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Letter to the editor: Time to see the worth in us all

Posted on December 12, 2018 |
By Paul A. Stone and Frances L. Stone



Unitarian Universalist congregants make an effort to follow seven Principals basic to our beliefs and practices. The first is, “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” If we can follow this seemingly simple belief, we would remove from our lives prejudice, bias, racism, hate, homophobia, and other isims that may be preventing us from practicing the teachings of Jesus, to love one another, forgiveness, not being judgmental, among others. 

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Opinion: Hope can be found this time of year

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Jan F. Demers



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It was Damber who told the story. “Although my mother has chronic migraine headaches, she loves to work and wants to help. My father works the night shift so that he can help in the store during the day. My youngest sister, who is in Essex Middle School, also helps out.”

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Letter to the editor: With community help, Dinners With Love feeds hospice patients

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Sarah M. Audet



On behalf of Dinners with Love, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the Vergennes Lions Club for donating Thanksgiving meals to some of the families in our Addison County program who needed a little extra love this time of year.

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Letter to the editor: Learn to love winter by understanding it

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Paul N. Seward



Winter is a terrible time of year. It’s cold. It’s dark. You have to spend a half hour putting on heavy clothing just to walk to the mailbox. We all have chronic seasonal depressive disorder. And many of us flee to Florida to escape.

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Letter to the editor: A poetic tribute to a departed president and his dog

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By Gary Margolis



Lying in state

Isn’t it his dog

we’re drawn to,

his yellow lab retriever?

 

Lying in the Rotunda.

Close to his flag-draped,

military coffin.

 

Trained to stay, until

she’s called to be

of service. Somehow

 

she knows he’s still

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Letter to the editor: Many reasons to take a knee

Posted on December 10, 2018 |
By John Lea



Take a knee for the millions kidnapped from Africa and packed into the holds of slave ships.

Take a knee for those slaves who worked for NOTHING other than maybe food, clothing, and shelter.

Take a knee for the tens of thousands who were kept and bred like animals for their white slave-owner’s profit.

Take a knee for those women raped by their white slave-owners.

Take a knee for those lynched.

Take a knee for those killed by police for being black.

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