OPINION

Citizens: Consider the tax impact

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In a time when tax dollars are hard to find, for the school and select boards to want to raise taxes dispels any rumors that either entity is in business in our best interests. For the selectboard to want to spend millions of dollars on a recreation area we do not need, especially at this…

Vermont’s ‘big deal’

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Gov. Peter Shumlin is a “big deal” guy. It is part of his DNA. Small steps or incremental reform bore him. Last week, with three months left of his term in office, he announced a draft agreement with the federal government to turn the state’s health care system upside down. When Vermonters reflect on Mr.…

Join me in voting for Taylor

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I am writing to urge you to vote for Curt Taylor for the Vermont House of Representatives this November. Curt is committed to the successful future of Colchester; he serves on the Colchester School Board, the town’s governance committee and the board of LCATV. In addition, Curt is present at almost every town selectboard meeting and…

Crocker bequest will enrich library

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The Friends of the Burnham Library would like to publicly thank the estate of Sarah Crocker for including our organization in her will with a very significant bequest. Ms. Crocker, who passed away in May 2015, is remembered as a frequent and friendly patron of the library, who also made generous donations to the library…

The rest of the story: The proposed carbon pollution tax

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Rep. Jim Condon’s Sept. 22 column painted a grim picture because he failed to mention the benefits of the carbon pollution tax proposal. These include tax reform, increased energy independence, economic growth and lower greenhouse gas emissions, all of which are strongly supported by a significant majority of Vermonters. I am among the tens of…