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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
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September 13th

Letter to the editor: Did we miss the anonymous op-ed author's point?

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Deborah N. Levesque



A week has passed since the New York Times published, “I am Part of the Resistance.” I continue to marvel at both the nature and scale of fallout related to this anonymous editorial attributed to a senior official within President Trump’s administration. In many ways, the American public’s reaction to this piece epitomizes where we are as a nation. It seems all sides have found something inflammatory to note, a statement to pick apart, some sentence or paragraph within which to find blame.

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Jessie Raymond: Gardening: Survival of the fittest

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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It’s that time of year when I look at my vegetable garden and wonder how it all got away from me.

Every summer, I fall into the same cycle: initial anticipation that turns to endless watering and weeding, giving way to despair and, ultimately, a sense of failure.

I never learn.

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Ways of Seeing by Mary E. Mendoza: Citizenship's fragility (for some of us)

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Mary E. Mendoza



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In November of 2016, shortly after the election, I went to the home of some very good friends and I cried. I don’t cry easily, but at that moment, I worried for our country and for our standing in the world. I worried about the rights of people of color and about the ways that we could and would likely be targeted. And, as a Mexican-American woman, for the first time in my life I worried that my own security as an American had become incredibly fragile. I remember telling my friends that night that I worried that my own rights as a U.S. citizen would be revoked. 

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Greg Dennis: Hard questions for liberals

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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“It is understandable why so few people attempt shadow work. It is much easier to scapegoat others, blame and feel superior to them… But therein is the moral task — to grow up and to lift this burden that we bring to the collective, to free our children, our partners, our tribe.”

— James Hollis, “Why Good People Do Bad Things”

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Letter to the editor: Van Wyck works on affordability

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By S. A. Whaley



I was delighted to read in your newspaper that Rep. Warren Van Wyck has decided to run again for representative in Addison-3. I am pleased on two counts.

Firstly, I think it is dangerous for the health of our democracy when candidates (of whatever party) are elected unopposed.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy on right side of issues

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



I heartily endorse Ruth Hardy for Vermont State Senate. Ruth will work tirelessly and effectively on behalf of us toward sensible and equitable education policy. She understands and can clearly articulate its complexity — a true gift. She also understands the balance of economic development and environmental protection in the face of our climate crisis and will encourage and coordinate diverse voices, including women’s voices.

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Letter to the editor: GOP responsible for the president

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Van Talmage



A Republican candidate came to the house recently as part of his fall campaign. A decent person, moderate and well spoken. But he has an “(R)” after his name.

In this election, in these times, this is a problem. The Republican Party is now the Trump Republican Party, and, to be polite, Trump has some problems. Serious Problems. Trump is the issue.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy to affect 'positive change'

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



Like a lot of Addison County residents, I’ve been filled with dread and despair since the election of 2016. As a woman raising a daughter, seeing a self confessed sexual predator rise to the highest office in the land is a bitter pill to swallow. The ray of hope is that women, minorities and LGBTQ candidates have stepped up to run for office in unprecedented numbers, and they are winning!

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