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Greg Dennis: Healthcare hope — Single payer & the ACA

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Greg Dennis



What’s the true nature of our expensive healthcare system? Is it an overregulated mess that’s crying out for free-market forces to improve quality and lower costs, by expanding competition among providers?

Or is it an under-regulated mess that’s crying out for a single-payer system to improve quality and lower costs, by eliminating the expensive, greedy middlemen known as insurance companies?

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Eric Davis: Shumlin budget offers political cover

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Eric Davis



Gov. Shumlin’s 2014-15 budget is a political masterstroke in an election year. By relying on one-time funds such as a tobacco settlement and payments by Entergy associated with the shutdown of Vermont Yankee, the governor was able to close almost all of a projected $70 million budget gap without having either to cut programs or to raise broad-based taxes.

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Opinion: Middlebury workers correct the record

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Middlebury Highway Crew



In last week’s article “Selectman threatens to quit,” Mr. Forbes alleged that several Middlebury Public Works employees are dissatisfied by the way the department is being run.

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Legislative Report by Betty Nuovo: state refines its energy priorities

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Rep. Betty Nuovo



One of the chief goals of the Vermont Legislature over the years has been to cut energy consumption through greater efficiency and to develop renewable energy resources. We continue to work towards these goals. The following is a report of accomplishments, programs and work in progress.

State Energy Policy

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Opinion: Spot proposed for town offices

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Robert Kellogg



Am I too late to suggest the ideal solution to our venerable town hall?

Just drive, or walk, to the police station. There lies scenic land, plenty of space for parking, bike and walking paths to the Marble Works, old railroad station near where a new train station would appear behind Greg’s. And, removed from the college concerns.

Think ahead. Save the town from migrating south.

Robert Kellogg

Middlebury

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Betty Nuovo: state refines its energy priorities

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Rep. Betty Nuovo



Betty Nuovo, a Democrat, represents Middlebury in the state House of Representatives.

One of the chief goals of the Vermont Legislature over the years has been to cut energy consumption through greater efficiency and to develop renewable energy resources. We continue to work towards these goals. The following is a report of accomplishments, programs and work in progress.

State Energy Policy

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Opinion: Downtown sites over-valued?

Posted on January 23, 2014 |
By Alpine Bingham



Let us review the experience of the local banks in regard to in-town and Route 7 locations. People’s United moved its Middlebury operations from in-town to Route 7 quite seamlessly. Meanwhile, National Bank of Middlebury has found their Route 7 branch valuable to customers, yet maintains that the Main Street building remains popular. They attribute this to the proximity to the post office. Note that Citizen’s Bank closed their Merchants Row branch, now continuing the office off Route 7 South.

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Opinion: Town will miss Nuovo; 'petty political tactics' decried

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Frank Winkler



I was deeply saddened to read that Victor Nuovo has resigned from the selectboard. Saddened by the fact that Middlebury will be losing the wise counsel of someone who has been a dedicated public servant for eight years. And saddened because some in our town seem to have sunk to petty, vituperative political tactics. Such have unfortunately become all too common in Washington, but Middlebury — and indeed all of Vermont politics — have seldom seen such outrageous behavior.

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Opinion: Numbers on Middlebury gym renovation don't add up

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Victoria DeWind



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Opinion: Science should guide energy future

Posted on January 20, 2014 |
By Paul Stone



It’s time to step back and take an honest look at ourselves and the energy we use. We all, including me, use energy. In fact we use lots of energy daily, hourly, every minute of our lives. Energy for food, clothes, the air we breathe indoors, our medicines, our transportation, even bicycles, for it takes energy to build and sell and repair them, skiing, paper, and all our electronic gadgets, and everything we do.

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