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Ways of Seeing by Cheryl Mitchell: Mingling with neighbors pays off

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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When I was a child growing up in New Jersey, I loved Saturday mornings. We started the day with my mother’s waffles — slathered in butter and real maple syrup. (Even before moving to Vermont mom was a purist about that). 

The real highlight of Saturday, though, was going to the dump with my father. It was located on the edge of town abutting Camp Tamarack, the day camp where I later learned to build fires without matches, lash tables out of branches, and sing songs of hope and sisterhood. 

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Greg Dennis: Up in smoke?

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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It’s now legal in Vermont to grow and possess small amounts of marijuana. But that newly enacted law is just one step toward full legalization.

With our state Senate ready to approve a bill to tax and regulate cannabis in various forms beyond the “flower” that is so popular for smoking, all eyes will initially be on the Vermont House: Will it approve legislation allowing the legal sale of other cannabis products? Or will the House just Bogart that bill and get nothing passed?

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Eric Davis: Family leave bill must share costs

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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One of the major issues before this year’s Legislature will be establishing a paid family leave program in Vermont. While legislative Democrats and Gov. Scott seem to agree on the principle of family leave, they have fundamental disagreements over whether or not the program should be mandatory.

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Letter to the editor: Farmers market to stay at VFW

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Middlebury Farmers’ Market Board



After the publication of the Dec. 31 article regarding the location of the Middlebury Farmers’ Market, “Downtown Site Sought for Farmers Market,” we wish to reassure our vendors and our customers that we are staying put at the VFW location on Exchange Street for the foreseeable future! 

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Opinion: Learning about taxes, and about life

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Jan Demers



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“I was offered the opportunity to learn more about the American tax system while volunteering in my local community as a VITA intern for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. As a local anti-poverty agency, CVOEO acts as an incredible resource for Vermonters with low income. Having the ability to work with members of the local community was my favorite part of the internship. 

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Victor Nuovo: The anger of Bartolomé de las Casas

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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When Columbus first landed on the island of Hispaniola on October 12, 1492, he claimed the land for the Spanish monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, and he gave it its name, which means “Spanish Island.” Columbus claimed all the riches of the land, including not just its material goods, but also its native people. 

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Opinion: Primary care provider is now just a part of 'your' team

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Dr. Natasha Withers



“Who’s your doctor?” For generations, this question has been asked frequently in various situations (even socially).

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Letter to the editor: Vermont must do more to prevent racial harassment

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Joanna Colwell and Amy Mason



On Monday, Jan. 15, we attended the press conference in Bennington, where Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced that no charges would be filed against anyone for the racial harassment that led to the resignation of State Representative Kiah Morris.

We traveled two hours to Bennington to support Representative Morris, who was Vermont’s only Black female legislator until racist threats, online and in her community, drove her from office.

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Letter to the editor: General workers' strike would send message to leaders

Posted on January 21, 2019 |
By Millard Cox



Since 1980 we have endured eleven partial government shutdowns and the resulting waste of our taxes. This government shutdown affects 800,000 federal workers who are not receiving pay and Vermont farmers who are not receiving support payments. The Trump administration holds disdain for the people who keep this country running, who provide services, produce our food and create the economic strength of the nation. We need enlightened, more humane government, which we can achieve with a nation-wide general strike by America’s workers.

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Opinion: Vt. farmers need to look at new approaches

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Anson Tebbetts



As we enter a new year, many Vermont dairy farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, continue fighting through their economic fog. Trapped in an antiquated federal dairy pricing system, Vermont’s hard-working stewards of the land are at the whim of a highly competitive global structure. Compensation for their milk is out of farmers’ control and unpredictable, while honor and stability are considered the cornerstones of good business.

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