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Letters to the Editor: Unfair to blame teachers for rising health care costs

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Millard M. Cox



Here we go again — Vermont public school teachers and their union are being made the scapegoat, blamed for high taxes and the high cost of health care in the state. Can anyone seriously believe that bullying the teachers can save the state $26 million? What are the real causes of the rising costs of health care?

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Letters to the Editor: Time to work against animal traps

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Holly Tippett



A significant majority of Vermonters want to ban trapping and eliminate the wasteful killing of wildlife.

The 2017 Vermonter Poll conducted by UVM’s Center for Rural Studies included questions asking Vermonters how they feel about the use of steel leg-hold traps, body crushing traps and drowning traps to kill wildlife. This is a relevant issue now as the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board is considering extending the otter trapping season.

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Letters to the Editor: 1870 Mother's Day words valid today

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Bunny Daubner



Arise then, women of this day? Arise all women who have hearts whether our baptism be that of water or tears! . . .We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says “Disarm! Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.”

From Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 Mother’s Day Proclamation for Peace

Bunny Daubner

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Community Forum: Green Up Day helpers thanked

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Melinda Vieux



The week’s writer is Melinda Vieux, president of Green Up Vermont.

I would like to express greetings and gratitude to many who made Green Up Day 2017 a vibrant reality. Thank you!

To the volunteers: Over 22,000 people of all walks of life and varied ages volunteered to come out and clean up litter from Vermont’s roadsides, public and natural spaces and waterways. They did this before, during and after the traditional day of Green Up Day, the first Saturday in May, May 6 for 2017.

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Lacrosse wrap-up: Eagles edge Lancers, 11-9; Tigers unbeaten

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school lacrosse late last week, the Mount Abraham/Vergennes boys’ team picked up a road win, the Middlebury girls remained unbeaten, the MUHS boys split two games, the VUHS/Mt. Abe girls lost twice, and the Otter Valley boys came up short.

EAGLE BOYS

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Notes of appreciation: Addison County's Humane Society is so good

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Susan Burns



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Jessie Raymond: It's very easy to get teed off at golf

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



For years, I’d been looking for a hobby with a steep learning curve that would make me feel like a failure over and over again.

Then last year, I discovered golf.

Don’t get me wrong: Golf isn’t just a discouraging pastime. It also makes me feel out of place.

I get the sense I’m not sophisticated enough to be allowed on the golf course. I’m unfamiliar with proper golf etiquette, and I’m too embarrassed to ask.

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Letters to the Editor: Litterbugs can get a clean start

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Maggie Eaton



Having spent hours picking up trash on Green Up Day this past Saturday, I can confidently describe the people who litter our pretty landscape. They eat fast food, drink alcohol and other beverages, and smoke (mostly Marlboros) in their cars and then throw what is left out of their car windows. And for some odd reason, they throw used car tires in the ditches and down the riverbanks.

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Letters to the Editor: Teachers ready to negotiate

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Susan Oliveira et al



We the teachers of the Addison Northwest School District are ready, willing, and able to negotiate. Teacher-negotiators were disappointed by an abrupt declaration of impasse given by the ANWSD board representatives at our April 10 negotiations meeting.

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Ways of Seeing: 'Milk with Dignity' a worthy goal

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Joanna Colwell



A flock of orange and black Monarchs clustered in the Old North End of Burlington on the first day of May. These were large butterflies, made of painted cardboard, and held aloft on wooden poles. Chasing the butterflies was a masked man with a butterfly net, marked with a sign that said “ICE,” (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

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