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Eric Davis: Telling the tale of the election tape

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Editor’s note: This is a special column by Eric Davis reflecting his personal analysis and views of the political landscape the morning after the election. It was written as a personal reflection to friends and colleagues, so is left in the first person to reflect that personal voice.

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Letter to the editor: Veteran House member grateful

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Rep. Harvey Smith



I would like to thank all my friends, family and voters in Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge for electing me to another term in the Vermont House of Representatives. I want to give all of you a special thank you for giving me the good fortune to be unopposed this year.

It is an honor and privilege to have your support, I look forward to serving your interests over the next two years.

I can be reached at [email protected].

Rep. Harvey Smith

New Haven

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Letter to the editor: Trump tactics have precedent

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Steve Edwards



Trump uses Nazi tactics. Our president uses the same tactics favored by Adolph Hitler.

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Editorial: An Election Day primer

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Tomorrow is Election Day. In Vermont’s two-year election cycle, every office is up for grabs. As is typical, there will be several names on the ballot many voters will not be familiar with. That’s OK, don’t panic, and above all, don’t NOT vote.

If you’re feeling unprepared, here’s a quick guide before you step into the voting booth, along with some pointers from which to base your vote:

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Opinion: Act 46 offers an opportunity to prioritize, think differently

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Sheila Soule



For some, the dialogue around what to do about our declining enrollment is limited to which school we should close. I would argue that is the wrong conversation for us to have. Foremost, that begins the conversation with an adversarial stance where we create winners and losers. In that scenario, our focus remains on what we don’t want and most of our energy is placed on reacting to or even preventing the change idea.

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Opinion: Vermont leader Fred Hackett planted many 'acorns'

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Stephen Kiernan



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Letter to the editor: Orwell urged to back Act 46 merger

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Alyson Eastman



As a taxpayer and citizen of Orwell, I’m writing to share my reasoning for supporting the district voting YES to accept Orwell into the Slate Valley Unified Union School District. 

I am thankful we live in a town that is extremely passionate about our school, children and community as a whole. Yet, it’s important that there is balance behind that passion. I’m extremely concerned about the tax rate if we don’t merge; there is not a lowering of taxes in sight if Orwell goes at this alone. 

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Editorial: Zuckerman for Lt. Governor

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



There are some things on which we feel Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman is too progressive, but those are by matter of degrees, not of policy.

He’s a strong advocate for measures that will make the lives of lower- and middle-class Vermonters stronger and healthier — a livable wage, health care for all, net neutrality, reducing the wage gap and affordable housing. He’s an organic farmer who understands the pressures facing farmers across the state and the need for smaller farms to diversify.

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Editorial: Vote for a 'can-do' governor

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If Vermonters want a governor who will work collaboratively with the Legislature to develop effective legislation, rather than rule by veto, they won’t get it from Gov. Phil Scott.

If Vermonters want a governor to champion a livable wage or clean up the state’s waters, they won’t get that from Phil, either.

And if Vermonters want a governor who will lead the state against climate change and implement universal broadband, Phil’s not their man.

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Ways of Seeing by Kate Gridley: Unknowingly we create blindspots

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Kate Gridley



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Five years ago, I launched a cycle of paintings — 17 portraits with 17 accompanying sound portraits — of young people between the ages of 17 and 25.

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