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November 16th, 2017

Eric Davis: GOP tax plan faces many hurdles

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump and the Republican congressional leadership desperately want to pass a tax bill before the end of 2017, but there are many legislative hurdles along the way to that goal.

Trump believes that large tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals will result in faster economic and job growth, higher wages for many Americans, and a continuation of the stock market rally that has become his measure of popular support in the face of low approval ratings in public opinion polls.

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Ways of Seeing, Joanna Colwell: How do we keep from getting numb?

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Joanna Colwell



There are about 10 days between when I send in my “Ways of Seeing” column and when it runs in the paper. So when I type the words “Americans are reeling from yet another gun massacre” I do so with no confidence that by the time you read this, there won’t have been another, even more recent, shooting spree.

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Letter to the Editor: Think outside the box for Mount Abe renovation

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By David Brynn



The Mt. Abe bond was voted down again — this time by a narrow margin. There may be a rush back to the consulting firm to re-configure the ask in time for a Town Meeting vote or even sooner. Cutting the ask and the bond length in half now might get the vote to YES. But real community involvement in the process is essential for creating a compelling legacy project that will stand the test of time.

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Letter to the Editor: Taxes can give people a voice

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Judy Kowalczyk



Normally, I figure paying taxes is a necessary evil and I don’t mind pitching in my share to better America or assist others in need. However, I look to April 2018 with dread, for two reasons. Reason one is obvious, the current U.S. administration, but the second reason is local.

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Letter to the Editor: Balch, Davis left imprint on Morgan Horse Farm

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Kristin Blier



As the Morgan Horse Farm begins new leadership as referenced in the article “Trio takes the reins at the Morgan Horse Farm” published in the Nov. 9 edition, it is important to remember and honor the leadership of the former directors, Dr. Donald J. Balch and Stephen Davis.

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Letter to the Editor: Keep Vermont roadsides clean; keep bottle deposit law

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Mary Lu Harding



The beverage industry is pushing hard to repeal Vermont’s Bottle Bill, which provides for the redemption of soda, beer, liquor, coolers and malt bottles. That may be in their interest, but it’s certainly not in ours.

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Letter to the Editor: Marbleworks will continue to support local businesses

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Kim Smith



I am writing as a representative of the Marbleworks Partnership in response to John Beattie’s letter in the Nov. 9 edition of the Independent.

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Craven to celebrate 30-year collaboration with Kingdom novelist Howard Frank Mosher at Opera House screening

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven remains on the road this fall, for an extended series of film screenings and personal reflections to pay tribute to his 30-year collaboration with Northeast Kingdom writer, Howard Frank Mosher. Craven will screen his film “Where the Rivers Flow North” and present reflections on his work with Mosher at a special screening at the Vergennes Opera House, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door, students are free.

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