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July 26th, 2017

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Sue Supports Young Families

Editor, This coming November, we select the next leader of our state. As a lifelong Vermonter, who’s working hard to raise my young family here, I’m supporting Sue Minter for Governor. My husband and I met in high school, attended college together, and now live in central Vermont, just miles from our parents’ homes. Last year, we celebrated the bir...

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Josh Fitzhugh for Senate

Editor, Josh Fitzhugh is a candidate for Washington County Senate and I can think of no one better qualified for that position. As a fellow board member and Past President of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation, I have witnessed first-hand his commitment to creating good paying, long-term jobs, investment in workforce development,...

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Support Johnson/Weld

Editor, The Libertarian ticket of Johnson for President and Weld for Vice President provides a huge amount of government executive experience acquired when they were governors of their states. I believe governors are the most qualified politicians to ascend to the Presidency. With this ticket we have a former governor available to assume the Presid...

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The Minter Record vs. The Scott Record

Editor, Sue Minter recently said that she will “support Vermont families and businesses” as Governor. However, her record suggests otherwise. In 2009, Minter voted for the disastrous budget bill. In the middle of the Great Recession, the bill raised income taxes on Vermonters by $26 million, used one-time funds to plug recurring budget holes (which...

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Guest Opinion: Funding Shortage for Meals on Wheels in Central Vermont—What Happens to Hungry Seniors?

By Beth Stern, Executive Director, CVCOA and Kathy Paquet, Nutrition and Wellness Director, CVCOA The meals on wheels program for seniors has been around for over 50 years, and in central Vermont, our senior centers and meal sites produce over 200,000 meals per year, with federal funding contributed by Central Vermont Council on Aging (CVCOA). But...

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Dangerous Donald Trump

Editor, Dangerous Donald Trump (DDT) might be a threat to our viability. He could try to assume dictatorial powers and abolish the Constitution, Congress, and the Supreme Court. Some of his supporters are far right extremists. His candidacy is reminiscent of the Fascists in Germany, Italy, and Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. DDT has unwittingly p...

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Military and Overseas Voting Information

Editor, Many Vermonters are enlisted in the military helping to protect our freedoms, including our freedom to vote. We are thankful for their service and the sacrifices they make in being away from home. Other Vermonters reside overseas but retain their fundamental right to vote and participate in our democracy. As Vermont’s chief elections office...

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Karen For Barre

Editor, I want to sincerely thank all of you who wrote in my name as a candidate to represent Barre City in the House of Representatives. I am honored to have received this opportunity to run as a Republican candidate for State Representative. While many good things have come from our legislature, there are areas where I think we can do much better...

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Northfield Residents Have Chance to Shape Town’s Future

Editor, Again, the Town of Northfield is at a crossroads. In fact, at least three crossroads. Will we be up to it? On Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Public Library Community Room, the Economic Development Committee will be looking at final drafts of economic development zones developed in the wake of flooding from tropical storm Irene. While these...

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On Connection

Editor, I have come to understand that connection is a basic human need. We yearn for connection, we seek it, and we hurt when it fails. A connection may be broken, lost, or simply not yet made. But all suffering begins with the experience of disconnection. As a psychotherapist, when I confront the suffering of my clients, it is vital for me to rem...

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