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Guest Viewpoint: Why we support the Vergennes school budget

As Directors of Vergennes Union High School, we write to urge the voters of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham to vote in support of the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget. We believe the proposed budget delivers value to our community in the following ways:

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To the Editor: Rutland bookstore

After several decades in business and more than 20 years in retail book-selling, it’s fair to say I have never been more surprised than I have been by the City of Rutland.

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Letter to the Editor: Vermont fossils

Vermont fossils

Farm pollution | Letter to the Editor

Just in time for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day this Wednesday, the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has made it official: U.S. consumption of animal products is not environmentally sustainable at current levels.

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Letter to the Editor: Sustainable eating

Animal agriculture contributes more pollutants to our waterways than other human activities combined.

Misinforming the public

In his April 11 Publisher’s Column, Dan Alexander stated that he “was always taught the truth was the easiest information to provide as it requires nothing but the simple facts.”

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Letter to the Editor: Business outlook

The NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Optimism Survey for March fell 2.8 points to 95.2, the lowest reading since June of last year.

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To the Editor: Repeal of the Vermont Employer Assessment

NFIB/VT was pleased the House Health Care Committee voted to repeal the Vermont Employer Assessment which raises $18 million and has become nothing more than an unnecessary penalty on small business.

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Letter to the Editor: Green goddess

Electric rates need to be higher. And higher. That is the only way true Vermonters, those who really care about the environment will compel others to clamp down on wasteful use of the voltage juice.

Natural Gas: A choice for Vermont | Guest Viewpoint

For almost 50 years, Vermont Gas has offered an important energy choice to Vermonters in Franklin and Chittenden counties.

Vermont budget cuts unnecessary | Guest Viewpoint

An open letter to Shap Smith, speaker of the House and John Campbell, president pro tempore of the Senate State House:

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To the Editor: Vermont Loon Watch blog

My letter criticising Bruce Parker’s recent article on renewable energy was purloined from The Eagle’s website, and excerpts are now posted on the vermontloonwatch website, together with commentary which exemplifies the sad state of political debate in this country. Lest my response to that posting be removed by whoever runs the site, I offer my response here for public record.

Letter to the Editor: Nutrition panel tells all

The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products.

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Letter to the Editor: Peter Shumlin, a lame duck governor

The upcoming election cycle may be one of the most interesting, and important, of my lifetime, ushered in by a 2014 election that saw the one of the closest gubernatorial elections in Vermont’s history.

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Letter to the Editor: Taking Bruce Parker to task—again

Bruce Parker’s Vermont Watchdog Report enjoys regular prominence on the the front page of the Eagle. Whilst his latest offering – “Lone Ranger” against green energy takeover in Vt. (March 7, 2015) – is not as factually barren as some of his previous contributions, it nevertheless lacks rigorous analysis and balanced debate.

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