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Guest editorial: Health insurance rates could skyrocket

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By Michael Fisher



I recently spent some time asking people on the street two questions: Is health insurance too expensive? And if so, why? I am sure many readers have strong opinions about the answers to these questions.

I heard answers like “greed,” “because they can,” “because there is no incentive to cut costs” and “because we have to pay the doctors.”

No one told me that they thought commercial health insurance was affordable.

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Letter to the editor: Small schools could be part of an innovative program

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By Natalie Peters



Having just read Cheryl Mitchell’s excellent summary of the need for child care in our area (July 4, 2019), I am moved to forward you a letter I wrote recently to the ACSU Board of Education regarding the current need to reconfigure our educational system in our district. I feel the solution requires thinking, lots of thinking, lots of energy and careful planning … but we have a history of that in this area and as they say … Yes, we can!

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Editorial: Rapinoe's challenge to Trump

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



US women's soccer captain Megan Rapinoe has boldly seized the nation’s attention with the team’s second World Cup victory to challenge the establishment and status quo.

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Ways of Seeing: July 4 response gave hope

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Julie Conason



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Eric Davis: Trump has re-election advantages

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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The identity of President Trump’s Democratic challenger will not be known until next spring. While the large field of Democrats contests primaries and caucuses with each other, the president is actively and always campaigning for re-election. Trump will be a formidable opponent for whoever ends up as the Democratic nominee.

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Victor Nuovo: Adams and Jefferson in retrospect

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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Letter to the editor: Thanks for paving Dog Team Road

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Tony Neri



Thank you to the selectmen of the town of New Haven. Congratulations on Dog Team Road's paving.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Tony Neri

New Haven

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Letter to the editor: Diner makeover called 'soulless'

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Cindy Hill



The evisceration of the Park Diner by its conversion from the heart of working-class Middlebury to a tableau beside which the town’s elite can sip wine and eat from a prohibitively expensive out-of-town French restaurant ‘food truck’ while taking selfies against a colorful painted backdrop is a classist and insulting blow to our community.

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Letter to the editor: Vandalism not fair to volunteers

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Karl W. Neuse



A little over a week ago around the time the Addison Independent was being printed on July 4, several good citizens of the town had to go down to the railroad tracks to retrieve the flower boxes that were thrown from the pedestrian bridge running from the National Bank to the U.S Post Office area and then had to refill and replant the flower boxes.

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Letter to the editor: U.S. is a nation of immigrants

Posted on July 11, 2019 |
By Princess Montpelier



In 1976 during the Republican Convention, the late President Gerald Ford said, and I paraphrase, “ Everyone keeps talking about being an immigrant. The only non-immigrants are the Native American Indians.”

It was indeed refreshing to hear someone of the stature of President Gerald Ford make such a declaration.

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