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Letter to the editor: Infrastructure for bikes can pay off

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Randy Kritkausky



I welcome the wake-up call editorial in the June 25 Addison Independent concerning “missed opportunities” surrounding the area’s support of biking. I appreciate the efforts of local citizens who seek to work within the current constraints.

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Letter to the editor: How is wealth really shared?

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Mike Sommers



For a couple of weeks I’ve been thinking about the excellent June 11 letter to the editor by Margaret Eaton of New Haven regarding littering and tourist dollars. Well said!

But something is niggling at me. The oft-repeated assumption that tourism helps all Vermonters has been niggling at me.

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Letter to the editor: Area farmers donated surplus food to those in need

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Lily Bradburn



Did you know that in 2017 Addison County farmers donated 32,000 pounds of local fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, and cheese to HOPE? This generosity was made possible through our Local Food Access program, which seeks to bridge the gap between the surplus produce available from local farms and the need for more nutritious fruits and vegetables among low-income households.

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Letter to the editor: Business owner wonders about choice to hike taxes

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Paul Ralston



Vermont’s budget standoff has ended. Our legislators fought hard for a tax increase, and they won. Despite new state revenue projections suggesting first a $44 million surplus and now a $55 million revenue surplus, taxes on many Vermonters will go up.

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Letter to the editor: Remember 'Kennedyites,' Lazarus

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Letter to the editor: There is no reason to fear refugees and immigrants

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Mari Cordes



Aren’t you afraid?

That’s what a friend messaged me after they read my postings about helping Syrians, Afghanis and Iraqis out of flimsy “life rafts” and giving them medical care after they fled across the Aegean Sea. After they fled their cities, homes, hospitals and schools that were being bombed relentlessly, and witnessed their family members being murdered in front of them.

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Letter to the editor: Would alternative rail route work?

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Barbara



As a relative newcomer to Middlebury (about 9 years), the first thing that occured to me when the subject of train tunnel/bridge repair came up was that it should be moved out of the center of town. I was told that permission could not be obtained to buy or use enough people's land to complete the route. This makes sense — if one has spent a lifetime building up a farm or property, one generally wants to pass it on to the next generation.

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Editorial: Shootings are a national disgrace

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The shooting deaths of five journalists at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland last Thursday is another tragic story tied to a sickness in American culture: the appeal of mass shootings by those who feel wronged.

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Editorial: 'A summer can last a lifetime'

Posted on July 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Israel Dudley’s experience living with a Middlebury family through the Fresh Air Fund is as heart-warming as any story could be. An inner-city youth from Brooklyn, he first came to Vermont as a 11-year-old to live with the Matt and Deborah Dickerson family, who at the time had three sons at their rural home in Bristol.

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