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Opinion: Bullying should be taken seriously

Posted on October 21, 2013 |
By Kenneth Levine



In response to the tragic death of Ms. Scott, Mr. Lynn may recall writing an editorial regarding my walk from Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon to Montpelier some 16 years ago, seeking support against bullying in that school. My son was tormented, threatened, terrorized and afraid for his life. He, too, sought help from teachers and other school authorities.

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Op-ed: Fracking in Canada serves as warning for country

Posted on October 14, 2013 |
By Sam Koplinka-Loehr



I write to us all from Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. For the past three years, a coalition of First Nations people, French Acadians, and Anglophones have been working together to keep SWN, a hydraulic fracturing company, from polluting the water and land here in the search for gas and profits.

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Opinion: Vermont Gas has no respect for agriculture

Posted on October 7, 2013 |
By Jane Palmer



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Eric Davis: Court ruling looms on campaign finance

Posted on October 3, 2013 |
By Eric Davis



Next Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the most important campaign finance case since Citizens United. The case involves a challenge to a statute limiting the aggregate amount of money individuals may contribute to all federal candidates and party committees.

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Gregory Dennis: In 2016 Progressives shut down Vermont

Posted on October 3, 2013 |
By Gregory Dennis



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Jessie Raymond: Cider setback sparks second round

Posted on September 26, 2013 |
By Jessie Raymond



Heading into the fall, my husband, Mark, and I decided we’d like to make a year’s supply of hard cider. The task required little more than a huge amount of apples, tons of time and the proper equipment. Over the next couple of weeks we picked a lot of apples — I lost count, but let’s say 14,052 — from our four trees and procured a vintage but working meat grinder that served admirably to grind the apples into a fine pomace, which we then made into cider with a press Mark had built several years ago.

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Lawrence Miller: A pipeline to a better place

Posted on September 12, 2013 |
By Lawrence Miller



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Clippings by Xian: So long and thanks for the ride

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



A few weeks ago, I hopped off the ACTR Tri-Town Shuttle at Mount Abraham Union High School to pay an unexpected visit to a Spanish teacher whose name I didn’t know, who may or may not have been on the premises, who perhaps had something to do with a field trip fundraising effort that I thought would — probably — make a good photo-op for an inside page of the paper.

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Jessie Raymond: One good goat deserves another

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Jessie Raymond



So we got another goat.

Kind of an odd choice for a family that has found one goat to be just slightly over their ideal Goats Per Household quotient.

But you can’t have just one goat, because goats are herd animals and want to be around their own kind. Years ago we took in three goats out of pity but now we’re down to one, and that’s a problem. Sure, Lucy’s been fine on her own this summer, but with winter coming we couldn’t bear the thought of her alone in the goat barn on long, cold, dark nights, with no one to play cribbage with.

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Eric Davis: Very low voter turnout possible in 2014

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Eric Davis



The November 2014 General Election in Vermont could turn out to be the election with the lowest turnout in several decades.

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Web site provides data on registered voters and turnout for all elections since 1974. The average turnout in Vermont for the 10 presidential elections from 1976 through 2012 was 70 percent of the registered voters. Vermont has consistently had one of the highest turnout rates in the nation in presidential elections. In part, this is because of the strongly civic-minded culture of the state.

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