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Gregory Dennis: Dems still shortchanging the Progs

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



Does the Vermont Democratic Party still hate the Vermont Progressive Party?

It appears so, judging by the way it’s holding a stale grudge against candidates who call themselves progressive and run for office as both Democrats and Progressives.

Dave Zuckerman, a Hinesburg organic farmer, ran for lieutenant governor this year as both a D and a P. But the state Democratic apparatus has consistently — even now — withheld its proprietary voter information from his campaign.

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Nuovo on Spinoza: Freedom and determination

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.

The last essay left us at the threshold of Spinoza’s morality and politics, but before we cross it, there are other matters to consider, background to be filled in, loose ends to be tidied up, and knots untied one of which demand our urgent attention. His system seems to be founded on an inconsistency. Freedom and determinism, which on the face of it are incompatible, are joined together in it.

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Opinion: U.S. should scale back production of weapons

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Patricia Heather Lea



O.K. Here is a short inventory — my t-shirt was made in El Salvador, my turtleneck — Cambodia, my pants — Vietnam, my shoes — Germany, my boots — China, my flannel shirt — Bangladesh, my bombs —

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Opinion: Bruhl would bring optimism

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Erin Ruble



Taborri Bruhl is running for Vermont House for the district of New Haven, Bridport and Weybridge. I’ve had the chance to hear him speak on a couple of occasions now, and I’ve been impressed with his background, his thoughtfulness, and most of all, his optimism that we can actually do something about the problems that surround us.

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Opinion: Ayer helped businessman cut through red tape

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Carl Roesch



Sen. Claire Ayer has been an invaluable help to me as an owner of a restaurant in Middlebury. Due to my status as a permanent legal resident, I was unable to apply for a liquor license in the state of Vermont because of a bill that had been in place since prohibition, which only allows U.S. citizens to hold liquor licenses.

Sen. Ayer had caught wind of my plight and immediately began working on having the bill changed to allow permanent residents like myself the opportunity to apply for liquor licenses in order to grow their businesses.

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Opinion: ANeSU governance plan would reduce local control

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Alice Leeds



I will vote no on the ANESU ACT 46 Proposal on Nov. 8. Here’s why: Tax savings will be minimal and short-term, and they will be offset by an increase in our statewide education tax. Direct community input will be reduced when a single 13-member board is responsible for all six ANESU schools. It will be far more difficult for this large single board to closely consider the needs of each individual school.

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Opinion: Excise tax plan must be defeated

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Ivan St. Georgeq



Do you want to pay an extra 88 cents per gallon of gas? The proposal on the table is an excise tax that will add an additional 88 cents per gallon of gas and an additional 1.02 per gallon of home heating oil, diesel and similar increases on propane and natural gas when fully implemented.

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Opinion: Bruhl a 'down-to-earth' candidate and good listener

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Norma Norland



Have you seen the blue and white signs that say “Bruhl?” Have you wondered whether you should vote Bruhl (running to represent New Haven, Weybridge and Bridport)? Or why you should vote Bruhl? Read on.

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Opinion: Rep. Nuovo endorses Scheu, Sheldon in Addison-1

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Betty Nuovo



I am happy to give my support to Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu as Representatives of the town of Middlebury to the Vermont House.

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Opinion: Clark touted for high bailiff

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Sergeant Peter Newton



First, I am asking all Addison County voters to please re-elect Charles Clark to the office of High Bailiff on Tuesday, Nov. 8. I have known Captain Clark for well over 25 years, and have had the pleasure of working alongside him for the last five years. I also feel it is important to elect Captain Clark because he currently works for the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, and has for the last 33 years. Captain Clark has been the Chief Deputy for the last 30 years. I urge all my supporters to vote for Captain Clark.

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