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Letter to the editor: Holmes has right qualities for job

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Audrey Peck



I wish to add my support of Ron Holmes for sheriff of Addison County. Currently the high bailiff of Addison County, Ron Holmes is the best candidate for the job as he embodies the spirit of America in the same quest as most of us ... life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Holmes is cautious, but not controversial or controlling. He is safety minded, but with reasonable limits so as not to cloud his judgment of any event. Along with being personable and home grown, Holmes is our guy. You get no hoopla with Holmes; just a straight up, no-nonsense kind of guy.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome ideal for Vermont House

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Gary and Nancy Meffe



We write in full and enthusiastic support of Stephanie Jerome for the position of the Vermont House of Representatives for Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury.

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Letter to the editor: College should move carefully

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Ben F. MacIntosh



According to the article in the Addison Independent published on Monday, July 16, the intentions by the college are to shrink its annual operating deficit by $8 million by cutting a meaningful number of its staff through an “elective,” incentive-based separation plan which comes to a rapid closure by spring of 2019.

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Letter to the editor: Congress urged to censure President's dishonesty

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Charles Sabukewicz



Editor’s note: The writer sent this letter to Vermont’s Congressional delegation and cc’d this newspaper.

Dear Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, Representative Welch,

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Letter to the editor: Volunteer, businesswoman backed

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Jennifer Philo



I had the pleasure of meeting Stephanie Jerome when I first moved to Brandon 18 years ago. I had decided to join Neshobe Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization to better acquaint myself with local parents in the community when I encountered Stephanie at one of the monthly meetings. Her warm welcome and dedication to supporting the students, faculty and staff at Neshobe made the decision to become a member very easy.

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Poetry: Painting the steeple

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Gary Margolis



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Chime’s shroud.

Veil’s net.

Christ’s covering.

Let the chips drop

 

where they fall.

Inside the steeple’s

dress. And the men

on their scaffolding

 

no one calls

a cross. Heart-

stopping

and curious,

isn’t it?

 

This black

mask

meant to hold

 

the dust

in. To catch

the street’s

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Clippings: On writing for myself — and others

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Nick Garber



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Lots of ink has been spilled defending the belief that today’s young people are meaningfully different from the generations that came before them — the idea that smartphones, reality television and campus protest culture have stunted millennials’ growth, and rendered them vain and oversensitive. Count me as one young person who finds that narrative overblown.

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Eric Davis: State Dems eyeing veto-proof edge

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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The most consequential elections in Vermont in November could well involve 10 to 15 House seats around the state, which will determine whether Gov. Scott can have vetoes sustained by the Legislature in 2019 and 2020.

Scott is likely to be re-elected. No incumbent governor of Vermont has lost a re-election bid in 56 years. None of the Democratic candidates for governor has the political and electoral experience, fund-raising ability or name recognition to pose a serious challenge to Scott.

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Ways of seeing: Hidden in plain sight

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



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A unique community of 10,000-15,000 Vermonters is scattered throughout our state. Its vibrant culture centers around its engaging language. However, this community is often marginalized, misunderstood and forgotten. Its young people can be particularly isolated. Deaf Vermonters, whose contributions help support our state, would benefit from greater acknowledgment and allocation of resources.

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Letter to the editor: Medical experts reacted quickly

Posted on July 26, 2018 |
By Kathleen G. Johnson



This morning I woke up to learn on the internet that a prescription medicine I had been taking for years — valsartan hctz — had been recalled overnight nationwide. I spoke to my pharmacist at Marble Works as soon as they opened, then to my primary care office (Addison Family Medicine) and by mid-afternoon I had my new prescription in hand. And a refund for a recent renewal from the pharmacy for the now banned medicine.

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