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Opinion: It works - really?

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Jan Demers



He works full time. She works part time. They both make minimum wage. They have a large family. He had some health insurance. She had none. Their combined income was such that their children were covered under Dr. Dynasaur; that is, until they let their 3Square benefits lapse. He was the only one with health insurance after that. That is when the work of a Vermont Health Connect Navigator began.

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Opinion: Sanders prevailed in debate by offering clear solutions

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Ellen Oxfeld



Many commentaries after the Democratic debate have pointed to Hillary Clinton’s debate performance by noting her rhetorical flourishes and mannerisms. However, in my view Hillary Clinton did not win the debate, unless one thinks one can win a debate by sidestepping and not being specific about how to address critically important issues.

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Opinion: Guest editorial was off base on AARP pipeline concerns

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Norton Latourelle



I was shocked and angered by the comments of Emerson Lynn in his guest editorial of Oct. 12. A personal cool-down period was required so that I would not make similar mistakes to his.

We each have the right to our opinion and in stating it we should never attack people that feel differently. Mr. Lynn used some of the belittling tactics that we now find commonplace on the national political scene. Sound bites taken out of context or the mesmerizing shouting of offensive one-liners should be left, at least at present, to “The Donald.”

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Opinion: Pipeline part of larger problem

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Rev. Barnaby Feder



The headline on your guest editorial in Monday’sIndependent criticizing the AARP for failing to “consider all angles” in the controversy over the Vermont Gas pipeline expansion into Addison County was richly ironic. Mr. Lynn’s piece has the same failing he attempts to pin on the AARP.

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Opinion Time to weigh in on NexBridge

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Victoria DeWind



As people may have read in the Addison Independent, the Middlebury selectboard will be meeting Oct. 27 with NexBridge regarding their proposal for developing the town-owned parcel behind the Ilsley Library. This currently serves as a heavily used, primary parking area for the downtown and will see increased use once the new town offices open.

 Public meetings were held earlier this year for input on a Request For Proposals to develop this parcel. To summarize, the resulting RFP has requirements that include:

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Opinion: Fossil-fuel wealth has costs

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Noah Smith



This week’s writer is Noah Smith, an assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University and a freelance writer for finance and business publications.

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Opinion: Religion has role to play in curbing global warming

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Rev. George Klohck



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Opinion: Demonstration set to protest

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Chip and Jack Mayer



The Vermont fracked gas pipeline is now in a critical stage of regulatory decision-making. AARP has come out against the proposed deal that Gov. Shumlin reached with Vermont Gas to cap the pipeline costs that customers will be required to pay

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Opinion: Smith has shown leadership needed to be governor

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Claire Ayer



I’ve been a friend and legislative colleague of Shap Smith for over 13 years and based on that experience, wholeheartedly support him for governor of Vermont I’d like you to know why.

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Opinion: Polar bear sighting in New Jersey convinces skeptic

Posted on October 19, 2015 |
By Tom Lewis



For about 17 years I resided in Middlebury but now live in Whiting, N.J., which is in the central part of the state, in Ocean County, near the Atlantic coast.

Our recent ferocious storms compel me to say that while I hate to admit it, Al Gore was right: We definitely are undergoing global warming and our storms are without doubt fierce in intensity and very damaging to our environment. Icebergs are melting, forcing adverse tidal conditions, which concern us all.

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