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Letter to the editor: Wilson will listen carefully, make good decisions

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Emily Casey



Last spring, I met Barb Wilson while sitting at Carol’s Hungry Mind Café. I overheard her discussing her run for state representative and introduced myself in a casual, inquisitive way. At the time, I was a part of a team of CCV instructors bargaining our first faculty contract, heavily engaged and somewhat dismayed by the process. Do you support this, do you support that? I asked. She was friendly and direct and told me she would love to meet with me to discuss her campaign goals.

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Letter to the editor: Columnist's failed attempt at satire insulted women

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Ashley Laux



I am fed up with misogynistic humor. I was disappointed to see this newspaper run a sexist joke about candidate Marie Audet’s looks in Greg Dennis’ column. We should demonstrate respect for women running for public office instead of amplifying harassment towards women.

Ashley Laux

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: Birong has 'energy, commitment, vision... experience'

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Gerianne Smart



I am writing to encourage neighbors and friends in the Addison -3 District (Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, Waltham) to vote for Matt Birong so that he may represent us in the Vermont Legislature in January 2019.

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Letter to the editor: Bevere is experienced and a strong victim's advocate

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Naomi Ross



I write this in support of Peter Bevere for the Addison County State’s Attorney. Peter Bevere is a career prosecutor and a strong advocate for all victims of crime, especially women and children. I have known Peter for over six years and in that time, he has demonstrated a dedicated commitment to his role as a prosecutor who specializes in crimes against women and children. In addition, he has much experience in a wide range of offenses including serious felony cases involving assaults and homicide.

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Letter to the editor: Former Gov. Douglas: George has served well as asst. judge

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Jim Douglas



We’re very fortunate to have Alice George serving as assistant judge for Addison County and I hope everyone will join Dorothy and me in supporting her for re-election.

She’s a lifelong Vermonter and a Middlebury resident for the past 34 years.

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Letter to the editor: Fellow Rutland prosecutor offers praise for Bevere

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Kevin Klamm



Peter Bevere is more than just the better candidate for the Addison State’s Attorney Office; he will be the best chief prosecutor for the county in years.

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Letter to the editor: Members of nonprofit boards make big contributions

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Jessica Danyow



We live in a community that celebrates volunteerism and for this I am grateful because the unpaid labor of volunteers is the underpinning of so much of what our community has to offer.

In all of this celebration, however, I think there is a type of volunteer whose time and efforts often go unlauded and I would like to shine a spotlight on these folks and say thanks.

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Letter to the editor: Ruth Hardy: Thoughtful, experienced and effective

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



When my husband and I moved to New Haven more than four decades ago, it was common practice to visit regularly with people in the community we didn’t know well. Some of us would be collecting for United Way, some for the Heart Fund, some just keeping the doors of neighborliness open. It seemed as if that way of connecting had gradually disappeared.

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Letter to the editor: Wygmans backed due to support for women

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



I am writing in enthusiastic support of Dennis Wygmans for Addison County State’s Attorney. As an advocate for women in our community, I deeply appreciate Dennis’s unflagging support for women who have been victimized by domestic or sexual assault. We need our justice system to care about survivors like this.

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