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Open letter: Spraying of herbicides in utility ROW

Vermont Electric Cooperative has notified some Essex residents of its intent to spray several herbicides — including Krenite S, Patriot and Polaris — around power lines between the end of June and beginning of July (weather-depending). Spraying will occur on parts of Old Stage Road, Brigham Hill Road and Brigham Hill Lane. The purpose of…

Support for Lisman mailer

I cannot disagree more with the letter to the editor by Nicole Citro concerning the health care campaign mailer from the Lisman for Vermont campaign.  This mailer raises important, under-discussed issues in a creative and provocative way and Vermonters should be paying attention to it.  For years, I have beat the drum that many Republicans…

How about a fresh start for all Vermonters?

By DEBORAH BUCKNAM Last year, Gov. Peter Shumlin issued an executive order “banning the box” for applicants for state employment. Last month, he signed a bill ordering all private employers “ban the box.” Banning the box means no employer can ask on an employment application if an applicant has a criminal record. In signing the…

James R. Long

James R. Long

James Robert Long, II, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Winooski and Ligonier and Pitcairn, Penn, went to be with the Lord, in the early morning of Friday, May 13, 2016, in his home. Born Nov. 27, 1946, in Pitcairn, he was a past commander of VFW Post 6689 in Essex Jct. having served…