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Letter to the editor: Independents stand for what?

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Spencer Putnam



Recently two well-known Democrats used this space to endorse the two independents running for the Vermont State Senate from Addison County. It would be a mistake for voters to assume in any way that this means Audet and Ralston are running on a progressive, forward-looking platform.

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Letter to the editor: Dear Kelly, your bias claim was incorrect

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Kenneth Paul Levine



Dear Ms. Brush,

May I be the first (male!) to re-welcome you to the state of Vermont. Regarding your comments in the Addy Indy printed in Monday’s edition “Here's how to offer help — for the right reasons," I take umbrage at your comment “was he offering me help because I was in a wheelchair or because I was a young female?"

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Jim Condos: New efforts have made it easier for people to vote

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Jim Condos



Happy National Voter Registration Month!

What can I say? I love voting. Joining with our neighbors at the polls to decide local issues, from wastewater bonds to school budgets, and to vote on who we want to represent us locally, statewide, and nationally, is the beating heart at the core of our democracy.

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Letter to the editor: County needs effective leaders, not feel-good rhetoric

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Willem Jewett



With Senator Claire Ayer’s decision not to seek re-election, Addison County has a rare open seat for Vermont Senate this November.  

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Ways of Seeing by Alice Leeds: Real choice on gas pipeline is now

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



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This summer the Bristol selectboard signed an agreement with Vermont Gas Systems to build a pipeline through our village. I am part of a group of Bristol residents taking steps to assure our legal right to a public binding vote on this issue.

Our selectboard and VGS contend that each resident has the freedom to choose whether or not to purchase fuel delivered through the proposed pipeline. However, this view bypasses an important concern. Once the distribution line is in the ground, much of the harm — both local and global — will already be done.

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Jessie Raymond: It's cooking 'or' cleaning, not 'and'

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Ah, the first weekend of fall.

My neighbor, whom I will call “Cathy,” as that is her name, marked the occasion by washing her windows. I, on the other hand, spent two days making a dazzling — bordering on disturbing — array of apple-based, cinnamon-spiced foods and beverages.

Cathy and I live across the street from each other, but we’re worlds apart.

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Greg Dennis: Passions running high in State Senate race

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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Call it the Trump Effect.

As political passions run high approaching the national midterm elections, some of that tension seems to be drifting into our normally low-key legislative races. Ground zero for that is the race for our county’s two State Senate seats.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy is a 'pragmatic' and 'compassionate' candidate

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Michele Hernandez Bayliss



I strongly endorse Ruth Hardy for Vermont Senate — it’s hard to find a smarter, more pragmatic, organized and compassionate candidate. I worked with her for years on the Middlebury School Board (and carpooled with her and her children to orchestra practice) and she was one of the most aggressive advocates for positive change and high standards for our schools, which is a key issue for the state of Vermont. 

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Letter to the editor: Van Wyck will oppose tax hikes, support businesses

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Monique Thurston



“You know our property taxes cost us $1.60 an hour, 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. There are too many people wanting the government to take care of things that the government has no business to take care of,” says Warren Miller, owner of the Elmore Store in Elmore.

In 2016, I ran for the House of Representatives in Addison 3 District. Campaigning and knocking on doors gave me the opportunity to listen to most business owners and to many residents.

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Letter to the editor: Reader asks lawmakers for 'no new taxes' pledge

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



An urgent request to all legislative candidates: No New Taxes. Many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to remain in Vermont. Inflation is relatively low, wages are slowly rising. So, what is the problem? Taxes are rising faster then either of them. Help us to stay in this great state. No New Taxes!

Jim Peabody Sr.

Bristol

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