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Letter to the editor: Independent candidates would serve people, not party

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Cliff Adams



Vermonters pride ourselves on being independent and this year I am voting Independent for Vermont Senate — Audet and Ralston.

I was born In Barre 70 years ago, a time Vermont voted mostly  Republican — today we tend to vote Democrat. My dad worked in the granite quarries and used to say, “The only difference between the Democrat and Republican parties is the Democrats will at least pretend they’re for the little guy.”

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Letter to the editor: Wilson listens well, works hard

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Carolyn Schmidt



Dear Editor,

I am writing to support Barbara Wilson's campaign to be our new representative in Montpelier, representing Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting.

Barb has been going door-to-door since July, in all four towns, meeting with people one on one and listening to their concerns. She is a thoughtful listener, with an open mind combined with a background in business and budgeting.

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Letter to the editor: Independents stand for what?

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Spencer Putnam



Recently two well-known Democrats used this space to endorse the two independents running for the Vermont State Senate from Addison County. It would be a mistake for voters to assume in any way that this means Audet and Ralston are running on a progressive, forward-looking platform.

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Letter to the editor: Dear Kelly, your bias claim was incorrect

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Kenneth Paul Levine



Dear Ms. Brush,

May I be the first (male!) to re-welcome you to the state of Vermont. Regarding your comments in the Addy Indy printed in Monday’s edition “Here's how to offer help — for the right reasons," I take umbrage at your comment “was he offering me help because I was in a wheelchair or because I was a young female?"

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Editorial: Brett Kavanaugh: Just another festering wound

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Last week, the nation’s attention was focused almost wholly on the allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when in high school. The allegations came about because Kavanaugh had presented himself as a “choir boy” while in high school and college — a statement that drew howls of refute from classmates and others who knew him as a heavy drinker and far less than the saint he portrayed himself to be.

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Jim Condos: New efforts have made it easier for people to vote

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Jim Condos



Happy National Voter Registration Month!

What can I say? I love voting. Joining with our neighbors at the polls to decide local issues, from wastewater bonds to school budgets, and to vote on who we want to represent us locally, statewide, and nationally, is the beating heart at the core of our democracy.

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Letter to the editor: County needs effective leaders, not feel-good rhetoric

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Willem Jewett



With Senator Claire Ayer’s decision not to seek re-election, Addison County has a rare open seat for Vermont Senate this November.  

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Ways of Seeing by Alice Leeds: Real choice on gas pipeline is now

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



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This summer the Bristol selectboard signed an agreement with Vermont Gas Systems to build a pipeline through our village. I am part of a group of Bristol residents taking steps to assure our legal right to a public binding vote on this issue.

Our selectboard and VGS contend that each resident has the freedom to choose whether or not to purchase fuel delivered through the proposed pipeline. However, this view bypasses an important concern. Once the distribution line is in the ground, much of the harm — both local and global — will already be done.

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