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Letter to the editor: Bristol board member tries to give back

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Michelle Perlee



My name is Michelle Perlee. I was elected to serve on the Bristol selectboard in March of 2014. My three-year term is therefore coming to an end and I have decided to seek reelection. I have lived in Bristol with my husband, Chad, since 1994. Together, we have raised our family here. Our eldest daughter graduated from Mount Abe in 2013 and will graduate from college this spring. Our youngest daughter is a freshman at Mount Abe.

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Letter to the editor: Honor the polar bear by learning more about climate change

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Paul Kenyon



February 27 was International Polar Bear Day. In recognition of this, let’s honor the polar bear by learning a little more about it as a “Climate Change” bellwether.

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Letter to the editor: Welch pledges to hold President Trump accountable

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By John-Eric Robinson and Peter Welch



Editor’s note: Weybridge resident John-Eric Robinson received this letter from Vermont Congressman Peter Welch in response to Robinson’s letter calling for the impeachment of President Trump. Robinson thought Welch’s response would be of interest to other constituents and asked us to publish it.

Dear Mr. Robinson,

Thank you for getting in touch to express your support for the impeachment of President Trump. I appreciate hearing from you.

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Letter to the editor: What about Obama deportations?

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Tony Bates



According to ABC News, the Huffington Post and the Department of Homeland Security, 2.7 million illegal aliens were deported during Obama’s eight years in office. 56 percent had no criminal record. That is, on average, 924 men, women and children deported per day, every day, for eight years. My question: Where were the protestors?

Tony Bates

Salisbury

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Ways of Seeing: Abi Sessions, Take nothing for granted

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Abi Sessions



A few months ago, when Rutland citizens were hoping to welcome 100 Syrian refugees into their community, I traveled to Rutland to hear a woman, Deborah, speak about the culture of Syria. She was speaking to people who were interested in learning more about how to be culturally appropriate in welcoming Syrian refugees to the Rutland area.

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Letter to the editor: Choices are clear in upcoming Ferrisburgh elections

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Vaughn Collins



This is a very important Town Meeting election in Ferrisburgh. We will be choosing a new selectboard member along with several other town officials, in particular the town clerk and town treasurer.

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Letter to the editor: Benton is effective mayor and deserves re-election

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Jeff Fritz



What makes an effective mayor? An effective mayor listens; an effective mayor builds strong relationships with city council members to instigate action; an effective mayor respects and works well with city staff; an effective mayor represents the city professionally outside of the city, building working relationships with neighboring governments.

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Community forum: Agency of Natural Resources should do their jobs

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Mark Nelson



This week’s writer is Ripton resident Mark Nelson, chair of the Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club.

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Letter to the editor: Support urged for Benton in re-election bid for mayor

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Gerianne Smart



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Letter to the editor: It pays to compare in drug pricing

Posted on February 27, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



I wish to thank my doctors for helping to get on cheaper and more affordable prescription medicine. Due to atrial fibrillation, occasional irregular heart beating, I was prescribed dual medicines. One, Sotolol, to slightly reduce heart rate to make it more regular and the other is a blood thinner to avoid stroke. For blood thinning I was given a prescription to the new and improved Eliquis.

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