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Letter to the editor: Mt. Abe board hears residents

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Dawn Griswold



Dear Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro community members,

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Opinion: UVM deserves support as an economic driver

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Stephen C. Terry



There is an urgent need for Vermont to figure out how to develop ways the state can grow its declining labor force. Without the 10,000 new workers that we need every year, between now and 2040, to replace those leaving the work force through retirement or just leaving Vermont for greener pastures, the state will continue on its slow economic decline.

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Opinion: Lawmakers continuing hard work

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Rep. Mari Cordes



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Rep. Elder and our colleagues and I have been very busy. In these legislative updates, I will highlight just a bit of what we’re working on. Remember to sign up for email updates at maricordes.org.

Bills of interest:

H.3    An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

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Letter to the editor: Sweden using market to reduce use of plastic bags

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Anders Holm



On a recent trip to Sweden I was introduced to their very effective method of dramatically limiting the use of plastic bags and removing their use from the psyche of Swedes. 

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Letter to the editor: Health and hospice agency must act to retain staff

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Barbara Deal



In the late ’80s to the mid ’90s I had the honor of serving as executive director of Addison County Hospice (which then became Addison Volunteer Services which has recently joined with ARCH to become End of Life Services). In my position, I frequently related professionally with the staff of the then called Addison County Home Health (which is now Addison County Home Health and Hospice) who helped to train our hospice volunteers.

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Greg Dennis: College's divestment effort lauded

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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Environmentalists are accustomed to losing. As Joan Baez put it, “little victories and big defeats.”

So when an influential organization actually makes the right environmental decision — and then goes even further — it’s cause for celebration.

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Eric Davis: Trump's wall gambit is likely to fail

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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President Trump intends to declare a “national emergency” and order the military and other federal agencies to build a wall on the southern border if Congress does not enact an appropriations bill including the full $5.7 billion for wall construction he wants. Such a move is quite likely to be overturned by the federal courts.

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Victor Nuovo: Errand into the wilderness

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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“Errand into the Wilderness” is the title of the book by the late Perry Miller, a distinguished historian of New England. Miller took it from the title of a sermon given in 1670. It was a common practice in colonial New England for the people of a town and their public officials to gather in church on election day to renew their commitment to God and good government. The sermon was billed as an election day sermon. The Puritan minister who gave it asked his congregation this question: “What purpose had sent them on this errand in the wilderness?”

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Letter to the editor: Kachmar key to shelter's efforts

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Deborah Young



Thank you for the article about the Charter House in Middlebury and the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes. Both the director of the John Graham Shelter and the co-director of the Charter House were mentioned and quoted. Noticeably absent was any mention of Samantha Kachmar the other co-director of the Charter House. She too plays a vital role in helping homeless people in the  area.

Deborah Young

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Letter to the editor: Many helped home health agency thrive

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Kathleen Pratt



I was disappointed by the sensationalism in the Addison Independent’s recent front-page article about Addison County Home Health and Hospice. I was also dismayed by the comments of Patrick Rooney, current CFO, about the agency’s financial situation, which were overly simplistic, disrespectful of former colleagues, and self-serving.

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