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Letter to the editor: Democratic candidates stand out in strong Senate field

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



We have a very competitive race for State Senate in Addison County, and this will give our voters a chance to weigh many different approaches to how our state government can best advance the public good.

Two candidates — Ruth Hardy and Chris Bray — stand out from the field. In my opinion, they are the best choice for Addison County. They have both the necessary skill sets as well as the dedication to advance our welfare and find cost effective ways to address the state’s important social and environmental issues.

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Letter to the editor: Former gubernatorial candidate Ethan Sonneborn picks Hardy

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Ethan Sonneborn



There are several crucial qualities of a leader. Honesty, compassion, courage, and independence are traits we should all expect our elected officials and candidates to possess. There are so many candidates across our state who have shown these qualities over the course of this important election cycle.

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Letter to the editor: Best way to prevent abortion is to provide services

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Paul Seward



Editor’s note: This is in reply to Karlene Callahan’s letter in the Sept. 27 edition.

Dear Ms. Callahan,

Thank you for your comments on my open letter to Senators Murkowski and Collins.

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Letter to the editor: Not capitalism or socialism, but 'regulated capitalism'

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Van Talmage



Let me take Dave Sharpe’s excellent points in his Sept. 24 guest editorial to a more general level. The political battle is often presented as Capitalism vs. Socialism, but as Mr. Sharpe points out there are very valid regulations that are checks on Capitalism and are certainly not Socialism. There is a middle ground of regulated capitalism.

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Letter to the editor: Brandon-area candidate is a 'breath of fresh air'

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Philip Frassica



I am writing this to support Tim Guiles in the upcoming election for the Vermont House of Representatives, District 6: Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury. There are four candidates running, 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans, and the highest two vote getters will be seated.

Tim Guiles is a welcome breath of fresh air for we voters to whom economic fair play, women as full equals in society, racial justice, and the environment are important issues.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy deserves support for dedication to community

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Jane and Matt Kimble



We are excited to support Ruth Hardy as she seeks to be elected to serve as State Senator for Addison County in this fall’s election.

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Letter to the editor: Kavanaugh's tears rated by onions

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



We need a new rating system, number of onions needed to produce tears.

Kavanaugh’s tears during his anti-Dr. Ford testimony should rate 3 onions. He put on a good show, so that many people believe him.

And Senator Lindsey Graham should be voted out of office.

Peter Grant

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Wilson is best choice for Addison-Rutland House seat

Posted on October 8, 2018 |
By Gwyn Cattell



I am a Whiting resident and enthusiastic subscriber to the Independent writing to encourage my neighbors and other residents of the Addison-Rutland district to vote for Barb Wilson for State Representative.

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