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Eric Davis: Congressional mystery could loom

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Democrats must gain 23 U.S. House seats in November in order to have a majority in January. Most independent analysts believe there is about a 60 percent probability that control of the House will flip. A Democratic House would conduct vigorous oversight and investigation of Trump Administration officials and policies. It might also consider articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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Ways of Seeing by Sas Carey: Finding the way

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Sas Carey



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To me, one of the benefits of living in Middlebury is attending readings at Breadloaf Writers’ Conference. I drive up to the campus as many evenings as I can during the ten-day session to hear famous writers read their work. Meeting student writers from other cultures and places is a highlight of this experience.

Sitting behind me is a row of women whose faces are all shades of brown and whose clothes brighten the room.

“Where do you live?” I ask one woman.

“Montclair, New Jersey.”

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Letter to the editor: Bipartisan bill could help many

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By John McCormick



Regarding the Addison Independent’s Aug. 23 editorial, “Will Trump drown in the swamp he created?”, there is a back side of that mirror pointed at our national politics. Since all politics is really local, Vermonters should tell our story.

Travel Vermont’s highways and enjoy its Green Mountains. Then try to imagine the view if those trees had been ravaged by acid rain plaguing the Northeast 40 years ago.

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Letter to the editor: Trump overlooks China's action

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



The New York Times recently reported that China is building a new Island at the tip of Malysia in the major shipping lane between Asia and Europe with an unwilling Malaysia that owes China too much to say no.  This city will have a major shipping port.  This is the new Forest City.

It didn’t mention that the US is doing anything.  Trump has probably not heard of Malaysia and shipping in that area.

China 1, U.S. under Trump 0.

Peter Grant

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Letter to the editor: Going green is cheaper than gas

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Sally Burrell



Kermit the frog laments, “It’s not easy being green.” However it’s often cheaper in the long run going green with efficiency and renewables than switching to natural gas. And life is made easier by stabilizing and lowering energy costs and creating a more comfortable environment. Programs like Efficiency Vermont offer technical assistance and rebates for weatherizing and efficiency measures. Contact your local energy committee for more info.

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Letter to the editor: McCain said to have 'truly lived a life that mattered'

Posted on September 6, 2018 |
By Tom Scanlon



As you all must know by this point American lost a great statesman, veteran and citizen. He was certainly an individual that I greatly admired, not for his politics, in that I sometimes disagreed with his position and politics, but rather for his character and both his moral and physical courage.

Sen. McCain, knowing he had a terminal illness, planned his funeral, as well as wrote his farewell. In this farewell he indicated, “I lived and died a proud American,” and further went on to say, “I would not trade a day of my life.”

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Marie Audet: Farmers playing role vs. global warming

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Marie Audet



As a lifelong dairy farmer, I bring a unique perspective to my work with the Governor’s Climate Action Commission. My family and I work with the land each and every day, and we value Vermont for its natural beauty and resources. We could not do what we do without clean water and healthy soil. Other members of the Climate Action Commission bring vital perspectives, too. This diverse group of 21 Vermonters is comprised of leaders in commerce, transportation, construction, energy and forestry. 

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Letter to the editor: Column had an important message on life in our times

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Marianne Lust



Many thanks to Angelo Lynn for pointing out Leeya Tudek’s most wonderful Ways of Seeing column in the Aug. 23 edition of the newspaper. I would disagree with him on only one point. It’s not only worth reading, as Angelo writes, but most definitely IS about what should be a top priority for us all if we’re to remain even vaguely human. 

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Letter to the editor: Things change, yet somehow people manage to adapt

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Jim Morisseau



There have recently been some letters regarding how things were in the past and about not wanting a new store coming to town that might threaten older businesses, things like that. Having grown up in the halcyon days of the 1950s and 60s, I can certainly relate to those feelings, and I would like nothing more than to walk into the house and find a big pan of my Grandmother’s apple crisp there waiting for me.

But things change.

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Letter to the editor: Voting for Independents a step toward ending gridlock

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Leonard S. Bull



I am a resident of Addison County. Part of our pride in Vermont is to have Vermont first on so many things. I think that Addison County has an opportunity on election day to be first in Vermont and maybe also in the nation, by electing two independents to represent us in the state legislature.

Marie Audet and Paul Ralston are seeking election to the two senate seats that are to be filled on election day and we can do nothing better to set an example of how to eliminate the gridlock that is caused by party influence in our government at all levels.

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