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Opinion: Cornwall shouldn't compromise

Posted on January 19, 2015 |
By Timothy Fisher



Editor’s note: The following was submitted as an open letter to the Cornwall selectboard.

First I want to thank you for the hundreds of hours of work you have put in trying to deal with the proposed gas pipeline issue. All of this was imposed upon you by Vermont Gas, who with their limitless resources have used their ability to deprive you of so much of your personal life to try to wear you down to acquiescence to their proposed pipeline.

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Clippings: A celebration of a life well lived

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Trent Campbell



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My dad died Christmas morning. In November he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. It was also in his bones and spreading. He came to terms with it quickly. He was ready. He had lived a good life, he felt, one that had lasted longer than he ever expected. My sister, Torri, and brother, Todd, and I tried hard to match the peace and grace and acceptance he showed.

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Opinion: Police chiefs oppose pot legalization

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Chief George Merkel



This week’s writer is Vergennes Chief of Police George P. Merkel, who is president of the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police.

 

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Opinion: School funding must be changed

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Max Kraus



As the debate over school funding heats up I would like to add my voice to those who view our school taxes too high AND unfairly allocated. I believe the two problems are interrelated.

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Opinion: Voters' wishes were ignored

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Rustan Swenson



In this last election cycle a precious few enlightened Citizens beheld the voice of one crying in the wilderness, a lone echo, and they cast their votes in the hope of a rebirth, a renaissance, a new beginning. I was humbled and profoundly grateful for these heroic voters from across Vermont from Shelburne to Shoreham, to Orwell, Whiting and Middlebury.

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Legislative Report: Statehouse protestors were disrespectful

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Warren Van Wyck



This week's writer is Rep. Warren Van Wyck, R-Ferrisburgh.

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Opinion: Farmers disproportionately blamed for lake pollution

Posted on January 14, 2015 |
By Edward Bessette



After reading Monday’s article about Gov. Shumlin’s agenda for the next two year, I have concerns. Most of the article describes Shumlin’s plan to clean up the lake and prevent future runoff and pollution.

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Community Forum: Government needs to revive economy

Posted on January 12, 2015 |
By Bruce Lisman



This week’s writer is Bruce Lisman, a resident of Shelburne and the founder of Campaign for Vermont.

I believe that economic growth and shared prosperity is the best way forward for Vermonters. A dynamic and broad-based economy offers a cure for issues of poverty, hunger and upward mobility. It can provide the resources to protect and enhance our environment and improve our infrastructure. Vermont can be an economic powerhouse of its own definition.

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Community Forum: Shumlin outlines new term goals

Posted on January 12, 2015 |
By Peter Shumlin



This week’s writer is Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin.

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On Point In Education: Good to great

Posted on January 8, 2015 |
By Peter Burrows



As we watch the political and emotional wheels turn before the start of our next legislative session, a familiar reality is emerging on the key educational issues we are facing. Proponents and opponents are lining up on both sides, decrying the data that are surfacing. Similar to the trajectory of the H.883 governance conversation last year, there are challenges ahead as we look to engage in bipartisan dialogue about Vermont’s next steps in education on a solid foundation of common ground.

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