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Opinion: Dave Silberman on cannabis legalization, part 3 — How to tax legal cannabis

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Dave Silberman



Editor’s note: This is the third of three commentaries on issues surrounding cannabis legalization in Vermont by Dave Silberman, a Middlebury attorney and pro bono legalization advocate. This column focuses on tax policy; the first focused on impaired driving, and the second on edibles; each column can be found online addisonindependent.com.

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Letter to the editor: Time to renew involvement in 'American Experiment'

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Jeff Fritz



January 20, 1937. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the solemn oath of the office of the Presidency for the second time on a new constitutionally mandated date and my father was born in a small town in the Midwest.  Because of that coincidence, inaugural events played a special role in my family and my father’s life. Although not an overtly political man he would remark on another year and another presidency gone and look forward to the opportunities a new year and a new presidency would bring.

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Letter to the editor: ANWSD spending is too high for taxpayers

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



An ANWSD Petition from town voters will be presented to the school board on Wednesday evening. The petition is a good consensus of the voters wanting tax relief, from our neighborhoods with multiple incomes. Residents are those who no longer will tolerate the unbearable high tax rates. Some are unable to sell their properties to leave.

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Letter to the editor: Repeal of Obamacare would be disaster

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Dr. Wesley Clark



On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

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Eric L. Davis: Gov. Scott's vision must become a budget

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Gov. Phil Scott used his inaugural address last Thursday to sketch out broad themes on which he hopes to concentrate over the next two years. Detailed policy proposals to flesh out these ideas will come later, particularly in the governor’s budget address.

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Opinion: Dave Silberman on cannabis legalization, part 2 — Edibles promote public safety

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Dave Silberman



Editor’s note: This is the second of three commentaries on issues surrounding cannabis legalization in Vermont by Dave Silberman, a Middlebury attorney and pro bono legalization advocate. This column focuses on edibles; the first focused on impaired driving, and the third will focus on tax policy; each column can be found online addisonindependent.com.

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Letter to the editor: Water outage was no one's fault

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Julie Ortuno



Dear Editor, I would like to address the recent articles regarding the Tri Town Water Outage. In your article you seemed to place some blame on the Shoreham Fire Department for “draining” the reserve tank. That particular tank holds approximately 750,000 gallons of water. The Shoreham Fire Department took out 9,000 gallons to help fight the Fire in Orwell. Do the math. What happened was a crazy sequence of events that caused a perfect storm for Tri Town Water. There is nothing anyone did wrong.

Julie Ortuno

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Letter to the editor: Constitutionalism can save nation

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



For many Americans, perhaps even a majority of them, the great challenge of the next four years is to survive the presidency of Donald Trump, not as individuals — for that we need only take to the hills, which would be selfish and unworthy of us as citizens — but together as a nation. I believe that there is a way to accomplish this, not a certain way, but as sure as any can be in an uncertain universe and, all things considered, the best and noblest of ways, for it follows the path of civic virtue. We can become constitutionalists.

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Letter to the editor: Foxcraft to end harvest program

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Anne Young



To our Friends in our community,

We are writing this letter because we are so very thankful for your support of our program and it is with a heavy heart that we need to share some news. After 17 years of providing services to our local children and youth, Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program Inc. has made a decision to discontinue the current services and dissolve the nonprofit by the end of June 2017. It has not been an easy decision, or one that has been influenced by a lack of support or funding. It is more of a personal decision, supported by the board.

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