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Jessie Raymond: Potato shopping has lost its appeal

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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I forgot to pick up potatoes last Friday.

This is nothing unusual. I forget groceries all the time. Sometimes it’s because I write my list on a scrap of paper and leave the paper at home. Sometimes it’s because, despite a long history indicating otherwise, I think I can get by without a list. (These are the times you’ll catch me in the supermarket looking very focused and whispering “bread, broccoli, coffee, detergent, tortillas” over and over.)

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Ways of seeing: Composting effort yields black gold

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



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Greg Dennis: When age isn't just a number

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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They say age is just a number. Perhaps so. But some numbers matter more than others.

Your teeth start coming in before you’re one. Most children lose their last baby teeth by age 12.

Five is when you toddle off to kindergarten — or, increasingly so if you’re a boy, it’s age six because boys, well, we’re slower.

Ten seems like a big age because you’re at last in double digits. It never occurs to you that someday you might make it into triple digits.

I kissed my first girl at age 12. Thank you, Judy Rotach.

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Opinion: Vergennes city manager will be sorely missed

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By George Merkle



Reaching the age of retirement for a dedicated and long-time community servant and leader undoubtedly heralds the passing of an era and is always bittersweet. On one hand we are happy for the person for reaching such a cherished life’s milestone, and on the other hand we are sad to see them go. 

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Letter to the editor: Jerome touted for House seat

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Philip Frassica



In the upcoming legislative election in November, the Brandon/Sudbury/Pittsford district has a choice of two house seats from the four candidates running.

I would like to encourage everyone to vote for Stephanie Jerome. Stephanie is not only a fifth generation Vermonter; she has been someone who has made an impact on our communities in a very positive way.

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Letter to the editor: Orwell board is ignoring voters

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Stefanie Wilbur



Editor’s note: The Independent was copied on this letter to the Vermont State Board of Education. The writer said she was very concerned that the Orwell Village School Board may be misrepresenting the voters regarding Act 46.

Dear Vermont State Board of Education,

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'Enemy of the people'?

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



When President Trump tweets in a late night rage that American journalists are the “enemy of the American people,” that they are “sick and dangerous,” what does he mean, and what is his intent?

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Editorial: Your vote matters

Posted on August 13, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you think your vote won’t matter in Tuesday’s Primary races, you’re wrong.

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