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Vote Russ Ingalls for Vermont Senate by Ken Wells

in Letter to the Editor

With election day looming some issues rise to the surface during the election process. I would like to see Vermont governed by Vermonters. Just over half of our elected officials were born and raised out of state. I would like to see anyone running for a Vermont House seat or senate be a person male…

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Letter: Time is a-wasting to address the harmful effects of PFAS contamination in Vermont waters

in Letter to the Editor/Newport

This letter was submitted by Peggy Stevens, DUMP Advisory Committee member from Charleston. D.U.M.P. (Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity), Northeast Kingdom’s environmental advocacy group, has been working since the summer of 2018 to raise awareness about the environmental threat posed by the NEWSVT landfill in Coventry. Since our work began, we have learned just how great…

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Letter: Sims is Creative and Practical

in Letter to the Editor

This letter was submitted by Penelope Doherty of Craftsbury. I began visiting NEK 7 years ago, then moved here for my mom. In that time, through community meetings and individual interactions, I’ve become very impressed with the capabilities of Katherine Sims. If the NEK is to sustain the way of life we all value so…

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Letter: Command and inspire, Whitney 2020 for governor

in Letter to the Editor

My name is Erynn Hazlett Whitney and I am running for Governor of Vermont as an Independent. I am a 33-year-old woman, mom, wife, Soldier, entrepreneur, professional, warrior, and a 7th generation Vermont worker. Please visit my website, www.whitney-2020.com for upcoming events, positions, news, social media followings, and more. You’ll notice the two primary duties…

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Letter: Russ Ingalls for Vermont State Senate

in Letter to the Editor

I wanted to send along a message announcing my Candidacy to run for the Orleans/Essex district on the Republican ballot for Vermont State Senate. I have chosen to run because I strongly feel that we are a forgotten area dominated by the politics of counties to the south and west of us. Montpelier follows the…

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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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