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Opinion: Fossil-fuel wealth has costs

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Noah Smith



This week’s writer is Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University and a freelance writer for finance and business publications.

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Opinion: Religion has role to play in curbing global warming

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Rev. George Klohck



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Opinion: Demonstration set to protest

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Chip and Jack Mayer



The Vermont fracked gas pipeline is now in a critical stage of regulatory decision-making. AARP has come out against the proposed deal that Gov. Shumlin reached with Vermont Gas to cap the pipeline costs that customers will be required to pay

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Editorial: Doomed to repeat mistakes?

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Chalk up the muscular tone on the campaign trail concerning foreign policy to two factors: it’s campaign season and candidates don’t want to appear weak in the face of Russian aggression and, two, too many have forgotten the nation’s recent history or never learned it well.

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Opinion: Smith has shown leadership needed to be governor

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Claire Ayer



I’ve been a friend and legislative colleague of Shap Smith for over 13 years and based on that experience, wholeheartedly support him for governor of Vermont I’d like you to know why.

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Opinion: Polar bear sighting in New Jersey convinces skeptic

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Tom Lewis



For about 17 years I resided in Middlebury but now live in Whiting, N.J., which is in the central part of the state, in Ocean County, near the Atlantic coast.

Our recent ferocious storms compel me to say that while I hate to admit it, Al Gore was right: We definitely are undergoing global warming and our storms are without doubt fierce in intensity and very damaging to our environment. Icebergs are melting, forcing adverse tidal conditions, which concern us all.

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Opinion: Going with the flow, fast or slow, the safest on roads

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Laurel Casey



It’s called the “Solomon Curve” or “Crash Risk Curve” — and the deal is this: If you are not going with the flow of traffic you are more likely to cause an accident. That includes driving too slowly, especially on a road like 22A.

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Opinion: Corporations ruining Vermont environment for profit

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Fred Person



Out of country energy corporations are using our tax dollars to push their version of energy solutions into the small communities of Vermont for profit. The communities that are besieged by these threads of economic profiting which blind those who are participating with great ideals.

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Opinion: No-till farming not seen as solution

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By James H. Maroney Jr.



The conventional agricultural paradigm, introduced after World War II, replaced ages-old, costly farm protocols for weed control, soil fertility and labor, with cheap toxic chemicals. The new protocol achieves its “efficiencies” by externalizing those toxins into the environment, not by accident, but by design.

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Victor Nuovo: Justice and happiness

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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