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Editorial: Newton, Holmes face off in race for sheriff

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



In 12 days Vermont voters will be asked to determine which candidates should win their party’s  nomination in the Primary Election on August 14. As is typical in primary races at the local level, many races among party favorites are unopposed. It’s the sort of thing that gets worked out behind the scenes, with the real battles to be waged in the General Election on Nov. 6.

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Clippings: Shared birthdays show what matters

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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Last Sunday, for the 23rd time, I blew out birthday candles with my great-grandmother. This time, though, was particularly special — my great-grandmother Lorraine turned 100 on July 24, my birthday as well.

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Jessie Raymond: Welcome to the jungle, er, bedroom

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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This past weekend, I did something courageous: I stood up to the schefflera in our bedroom.

If a schefflera were some kind of mythical, multiheaded beast, you’d probably be impressed (although you might wonder how it got into our bedroom). In truth, a schefflera, also known as an umbrella tree, is just a houseplant. Still, I showed great courage.

That thing had been intimidating me for years.

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Community Forum: Vermont's primary is open to all

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Jim Condos



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The Aug. 14 Vermont Primary Election is just two weeks away. While there has been some indication of lower voter turn-out, I hope that as Vermonters, we can make sure that’s not the case in our state.

Voting is the foundation of our democracy. When you go to the polls on Primary Day and Election Day, you’re helping shape the future of our towns, our state and our country. Mark your calendars today — August 14 and November 6 — and be sure to vote.

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Ways of seeing: Striking nurses deserve support

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



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My daughter and I drove up to Burlington to join the Vermont nurses union on their picket line on the second day of their two-day strike. I love nurses for many reasons, and I wanted to support their efforts to work in hospitals with safe staffing levels and to be paid a living wage.

Here are just a few of the reasons I love nurses:

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Letter to the editor: Citizens must do more to restore 'moral foundations'

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Bill Brown



What’s all the fuss about immigrants?

The vast majority of Americans are directly related to people who migrated to the United States from other parts of the world. My ancestors are Scot and English. The only true non-immigrant is the American Indian.

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Letter to the editor: Holmes has right qualities for job

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Audrey Peck



I wish to add my support of Ron Holmes for sheriff of Addison County. Currently the high bailiff of Addison County, Ron Holmes is the best candidate for the job as he embodies the spirit of America in the same quest as most of us ... life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Holmes is cautious, but not controversial or controlling. He is safety minded, but with reasonable limits so as not to cloud his judgment of any event. Along with being personable and home grown, Holmes is our guy. You get no hoopla with Holmes; just a straight up, no-nonsense kind of guy.

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Letter to the editor: Jerome ideal for Vermont House

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Gary and Nancy Meffe



We write in full and enthusiastic support of Stephanie Jerome for the position of the Vermont House of Representatives for Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury.

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Letter to the editor: College should move carefully

Posted on August 2, 2018 |
By Ben F. MacIntosh



According to the article in the Addison Independent published on Monday, July 16, the intentions by the college are to shrink its annual operating deficit by $8 million by cutting a meaningful number of its staff through an “elective,” incentive-based separation plan which comes to a rapid closure by spring of 2019.

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Editorial: Firing up the race for Senate

Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



The recent news that two Independents will join the race for Vermont Senate for Addison County fires up what was already an interesting race as Democratic Sen. Claire Ayer is stepping down from her seat after serving for 16 years, creating an open seat. Fellow Democratic Senator Chris Bray, New Haven, will run for re-election.

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