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County Chamber to host Oct. 7 candidates' forum

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, focusing on Addison County’s contested races for the Vermont House of Representatives. It will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ilsley Library Community Room in Middlebury. Paul Ralston, owner of Vermont Coffee Company and outgoing Vermont state representative, will moderate the event.

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Change in solar array taxes costs towns

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW HAVEN — Drive from Vergennes to Middlebury along Route 7, and you won’t go more than a few miles without seeing a solar array. As towns like New Haven are deluged with proposals for new solar arrays, citizens and town officials are wondering, “What’s in it for us?”

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Middlebury House candidates give their pitch

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Three of the four candidates in the race for two seats in the Addison-1 House district explained their positions on a host of issues at a candidate forum held Tuesday night at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The forum, which was televised by MCTV and will be aired several times during the next two weeks, was sponsored by the Addison Independent.

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New Haven grapples with expansion of solar arrays

Posted on September 22, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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NEW HAVEN — A New Haven couple has raised concerns about a solar array that was recently approved — over their objection — for construction near their Dog Team Road home.

This episode and a series of proposed solar projects in town, including one that would be among the largest ever built in Vermont, have many residents wondering what will become of their beautiful views of the landscape.

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Rundown of local legislative candidates

Posted on September 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will have several contested races for Vermont House seats.

In the past few months the Addison Independent has published profiles of candidates involved in competitive elections. Click on the links below to read about these candidates.

MIDDLEBURY RACE

Democratic candidates for the Addison-1 (Middlebury) House seat:

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Opinion: 'Low-key' House hopeful urges support for McEathron

Posted on September 17, 2014 |
By Tom Hughes



Like many of my fellow Middlebury residents, I am interested in supporting the best ideas and in encouraging the most well motivated people to work on behalf of Middlebury and Vermont. Recently I’ve encountered a fresh voice among us, someone who is not afraid of hard work and who has no more patience with the same old tired “politics as usual” than I do. I think that you will want to remember his name; it is Calvin McEathron.

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Opinion: Single-payer is the right move for Vermont

Posted on August 27, 2014 |
By Peter Sterling



This week’s writer is Peter Sterling, director of Vermont Leads, a nonprofit organization working to educate the public about the advantages of implementing a publicly funded, universal access health care system in Vermont.

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Addison's Briggs hopes to enter Addison-3 race

Posted on August 21, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON — Peter Briggs firmly believes that if you see a problem, you should work to become part of the solution.

So when Briggs, 23, noticed a vacant GOP slot in the race for the two Vermont House seats representing Addison-3, the Addison Republican decided to wage a write-in campaign for the Tuesday, Aug. 26, primary in an effort to get onto the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.

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Opinion: Sheldon earns vote of support

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Joanna Colwell



I am delighted to be able to vote for my neighbor Amy Sheldon in the upcoming Democratic primary. I have no doubt that Amy will be a wonderful representative who will work hard to implement single-payer health care in our state, which will save tax dollars and keep more Vermonters healthy.

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Opinion: House hopeful gets high marks

Posted on August 20, 2014 |
By Joyce Sargent



I’m not one to write letters in support of people running for office, but in this case I’m happy to offer my support to Donna Donahue.

Since moving to Middlebury, Donna has worn many hats over the years and it seems each one sits easily. She has quickly become known around Middlebury for taking on jobs that are difficult. She has led causes for the improvement for the Middlebury area with even-handedness. She studies issues and problems looking for reasonable conclusions.

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