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Such a Small Ask! By Pam Ladds

in Letter to the Editor/Newport/News

It started off as such a small ask. At the City Council meeting where meetings are set for the year, we, citizens of Newport, asked for the City not to schedule a meeting on Martin Luther King Day. Out of respect for the day. It was refused. And it was made clear at that meeting…

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Rep. Mark Higley: Meg Hansen Gives Voice to Vermont Families and Workers

in Letter to the Editor

This letter was submitted by Rep. Mark Higley (Eden, Lowell, Westfield, Jay, Troy) The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented public health and economic challenges for the people of Vermont. Vermonters have lost their lives, many have lost access to healthcare services, one in four are now unemployed, and too many families are struggling with hunger…

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Letter: Tomasz Jankowski, President & CEO of Northeast Kingdom Human Services

in Letter to the Editor

Dear Community Members: As we enter the uncharted domain of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and the subsequent declaration of the state of emergency in Vermont, I want to assure all our communities that Northeast Kingdom Human Services stands prepared to serve our clients with mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disability needs. I…

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Hyperbole, Fear, and Uninformed Outrage Run Amok | Jeff Weld Director of Community Engagement Casella Waste Systems

in Letter to the Editor

This letter to the editor was submitted by Jeff Weld, the Director of Community Engagement at Casella Waste Systems. Inc. A week has passed since an early morning truck accident occurred that significantly impacted two drivers and their families. Over the course of the week, there have been several articles, social media posts, and letters…

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Mayor’s Statement Regarding City of Newport Wastewater Treatment Facility, Leachate, Landfill Expansion

in Letter to the Editor/Newport

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Newport Mayor Paul Monette. At the October 15, 2018 Newport City Council Regular Meeting, Charlie Pronto, representing D.U.M.P., and Robert Benoit, representing Memphremagog Conservation, presented their concerns that leachate may be leaking from the landfill, that the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) may not be properly…

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Questions, questions, questions about the landfill

in coventry/Letter to the Editor/Newport

After the September 10th forum in Newport with a panel presenting opinions on the expansion of the Coventry landfill, I’ve been asking myself and others a lot of questions. As a member of DUMP, Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity, I’ve met concerned citizens working hard to investigate the issues surrounding our local landfill, unfortunately, the only…

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Congressman Peter Welch consistently stands up to China for Vermont Workers by Gary Gillespie

in Letter to the Editor

In November of 2013, Congressman Peter Welch made an impassioned plea to save Vermont jobs in front of the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C. He did so on behalf of hundreds of Vermont loggers, truckers and wood workers at Columbia Forest Products’ hardwood veneer plant in Newport, Vermont. In no-nonsense “Vermont” fashion, Peter educated…

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Letters: Vote to re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin | by James H. Douglas, Scott Morley, Rebecca Boulanger, Shelia Martin

in Letter to the Editor

Dear Orleans County voters, I am pleased to support the re-election of Sheriff Kirk Martin. I was honored to appoint Sheriff Martin in 2008 to succeed Sheriff Lance Bowen and I’ve never regretted it. Sheriff Martin has demonstrated his commitment to serving the community. He’s able to adapt to new circumstances and opportunities and he’s…

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Smell the Roses, not the Landfill

in Letter to the Editor

Two of our most basic human rights should be clean air to breathe and untainted water to drink; both of these basic human rights are now under threat in the NEK. If you detect the slightest hint, or an overwhelming stench coming from the Coventry landfill please report it as SOON as you smell it.…

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Letter: The landfill expansion decision by Pam Ladds

in Letter to the Editor

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Division has granted approval of a proposed Coventry Landfill expansion of 51 acres. The decision was based on existing rules that are probably outdated, and certainly do not address the very real concerns of those of us who live in the area or who are impacted…

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Letter: The Mountain By the Lake by Don Peterson

in Letter to the Editor

The only reason Vermont has a monster landfill by the lake in Coventry is because 100 years ago dumping trash into wetlands was considered a great way to manage solid wastes. We don’t do things that way now, but due to inattention on the part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), there are now…

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Letter: Submitted by Lynn Leimer and Sunny Naughton

in Letter to the Editor

Over the past two weeks, sold out audiences from the Northeast Kingdom and the Eastern Townships enjoyed performances of Little Shop of Horrors, the premier musical production by the new theatre group Borderline Players, directed by former local talent, Thomas Perry. A convergence of sheer will to keep theatre in the Haskell after 25 years…

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Letters: Vote to re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin

in Letter to the Editor

The following letters to the editor were submitted to Newport Dispatch: From Rick Danforth, Westfield. I am writing this letter in support of Sheriff Kirk Martin. I have worked with Sheriff Martin for many years. He is a dedicated to making our communities a better place to live. While I was working as a Community…

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