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Letter to the editor: Candidate offers 'kind leadership'

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Theresa Gleason



If wish I lived in Middlebury just so I could vote for Robin Scheu for state rep. What I can most speak to about Robin is her collaborative and kind leadership style, which will serve our state well.

Robin and I have attended the same church for many years, where I have seen her calm and thoughtful leadership up close. She is articulate, smart, compassionate. The list of public and non-profit organizations for which she has provided effective leadership is truly impressive. She knows how to listen and respect all points of view.

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Letter to the editor: Thurston smart, fiscally sound

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Kitty Oxholm



I hope voters in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham will join me in voting for Monique Thurston to be one of our representatives in the Vermont House. She will bring an intelligent and fiscally conservative voice to Montpelier, where there is great need to stop and think about financial impact before enacting legislation.

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Letter to the editor: Incumbent seen as 'first-rate'

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By John Freidin



Chris Bray is a first-rate state senator. He is available, he listens, he studies the issues, and he acts with care.

Even if you don’t agree with him — and I usually do — you can be sure he reaches his positions thoughtfully and with an open mind. As chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Chris is a moderate and informed leader. He has worked tirelessly to support farming and related food businesses.

I am honored to be his friend and hope you will join me in voting for him on Nov. 8.

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Community Forum: Koch brothers poisoning Vermont

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Bill McKibben



This week’s writer is Ripton resident Bill McKibben, author and Scholar in Residence at Middlebury College.

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Letter to the editor: ANeSU consolidation wouldn't better schools, society

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Robert Bernstein



I’ve written a few notes already on various parts and likely effects of Act 46, the well intentioned but badly considered consolidation law that is to be voted the five towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro in about two weeks. I think we should vote “No.”

Here’s why:

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Letter to the editor: Democrats, not Republicans, help the working class

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Cliff Adams Jr.



Elections are around the corner. Many of us are looking forward to simply having them over, at the same time more than a few feel anxieties with how they may come out. We may have had deeper divisions in our country in the past, but I cannot recall one in my nearly 70 years, outside the ’60s and the Vietnam War. The Democratic and Republican parties remain dominant on the political front, yet both are divided beyond their usual differences and the candidates for president are the least popular on the ballot for as long as I have been voting.

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Letter to the editor: Baser worked hard in Montpelier

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Tom Wells



Right out of the blocks, as a freshman legislator, Fred Baser rolled up his sleeves and went to work. Thoughtful, hard-working. I particularly enjoyed his regularly published reports back to us as he learned the ropes. Frequently, but not always, he was “right” on the issues, which is fine by me. Not a supporter of the Republican Presidential candidate, which is great by me.

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Letter to the editor: Bruhl, Bray offer Vermont 21st-century solutions

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Fran and Spence Putnam



This election year the presidential race has taken the lion’s share of the country’s attention.

As important as that race is, we are keeping our eyes on our local races. We have important choices to make when it comes to the challenges of global climate change.

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Letter to the editor: Zuckerman brings forward thinking to public service

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Laura O'Brien



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Letter to the editor: Incumbent senators merit support

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Diane and Mike Corey



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