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Letter to the editor: Charbonneau would work for Vermont’s wage-earners

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dave Stoll



It’s not easy to elect a legislature that truly reflects the citizenry of Vermont because most of us do not have the time and resources to serve. Most Vermonters who reach the legislature are lawyers, teachers, brokers, business owners and nonprofit executives. What’s rare are union leaders and other workers.

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Letter to the editor: Bristol official urges ‘yes’ vote on ANeSU unification

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Allison Sturtevant



I am currently a board member for Bristol Elementary School, Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School, the Mount Abe board representative to the Hannaford Career and Technical Education Center, and the ANESU Board, and Vice-Chair of the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee.

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Letter to the editor: Vote Van Wyck and Thursto to reject carbon tax

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Shane Whaley



As someone who has only lived in Vermont for a few months I was intrigued by the candidates debate your newspaper hosted in Vergennes. As a voter with no historical connection to the state it gave me an opportunity to hear from the candidates directly.

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Letter to the editor: Scheu’s track record and experience recommend her

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dan Brown



I enthusiastically support Robin Scheu for the Vermont House. Having knownRobin for nine years through community involvement and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation, I cannot think of a more knowledgeable and experienced candidate to represent Middlebury.

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Letter to the editor: Incumbent senator allegedly misleads on legislation

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dan Monger



I recently read Ivan St. George’s letter to the editor regarding questions he posed to candidates for office about where they stand on certain issues. According to Mr. St. George, Sen. Claire Ayer (D-Addison) answered his query regarding a carbon tax and expanded background checks for gun purchases by writing, “I have not seen either of the proposals you mention. Without taking testimony on all sides of an issue, I cannot commit to action one way or another. To do so, would circumvent the legislative process.”

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Letter to the editor: Fear of change a roadblock to supporting ANeSU unification

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Bonita Bedard



To the ANESU voters,

I am writing as a long time school board member and voter. I keep reading a lot of scare tactics about the changes that the consolidation of our supervisory union into a unified district that I wanted to speak to. First of all, Act 46 is a law. It is not an option. The committee that was appointed by the supervisory union board was instructed to develop a plan to comply with this new law.

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Letter to the editor: Smith has shown good judgment, deserves re-election

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Charlie Roy



Please join me in re-electing Harvey Smith as our state representative.

Harvey Smith has been very active in our community for many years as a farmer and business owner. He is a justice of the peace. He is moderator, deacon and a trustee of the New Haven Congregational Church. He represents New Haven on the Addison County Regional Planning Commission and is currently our state representative in Montpelier.

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Letter to the editor: Nine reasons to vote for Hillary

Posted on November 1, 2016 |
By Gale Hurd



I know you don’t like Hillary. I don’t like her all that much either... but I’ll be voting for her on Nov. 8 because a vote for Hillary is a vote for: the Environmental Protection Agency, Social Security, the Voting Rights Act, Roe vs. Wade, Marriage Equality, the Community Development Fund, PBS, National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities, and reasonable voices on the Supreme Court. We need her to be elected.

Gale Hurd

Weybridge

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Letter to the editor: Democrats and Progressives best hope to move forward

Posted on November 1, 2016 |
By David Andrews



The upcoming election, in which some of us have already voted, is critical both nationally and also for the State of Vermont. The importance of voting for sanity and against racism and misogyny in the presidential contest should be obvious. But I believe that the statewide contests also merit our attention and concern.

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Letter to the editor: Lanpher walks the walk, honestly

Posted on November 1, 2016 |
By Paula Moore



Earlier this year, I was working on a state grant for my town. We were told that having a letter of support from a local legislator would strengthen our application. The legislator who immediately came to mind was Diane Lanpher, who emailed me a signed letter the next day. Wow!

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