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Ways of Seeing: Kate Gridley, All must stay focused on truth

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Kate Gridley



The days are getting longer.

I relish the lengthening light for painting in the studio. A late afternoon slant invites reverence: at the end of Trump’s first week in office, when the sun managed to stripe beneath a dark cloud in the west to light the ice on the trees, I realized I needed to look out the window more often and take a deep breath.

And yet —

The days (and, I am afraid, the nights too) feel darker than any I have known in my sixty-year span as I witness the chaos unleashed by the new administration in Washington.

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Gregory Dennis: Trump in store for a rough ride

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



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.

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Letter to the editor: Immigration ban not right

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Anya Schwartz



Oh dear.

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. 

Anya Schwartz

Monkton

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Letter to the editor: Havurah pans Trump order

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Sarit Katzew



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.

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Letter to the editor: CROP Walk was a big success

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Heather Potter



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.

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Letter to the editor: Energy audit can save big bucks

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Laura Asermily



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.

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Letter to the editor: Coyote hunts are example of 'gratuitous violence'

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Anne Jameson



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.

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Letter to the editor: Killing animals for fun is not what a true hunter does

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Anna Rose Benson



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.

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Community Forum: Scott plan falls short in many ways

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Jim Condos



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This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos

The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability:

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Letter to the editor: Administration placing knowledge, truth under attack

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Dan Brayton



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