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Letter to the editor: Senate candidate deserves support

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Emily Joselson



I am writing in support of the candidacy of Ruth Hardy for the Vermont Senate seat from Addison County. I have long been impressed with Ruth’s intelligence, energy and commitment to our community, our state, and to the important issues facing us.

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Letter to the editor: Reflecting on endless war on terror

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On Saturday, Sept. 8, my husband and I were visiting loved ones in Manchester, Vt. I was drawn to a park where I could listen to and watch the flow of the Battenkill River. It was a good place to continue with my daily prayers.

I was pulled away by the engraved dates in the curved sidewalk: World War II, 1941-1945. Korean War, 1950-1953. Vietnam War, 1965-1973. Gulf War, 1990-1991. Global War on Terror, 2001-the present.

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Letter to the editor: Audet and Ralston go together like cream and coffee

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Bob Grim



I have been part of the Vermont dairy industry for my entire adult life, so it should not come as any surprise that I would strongly support one of my own. I hope you will join me on Nov. 6 in voting for Independents Marie Audet and Paul Ralston for Vermont Senate in the Addison District.

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Letter to the editor: Dems back independent candidates

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Betty and Victor Nuovo



We have been Democrats for most of our adult life, favoring liberal and progressive programs. One of us (Betty) was instrumental in establishing the Democratic Party in Middlebury and Addison County. But we are not so dyed-in-the-wool that we would not vote for an outstanding candidate from another party, or, as in this case, Independents. We were proud to support the late great Jim Jeffords. This is one of those instances.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome offers strong experience

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By John Peterson



I am so happy to be able to cast a vote this November for Stephanie Jerome. I have known Stephanie and her husband for nearly 20 years now and cannot think of a better person to work for us in Montpelier.

Stephanie grew up in Rutland County attending local schools and UVM. When she and her husband, Brian, decided to raise a family they chose Brandon because of the strong sense of community they saw there and because of the local schools. Stephanie Jerome is a strong supporter of our local schools, which she believes are the bedrock of our community.

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Letter to the editor: Bray and Hardy make a dream team for the Vt. Senate

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Fran Putnam



Sen. Chris Bray’s dedication to public service and his deep experience in the Vermont Legislature are the perfect match for Ruth Hardy’s community service, energy and enthusiasm as they run for the Vermont Senate.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's rail project a good time for safety upgrades

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



To the Middlebury selectboard:

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Letter to the editor: Celebrating the Rubrights, a classic New England family

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Ron Powers



Almost every community in New England, it seems, boasts at least one family that embodies New England’s founding and cherished ideals: integrity, decency, industrious work, service to others, a web of loving friendships, bonds of enduring love within the family circle.

In Addison County, that family would be the Rubrights.

Jim and Cathy, and their children Brett, JJ, Ryan, and Lindsay. And until the mid-afternoon of Saturday, September 9, Deane.

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Letter to the editor: All Vermonters served well by Sen. Bray

Posted on September 17, 2018 |
By Rep. David Deen



I have worked with Chris Bray as my fellow chair of Natural Resources Committee for six years, he in the Senate and I in the House. I have found him cooperative, balanced, knowledgeable, and a strong supporter of a clean environment. He respects using a transparent process for deciding public policy about natural resource issues. When, for example, the new rules for agricultural water (RAPs) quality were written, Chris chose an approach that ensured that farmers themselves were at the table as the guidelines were written.

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