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To all the people who hate Muslims

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Narges Anzali



Do I scare you? They call it Islamophobia after all.

Do I scare you? Does my family scare you?

Let me give you a summary of us, in case you didn’t really know us all that well.

 

Me,

Standing at about 5 foot 2 inches,

With big, bushy, fuzzy hair

And a penchant for zoning out and

Always having graphite-stained fingers.

 

My sister,

10 years old, who once made

Her own little snack dispenser

Out of a cardboard box and some tape.

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Opinion: Porter is ready for the 'road ahead'

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Fred Kniffin



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Porter Medical Center will soon celebrate our second anniversary as part of the UVM Health Network and welcome a new president to take our organization forward. It is an exciting time for our organization. The past three years has been a busy, productive and positive period in the history of Porter, and it seems like a good time to pause and reflect on what we have learned and what we as an organization see as our “Road Ahead” for the next 3-5 years, and to share with our community this vision for the future.

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Ways of Seeing by Alice Leeds: The coast of Florida has hidden gems

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Alice Leeds



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After decades of vacations determined by the school calendar, my husband and I take a month-long drive to Florida and back. It feels luxurious. We set out in early January, dodging snow and ice storms along the way.

Our destination is the central west coast of Florida. While driving there, we envision beach combing and river walks, exotic birds and trees, perpetual warmth. After arriving, we set out on a new adventure each day.

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Jessie Raymond: Winter again proves to be a hot topic

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Please believe me: I didn’t want to write about the weather.

You may recognize it as a theme I revisit throughout the year. July: “It’s too hot.” December: “It’s too cold.” January: “It’s even colder now than the last time I wrote about how cold it was.”

And I know what you’re thinking: “This again? When is she going to get back to how incompetent she is as a gardener?” (Patience: Summer is coming.)

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Greg Dennis: Driving through a sea of words

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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The idea of driving for pleasure has never appealed to me. But as we slog through whatever early spring throws at us, there are small pleasures to be found from bumper stickers.

Here’s one I saw presaging April 15: “Unlike taxes, death doesn’t go up every year.”

There’s a mommy van out there with a sticker that mourns the driver’s past status, declaring “I used to be cool.”

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Clippings by Karl Lindholm: The art of B.S.

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Karl Lindholm



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I’m retired.

I am constantly asked what I am doing in retirement.

For a long time, that question flummoxed me. It’s a hard question to answer: “What do you do?”

I do a lot of things, this and that, projects big and small (well, more like small and smaller). I spend time with my grandkids and I like that. I buy the Boston Globe every day at the Middlebury Market (now Shafer’s) and read it for an hour. I go to sporting events and lectures and concerts — and plays at the Town Hall Theater.

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Victor Nuovo: The case for independence

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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The Declaration of Independence as an act of Congress occurred on July 2, 1776, after being debated for more than a month. On July 3, 1776, John Adams reported this action to Abagail Adams, his wife.

“Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men. A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony “that these united Colonies, are, and of right ought to be free and independent States …”

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Poet's Corner: Letting down the floodgate

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Susan Jefts



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Ground Truthed

Here is the long season of forgiveness.

Love leaves only the lilies

wanting from a ghostly harvest:

The fruit was too green to pick,

the stalks were torn from their roots.

 

Soon evening spring rains

will be the blessing and commission.

Skin will be night air.

Dawn throated songs begin

each day.

 

I am a poor king: bird on a branch,

stone picker, woodsman, herdsman.

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Letter to the editor: A recap of Salisbury invite, a welcome to new members

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Dr. Benjamin Lawton Jr.



It was my understanding that I had been invited to the Salisbury town meeting to address the issues related to the BLSG (Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen Insect Control District) and the funding for the legal expenses by members of the Salisbury selectboard. I was informed that we could have a booth there also to provide information to town residents, which we did.

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Letter to the editor: Carnevale Vergennes was a success thanks to supporters

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Julie Nelson Basol



With deep gratitude, I’d like to publicly thank the many, many supporters of the 6th Annual Carnevale Vergennes. Held on Saturday, March 2, at the Vergennes Opera House, the sell-out crowd was entertained with costumes, games, aerialists, music and more.

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