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Letter to the editor: Deadly stretch of Rt. 125 needs big safety upgrades

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Hannah Deming



Route 125 from Middlebury until its intersection with Route 17 is approximately 20 miles long. It is one of the routes used for the annual Kelly Brush ride. It is an essential route for employees who live in New York and work in the Middlebury area. It is also one of the scariest routes to use if you’re walking or biking because there is no room for error.

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Letter to the editor: Another accident on bridge leading to West Lincoln

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By R.E. Merrill



Another smash up at 3:50 p.m. today at the Howard Dean Memorial Bridge at the road to West Lincoln. These preventable accidents give the state and local police, the fire department, the rescue squad and wrecker drivers a monthly opportunity to practice their skills. Thank God the coroner hasn’t been called yet, but it’s only a matter of time.

R.E. Merrill

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Hardy has what it takes to be a great state senator

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Amy Graham



I am writing to express my unconditional support for Ruth Hardy for Vermont Senate. I have known Ruth for over a decade, since the time when we both had toddlers at the playground. In those days, we bonded as moms struggling to balance our home lives with our work lives.

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Ways of Seeing by Cheryl Mitchell: On babies, bullies and buffers

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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When I was a child, our family used to go to Asbury Park once a year. I was afraid of most of the rides, but loved the bumper cars. They were little self-contained units with steering wheels, accelerators, and brakes. A long pole reached up from each car to a metal flap that touched the ceiling of the ride. When the ride was turned on, electricity from the ceiling allowed the child driver of each car to careen recklessly around the arena, attempting to smash into as many other cars as possible or avoid being smashed into if that was your style.

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Eric Davis: GOP governors could sweep New England

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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New England is the region where President Trump’s approval ratings are lowest, and where the congressional delegations are most heavily Democratic. Currently, 11 of the 12 U.S. Senators from New England are members of the Democratic caucus, as are 20 of the 21 U.S. House members. However, Republicans could possibly hold all six New England governorships after November.

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Letter to the editor: Rubright family appreciates all

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Jim and Cathy Rubright and family



To a Loving Community: Cathy and I were taken back by so many people attending Deane’s celebration of life. All walks of life were brought together no matter what their status was. It showed the impact Deane had on people. He embraced us all in ways we had no idea. If he could be here, he would broaden his smile, open his arms, wrap around us all.

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Letter to the editor: Bray, Hardy best for our schools

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Perry Lessing



Considering education policy, I believe Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy are our best choices for Vermont senator. Chris has represented us well the past few years on the Senate Education Committee, where he has been a strong voice in support of our schools. Importantly, he asks good questions about the role of the state in local decision making.

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Letter to the editor: Editorial brought many together

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Jim Berrien



Thanks to Angelo for remembering Deane Rubright in such a perfect way. To me, it was not just a reminder of what a rare guy Deane was, and of the great community that Middlebury is, but also that, as the Beatles said, “Love is all there is.” In these times of contentious debate and taking sides, we were all there on the same side for Deane. His enthusiasm, and generosity and humor are all reminders of how much one person’s heart can touch us all.

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Letter to the editor: Change in bear season is a mistake

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Arnold Gale



Some time ago bear season lasted through deer season. During moderate no-snow weather many bears were taken. But with deer season moved a week later and bear season ending, most of deer season very few bears were taken. Now with November being mild enough for bears not to den you would think to harvest more bears. The Fish and Game would have bear season during all of deer season when the most hunters are out in bear country. And a good time to age your bear for eating without being fly blown.

Arnold Gale

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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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