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Opinion: Closing of Porter Internal Medicine raising questions

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Winifred Thomas



The reporting on the situation at Porter Medical Center has raised a number of questions in my mind and I thought I might like to express them and see whether some answers might emerge.

I am one of Dr. Hodde’s many patients who will be in search of a new primary care doctor. Upon my first meeting with her I asked, as a 71-year-old, if I might expect that she would be able to “see me out,” so to speak. She indicated that she had no intention of going anywhere.

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Opinion: Many reasons to remember it's important to recycle

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Chris Robbins



The other day I watched a seminar on emerging viruses, like AIDS and Ebola. Many of these viruses originate in places where people are in close contact with wild animals, often at the edges of forests in Africa. A researcher on the panel had visited one of these places: a logging camp deep in the rainforest.

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Opinion: Government supporting many corporate giveaways

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Mitch Frankenberg



2.2 billion is a number that everyone throughout North America should remember. 2.2 billion is the number of reasons why Vermont and land throughout the world is targeted for large-scale buildouts of wind, solar and gas. 2.2 billion symbolizes a primary and underappreciated reason why all forms of taxes and costs of living throughout North America are escalating out of control. 2.2 billion. Write down this number and tell it to everyone you know.

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Opinion: Senator allegedly bought for $1,163

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Dustin Lang



Prior to the Thursday, March 31, vote in the Vermont Senate on amendments to S.230, an article appeared in Seven Days asking if Sen. Chris Bray (D-New Haven) could solve Vermont’s siting problems with large commercial wind and solar projects. We now know the answer is NO.

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Community Forum: Naturalization ceremony heartwarming

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Annette Carter



This week’s writer is Annette Carter, grades 4-6 teacher at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven.

Hosting the naturalization ceremony at Beeman is always a great honor. It is a place where real life intersects with classroom learning. It is a place where we experience what it means when we say we are Americans, and a time where we take great pride in celebrating this amazing country. Our students learn about the path to citizenship, and the stories behind people who come to this country and dream for it to become their home.

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Opinion: Orwell residents should vote 'no' on Act 46 referendum

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Paul A. Stone



Vote no to Act 46 school consolidation of Orwell, Benson, West Haven, Fair Haven, Castleton and Hubbardton school districts.

We appreciate the hard work of the Act 46 Study Committee, but think there are many improvements that can be made to the Articles of Agreement presented for this vote. A no vote will give a chance to make improvements to the articles.

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Opinion: Job search marked by frustration

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By James Rowe



 Why is it so hard to get a good job in Vermont, for that matter a job, any job? Is it just Vermont or is this everywhere in the U.S.? Are local jobs just “word of mouth”? These are some of the questions I have been asking myself for the past couple of years.

Not only are there few jobs available but also it is so stressful, frustrating, humbling process.

First step: the search stage. You look for the positions/jobs through indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, vtjobs.com, Addison Independent.

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Community forum: Porter leader seeks to increase roster of physicians

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Dr. Fred Kniffen



This week’s writer is Dr. Fred Kniffin, interim president and CEO of Porter Hospital.

At our recent Porter Medical Center annual meeting I announced that I had learned that morning that Porter Internal Medicine would be closing soon. Since then, I have received numerous calls and letters from community members who are deeply concerned by the closing of this practice and about the future of adult primary care access in Addison County. I appreciated that feedback, and I would like to take this opportunity to address those concerns.

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Opinion: State offical corrects misstatement on Act 46 vote

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Brad James



Editor’s note: Voters in Orwell will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote with residents in the other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union towns on whether to approve a unified school district under the terms of Act 46.

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Opinion: Vermont must address health insurance conundrum

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Matt Biorng



I’ve been the chef/owner of 3 Squares Café in Vergennes for 9 years. At 3 Squares Café, we strive to create a working environment that values our employees. We hire new employees above the minimum wage and offer paid sick and vacation time. These are the kind of investments that allow us to attract talented upstart chefs and service team members that help us to provide the best quality food and service to our customers.

One thing we likely could never afford to provide for our employees is health insurance.

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