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February 9th, 2017
There’s said to be an old Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” We are certainly living in interesting times with Donald Trump.
I almost wrote “under Donald Trump.”
But the evidence has mounted in the chaotic three weeks of this administration of incompetent revolutionaries. And one thing is increasingly clear: While we will be living with Trump for several years to come, we don’t have to see ourselves as living under him or his rule.
So much to say about Trump’s executive orders banning Syrian refugees, etc. Simply, though, it just ain’t right.
I’ll find better words and better methods to welcome and celebrate people of all faiths and nationalities as my neighbors.
And if I don’t, why, I’ll just keep repeating, it just ain’t right. Beats saying nothing.
Havurah, the Addison County Jewish Congregation, is profoundly troubled by the anti-immigrant and anti-refugee rhetoric and action coming from the Trump administration. Many of our families came to this country as refugees or immigrants, fleeing persecution and terror, just as refugees are today.
We believe that America is — and must remain — a land of freedom and opportunity for ALL people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender or LGBTQ identity. We must unite and stand up for these principles, despite our differences.
On behalf of all those who benefit from HOPE’s poverty relief services, thank you to all those who participated in the 2016 Addison County CROP Hunger Walk. The combined effort of our local organizers Patty Hallam and Ellen McKay, as well as participating organizations, teams and individuals led to a remarkable event and generated important revenue that will help HOPE to alleviate hunger in our community.
I love my home and wanted it to perform better. So I scheduled a professional energy audit from a BPI certified Home Performance with Energy Star contractor (also known as an energy auditor). I had no regrets.
In a 21st century society, coyote killing contests, often known as “canned hunts,” are an outdated and cruel source of “entertainment.” In exchange for cash or other prizes, these “contests” allow coyote hunters to kill in a variety of categories, including largest, smallest, “ugliest” and others; there is no limit to the number that may be killed in the contest.
This letter is about the coyote hunt coming up this week.
My dad, a hunter, taught me that killing animals for fun was wrong. I learned that animals were important and to respect them. It was easy to see that they liked being alive as much as I did.
NORTHFIELD — Mount Abraham Union High School junior Lydia Pitts won three times and Middlebury senior Henry Ganey won once to highlight local athletes’ efforts at Saturday’s indoor track and field Division II championship meet at Norwich University.