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April 21st, 2015

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McDonald Will Bring Experience and Leadership to the Senate

Editor: Vermont has a long tradition of outstanding women who have provided our state with valuable leadership. Consuelo Bailey, Barbara Snelling and Madeline Kunin are just a few of the names that come to mind. Lola Aiken was never elected to public office but, nevertheless, provided extraordinary leadership in Washington D.C. and Vermont. That is...

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Davis is a Champion of the Working People

Editor: Susan Hatch Davis is running as a representative candidate for the fifth term serving the Orange-1 District which includes the towns of Chelsea, Corinth, Orange, Vershire, Washington, and Williamstown. I have observed Susan closely during this period and feel that she is a person who serves our rather rural district extremely well. If you l...

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Sign Up Soon for Toys for Tots Christmas Program

 Editor: Please help us spread the word about the Toys for Tots Christmas Program for 2014. The Salvation Army of Washington County will be distributing our toys. To receive toys, folks must sign-up before the deadline. To sign up they need to go to The Salvation Army of Washington County’s Main Office at 25 Keith Ave., Barre, VT 05641. Sign up tim...

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Washington County Will Be Well Represented by McDonald

Editor: I am writing this letter in support of Pat McDonald, Republican candidate for Washington County State Senate. I have had the pleasure of knowing Pat, both professionally and personally, since the early 1990s. Pat has earned the respect of members of all political parties in Vermont. She has successfully worked in leadership roles as the hea...

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Berlin Pond Does NOT Belong to All Vermonters

  Editor: It is my belief, I may be wrong, that Berlin Pond is located in Berlin and as such it belongs to the town and of course the state and the people who pay taxes for its maintenance. I was not aware that all 600,000 (maybe more or less) Vermonters paid taxes to Berlin for the care of the “pond” which is the source of life-giving water t...

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Support for Public Schools is Strong

  Editor: Thanks to Mayor John Hollar and School Board Chair Sue Aldrich for attending a recent community forum to discuss budget priorities for the next year. Mayor Hollar talked about making necessary investments in public infrastructure. Sue Aldrich talked about accolades that our public schools have received because of the strong support o...

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Vermont Needs a New Governor

  Editor:   I picked up the newspaper, and… see what I learned! Chet Greenwood of Derby has clearly outlined the character of the governor of Vermont. He has pegged him for exactly what he is. If you will please read the “forum” in the Newport Daily News, under the date of September 16 and captioned “The Golden Dome Casino,” you wil...

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Washington County Senate Race Needs a Debate

Editor: This year’s race for the Senate seats brings together a solid mix of incumbents and challengers who have varied but clear positions on key issues. All of which can be found on their websites. What is disappointing is that there are no debates scheduled for them that follow the presidential model. That is where one candidate responds to a qu...

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Thank You for Supporting Montpelier Food Pantry

Editor: Just Basics Inc., (JBI) parent organization for the Montpelier Food Pantry (MFP) and FEAST, the senior citizen/persons with disabilities meal program, would like to thank Montpelier and surrounding communities for the outpouring of support for the MFP in the aftermath of Shaw’s removal of our customer donation boxes. It should be noted that...

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Berlin Pond Belongs to All Vermonters

Editor: It’s time to accept that Vermont’s own Capital District has no intention of being a good neighbor when it comes to Berlin Pond. After denying Vermonters access to this commonly held body of water for a hundred years, after losing in their claim in the Supreme Court, after two years of recreational access with no ill effects, even after bein...

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