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In Response to Senator Ingalls “No” Vote on Joint Resolution by Bobby Walls-Thumma

in Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, January 6th will be remembered as a day of infamy in the annals of American history. A day in which armed insurrectionists overtook the inner chambers of the United States Capitol Building as the Congress undertook a Constitutionally-mandated function of the federal government, that of ceremoniously recording the duly certified electoral votes of every…

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Newport Mayor Paul Monette Announces Re-election Campaign

in Letter to the Editor/Newport/News

Mayor Paul Monette recently announced his decision to run for re-election as Mayor of the City of Newport. He released the following statement today: Much has been accomplished over the past several years under my leadership and in 2020, despite the Covid pandemic, the City continued to see successes. Newport City continued to operate and…

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Letter: Investigating the cause of lesions in the Brown Bullhead in Lake Memphremagog

in Letter to the Editor

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources hosted a virtual public meeting last week to report on research that has been conducted by Vermont Fish and Wildlife scientists, investigating the cause of melanoma lesions in the Brown Bullhead population in Lake Memphremagog. The meeting was recorded and can be found online. The cancerous fish were first…

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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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