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Letter to the editor: Ayer explains her vote for Hallquist as governor

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Sen. Claire Ayer



I voted for Christine Hallquist last week based on 16 years of experience working in the statehouse. During those 16 years, I’ve worked with three governors: 10 years of Republicans and six years of Democrats. The last two years working with the Scott administration were the least productive and most acrimonious.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome makes things happen

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Emily Lyons



A vote for Stephanie Zak Jerome in November is a vote for community, action, and results.

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Letter to the editor: Wygmans should be reelected

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Michael Hanson



As a deputy sheriff and court officer, I work with Dennis Wygmans throughout the week as he performs his duties as State’s Attorney. He works very hard for the people of Addison county. He is a problem solver, working diligently to find solutions that benefit the community and help offenders rehabilitate. He also isn’t afraid to seek punishment when the situation warrants.

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Letter to the editor: Local Democrats know the issues

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By David Brynn



Some local candidates figure that “it is the economy, stupid” and that we need to grow the bottom line economy so there will be funds to solve our pressing social and environmental problems. Get government out of the way and/or use it to subsidize positive action and everything will be fine. My take is that approach is the source of most of our problems here in Vermont and across the globe.

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Letter to the editor: Wilson supported for Addison-Rutland House seat

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By John Hill



I’m supporting Barbara Wilson for district representative in  Addison Rutland-1 (towns of Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting). Barb has nearly 40 years of business experience ranging from owning a small farm to working for a large national company.

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Letter to the editor: Candidates should be pressed on climate change

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Letitia Allyson Wulff



Let’s remove our “take sides” hats and do our best thinking. After all, a few things do bond us inextricably: We live by a shared agreement — our Constitution. It means we are a people who can come together and, by our reasoning, make agreements. We share a single planet without a second choice. We do not doubt that life depends of certain qualities and quantities of air, water, soil, heat.

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Letter to the editor: Record corrected on Audet's farm

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Barrie Bailey



Please note: In my October 18th Letter to the Editor, I misidentified the location of Addison County Senate candidate Marie Audet’s farm. It is in Bridport, not on the East Creek in Orwell. Also I have been notified by landowners on East Creek that the deep sediment in East Creek is due to low lake levels not farm runoff.

My sincere apologies for any pain caused by my error.

Barrie Bailey

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Letter to the editor: Trump's reverse 'Midas touch'

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



Desperate people are leaving Central America due to lack of effective government, which allows crime and killings since they lack money to control the criminals. How does Trump help this problem? By offering help in fixing the crime problem? No. He wants to make it worse by cutting what help they are getting.

Trump makes so much of what he touches, worse. The reverse Midas touch. How much worse will he make the world before we can stop him?

Peter Grant

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Hardy's skills are needed in Senate

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Karl Neuse



The Middlebury area town meeting on March 5, 2018, was the first time many of us heard Ruth Hardy present the Unified School District budget. We were impressed with her preparation, understanding of the budgetary process and how the committee she chaired or co-chaired treated all attending the Middlebury member towns. She answered all the questions clearly and directly and to the apparent satisfaction of all attending the Middlebury meeting. Ruth Hardy attended every member town meeting and the budgets were passed by every town.

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Letter to the editor: Ralston's record misrepresented

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Steve Harris



Politics certainly brings out the worst in Americans, even Vermonters. It gets personal when your friends are maligned in print, and I would like to respond to some of the most recent accusations made in this paper against my friend and associate, Paul Ralston.

Most recently accused here of being a privileged opportunist, a Republican disguised as an Independent and a peer of Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, I have to interrupt and ask, “Are you serious?”

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