Author: Sun staff

FDA e-cig statement wise and overdue

By EMERSON LYNN There has been a 75 percent increase among high school students in the use of e-cigarettes this year compared to 2017, which this week prompted the Food and Drug Administration to declare it an “epidemic,” something the agency vowed to challenge through retailers and manufacturers. Maybe, just maybe, we’re learning, we’re paying attention to the past. It took decades before there was an official recognition as to the deadliness of traditional cigarettes. Perhaps the agency in charge of the industry’s regulation has figured out that it’s better to intervene early, that its responsibility is to protect...

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Letters to the Editor: September 20, 2018

Support for Curt There are a few state representatives who prove themselves to be reliable, hard-working legislators who make thoughtful and meaningful decisions. Curt Taylor is one of those few. His decisions have led to bills and resolutions that have made Vermonters’ lives better. Before being a representative, Curt was engaged in the community in many ways including his seat on Colchester’s School Board. Prior to being an elected official, his jobs spanned the gauntlet from dairy farm-hand and newspaper reporter to IBM employee, teacher and childcare worker. Curt’s extensive background provides him with an expansive vision of a...

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GMP, GlobalFoundries reach deal on energy costs

Green Mountain Power announced today a multi-year agreement with GlobalFoundries to provide more stable energy costs in a move both companies say will help ensure the chip manufacturer’s viability in Vermont. The deal lowers GMP’s transmission class rate – of which GlobalFoundries is the only customer, using and maintaining its own distribution grid – by 2.73 percent starting next year. That rate will be frozen through September 2022. In exchange, the chip manufacturer agrees to maintain a specific level of power usage on-site and will forgo rate cuts or credits that GMP will give the rest of its customers...

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Letters to the Editor: September 6, 2018

Vote Loranger on September 10 This primary season in Colchester has been one for the history books.  On September 10th there will be a special run-off election for Republican candidates for state representative, district 9-2.  After a recount and a hearing in Superior court, it is a tie vote between Pam Loranger and John Nagel from the primary election. Pam achieved a Herculean feat by getting enough write-in votes to tie a candidate whose name was on the ballot. This is an extremely important election and we ask that you support Pam who has, for decades, given her time...

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