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Opinion: Save the fish, instead truck natural gas to IP mill

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Norton Latourelle



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Opinion: Debate affirmed confidence in Sheldon and Nuovo

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Judy and Michael Olinick



The Town Hall Theater forum, very effectively chaired by Independent publisher Angelo Lynn, let the three active candidates for Middlebury’s two legislative House seats address some challenging state issues with unrushed answers to open-ended questions.

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Opinion: ANwSU taxpayers deserve more information about audit

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



I get very upset with the misinformation fed to the public by the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union school boards.

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Clippings: Golf? Just call me the 'bogeyman'

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



Being a fairly competitive person, it’s rare that I turn down a challenge; and that’s a shame, because my bravado is turning into a hideous liability as I get older.

Case in point: My brother-in-law Peeker asked me a week ago if I’d like to join his team for an upcoming tournament.

He could’ve picked virtually any sport, ranging from soccer to flag football to ping pong.

Nope.

He had to pick golf.

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Opinion: Davis correct in critique of PSB

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Ralph Worrick



Kudos to Eric Davis for his excellent and concise analysis of the flaws in the Public Service Board process. He clearly identifies the needed solutions to make the PSB the independent body it must be in order to uphold the public trust. As an intervenor in the Phase 2 docket, I have come to the conclusion that the process as it currently stands violates Article 4 of the Vermont Constitution, which states:

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Opinion: Smiley earns a vote of support

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Spence Putnam



I would like to endorse Susan Smiley as a candidate for the Vermont House representing Bridport, New Haven and Weybridge.

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Jessie Raymond: Bitter cold boots body and mind

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



I’m a fun, football-loving, school-supporting Addison County resident. So I should have been looking forward to attending a Middlebury Tigers home football game last Friday night, right?

Well, I would have been, except the games don’t start until 7, a time when the sun is going down, the temperatures are dropping and my thoughts are turning to how nice it would be to crawl into a warm bed with a good book.

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Opinion: Vermont values?

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Jim Scheid



I am confounded seeing those two words on the yard signs of Valerie Mullin, candidate for Vermont House, Addison-4 (Bristol, Monkton, Starksboro and Lincoln). Is she claiming to represent Vermont values? Do not her opponents also represent Vermont values? They have received all their votes from people living in Vermont, so it would seem so.

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Greg Dennis: Climate movement's secret weapon — fun!

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Gregory Dennis



World leaders are meeting at the U.N. this week, in the wake of Sunday’s historic People’s Climate March — which filled the streets of Manhattan with more than 400,000 people calling for action to curb climate change.

U.N. conference rooms will be filled with ponderous discussions, hard negotiations and perhaps a bit of progress toward a new global treaty to fight what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has called “the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

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Community Forum: Teacher's win could help many

Posted on September 24, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



This week’s writer is Andy Kirkaldy, an Independent reporter who has covered education in the Vergennes area for two decades.

A major shift in the way Vermont schools must deliver education is looming, and there is a way for Vermonters to help our schools adapt — by supporting a single Vergennes teacher with 30 seconds of their time.

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