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December 6th, 2016

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Guest Opinion: A Record of Fiscal Responsibility

By Governor Peter Shumlin One of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters’ priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming Administration, it’s worth reviewing the last six years of financial management. Let’s remember where we started. Befor...

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Statement by Sen. Bill Doyle

For the last 48 years, it has been my great privilege to serve the residents of the State of Vermont as one of the State Senators from Washington County. I worked closely with seven governors and hundreds of fellow legislators as we tried as best we could to steer our government to meet the ever changing needs of Vermonters and the state we love. O...

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Central Vermont Council on Aging Seeks Donations for ‘Shoebox’ Gifts

Editor, On Christmas Day, Central Vermont Council on Aging partners with dozens of community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and deliver hot, holiday meals and “shoebox” gifts to seniors. Many of these seniors live alone, without family or friends to share in the holiday. For many isolated elders, having a visitor bring them a holiday me...

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Veterans Day

Editor, Veterans Day is a day that we thank every veteran, past and present, for their unwavering service to our grateful country. Let us all remember that if it was not for their dedication, we would not have the rights and freedoms their sacrifices afford us all. We live in the greatest nation in the world because of their commitment to duty, hon...

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Should Fish & Wildlife Board only be Advisory?

Editor, A petition to expand trapping seasons on bobcats and otters has sparked the attention of Vermonters statewide. It is apparent that the Fish & Wildlife Board fails to acknowledge the views of those who oppose an extension to trapping seasons.Ę The board is lacking representation by unbiased people. The chairman of the board is quoted as...

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Vote Alternative Party Candidates on Election Day

Editor, Vermont voters should embrace this opportunity that will present itself this November 8th election day. This has been an election campaign season where the grotesqueness and disconnection of the establishment two party system of Democratic and Republican has fully manifested itself at both the national and state levels. In Vermont we have a...

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Guest Opinion — Agriculture: Critical to our Communities, our Economy, and our Landscape

Guest Opinion By Chuck Ross Secretary, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets Agriculture is critical to our communities, our economy, our landscape, and our way of life here in Vermont. As Vermonters, we have grown accustomed to a vital and robust agricultural lifestyle. But when I leave our state, in my travels as Secretary of Vermont’s...

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Trump’s Un-American Conspiracy Theories

Editor, I am highly disappointed with Republican voters across the United States. Evidently, according to national polls, over 70% of Republican voters believe the propaganda being put out by Trump and his campaign staff that the upcoming election is rigged in favor of Clinton. And my disappointment emanates from being a registered Independent for...

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Guest Opinion: Just the Facts about Rigged Elections and Voter Fraud

By Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State Recent unsupported allegations and sensationalized reporting are sowing seeds of doubt about our democratic process. This undermines voter confidence and calls into question whether all voices will be heard on November 8th. As Vermont’s Secretary of State and chief elections officer, former State Senator, f...

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Support TJ Donovan for AG

Editor, There was something really wrong. Every Monday police summon scores of Vermonters are to Court – many for failing to be the person they would like to be, others whose conflicts outweighed their resources to deal with them. They await for the Judge to assign a punishment: jail here, a fine there, a license lost here, work crew there, a disqu...

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