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Opinion: Net metering has paid major divends for Vermont

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Michael P. Claudon



Ninety-Six percent of the electricity consumed annually by Snake Mountain Boatworks LLC (SMB) and our home in Weybridge (23,000 kWh +/-) is generated by the solar and wind generating infrastructure we installed in 2010.

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Opinion: Sharpe attentive to voters' needs

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Marilyn and Stan Pietkiewicz



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Opinion: Lawmaker prompted safety upgrade

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Norman Scheer



I want to bring to your attention to how Dave Sharpe, our local state representative, interceded with the Vermont State Parks Division to rectify safety issues at the Kingsland Bay State Park regarding the single ladder off the swim pier that barely reached the water and the pier approach path that had been surfaced with “crushed stone.”

He promptly followed up on my email, which I had sent directly to the State Parks contact center, and secured the support of Commissioner Snyder.

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Opinion: Americans must break free from their 'CARB' diet

Posted on August 8, 2016 |
By Rustan Swenson



With the capitulation of every founding principle Americans have lost their sense of nation. If we cease to act as a nation we shall cease to be a nation. A brief summary of some symptoms defining the frightening litany of chaos and failures will witness our desperate need for a radical change from our high CARB diet.

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Political organizer gives report from Philly

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



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I spent last week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. I was not a delegate, but there representing Emerge Vermont, an affiliate of a national organization that recruits and trains Democratic women to run for public office. It was a fascinating and inspiring week for me as a Vermonter, woman in elected office, Democrat who trains other women to run for office, and proud mother of three children.

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Clippings: Consider my right to not bear arms

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



In June, a stranger handed Seven Days reporter Paul Heintz an AR-15 military-style rifle in exchange for a $500 wad of cash.

Though the two had never met before, though there was no background check performed and no photo ID presented, though the gun was handed over in the parking lot of a busy shopping center, the entire exchange was legal.

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Eric Davis: Primary offers competitive contests

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



With the Vermont primary a few days away, there are competitive races for governor in both the Democratic and Republican parties, and for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

The Democratic contest is now between Matt Dunne and Sue Minter. While Peter Galbraith is a serious candidate, and will receive more than a handful of votes, does his presence on the ballot hurt Dunne or Minter more?

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Community Forum: School Choice - Everyone has it!

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Dave Sharpe



Let’s be clear! Every student and their parents have a choice as to what school their child attends. The real question is who is going to pay for that choice.

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Opinion: Shedding light on downtown vigil

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Frances L. Stone



I went to a vigil in downtown Middlebury on Thursday, July 21, for Black Lives Matter.

Of course what came up was: All Lives Matter. This is true and I feel deeply that all lives matter. But, it seems obvious that all lives don’t always matter in our country, for if they did I would not have had to go to the vigil: Black Lives Matter.

So I went to the vigil; a vigil to remind us that Black Lives Matter also.

Frances L. Stone

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Opinion: Convention was the latest step on the road to revolution

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Diane Lanpher



This week’s writer is Diane Lanpher, a Democratic state representative from Vergennes and a Vermont delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Train ride home from Philly.

Two nights of less than three hours sleep each night, one might think a train nap was in order. But not yet. Train is full of returning delegates who also are sleep deprived. Conversations continue and positions are laid out with the passions of a floor debate. We just can not stop ourselves.

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