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Questions, questions, questions about the landfill

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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 The decision was based on existing rules that are probably outdated, and certainly do not address the very real concerns of those of us who live in the area or who are impacted…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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The Future of Vermont’s Farms by Kendall Lambert

in Letter to the Editor

Vermont’s farmers and agricultural producers are struggling, yet, according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont’s agricultural sector contributes nearly $281 million to Vermont’s GDP. Why then are our farmers losing their lands and livelihoods at such an alarming rate? We cannot claim to be an agricultural state and sell images of red barns…

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Letter to the Editor: Barbara Morrow

in Letter to the Editor

There is some discouragement afoot about whether the upcoming generations can rise to the needs and social requirements we have ahead. I myself have fallen prey to this curmudgeonly outlook. However, my three visits to Mr. Gratten’s classes at North Country Junior High (Derby) certainly gave me lots of hope. It was great fun to…

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Letter: Keep ‘portability’ for Vermont State Grants by Carolyn Kehler

in Letter to the Editor

For over 50 years students from Hazen and Craftsbury Academy, who are pursuing education beyond high school, have been able to spend their state-funded grants and scholarships without any restrictions. This issue is called portability. Under consideration in the Vermont legislature are H.114 and S.257, which would change the half-century policy of portability. I support…

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Letter to the Editor: Mary Pat Goulding

in Letter to the Editor

In this season of Giving and Thanksgiving, Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) wishes to thank all the swimmers in the Kingdom Games both summer and winter. Their enthusiasm for our beautiful NEK lakes and ponds has contributed substantial proceeds to MWA’s works over the last 3 years. MWA thanks you for your great generosity to the…

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Letter: Special thank you to Captain Chris by Mary Patricia Goulding

in Letter to the Editor

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Mary Patricia Goulding, President of the Memphremagog Watershed Association. We will miss seeing the blue and white boat cruising Lake Memphremagog. The Northern Star served the community under the leadership of Captain Chris Johansen. It is disappointing to learn that after the summer tours (2017), Captain Chris…

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Letter to the Editor: How to Have a Holly, Jolly and Safe Christmas

in Letter to the Editor

The following letter to the editor was submitted by Beth Barnes, Community Outreach Specialist with North Country Hospital, and Safe Kids Vermont coalition member: How to Have a Holly, Jolly and Safe Christmas Unintentional injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States according to Safe Kids Worldwide, an international non-profit dedicated…

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Letter to the Editor: Votes, Not Money, Are What Count | Scott Milne, Candidate for the U.S. Senate

in Letter to the Editor

Dear Vermonters, I hope to have the honor of your vote on Tuesday. If I am successful, my election will be a loud and clear message—delivered from the Green Mountains—that the days of big money propping up career politicians are numbered. I am running on a clean government reform platform that will restore trust in…

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    Katherine is the founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School, a nonprofit based in Newport, Vt., and she is running to represent the towns of Eden, Jay, Lowell, Troy, and Westfield in the Vermont House of Representatives.

Letter: Katherine Sims, candidate for Vermont House of Representatives

in Letter to the Editor

My name is Katherine Sims and I am running to represent the towns of Eden, Jay, Lowell, Troy, and Westfield in the Vermont House of Representatives. I am running for state representative because we deserve better. It’s time we have someone representing us who isn’t content sitting on the sidelines. We need a new voice…

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