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November 3rd, 2016

Letter to the editor: Democrats have failed to fix health care, finances

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Bill Scott



There’s an elephant in the room! Let’s talk about it…the Democrats have had their opportunity to represent the best interests of Addison County for the last six years. During that time of one-party domination, state spending has grown by $779 million, property taxes have increased by $137.4 million, we have a catastrophically failed health care system, and the 2017 budget calls for $48 million dollars in new taxes and fees.

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Letter to the editor: Sheriff backs candidate for position of high bailiff

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Donald M. Keeler Jr.



The candidate with the most experience for the position of High Bailiff is incumbent Charles S. Clark, Jr. Charlie has been an Addison County Deputy Sheriff for 33 years. For 28 of those years he has been in a leadership role serving as Chief Deputy under deceased Sheriff Jim Coons and myself. Charlie holds the rank of Captain and currently has all the powers of the Sheriff including signing checks in my absence. He is a trusted employee of the Addison County Sheriff’s Department and the State of Vermont.

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Letter to the editor: Rep. Sheldon has compiled ‘stellar legislative record’

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By RJ Adler



I am pleased to be casting my vote for House candidate Rep. Amy Sheldon, and hope you will join me. Rep. Sheldon has a stellar legislative record, including a 100 percent environmental voting record in Vermont Conservation Voters’ 2016 Environmental Scorecard.

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Letter to the editor: Bristol board sees benefits in ANeSU merger plan

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By The Bristol Elementary School Board



Why We Should Vote Yes on Act 46 in ANESU. The Bristol Elementary School Board encourages all registered Bristol voters to vote YES on Article I on Nov. 8, which proposes the creation of a new Unified Supervisory District, the Addison Northeast Supervisory District, which will be composed of the current Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro and Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Districts.

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Senior football players picked for North-South game

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



CASTLETON — Nine local athletes are among the seniors selected from the state’s 31 high school football programs to play in Vermont’s 16th annual North-South all-star game, which is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Nov. 19 at Castleton University's Spartan Stadium.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and will be available at the gate starting an hour before kickoff. Proceeds benefit the scholarship and grant programs of the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

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Trinity tops Panthers in football showdown

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



HARTFORD, Conn. — Host Trinity coasted to a 49-13 victory over the Middlebury College football team on Saturday in a battle for first place in NESCAC waged by league’s only two unbeaten teams.

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Sports media group recognizes soccer standouts

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERMONT — Standout soccer players at West Rutland and Green Mountain Union high schools have been voted as the state’s top female and male Athletes of the Month for September by the Vermont Sports Media Association.

Brooke Raiche, a senior at West Rutland, and Mack Walton at Green Mountain in Chester were selected in statewide balloting by VSMA members for the top high school athletes.

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Letter to the editor: Trump’s flaws disqualfy him; Clinton’s do not compare

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Rev. George Klohck



Americans know a lot about both Trump and Clinton. It shouldn’t be hard to make a good choice. This is what we know about Donald Trump. He was born into wealth and privilege that gave him an edge on nearly everyone else who might pursue power and fame and fortune. He used his position of privilege to bully, lie, cheat, steal, and abuse and demean others.

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