OPINION

Let’s run positive campaigns

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I’m compelled to respond to the letter to the editor that appeared in the August 18 Colchester Sun newspaper. The writer of the letter pointed out the voting record versus public forum comments of my longtime (way before politics) friend Rep. Jim Condon. The newspaper staff then took the liberty of labeling both candidates in…

Laquerre should check facts

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I am assuming the Jace Laquerre who wrote the letter to the editor last week is the same Jace Laquerre of Colchester who, at 17, was elected this year as the youngest ever Vermont delegate to a Republican convention. I congratulate him on that election and applaud his enthusiasm for local politics as well. I…

Union Memorial isn’t a parking lot

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It is too bad that one of Colchester’s gems, Union Memorial School, has officially turned in to a used car sales lot. On August 18, not only were there five old cars with “for sale” signs on their windshields, but an RV and a duck hunting boat with trailer included! Perhaps next we shall see…

Condon defends record

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I was surprised by a recent letter to the editor by young Republican Jace Laquerre, and I feel it necessary to respond. Mr. Laquerre contends I was being hypocritical when I described myself in a recent forum as being a social moderate and a fiscal conservative. As proof, he claimed I had voted against both…

Essay contest draws solid entries, will continue

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By ROSS CONNELLY Two months go quickly. In this case, the two months that elapsed since The Hardwick Gazette essay contest took off on June 11 comes to a close August 11. The contest, which offers entrants an opportunity to write an essay as to why they want to own a rural weekly newspaper in…

Condon hypocritical, Taylor brutally honest

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Young people are known for calling a spade a spade, and I am no exception. My teachers at Colchester High School have taught me to be honest and provide fair evidence to my findings. I believe these, along with my independent mind, make me uniquely qualified to commentate on political matters. After watching the Democratic…