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Patrons, regular folks lament loss of Greg's market

Posted on April 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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Readers of the Addison Independent, posters to online media and people on the streets of Middlebury are bemoaning the loss of Greg’s Meat Market, a beloved institution that served area families for more than three decades.

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Eric Davis: Beverage tax would hurt the poor

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Eric Davis



Legislative committees are considering whether to impose a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. In my opinion, this tax will raise less revenue than its proponents expect and will adversely affect low-income households and small retailers.

Lawmakers are considering a beverage tax in order to increase payments to health care providers whose patients are covered by Medicaid. Because Medicaid payment rates are low, providers shift their costs to patients covered by employer and individual insurance policies.

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Opinion: Supermarket should be saved

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Greg Pahl



I was both surprised and dismayed to read the report of the possible closure of Greg’s Meat Market in the March 26 edition of the Addison Independent. As a steady customer of this store for many years, I find its possible demise to be very distressing. I have spoken to other customers who are equally distressed and puzzled by this sudden, unexpected turn of events.

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Community Forum: Mary Hogan voting changes urged

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Nancy Malcolm



This week’s writer is Nancy Malcolm, a Middlebury resident who helped gather signatures for the two petitions being presented to the ID-4 school board at its annual meeting on April 8.

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Community Form: ID-4 meeting has busy agenda

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Ruth Hardy



This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, chair of the Mary Hogan School board’s ID-4 Prudential Committee.

I invite Middlebury residents to the ID-4 school district annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Mary Hogan School gymnasium.

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Legislative Review: House panel refines state budget

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Rep. Diane Lanpher



Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, is member of the House Appropriations Committee

The first day of spring produced a sighting missing since Jan. 28 — a balanced budget! “All in” truly is the theme this year. A great deal of heavy lifting by all committees achieved this goal.

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Opinion: County foregoes ticket amnesty

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By K. Cheever



Cheers to Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Washington counties for “tossing a line” to many financially strapped residents through Ticket Amnesty Day.

Over a thousand people participated in the one-day event, which allowed residents the opportunity to pay a reduced fee on outstanding fines, fines that keep working Vermonters from getting their driver’s licenses, forcing many to drive illegally and without insurance.

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Opinion: Airport proposal has many flaws

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Richard and Isabelle Terk



Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Addison County’s representatives in the Legislature and to Sen. Tim Ashe, who heads the Senate Finance Committee.

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Opinion: Architects try to give best value

Posted on April 2, 2015 |
By Andrea Murray and Ashar Nelson



On the evening of March 25 a group of architects and building professionals from our community gathered to discuss the rising cost of building energy-efficient homes. Thank you to everyone who participated; we appreciated having a variety of voices represented. Thanks as well to the Town Hall Theater for the use of their studio space.

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Opinion: Mt. Abe Pathways offers valuable real-world learning

Posted on March 30, 2015 |
By Lisa Sanchez



Editor’s note: The writer presented this letter to the Mount Abraham Union High School Board and copied the Independent.

As a mother of a former Pathways student (and a forever) personalized learner I write this letter to clear up some apparent misconceptions of what our personalized learning experience was and what it was not.

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