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Letter to the editor: Bray, Hardy have 'proven capacity'

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Judy and Michael Olinick



Ruth Hardy and Senator Chris Bray deserve enthusiastic support as the best candidates for Addison County’s two State Senate seats.

The many glowing endorsements from fellow citizens and from past and present legislators who have worked with Bray and Hardy in widely different settings leave no doubt that both have the proven capacity — the knowledge, integrity, focus, energy and dedication — to tackle the complicated issues challenging our Legislature.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy is the ideal Senate replacement for Ayer

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Barbara Hofer



As a long-time supporter of Senator Claire Ayer, I can think of no better candidate to replace her in the Vermont Senate than Ruth Hardy. Ruth is a deeply engaged, thoughtful, wise individual who has contributed on many levels to our state and who is poised to be a strong female leader in the legislature.

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Letter to the editor: Newton is 'most highly qualified' to be next sheriff

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Julie Coons



I am writing this letter in support of Peter D. Newton for Addison County sheriff.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome would be a great addition to the Vermont House

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Mitch Pearl



I am writing to urge your support for Stephanie Jerome for State Representative for Brandon, Pittsford, and Sudbury. Stephanie is smart, she is practical, and she listens.

First the smart part. Stephanie served as a policy analyst for NASA. She is used to dealing with complicated problems and absorbing huge amounts of information. We need those skills in Vermont’s leadership today to help us tackle the hard problems.

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Letter to the editor: Newton's campaign signs have violated state laws

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Ann Watson



Peter Newton’s campaign signs have violated state law in several instances. See 10 V.S.A. 481-506:

First, I came home one day to my home in New Haven to find one of his signs on my lawn. No one had contacted me for my permission to put a sign on my lawn.

Second, there is a sign affixed to a tree along Route 17 headed west in New Haven, east of Field Days Road. It looks like it is located within the highway right-of-way, which if so, is one violation; and it is attached to a tree, which is a second violation.

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Letter to the editor: Global warming message sent

Posted on October 15, 2018 |
By Alice Grau



I just sent this short message to the White House:

“It’s simple: warmer oceans, worse hurricanes. Do something about climate change now!”

I hope President Trump understands. 

Alice Grau

Bridport

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Ways of Seeing by Noor Traina: Time to tear down stereotypes

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Noor Traina



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“I just wanted you to know that I hope you feel welcome here. And I wanted you to know that I am doing my part to battle Islamophobia.” A well-intentioned woman said this to me after our intense and engaging Zumba class. I was touched and surprised by her kind words.

However, upon reflection, I recognized the unintended bias behind her words, and how this encapsulated the mistaken American image of Muslim women.

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Jessie Raymond: Partnering on paint color is painful

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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“What do you think?” I ask Mark, tossing a pile of paint chips on the table. “I might do the cupboards in a pale neutral. You know, something lighter than taupe but darker than bone, cooler than ivory but warmer than gray. Are you OK with that?”

He shrugs. “What the hell is ‘taupe’?”

Mark’s been no help whatsoever on this walk-in pantry renovation.

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Greg Dennis: Revisiting Justice Kavanaugh and Sen. Leahy

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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As Justice Brett Kavanaugh hears his first case on the Supreme Court this week, it’s worth looking back at the role played by Vermont’s longtime senator, Patrick Leahy, in his staunch opposition to confirming Kavanaugh.

No senator shined as brightly as Leahy did during the confirmation battle. The senator, now 78, has slowed down in recent years. But in his sometimes angry and ultimately convincing opposition to having Kavanaugh on the court, he showed that even aging lions can roar magnificently.

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Letter to the editor: Norris deserves another term

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Michael and Alison Matot



We would like to encourage the voters of the Addison/Rutland District to return our Rep. Terry Norris to another term.

Terry has been an employee of the Fort Ti Ferry for nine years, after selling his farm. We were looking for an employee that we could trust and he hasn’t disappointed us.

The year that Michael was injured, Terry stepped up and made sure that every thing with the operation of the ferry went smoothly. Terry has been a resident of Shoreham since 1960 and will represent our small towns well.

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