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Editorial: A step closer to depravity

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When President Trump first tries to cover up the blatant killing and gruesome dismemberment of a journalist critical of the Saudi government and then, when denial isn’t plausible, tries to pretend it wasn’t carried out under the orders of Saudi Arabia’s effective ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman but by rogue killers with the government, he moves America one step closer to the depravity demonstrated by the worst kind of dictatorial governments.

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Ways of Seeing by Joanna Colwell: Love, and listen to, your neighbor

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



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My friend posted a photo of two men holding up a sign that read, “Love Your Neighbor. Even if they don’t: Look Like You. Think Like You. Love Like You. Pray Like You. Vote Like You.” My thoughts kept coming back to this sign. Finally I had to respond, “Even if you are voting to take away my human rights, I still gotta love you?” My friend responded to my comment that he had it on good authority, based on most of the world’s spiritual traditions, that yes, I do have to love that person.

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Eric Davis: Is Turner a real threat to Zuckerman?

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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The most competitive statewide election in Vermont this year is for lieutenant governor, between Progressive-Democratic incumbent David Zuckerman and Republican challenger Don Turner.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy knows school funding

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Dave Silberman and Eilat Glikman



Education funding has, unfortunately, turned into one of the more contentiously political issues facing the Vermont legislature. This past year, disagreement over the issue brought us two budget vetoes and an unprecedented near shut-down of state government. Yet many of our elected officials (and even more of the candidates running for office) have a very superficial understanding of school budgets, offering tidy sound bites about “quality” or “affordability,” but very little by way of thoughtful analysis.

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Letter to the editor: New idea pitched for traffic bypass

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By David Spencer



I refer to your October 1 story of a public forum (Sept. 26) called by a traffic advisory task force. The discussion focused on three options to ease the truck traffic burden through Main Street, Vergennes. Ask Vergennes residents to consider a fourth option that would bypass Main Street.

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Letter to the editor: Drivers must use added caution

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



Distractedness and speeding are huge issues for all road users — motorists, cyclists/scooters and walkers/joggers alike. Middlebury’s Walk and Roll to School Day the first Wednesday of each month is all about practicing safe rules of the road (and sidewalks). We emphasize making good eye contact and indicating intent and direction by waving and pointing.

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Letter to the editor: Hallquist is a 'fighter' and forward-thinking politician

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Debbie Ramsdell



I am voting for Christine Hallquist for Governor of Vermont because: she is a proven leader, which was shown through her leadership of Vermont Electric Coop in northern Vermont; she is brave, which has been shown during her transgender transition; she is smart, which has been shown by her many forward-looking proposals to lead Vermont; and she is a fighter and has fought and won harder battles than the one against Phil Scott.

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Letter to the editor: Cordes' health care background would be an asset

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Kenneth and Eve Thompson



As the mid-term elections approach, the country faces two important issues: protecting health care and acting quickly in the event of catastrophic weather events. Mari Cordes has the background and organizational skills to tackle both problems. As a registered nurse in Vermont for most of her life, she has devoted herself to ensuring that Vermonters receive the best and least costly health care. Overseas, she has played a key role in carrying out effective disaster relief programs, demonstrating skills that would be valuable here at home.

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Letter to the editor: Bevere earns support in race for state's attorney

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Marc Brierre



I am privileged to have worked with Peter Bevere in the Rutland County State's Attorney's Office from 2011 through 2014.  His qualifications and dedication to the fair and impartial administration of justice prompts my letter endorsing Peter to receive your vote to be the State's Attorney for Addison County.

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Letter to the editor: Bray, Hardy stand out in field of Senate hopefuls

Posted on October 18, 2018 |
By Rev. George Klohck



When we look for people who will represent us in government, shouldn’t we look for people with a “can-do” spirit? I am thinking about leaders who look for ways to actually get things done instead of telling us that our idea is good and then going on to list reasons why it can’t happen.

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