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Opinion: Scheu supported in House contest

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Sylviane Acker



I unreservedly support Robin Scheu to represent Middlebury in the state legislature. We will be fortunate to have someone such as Robin in our corner. To get things done we need doers, experienced team players, planners, people who have the patience and skill to look for the best way to accomplish their goals. Robin is all that and more.

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Opinion: Porter provided excellent service

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Nacie Dunn



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Opinion: Sheldon listens to local voters

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Dawn Saunders



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Opinion: Editorial pegged economic theory

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Walter Carpenter



I thank Mr. Angelo Lynn for his editorial “Democrats radical ideas versus GOP’s trickle-down theory” (Independent July 7, 2016). His editorial delineates how democrats are forever the optimists, while the GOP prefers the “trickle-down theory,” where life revolves around the wealthy in the hopes that it somehow will drip down to the rest of us in the middle and on the bottom. As Mr. Lynn duly noted, this theory takes inordinate advantage of how capitalism favors the wealthy to begin with.

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Opinion: We must all work together to derail the 'Trump train'

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Mary Jo Dupoise



All aboard! Ride the Trump Train! Everybody loves a train ride, right? Destination? Uncertain. Let’s just say, you better hope they serve beer in hell.

Who is this Trump? Who knows? I am wondering what the children of America think of his words. “Bimbo”… “Fat”… “Pig”… “Disgusting” “Small man”… “Crazy” … “Crooked.” I know that I am getting tired of Trump’s infantile name calling.

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Opinion: George Mason University programs raise concerns

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Millard Cox



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Opinion: The 21 banks in Vermont are paying their fair share

Posted on July 21, 2016 |
By Christopher D'Ella



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Guest Editorial: Let's keep Vermonters here!

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Lisa Ventriss



In a recent commentary about people leaving Vermont, at the conclusion of the author’s piece, he casually stated that “Vermont, like every other state, has its economic problems and some things to worry about. Rich folks moving to Florida is not one of them.”

I’d like to offer another perspective: Rich folks moving to Florida is a big problem that we should worry about.

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Opinion: GMO law will not hurt consumers, retailers

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Emily Millard



I am writing in response to the letter written by Ian Gregory Campbell in the July 4th edition of the Independent. Mr. Campbell expressed his ill-informed opinion that our groundbreaking GMO labeling law in Vermont would increase food costs for consumers. I appreciate Mr. Campbell’s concerns about food costs and the impact of rising food costs for Vermonters, however, I also think it’s important to refrain from spreading false information about the financial impact of our GMO labeling law.

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Opinion: ANESU unification forum set for Lincoln this Monday

Posted on July 18, 2016 |
By Allison Sturtevant



Please join the ANESU Act 46 Study Committee on Monday, July 18, from 6-8 p.m. at Lincoln Community School to review, ask questions and provide feedback about our study committee report. The study committee has met over the past nine months to review options for unification and is ready to submit our draft report to the Agency of Education to start the review cycle.

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