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Opinion: ACSU one-board system would streamline governance

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Mark Perrin



As a business owner and community member, I support a “yes” vote for a unified Addison Central School District. I believe the educational opportunities, both in school and out, will be expanded and enhanced for our children in Addison Central Supervisory Union through a unified governing board.

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Opinion: Nation needs 'wisdom of the gender' to lead us

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Cliff Adams



I have given money to Bernie three times this year, but I am not going to vote for him.

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Opinion: ACSU consolidation seen not as choice, but 'coercion'

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Wendy Leeds



Those who support school board consolidation say we should vote yes because: 1) it’s better for students, and 2) it’s better for our pocketbooks. At one of the first meetings back in the fall I asked this question: “How — specifically — will the experience of, for example, a third-grader in this school be improved by school board unification? Take his experience now and compare it to post-unification. How will it be better?” No one could answer.

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Opinion: Champlain power line will be an environmental disaster

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



For years we have thought of Lake Champlain as our treasurer. Pat Leahy boasted of the appropriations he acquired to benefit the health of the lake. We built the ECHO Center to educate the public to maintain the health of the lake. Fish and Wildlife and the Water Quality Division have viewed the lake with respect and concern.

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Opinion: Proposed ACSU structure flawed

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Peter Lynch



Unfortunately, the representational structure of the proposed Addison Central School District is flawed.

I say unfortunately because I have long held that single board governance for the district makes sense. My experience a decade ago as a Shoreham school director confirmed this. It makes sense in terms of improving educational services for students. A single board working with a forward-thinking central administration would make it much easier to develop and deliver a well-coordinated K-12 experience for all of our students.

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Greg Dennis: Remedies for snow-starved skiers

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



Mad River Glen is famous for its “Ski It If You Can” slogan.

But in a winter like this one, what’s a skier to do if — ski it, you can’t?

Despite a bit of white stuff this week, we are in the grip of one of the warmest winters in memory, due in part to climate change and El Niño. So while Colorado skiers are experiencing Powder Nirvana, we have so far been consigned to a Vermont “winter” that resembles nothing so much as Georgia in January.

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Opinion: Nature is doing its best to tell us about global warming

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By John Slade



In the Near Future

During the next twenty years, the following sequence becomes increasingly possible.

 

Winters become warmer, and thus cold dry snow turns to wet snow,

Which turns to a mix of rain and snow falling on the Green Mountains of Vermont.

The snow of a normal winter sits on the mountain until spring.

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Opinion: Porter RN layoffs seen as 'union busting' in disguise

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Catherine Braun



I write this letter to protest the recently announced registered nurse layoffs planned for Porter Medical Center.

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Opinion: Presidential candidates offering fear and vengeance

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Thomas Bechtel



Our son in Scotland shares with us the bemused view held by many Scots of American politics. Recently 500,000 U.K. citizens petitioned Parliament to debate banning the real estate developer from the U.K. There was debate but, wisely, no action. Imagine, a presidential candidate being banned from the shores of one of our strongest allies.

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Opinion: Pamphlet offered 'factual story' of unborn development

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Patricia A. Brooks



The “Life in Vermont” Jan. 21 newspaper insert tells theamazing and factual story of fetal development. A Feb. 4 letter to the editor indicated that the Vermont Right to Life Committee “used a harsh tactic in giving a fetus a voice to share its development in an effort to scare people considering an abortion.”

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