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Letter to the editor: Bristol board sees benefits in ANeSU merger plan

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By The Bristol Elementary School Board



Why We Should Vote Yes on Act 46 in ANESU. The Bristol Elementary School Board encourages all registered Bristol voters to vote YES on Article I on Nov. 8, which proposes the creation of a new Unified Supervisory District, the Addison Northeast Supervisory District, which will be composed of the current Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven, Starksboro and Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School Districts.

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Letter to the editor: Trump’s flaws disqualfy him; Clinton’s do not compare

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Rev. George Klohck



Americans know a lot about both Trump and Clinton. It shouldn’t be hard to make a good choice. This is what we know about Donald Trump. He was born into wealth and privilege that gave him an edge on nearly everyone else who might pursue power and fame and fortune. He used his position of privilege to bully, lie, cheat, steal, and abuse and demean others.

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Letter to the editor: Minter a good person and proven, hard working leader

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I ask you to vote for Sue Minter for governor of Vermont. Sue’s pragmatic, smart and compassionate approach to leadership will greatly benefit our state. She’s focused on issues that are overlooked by many leaders, such as paid family leave, domestic violence prevention, early childhood education and childcare, and workforce and pay equity. This focus will result in a greater opportunities for all Vermonters, and more a vibrant and just economy and society.

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Letter to the editor: Lincoln principal: Governance structure to be better

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Tory Riley



At first, I did not support Act 46. I’ve changed my mind. I would have preferred that the Vermont Legislature pass no legislation regarding education for three years and spend the time working on a simpler, more directive piece of legislation to support schools in addressing issues of equity and efficiency.

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Letter to the editor: Charbonneau would work for Vermont’s wage-earners

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dave Stoll



It’s not easy to elect a legislature that truly reflects the citizenry of Vermont because most of us do not have the time and resources to serve. Most Vermonters who reach the legislature are lawyers, teachers, brokers, business owners and nonprofit executives. What’s rare are union leaders and other workers.

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Letter to the editor: Bristol official urges ‘yes’ vote on ANeSU unification

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Allison Sturtevant



I am currently a board member for Bristol Elementary School, Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School, the Mount Abe board representative to the Hannaford Career and Technical Education Center, and the ANESU Board, and Vice-Chair of the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee.

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Letter to the editor: Vote Van Wyck and Thursto to reject carbon tax

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Shane Whaley



As someone who has only lived in Vermont for a few months I was intrigued by the candidates debate your newspaper hosted in Vergennes. As a voter with no historical connection to the state it gave me an opportunity to hear from the candidates directly.

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Letter to the editor: Scheu’s track record and experience recommend her

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dan Brown



I enthusiastically support Robin Scheu for the Vermont House. Having knownRobin for nine years through community involvement and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation, I cannot think of a more knowledgeable and experienced candidate to represent Middlebury.

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Letter to the editor: Incumbent senator allegedly misleads on legislation

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Dan Monger



I recently read Ivan St. George’s letter to the editor regarding questions he posed to candidates for office about where they stand on certain issues. According to Mr. St. George, Sen. Claire Ayer (D-Addison) answered his query regarding a carbon tax and expanded background checks for gun purchases by writing, “I have not seen either of the proposals you mention. Without taking testimony on all sides of an issue, I cannot commit to action one way or another. To do so, would circumvent the legislative process.”

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Letter to the editor: Fear of change a roadblock to supporting ANeSU unification

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Bonita Bedard



To the ANESU voters,

I am writing as a long time school board member and voter. I keep reading a lot of scare tactics about the changes that the consolidation of our supervisory union into a unified district that I wanted to speak to. First of all, Act 46 is a law. It is not an option. The committee that was appointed by the supervisory union board was instructed to develop a plan to comply with this new law.

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