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Letter to the Editor: Names of One World immigrant artists disclosed

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Anne Majusiak



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Note of appreciation: United Way thanks concert helpers

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Nancy Luke



On Saturday, Oct. 7, local band Madaila performed to an enthusiastic crowd of all ages while celebrating United Way of Addison County’s 50th Anniversary kick off at the Middlebury Snow Bowl amid damp skies, beautiful foliage and chairlift rides.

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Opinion: Don’t let life’s barriers get in the way of real living

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Jan Demers



George led a team of six. They were three talented people who were homeless and three sturdy volunteers. In an hour’s time they were feeding 61 homeless individuals and families on a holiday when no other agency offered an evening meal. The location was CVOEO’s Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. The team leader was George Josler, recent graduate of the 23rd session of Community Kitchen Academy.

Community Kitchen Academy is a workforce development program managed by the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in partnership with the Vermont Food Bank.

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Legislative Review by Rep. David Sharpe: Are education funding crises natural or man-made?

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Rep. David Sharpe



The news is out that we can expect an 8-cent increase for education property taxes in 2018 and a similar increase if you pay by income. This will generate roughly $80 million for the education fund since each penny on the tax rate generates roughly $10 million.

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Eric L. Davis: No real suspense on election front

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Eric Davis



The next General Election in Vermont is approximately one year away. Which races are likely to be the most closely contested and to receive the most attention from the public and the media?

Sen. Bernie Sanders has not declared that he will be a candidate for re-election to a third term, but all indications point to Sanders running next year, as an independent, not as a Democrat, and being re-elected comfortably. Recent polls of Vermonters show that Sanders’ approval rating is over 70 percent, the highest of any U.S. Senator on next year’s ballot.

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Letter to the editor: Pipeline easement petition wording was changed

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Ross Conrad



Addison Independent’s Editor and Publisher Angelo Lynn’s recent editorial takes the upcoming Article vote on Vermont Gas easements to task for not including wording that the easements be renegotiated by the selectboard in order to include compensation for the town.

“The article reads in such a way that it could prevent Vermont Gas from serving that area of the downtown. That is, the article does not suggest renegotiating the rate of the easements, but just whether to approve the prior agreement.”

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Letter to the Editor: 'No' vote urged on Vermont Gas issue

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By George Klohck



An important vote is coming up for the people of Middlebury on Nov. 7 after a special town meeting. I am asking my friends and neighbors in Middlebury to be sure to vote “No” on Article 1. Here’s why. Vermont Gas has asked the town of Middlebury for an easement to place a pipeline through town property without any payment to the town. There is no reason to give this wealthy utility company a free ride here.

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Letter to the Editor: Tweet your way to happiness

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Rustan Swenson



Tweeting from my tower of Babble

Enlightening the dissidents and opposition rabble

To liberate my body and mind

I tweet on topics of every kind.

 

When I was a mere lad I heard the following pronouncement of wisdom, from a dear old Irish lady neighbor, which continues to this day to profoundly influence and shape my everyday life.

 

Tweedeli deedeli dee, Tweedeli deedeli dot

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Letter to the Editor: Middlebury should move to carbon neutral economy

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Anders Holm



As Middlebury crafts the town plan and prepares a climate change economy it should think long and hard about being the only town on Otter Creek with a waterfall not harvesting the endless, carbon free power of Middlebury Upper falls as it had done for centuries prior ending in 1966, when nuclear power was going to be “too cheap to meter” and a nuclear plant was planned for the shores of Charlotte.

Middlebury was the only town at the time to be bamboozled by the power industry into moving away from renewable energy.

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Letter to the Editor: Poetic response to Sabukewicz

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Paul A. Stone



Editor's note: The writer is responding to a poem in the Oct. 26 edition of the Independent.

 

From poet Charles Sabukewicz words brew,

Waxing efficiently on what’s askew,

His dump,

On Trump,

So frightfully true, his words elegantly few.

 

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