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Opinion: Dunne has shown strength on women's issues

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Hannah Hatch



Politics in our country largely fails to represent a demographic that comprises half of our population. Women, though by no means a minority in a statistical sense, are a political minority — a minority in power and privilege. The norms and policies of our society have put women at a disadvantage and forced many of us to choose between having a career or starting a family.

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Opinion: Bray, Ayer worked hard on new energy bill

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Fran Putnam



Recently, I brought my grandchildren to an event celebrating the signing of the renewable energy siting bill (S.260). They are the reason I work hard on climate change issues, so I wanted them to see the thoughtful work underway on clean energy in Vermont.

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Opinion: Scheu offers balance, dedication

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Donna Donahue



We have good candidates for state representative in this election and for governor as well. But one is truly outstanding. I want to recommend Robin Scheu for state representative.

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Opinion: Cordes a proven leader on health care, equality issues

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Donna Bailey



I am writing this letter to urge Addison-4 residents to vote for Mari Cordes in the Aug. 9 primary. Mari is endorsed and nominated by both the Progressive and Democratic parties. She is a longtime resident of Lincoln and for years she has fought to build a healthy, equitable and sustainable community in Addison-4 and throughout Vermont.

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Opinion: Rail track upgrades a blessing for town of Middlebury

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Fred Barnes



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Opinion: Lisman could be a great leader

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Robert Bernstein



Bruce Lisman’s candidacy in this year’s Republican primary for governor seems, to me, to be a rare chance for us as Vermonters to help ourselves.

I introduced myself to Lisman after hearing him speak at a candidate forum last October. I found his thoughtfulness and engagement to be head and shoulders above the others, all of whom spoke well, but the others showed ambition for the job, while Lisman demonstrated a passionate desire to help. This seemed to be the most notable difference to me.

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Opinion: Sheldon, Charbonneau enthusiastically supported

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Margaret and George Klohck



In the Democratic primary on Aug. 9 we have the opportunity to return Amy Sheldon to the Vermont House and to add Jill Charbonneau as the other representative from Middlebury. Two years ago we gave our enthusiastic support to Amy, and now we are writing for Jill with the same enthusiasm.

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Opinion: Dunne's strengths are numerous

Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Jay Parini



We write in support of Matt Dunne for governor. In our view, he has exactly the talents and positions needed at this critical moment in Vermont’s history. For years now, he has been thinking hard about the environment, and he’s been front and center with ideas, acknowledging that “climate change will fundamentally harm our economy.” His detailed plans for energy efficiency, and the development of solar and heat pump technology, make him an obvious fit for a state that has been at the forefront of the environmental movement.

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Opinion: Two stand out in Addison-1 race

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By David Andrews



In the upcoming Democratic primary, Middlebury voters are blessed with good candidate choices for the Vermont House of Representatives: incumbent Rep. Amy Sheldon along with two newcomers, Robin Scheu and Jill Charbonneau — all running for Middlebury’s two seats.

I’m sure that any of the three would represent us well, but I plan to vote for Jill Charbonneau in addition to Amy Sheldon, who has already established herself as a strong voice for the environment and for action toward energy independence and limiting climate change.

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Jessie Raymond: It's tough to get into the swing of golf

Posted on July 28, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



It happened. After two years of resisting my husband’s pleas, I gave in: I started golfing with him.

The things we do for love.

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