OPINION

Vt. Republicans right to drop Trump support

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A number of Vermont Republicans, including House Minority Leader Don Turner of Milton, have pulled their support from Donald Trump, the party’s presidential nominee. Their decisions have flummoxed Trump’s state chairman Brady Toensing. “These guys are local politicians – who cares. Why are they weighing in on the presidential race? Either an overinflated sense of self…

On upcoming elections

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Two items in regards to the upcoming election for governor: 1. The Ethan Allen Institute: In the spirit of full disclosure, one should know that the Ethan Allen Institute, hiding behind the name of a Vermont Revolutionary War hero, is in actuality a “think tank,” receiving much of its support directly from out of state…

CCDC forum a success

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Many thanks to those Colchester community members who attended Colchester Community Development Corporation’s “Meet the Legislative Candidates Forum” on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The event was a great opportunity to hear more from the candidates on where they stand on local issues and how they plan to best represent the Colchester community. Special thanks to Sen.…

Vote for Curt

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I write to endorse Curt Taylor as a candidate for representative for Colchester District 9-1. Curt’s contribution to the work of the Governance Committee has resulted in important changes to the town charter which have improved the transparency and efficiency of our town government. Curt frequently attends selectboard meetings, and his comments as a concerned…

An endorsement for Pat

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In this election, Colchester voters have many issues weighing on their minds. Rising property taxes, increasing school budgets, a rising cost of living, a new 89-cent “carbon tax” on gasoline and restriction of gun rights will all be on their minds in the voting booth this November. They are looking for a candidate that will…

Support for Purvis

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I support and endorse Joey Purvis for another term as my state representative. I know Joey personally and have also worked with him for many years. I know him to be a person of high integrity, honesty and trustworthiness. I agree with his positions on budget spending, reducing farm waste and storm water runoff into…