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Letter to the editor: Audet and Ralston will 'make a difference'

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Gary Baker



Audet and Ralston.

No tin ears, no lies, no party song. Both committed and award-winning environmentalists. Both have a history of being able to work collaboratively and effectively with all parties, ages and genders. Join me in voting to send these two very able people to the Vermont Senate to represent Addison County. They will make a difference.

Gary Baker

Middlebury

 

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Letter to the editor: Why do we only hear from candidates during election year?

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Tom Frankovic



Just wondering.

Regarding the upcoming election. I am sure all candidates are well qualified and want the best for our state. I wish all of them well.

But, I wonder...why do we only hear from them during an election year? Why do we not hear from them during the rest of time until the next election?

Again, just wondering. I will vote the candidates of my choice.

Tom Frankovic

Vergennes

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Letter to the editor: Hardy committed to equality, inclusion fair play

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Lindsey Fuentes-George



Like many of us, I have felt both impatient to see Election Day 2018, and anxious about the potential outcomes. Two ideals that I thought were widely valued in our country — democracy and equality — feel threatened by powers far beyond that of my single ballot, which I will cast in a fairly small town, in a very small state. It’s been easy to feel powerless.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome will address healthcare, livable wages, education

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Stephanie Wilson



I’m writing to urge my friends and neighbors in Pittsford, Brandon, and Sudbury to vote for Stephanie Jerome for the Vermont House of Representatives.

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Letter to the editor: Voters should repudiate Republicans on Tuesday

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



We implore every registered voter to cast a vote for a Democrat or Progressive on the ballot on Nov. 6, and even if you haven’t registered to vote yet, do it now. The country’s and our state’s future depends on it. All Republicans who have not spoken out against Trump strenuously, and these are the majority of them, are his enablers. Send a strong message.

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Letter to the editor: A vote for Van Wyck is a vote against the carbon tax

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Betsy Grant



More taxes?

The carbon tax has been supported by the Democrats for the past two legislative sessions.

The fuel dealers association has stated this legislation could add up to 89 cents a gallon for gasoline, 58 cents on propane, $1.02 to a gallon of heating oil and diesel fuel. These taxes affect every Vermonter who travels to work, use heating oil or propane to heat their homes, uses farm equipment, and adds additional cost to local deliveries of food and other supplies.

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Letter to the editor: Wilson has work ethic, knowledge to thrive in House

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Joseph Trenn



This election is perhaps the most important one in which we will have a chance to vote in many years and for many years to come. The voters of the Addison-Rutland district, Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting, have an opportunity to vote for a real representative of all the people of the district. Barbara Wilson will bring a fresh voice to Montpelier.

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Letter to the editor: Newton has shown caring for children, community

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Jackie Nienow



I first met Peter Newton as a parent when I had his daughter in 4th grade. I learned that year how important his children were to him and how much he cared about the community he worked for.

Years later, I found myself retired as an elementary teacher and wondering what to do next. I got a call from Peter. He was explaining to me a program the sheriff’s department was trying to get off the ground — helping the children of Addison County learn about and deal with bullying.

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