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November 14th, 2018

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No Greater Responsibility

Friend, There are few higher honors than being elected by your neighbors; for them to have enough faith and trust in you to represent them and their interests; and be the person they are counting on to work on the issues that are most important to them. And there’s no greater responsibility than working – every day – to understand and solve the pro...

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Bernie Sanders Statement on Winning Re-Election:

I Will Continue to Stand up for Working People “Let me think the people of Vermont for the strong victory they gave me last night. Representing our beautiful state in the U.S. Senate has been the honor of my life and, in my third term, I will continue to do all that I can to stand up for the rights of working people. The values of Vermont – economi...

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Thank You

To The Editor, We want to take this opportunity to thank our fellow residents, local business owners, our Mayor, City Councilors, and City government staff for their support for the recently approved Parking Garage. The new hotel cannot be built without the City parking garage, and the parking garage cannot be built and paid for without the new hot...

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Thank You Barre Town Voters

To The Editor, It is an honor to serve as your representative in the legislature. I thank you for having the confidence in me to send me back as your voice in the House of Representatives. I want to thank all the volunteers who worked to make this campaign a success. I want to thank Town Clerk Donna Kelty and her team of poll workers for running a...

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Those Who Favor Abortion Sell It in Terms of a Woman’s Right to Choose

To The Editor, Just a short response to Tim Ashe’s “Guest Opinion.” Those who favor abortion sell it in terms of a woman’s right to choose, or her right to make decisions about her own body. Who can be against that? What is missing from this sales pitch is the innocent human life that is terminated by violence usually for selfish reasons. This huma...

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“Light out of the Darkness”

To The Editor, As a long time Central Vermont elder who occasionally suffers from the doom and gloom of the current political divisions in our state, nation and world, I like to grab hold of any shards of light that penetrate this darkness. For me, one of these light giving institutions is our Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC) located at 58...

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Guest Opinion: Tribal Wars

By Joe Benning, State Senator, Caledonia District In the late 1960’s our country was torn apart. Protesters marching for basic civil rights met brutal resistance from police. Rioters looted and burned inner city businesses. Young people speaking out for change rebelled against traditions that comforted their elders. The White House called for law a...

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Guest Opinion: State Treasurer Urges Federal EPA and Highway Safety Administrators to Reconsider Rollback of Vehicle Emission Standards

Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce and a group of city and state treasurers and comptrollers last week sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in opposition to a federal proposal to weaken light truck and car emission standards that protect our environment from dama...

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Guest Opinion: We Should Be Proud of Our Vermont Elections – Join Me in Voting This Year!

By Secretary of State Jim Condos Election Day is fast approaching! On Tuesday, November 6th Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from Justice of the Peace all the way up to Governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, here in Vermont and across the coun...

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I Enjoyed Reading the Spanish Flu Article

Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading the article regarding the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. My grandfather was another one of the casualties of the epidemic. Although the family lived in Burlington, Vermont at the time, Arthur Young, age 27, died that October at the Ethan Allen Club, leaving his 19 year old wife and three young children ages 3, 2, and u...

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