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Letter to the editor: SCOTUS hearing shows need for rebirth of civic duty

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



No one of sound mind who watched the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee can deny that everything she said was credible. Her very manner and way of speaking showed her to be a truthful person, a shy academic most comfortable in a scientific laboratory or a study or a library; and in quiet conversation with colleagues, friends and family — a decent, gentle person. Someone I would be happy to know and count as a friend. She spoke the truth.

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Letter to the editor: Crowded county Senate field, coverage draw praise

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Steve Terry



Voters in Addison County owe thanks to the six candidates who have stood up to represent us in the Vermont State Senate. It is unusual to have such interest in public service, which is vital for Democracy.

We also owe the Addison Independent a tip of the hat for its important decision to give the six candidates an opportunity to spell out their views clearly and succinctly between now and Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Letter to the editor: Gov. Jim Douglas: Don Turner a 'true public servant'

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Gov. Jim Douglas



As a former state representative, secretary of state, state treasurer and governor, I’ve worked with many elected officials in Vermont. High among them is Rep. Don Turner — a true public servant by any standard.

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Letter to the editor: Time for our candidates to better reflect our population

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Dan Browdy



We need more women in politics — today!

I am the proud father of two teenage girls — emerging into a very messy world.

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Letter to the editor: Independent candidates would serve people, not party

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Cliff Adams



Vermonters pride ourselves on being independent and this year I am voting Independent for Vermont Senate — Audet and Ralston.

I was born In Barre 70 years ago, a time Vermont voted mostly  Republican — today we tend to vote Democrat. My dad worked in the granite quarries and used to say, “The only difference between the Democrat and Republican parties is the Democrats will at least pretend they’re for the little guy.”

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Letter to the editor: Wilson listens well, works hard

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Carolyn Schmidt



Dear Editor,

I am writing to support Barbara Wilson's campaign to be our new representative in Montpelier, representing Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting.

Barb has been going door-to-door since July, in all four towns, meeting with people one on one and listening to their concerns. She is a thoughtful listener, with an open mind combined with a background in business and budgeting.

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Letter to the editor: Independents stand for what?

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Spencer Putnam



Recently two well-known Democrats used this space to endorse the two independents running for the Vermont State Senate from Addison County. It would be a mistake for voters to assume in any way that this means Audet and Ralston are running on a progressive, forward-looking platform.

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Letter to the editor: Dear Kelly, your bias claim was incorrect

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Kenneth Paul Levine



Dear Ms. Brush,

May I be the first (male!) to re-welcome you to the state of Vermont. Regarding your comments in the Addy Indy printed in Monday’s edition “Here's how to offer help — for the right reasons," I take umbrage at your comment “was he offering me help because I was in a wheelchair or because I was a young female?"

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Editorial: Brett Kavanaugh: Just another festering wound

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Last week, the nation’s attention was focused almost wholly on the allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when in high school. The allegations came about because Kavanaugh had presented himself as a “choir boy” while in high school and college — a statement that drew howls of refute from classmates and others who knew him as a heavy drinker and far less than the saint he portrayed himself to be.

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Jim Condos: New efforts have made it easier for people to vote

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Jim Condos



Happy National Voter Registration Month!

What can I say? I love voting. Joining with our neighbors at the polls to decide local issues, from wastewater bonds to school budgets, and to vote on who we want to represent us locally, statewide, and nationally, is the beating heart at the core of our democracy.

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