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Letter to the editor: Former BLSG board member opposes district efforts

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Rebecca Holmes



First, let me say that I normally have real respect for Angelo Lynn, the editor of the Addison Independent. However, in Thursday’s editorial, in an often nasty attack on Chris Fastie and his position on mosquito control, Mr. Lynn has many things dead wrong in what appears to be a poorly researched and heavily biased broadside on a respected local scientist.

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Letter to the editor: Conservation commissioner takes issue with editorial

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Barbara Karle



The Salisbury Conservation Commission was extremely disappointed to read Angelo Lynn’s editorial entitled, “Insect Control District’s mistake, or a nuisance suit by a relentless opponent?” As a Commission we had serious concerns about the BLSG and wrote a letter to our selectboard asking them to put the question about the legal expense to the taxpayers. We did not do this lightly.

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Letter to the editor: All must pay their share to combat global warming

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Richard Butz



My wife and I and two of our friends attended a Vermont legislative budget hearing on Monday, Feb. 25, in Winooski. I was there to testify regarding carbon reduction strategies: weatherization and the application of all VW settlement funds to electrification of our transportation sector. But we all came away with a new realization of the challenges we face in Vermont and difficulties our legislators face as they try to construct a budget.

In addition to “my” issue we heard heartfelt pleas regarding funding for:

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Letter to the editor: Editor's stance vs. Trump's leadership style applauded

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Christy Pager



I appreciate and applaud each and every word in Angelo Lynn’s editorial “A Dangerous Point to Ponder.”

Why the American public prefers a president who exhibits his leadership in a manner befitting a sleazy soap opera confounds me. The very issues your editorial states clearly should have Americans demanding this person be contained within if not removed from office. Have we become an audience willing to be entertained by his performance?

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Letter to the editor: BLSG lawsuit should proceed

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Jim Andrews



I don’t believe the recent suit against the Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen, Pittsford, Insect Control District (BLSG) should be dismissed as a nuisance lawsuit. Some of the older members on the BLSG board argue that they have been using the same chemicals and killing mosquitos in essentially the same way for years with no issues and they seem resentful that their methods and permit applications have been challenged.

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Lessons in Listening: Flexibility is the key to a healthy life

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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Editorial: Town Meeting: the crux of the matter

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Is Vermont’s Town Meeting threatened by a waning interest? Is meeting as a collective body and talking face-to-face about town and school budgets just too much to ask in an era of never-ending posts on social media?

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Letter to the editor: Affordability issue to blame for declining birth rates

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Mariah McGill



In his Feb. 14 letter in the Addison Independent, Lowell Nottingham is correct that Vermont and the rest of the country are experiencing a sharp decline in birth rates. However, he is incorrect that there are “no realistic options available to deal with the dropping birth rate.”

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