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Eric L. Davis: Gov. Scott's vision must become a budget

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Gov. Phil Scott used his inaugural address last Thursday to sketch out broad themes on which he hopes to concentrate over the next two years. Detailed policy proposals to flesh out these ideas will come later, particularly in the governor’s budget address.

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Opinion: Dave Silberman on cannabis legalization, part 2 — Edibles promote public safety

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Dave Silberman



Editor’s note: This is the second of three commentaries on issues surrounding cannabis legalization in Vermont by Dave Silberman, a Middlebury attorney and pro bono legalization advocate. This column focuses on edibles; the first focused on impaired driving, and the third will focus on tax policy; each column can be found online addisonindependent.com.

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Letter to the editor: Water outage was no one's fault

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Julie Ortuno



Dear Editor, I would like to address the recent articles regarding the Tri Town Water Outage. In your article you seemed to place some blame on the Shoreham Fire Department for “draining” the reserve tank. That particular tank holds approximately 750,000 gallons of water. The Shoreham Fire Department took out 9,000 gallons to help fight the Fire in Orwell. Do the math. What happened was a crazy sequence of events that caused a perfect storm for Tri Town Water. There is nothing anyone did wrong.

Julie Ortuno

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Letter to the editor: Constitutionalism can save nation

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



For many Americans, perhaps even a majority of them, the great challenge of the next four years is to survive the presidency of Donald Trump, not as individuals — for that we need only take to the hills, which would be selfish and unworthy of us as citizens — but together as a nation. I believe that there is a way to accomplish this, not a certain way, but as sure as any can be in an uncertain universe and, all things considered, the best and noblest of ways, for it follows the path of civic virtue. We can become constitutionalists.

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Letter to the editor: Foxcraft to end harvest program

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Anne Young



To our Friends in our community,

We are writing this letter because we are so very thankful for your support of our program and it is with a heavy heart that we need to share some news. After 17 years of providing services to our local children and youth, Foxcroft Farm Harvest Program Inc. has made a decision to discontinue the current services and dissolve the nonprofit by the end of June 2017. It has not been an easy decision, or one that has been influenced by a lack of support or funding. It is more of a personal decision, supported by the board.

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Letter to the editor: Solar farms as bad as billboards

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Ethan Sausville



I am writing in response to the article recently posted on solar fields. I have seen solar fields popping up all over Vermont. We as Vermonters have always valued the beauty Vermont has. We passed laws to preserve the beauty of Vermont by outlawing billboards along our roadways. I feel solar fields are just as bad as billboards, they stick out like a sore thumb.

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Note of appreciation: Bristol group thanks gym project boosters

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Eric Carter



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As your paper has reported, Mount Abraham Union High School replaced its gymnasium floor last fall.

In effort completely modernize the feel of the basketball games at the Mount Abe, the community wanted a new scorer’s table. Bristol Youth Sports, a non-profit community organization, helped organize a fundraising effort to purchase a scorer’s table, to then donate it to Mount Abe.

BYS networked and mobilized our parents and area businesses to help us make this purchase.

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Editorial: You've got to give a little respect to get a little respect

Posted on January 12, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Here’s a hunch based on President-elect Donald Trump’s first news conference in the past six months: Mr. Trump will be the least respected, and most disrespected, president of our times. That’s not because of his policies, though those will certainly cause many to oppose him, but because he cannot handle criticism; rather he lashes out childishly in response to anyone who challenges him.

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Editorial: Gov. Scott Changes, solutions will come from the bottom up

Posted on January 9, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Vermont Gov. Phil Scott stood before the gathered assembly at the Statehouse inauguration this past Thursday and gave a heartfelt and impassioned speech that spoke to the changing tide he will bring to state government. It’s a tide that will bubble from the bottom up, he said, asking those in the front-line trenches to step forward with their solutions, and asking Vermonters at every level to buckle down, buck up and put their best foot forward.

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