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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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Letter to the editor: Unified ANeSU would improve local control, education

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Stephen Pilcher



As a member of the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee I have spent the last year carefully considering the pros and cons of school unification. For me there are three simple reasons to support the school unification proposal put forth by the committee: School unification will increase local control and accountability by allowing the school board and tax payers to vote on the ‘central office’ spending; it will simplify our governance model allowing greater focus on educational outcomes; and it will make our schools less sensitive to population changes.

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Letter to the editor: Sharpe, Cordes on the right side of crucial issues

Posted on October 27, 2016 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



I am supporting Dave Sharpe for re-election and Mari Cordes in the Addison 4 District race for the Vermont House. They are the most qualified candidates to carry our state forward in supporting renewable energy projects, protecting our environment, providing healthcare for all, quality education for our schoolchildren, bringing the kind of well-paying jobs that we need, and promoting recreation and tourism opportunities for visitors and residents — a main driver of our economy.

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