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June 20th, 2019

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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Dear Editor: Morrisville Water and Light (MWL) is one of 2,200 not-for-profit public power utilities in the United States. We serve approximately 4,000 residents and businesses in the Morrisville area. Our goal as a member of the community is to help move Morrisville toward its vision of a vibrant economy, a sustainable future, and an excellent qua...

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Monthly Letter from the Mayor

Town Meeting Day is right around the Corner. Please remember to come out and vote! If you are not able to vote on March 5, you can still contact the City Clerk’s office and request an absentee ballot and/or to vote ahead of time. On January 29, Council adopted the proposed FY20 Budget. The $12.5 budget is a 2.38% increase, which is below the rate o...

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Vote For CVHHH on Town Meeting Day

Dear Editor,  My name is Sandy Rousse, and I am the President and CEO of Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice (CVHHH) in Berlin. If you know me, and many of your readers may, you have probably heard me say how much I love my job. This is because CVHHH provides critical medical and supportive care to people in a place we know they want to be—at...

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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Dear Editor: Morrisville Water and Light (MWL) is one of 2,200 not-for-profit public power utilities in the United States. We serve approximately 4,000 residents and businesses in the Morrisville area. Our goal as a member of the community is to help move Morrisville toward its vision of a vibrant economy, a sustainable future, and an excellent qua...

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Investment and Return: How to Boost Vermont’s Economy and Address Climate Change

GUEST OPINION By Paul Costello Carbon tax. Cap and Trade. Carbon Markets.  Depending on our point of view, these concepts might make us nervous about raising the cost of living when we are already struggling to pay our bills. Or we may feel passionately about the necessity of pricing carbon for the future of our climate and our economy. Or both. An...

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Dear Community

My name is Florence Smith; many know me as Flo. I truly want to serve our Berlin community on the local Select Board. I will persevere in all respects through my combined experience and steadfast willingness to help. I work for the State of Vermont and have for close to 16 years. Prior to the State, I worked a total of 19 years in a combination of...

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More pot? or not?

Dear Editor Are you concerned about what lies ahead with retail marijuana stores ready to roll out in Vermont? Should you be? Marijuana is safe that’s why they legalized it, right? It was legalized through twists and turns at the State House and sudden party-line votes. Though physician and law enforcement groups were opposed and the Governor’s Mar...

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The Montpelier Public Parking and Hotel

To the Editor, Have you ever been downtown and seen State Street with no cars on it? We have a beautiful and quaint downtown that tourists from all over this country and the world readily relay to us as they order a cup of tea or a glass of wine or have their computer looked at. Now imagine that many of our residents had a way to get downtown witho...

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Making Time for Family

By Vermont Governor Phil Scott and New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu Last month, we introduced a bi-state family and medical leave insurance program – the Twin State Paid Family Leave plan – that would build a public-private partnership to provide access to paid family and medical leave for all residents of the Granite and Green Mountain states....

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Getting on the Right Track

To the Editor, It is sad that the Governor in his budget speech, that despite all the dire predictions about global heating and what it is going to mean for us in coming decades, still refuses to do anything significant about addressing the issue. Electric cars are not by themselves the answer. I drive an all-electric Leaf but I fully appreciate th...

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