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Opinion: Mount Abe bond plan leaves many questions unanswered

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Jodi Lathrop



As the person who asked the question at the last forum held on Oct. 27. “Past behavior/history is a precursor for future behavior/history.” I asked after the board itself acknowledged that a bond in this district has never passed on the first try.

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Opinion: Candidates' actions hurt business

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Paul J. Kerin



As a child growing up in Vermont I gave my parents ample opportunity to teach me  life lessons. To this day I carry with me much of what I learned. Recently I had the chance to relive one of those lessons. The lesson being, “how to take the measure of a man.” The answer, watch his actions when he doesn’t think people are looking.

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Opinion: Fisher, Sharpe deserve re-election

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Marcia Liotard



My husband and I retired to Vermont in July ’06. We first met Mike Fisher and Dave Sharpe the following March at the Starksboro Town Meeting. Since then we’ve gotten to know both men better. We find them to be thoughtful, fair and honest men, who care about their constituents. Dave is now the ranking member of the House Ways & Means Committee, and Mike is the Chairman of the House Health Care Committee. Both jobs bring extra work and greater responsibility.

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Community Forum: Nurses vie for more protections

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Mari Cordes



This week’s writer is Lincoln resident Mari Cordes, president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. She has been a nurse for almost 27 years, most of that at Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was most recently the nurse educator for the FAHC Vascular Access Department, and co-led nationally award-winning efforts to reduce central line infections.

Message from Health Care Professionals to our community:

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Opinion: Mind the gap in education

Posted on October 31, 2014 |
By Peter Burrows



Last month, I wrote about the need for leadership on the educational issues facing Vermont, to address the great divide that exists on many of our most critical decisions. There are growing signs on every level of our educational systems that we must move forward and take action rather than engage in positional debates that further erode the platform from which we need to build a vision for education in Vermont.

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Eric Davis: Election a referendum on Shumlin, Democrats

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



Here are some things to look for as Vermont election results are reported next Tuesday night.

Turnout. Off-year turnout in Vermont typically runs between 55 and 60 percent of the registered voters. This year’s turnout is likely to be between 45 and 50 percent, about 10 percent lower than normal.

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Clippings: A moving day for Osborne House

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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Opinion: Mullin sign criticism off target, but donations questioned

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Peter Ryersbach



I want to apologize to Valerie Mullin and to the voters of Addison County. I wrongly said that Valerie did not demonstrate Vermont values by having her personal political lawn signs at the most recent youth soccer event at Mount Abe. I’ve been informed that her level of donation to the youth sports program allowed her to put up her signs at the event. I did not check the facts before writing my letter and for that I apologize to all.

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Opinion: Baser's 'top notch' character needed in Montpelier

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Joe Devall



In weighing many factors I believe Fred Baser is the most outstanding candidate for a House seat in my district. Fred is certainly someone people can trust to work hard. His character is top notch and his public service experience is extensive.

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Opinion: McEathron would bring fresh perspective to House

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Andrew Headrick



As Nov. 4 fast approaches, I personally am going to be supporting Calvin McEathron.

Betty Nuovo has done admirable things for Middlebury in the past, but I am basing my vote on the future two years. Throughout his campaign, Calvin has consistently presented creative solutions to solve many of the tough problems facing our great town and state.

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