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution are related.

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

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Letters to the Editor: Photos without identification criticized, and explained

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Melody Daigle



While checking out the Oct. 9 issue of the Addison Independent, I noticed the photos accompanying an article describing folklorist Gregory Sharrow’s upcoming talk about immigrant artists in Vermont.

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Politically Thinking, Eric L. Davis: Trump approach could help Democrats

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Prior to last year’s election, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and White House strategist, was quoted as saying “I am a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

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Ways of Seeing, Mary E. Mendoza: Encounters with race, class, privilege

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Mary E. Mendoza



Very recently, I attended a fancy dinner with wealthy white people who give money for a particular cause. I was there as an academic who specializes in the history of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Community Forum, Tina Scharf: Lincoln winning battle against invasives

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Tina Scharf



This week’s Community Forum is by Tina Scharf, chair of the Lincoln Conservation Commission.

 On Saturday, June 17, the Lincoln Conservation Commission gathered nearly thirty people in the center of Lincoln. Our mission? To remove two exotic invasive species from the town’s roadsides: poison parsnip and wild chervil.

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Community Forum, T. J. Donovan: Vermont focusing on cyber security

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By TJ Donovan



The Equifax data breach is the largest data breach in our nation’s history. With 143 million Americans and 240,000 Vermonters at risk, I heard from many friends, neighbors and constituents asking the question, “What should I do? How can I protect my family?” The data breach left my family and me asking the same questions.

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Letters to the Editor: Campaign finance reform needed to make real change

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Walter Carpenter



I thank Angelo Lynn, editor of the Addison Independent for his editorial of Oct. 5, 2017, “Fed up with lax gun laws? There is only one remedy…” There is only one remedy and, as Mr. Lynn correctly stated in his editorial, it is not our insipid Congress lining “up for NRA money and its political support at the next election.”

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Guest Editorial: No-strike law a better way

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Sen. Joe Benning



This week’s editorial is by Caledonia District Republican State Senator Joe Benning.

In the 1980’s then State Senator Jeb Spaulding introduced and pushed hard for an alternative contract resolution process to avoid the need for teacher strikes or school board contract imposition.

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Living with Dying: Green burial questions?

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Editor’s note: This column is provided by the End of Life Care Partnership that has been operating here in Addison County for eight years. Its mission is “to create a framework for our organizations to collaborate on our common goal of providing education about dying, death and options for care.”

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Community Forum, Dr. Fred Kniffin: The all payer model — Vermont's most confusing and best kept secret

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Dr. Fred Kniffin



This week’s Community Forum is by Dr. Fred Kniffin, President/CEO UVM Health Network—Porter Medical Center.

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