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Opinion: Bill S.260 a big step forward in renewable energy siting

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Fran Putnam



Recently, I brought my grandchildren to an event celebrating the signing of the renewable energy siting bill (S.260). They are the reason I work hard on climate change issues, so I wanted them to see the thoughtful work underway on clean energy in Vermont.

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Community Forum: The warning signs of substance use and abuse

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Jessi de Boer



Prevention is the best way to put an end to the disease of addiction in our community. It is important to speak to your children and loved-ones early and often about substances and addiction. Addiction is a disease that is caused by both genetic and environmental factors. If you have a family member who has addiction or alcoholism, it may be a genetic factor in your family. It is always a good time to talk about this addiction.

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Ways of seeing: A campus assault sends ripples through the world

Posted on July 7, 2016 |
By Joanna Colwell



Could this happen in Middlebury? Brock Turner, a Stanford student, a star athlete, sexually assaults an unconscious young woman outside a frat house. He is charged with rape because two people who happen to be bicycling by witness the assault and tackle him when he runs away. The victim, covered with abrasions, her hair full of pine needles after being dragged on the ground, is examined, photographed and treated at the local hospital.

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Opinion: GMO law and other Vt. laws have costly side effects

Posted on July 1, 2016 |
By Ian Gregory Campbell



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Community forum: Job incentive effort has been a success

Posted on July 1, 2016 |
By Fred Kenney



The Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC) is a citizen board including two legislators. When it authorizes incentives to businesses through the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive program (VEGI), no taxpayer dollars go to the company. VEPC determines whether the company and project meet statutory criteria and, if approved, the company is authorized to earn incentives. Incentives are paid only if and when performance requirements are met and maintained. The state receives incremental tax revenues from the project before any incentive is paid.

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Opinion: Needed programs paid for by all, not 'other people'

Posted on July 1, 2016 |
By Lee Russ



Other People’s Money, Other People’s Misery

There’s a vocal segment of Vermonters who consistently decry what they see as “the liberal” tendency to spend “other people’s money” on social programs. I ran across this most recently in comments supporting gubernatorial candidate Phil Scott’s public statement that he’s pretty sure that $50 million can be cut from Medicaid.

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Jessie Raymond: Teleportation? Beam me up, Scotty

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



You heard the news, right? Last week the Russians announced that they would like to get serious about teleportation. That’s right: They want to make that old sci-fi standby a reality by 2025.

Finally.

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Clippings: Don't buy what politicians are selling

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Sam Hartley



Some politicians want you to think that immigrants and refugees are to blame for America’s problems. Don’t believe them. The presence of immigrants and refugees are only symptoms of larger social ills, not problems themselves.

I learned this lesson in my youth. When I was younger, my father, Brad Hartley, worked for landscaping companies in Florida and Tennessee. Though these jobs he grew to know and to respect people who didn’t look like us or talk like us.

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Community Foum: What is Addiction?

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Jessi de Boer



This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who wrote this in coordination with the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction. DeBoer, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at Counseling Service of Addison County.

What Is Addiction?

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Gregorgy Dennis: Advice for newlyweds

Posted on June 30, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



There once was a time in life when everyone was getting married. Then there were a few, inevitable divorces.

Now it’s time for everyone’s kids to get married.

This year for me is full of those weddings — the 20- and 30-somethings launching into full adulthood by tying the knot. Two weddings of that kind this month alone — one in Mt. Hood, Ore., and the other last weekend in the Berkshires. Another one coming up this fall.

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