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Opinion: We must all work together to derail the 'Trump train'

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Mary Jo Dupoise



All aboard! Ride the Trump Train! Everybody loves a train ride, right? Destination? Uncertain. Let’s just say, you better hope they serve beer in hell.

Who is this Trump? Who knows? I am wondering what the children of America think of his words. “Bimbo”… “Fat”… “Pig”… “Disgusting” “Small man”… “Crazy” … “Crooked.” I know that I am getting tired of Trump’s infantile name calling.

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Opinion: George Mason University programs raise concerns

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Millard Cox



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Opinion: The 21 banks in Vermont are paying their fair share

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Christopher D'Ella



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Opinion: GMO law will not hurt consumers, retailers

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Emily Millard



I am writing in response to the letter written by Ian Gregory Campbell in the July 4th edition of the Independent. Mr. Campbell expressed his ill-informed opinion that our groundbreaking GMO labeling law in Vermont would increase food costs for consumers. I appreciate Mr. Campbell’s concerns about food costs and the impact of rising food costs for Vermonters, however, I also think it’s important to refrain from spreading false information about the financial impact of our GMO labeling law.

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Opinion: ANESU unification forum set for Lincoln this Monday

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Allison Sturtevant



Please join the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee on Monday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Community School to review, ask questions and provide feedback about our study committee report. The study committee has met over the past nine months to review options for unification and is ready to submit our draft report to the Agency of Education to start the review cycle.

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Opinion: House governor candidates have proven their worth

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Opinion: Bristol parade marshal misidentified in Independent

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Ted Lylis



While it is absolutely true that Bill James had a wonderful time riding in my little car in the 4th of July parade for the day before his 105th birthday, this year he was not the Grand Marshal of the parade as stated in the front page picture. The Grand Marshal of our parade for 2016 was Dick Lathrop, a much loved man who rode in the coach and was so honored for the many things he and his family have done for the Town of Bristol. Thank you Dick and congratulations!

Ted Lylis

Bristol

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Opinion: Say no to Salisbury gun ordinance

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Arnold C. Gale



Gun owners, we have to visit the voting booth to repeal on July 19, 2016, a stupid ordinance that has been passed by a few with no prior of what a gun owner’s ethics are. Possibly some pampered people hear a gunshot and freak out muttering “oh my oh my oh my.” We gun owners have responsibilities not to fire our gun unless in a place to do so that we know where the bullet will end its flight path.

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Clippings: Culture shocks in Green Mountain State

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



Where are you from?

It’s a question that, even in the most innocent sense, highlights a sense of alienation and non-belonging. Sometimes it’s just a question when you’re meeting someone for the first time and you know that they’ve just moved to the area. You’re just trying to be nice, getting to know them and taking the first step to welcoming them into the community.

What then, when this conversation extends further than is appropriate?

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Jessie Raymond: 'Golf' weekend was a losing battle

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



Marriage is not a competition. But if it were, my husband Mark would be winning.

You might get the impression, from reading this column, or perhaps from knowing us personally, that Mark is a taciturn old grouch, while I am sweetness and light pretty much all the time, bestowing upon him laughter, engaging conversation and tasty home-cooked meals.

All of that is true, of course. But when it comes to thoughtfulness, the grouch is way ahead.

I hate him for that.

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