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Airport criticism is exagerated

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Douglas Gurnee



Seriously? Anti-airport poetry? (See Letters, June 1.) I am a pilot and a good running Lycoming aircraft engine IS poetry.

I very much question the claims made of noise. The airplane makes some sound and it is gone in a few moments. I have never seen items thrown from window sills. If statements like this are to be believed then the state should require tangible proof of any such claims.

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Homes should be tested for lead

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Nancy Skidmore



My second-grade Brownies wanted me to send this letter to the editor:

If you live in an older house and have any paint that is chipped or peeling in any way, please test it for lead. Lead paint can be very dangerous and poison children and animals.

Our Brownie troop discussed several things that need to be addressed and lead paint was found to be the most important. One of the girls was sick when she was younger from lead paint poisoning.

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VUHS budget should be OK’d

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Kristina MacKullin



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Mosquito district seeks approval of new insecticide

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Benjamin Lawton



The agreement to form the first Brandon/Leicester/Salisbury Insect Control District was approved by the voters in April 1978 and a union municipal district corporation (in accordance with all the requirements of title 24 Chapter 121 §4861–§4866 Vermont statutes) was formed.

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County chamber supports airport expansion

Posted on June 3, 2015 |
By Sue Hoxie



The Addison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors wholeheartedly supports the expansion of the Middlebury State Airport. As an organization whose goal is to support the economic prosperity and opportunities for the businesses and people of Addison County, we believe the expansion is much needed.

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Proposed Middlebury Airport project very sensible

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Art Remick



I recently read with interest some of the “public” comments regarding proposed Vermont Agency of Transportation (AOT) safety improvements at Middlebury State Airport (“Neighbors pan airport expansion proposal,” Addison Independent, Monday, May 25, 2015).

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Middlebury airport expansion has no 'rhyme' or reason

Posted on June 1, 2015 |
By Judy Wiger-Grohs



Adapted from a poem by Kathy Chencharik in Green Living

 

They’d like to expand the airport

right in your neighborhood.

They’ll do it in the name of safety

and for the common good.

 

There’s been but one accident,

completely unrelated to the runway’s size.

But when someone dangles money,

you know others will be after the prize.

 

This expansion is sorely needed

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Gregory Dennis: A fence viewer in need of a fence

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Gregory Dennis



Good fences make good neighbors, Robert Frost famously wrote in “Mending Wall.”

Perhaps that’s why Cornwall and many other Vermont towns still appoint official fence viewers who, according to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT), “examine fences within the town when requested to do so by the selectboard.”

Turns out, though, that this duty is essentially bogus. “The role of the fence viewer has become somewhat limited,” VLCT’s literature explains, with some municipalities abolishing it altogether.

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Eric Davis: Bernie can shape campaign agenda

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Eric Davis



Sen. Bernard Sanders officially launched his presidential campaign in Burlington this week. If the presidential election were held only in Vermont, Massachusetts, New York City and northern California, Sanders might very well win. However, voters from 46 other states will also vote for president, so it is likely that the person who takes the oath of office in front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2017, will be either Hillary Rodham Clinton or whoever emerges as the Republican nominee.

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Police chief addresses the sad lessons of a car vs. bike tragedy

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Hinesburg Police Chief Frank Koss



Editor’s note: The Hinesburg police chief wrote this piece late last month, after Hinesburg teenager Joseph Marshall, speeding in a car, struck biker Richard Tom on Route 116, killing Tom and himself. For many in Addison County it was eerily similar to an incident two weeks earlier in which a motorist struck and killed a bicyclist in Weybridge.

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