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Letter to the editor: Home Health workers backed

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Miriam Hardy



I have been dismayed about recent pieces about the discontent within Addison County Home Health and Hospice. My husband and I moved here in 2004 to be near our daughter. Soon after, he entered Porter Nursing Home. In 2005 he passed away. The night he died a dedicated Hospice worker was reading to him. I soon received comfort from a hospice grief group.

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Letter to the editor: Natural gas key issue in Bristol

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Kevin Hanson



In the Addison Independent article, Ian Albinson candidate for Bristol selectboard stated that he was “Neither for nor against it,” in reference to the natural gas pipeline for Bristol. In a recent Front Page Forum post (#3138 2/15/19), it becomes clear that he is opposed to it.

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Letter to the editor: Health effects of climate change

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Jack Mayer



It was 1983, ticks were exotic creatures in Enosburg Falls on the Canadian border where I practiced pediatrics. My 8-year-old patient presented with a flu-like illness and a bizarre rash. I had seen photos in medical journals of this unique, giant bulls-eye rash that could only be Lyme Disease. But there was no Lyme Disease in Vermont.

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Letter to the editor: Healing needed in Virginia racism case

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Paul A. Stone



Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam has been associated with a despicable act of racism in his 1984 yearbook pictures at medical college. His act is extremely hurtful and brutally disgraceful to people of color, especially Black people. He should have, in 1984, known better; should have known what a loathsome message he was sending. 1984 wasn’t the dark ages.

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Ways of Seeing by Joanna Colwell: Vermont's painful history lesson

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Joanna Colwell



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I’m pretty sure I have been writing this column for about ten years, and over those years I have touched on many subjects. These days I mostly write about racial justice, and the intersection between general ethical behavior and standing up for what is good and right and true, in the face of so much evil in the world.

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Jessie Raymond: Fear, self-doubt and a kitchen easel

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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I’ve always heard the phrase “tortured artist,” but I never quite understood what it meant until now.

I just finished my first painting.

Unlike many artists, who I assume express themselves to work out inner turmoil, I just needed something big to hang on the blank wall over our bed.

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Victor Nuovo: The mind of New England Puritanism

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Cotton Mather (1663–1728) was regarded in his time as one of the most learned persons in America. Born in Boston, educated at Harvard College, he became minister of a prominent church in Boston. He was a prolific author, publishing over 400 books. He is credited with bringing the thought of the European Enlightenment to colonial America.

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Letter to the editor: U.S. settlers' philosophies caused lasting damage

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Victor Nuovo’s Feb 7 column titled “Errand into the Wilderness” characterizes New England colonists as high-minded settlers devoted to their god and determined to paint the portrait of a model civil society, “a city upon a hill,” on the blank canvas of the New World, a virtual social void that they believed destiny had placed before them. It is necessary to compare the reality and the rhetoric.

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Letter to the editor: Demographics are just stable

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Lowell Nottingham



Your recent articles and editorials concerning demographic changes in Vermont have missed the underlying causes driving these events. Vermont’s population, particularly of younger people, has been declining for years. The reason: a sharp decline in the birthrate. This is seen not only in Vermont but across the country.

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