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November 12th, 2015

Photo exhibit tells the true stories of loggers today

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Lawrence “Tweeter” Felion left school after eighth grade and “began logging at 15 with a crosscut and ax.” Now 78, the Leicester native is still logging alongside his son and brother, who’ve been part of his close-knit crew for decades. Born the oldest of 11 siblings during the Great Depression, Felion says, “I know what hard times are.”

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Opinion: Scandinavia sets energy example

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By John Slade



Bernie Sanders often refers to Scandinavia as an example for America. He talks about education, he talks about jobs, in countries whose first priority is to take care of their people.

Let’s take a look at one aspect of life in Scandinavia: the development of clean energy.

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Opinion: College should take a stand

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Steven C. Rockefeller



Open letter to the president and trustees of Middlebury College:

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Opinion: Lisman provides new direction for Vermont voters

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Mike Dunbar



As a regular reader of the Addison Independent and the views shared by Editor Angelo Lynn, I must say I am perplexed by his recent op-ed titled, “Note to Mr. Lisman: Less Donald, more substance.”

Lynn’s op-ed, which seemed unbalanced and unsubstantiated, aimed to discredit the moves made thus far by Vermont gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman.

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Opinion: Open letter from Anbaric Transmission to New Haven

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Bryan Sanderson



An open letter to New Haven residents:

I am writing on behalf of Anbaric Transmission Company, and National Grid to introduce you to and update you about our project, the Vermont Green Line. Our proposed project will deliver clean energy to the New England Grid. The project, the Vermont Green Line (VGL), will run from upstate New York carrying 400 MW of wind and hydro power, it will travel under Lake Champlain and connect to the New England power grid in Vermont.

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Opinion: Local gyms are helping patients

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Michael Gray



Those of us who belong to the Addison County Parkinsons group want to thank John Flowers for his excellent article about Parkinsons in the Nov. 5 edition of the Addison Independent.

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Opinion: Wild Roots Farm reaches veterans

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On this Veterans Day, I honor the healing process of offering veterans a place to plant, to build, to work, to rest, to sweat, to sing, to eat … to reflect and to emerge into feeling held by community. Jon Turner has offered his Wild Roots Farm in Bristol for this work to happen.

On Memorial Day weekend, Jon and fellow veterans built a sweat lodge. They then used the sweat lodge. Chanting and singing helped the cleansing. Friends, family and community welcomed their emergence with food and company. The ages ranged from 6 months to 83 years.

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Opinion: Workers deserve paid sick days

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Michael Booska



All workers, including myself, deserve paid sick days. I’ve worked at asmall business in Middlebury two days a week since December 2014. I don’t get paid sick days at the business, and my coworkers don’t get paid sick days either.

One employee there works full-time, but he has asthma and misses a lot ofwork. I cover for him. Another person I work with came in sick just this week because she couldn’t afford to miss work.

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