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Rally Against Tire Burn Shows Determination Not To Smoke Peace Pipe With IP
By Ed Barna
Chased from the Middlebury Green to Middlebury Union High School by wretched weather, the “Last Gasp Bash” on Oct. 28 became more of a solidarity gathering than a public protest. But with the threat of even worse stuff coming down from the sky for two weeks starting on Nov. 6, anti-tire-pollution forces are trying to stave off the curse, as it were, rather than ending their struggle as the gathering’s official title might seem to imply.
The day before, PLP and the Coalition had filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Vermont’s effort in New York’s Second District Court of Appeals to obtain an injunction. There was a booth between the high school’s lobby and auditorium advertising, in the style of the “Peanuts” comic strip, “Legal Advice 5 cents,” and “The lawyer is in” (actually Janet Warren was in). The picture of comic strip Lucy was a joke, but not the signup sheet and the need to cover legal fees, toward which attendees were encouraged to make donations.
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Chris Bray Plans Strong Finish In Campaign For Vermont House
By Mike Cameron
Chris Bray’s first attempt at statewide office has been a unique learning experience.
Bray, a Democrat in running in the Addison 5 (Bridport, New Haven, Weybridge) race for the Vermont House of Representatives. He will oppose among others, 4-term Republican incumbent Harvey Smith in Tuesday’s November 7th, General Election.
Bray sums up his campaign strategy in a position statement quoting the candidate as saying “As your representative, I will bring new energy and drive to serving our three towns. It’s time for a change!”
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