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Letter to the editor: Importing methane gas from Canada is a bad idea

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Sally Burrell



A garbage heap in Canada is the source of the renewable natural gas I’ve been hearing about in Addison County that is sold by Vermont Gas. Collecting and using that methane from decomposing biomass makes sense when burned locally in Canada for heat or electric generation. However, when pressurized and transported to customers hundreds of miles away, benefits are lost. Potent methane escapes from the inherent leaky infrastructure and contributes to atmospheric warming.

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Paul Ralston: Passion is good in an election

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Paul Ralston



In last Thursday’s edition of this paper, columnist Greg Dennis published a commentary entitled Passions running high in the State Senate race,” which began with the line, “Call it the Trump effect.”

Who or what is Dennis referring to? What does Trump have to do with our local election?

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Ways of Seeing by Laurie Cox: What makes a community special

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Laurie Cox



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In the late ’70s we bought a small house and moved to Ripton. One of our first tasks was to arrange for a post office box, as Ripton did not have home delivery. The Ripton Post Office was then located in the front section of a house in the town’s center.

As we entered to make our application, a woman in her late 50s stood behind the counter and introduced herself as the Postmaster, Hilda Billings. We explained our errand, but she stated that no boxes were available at that time, so we would have to use General Delivery.

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Eric Davis: Trump's fuel rules likely a disaster

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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With all the attention in recent weeks to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Rod Rosenstein’s future as Deputy Attorney General, and trade negotiations among the U.S., Canada and Mexico, many other important stories have received less news coverage than they deserve. One such story involves the Trump Administration’s plans for automobile fuel-efficiency standards and projections of global warming.

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Opinion: SNAP helps folks get food, changes people's worlds

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



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She is a single mom. Her daughter was seven years old and stood by her side. They were about to leave the CVOEO Food Shelf when staff overheard the little girl say to her mom in a whisper “You forgot to pay.” Then with a smile that changed our world she said, “Mom, we’ve got to come to this grocery store more often.”

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Letter to the editor: SCOTUS hearing shows need for rebirth of civic duty

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



No one of sound mind who watched the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee can deny that everything she said was credible. Her very manner and way of speaking showed her to be a truthful person, a shy academic most comfortable in a scientific laboratory or a study or a library; and in quiet conversation with colleagues, friends and family — a decent, gentle person. Someone I would be happy to know and count as a friend. She spoke the truth.

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Letter to the editor: Crowded county Senate field, coverage draw praise

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Steve Terry



Voters in Addison County owe thanks to the six candidates who have stood up to represent us in the Vermont State Senate. It is unusual to have such interest in public service, which is vital for Democracy.

We also owe the Addison Independent a tip of the hat for its important decision to give the six candidates an opportunity to spell out their views clearly and succinctly between now and Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Letter to the editor: Gov. Jim Douglas: Don Turner a 'true public servant'

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Gov. Jim Douglas



As a former state representative, secretary of state, state treasurer and governor, I’ve worked with many elected officials in Vermont. High among them is Rep. Don Turner — a true public servant by any standard.

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Letter to the editor: Time for our candidates to better reflect our population

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Dan Browdy



We need more women in politics — today!

I am the proud father of two teenage girls — emerging into a very messy world.

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Letter to the editor: Independent candidates would serve people, not party

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Cliff Adams



Vermonters pride ourselves on being independent and this year I am voting Independent for Vermont Senate — Audet and Ralston.

I was born In Barre 70 years ago, a time Vermont voted mostly  Republican — today we tend to vote Democrat. My dad worked in the granite quarries and used to say, “The only difference between the Democrat and Republican parties is the Democrats will at least pretend they’re for the little guy.”

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