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Jessie Raymond: Comfort trumps style in recliner wars

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last November, Mark and I bought new living room furniture. The purchase reignited a longstanding marital dispute.

About his recliner.

Here’s the thing: Mark is a contractor. He works hard, sometimes six or seven days a week, frequently outside, and often in extreme weather. After a long day of physical labor, he likes to spend the evening relaxing in his recliner. (For “relaxing,” read “falling asleep within five minutes of putting his feet up.”)

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Letter to the editor: Fair Repair Act deserves support

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Michael Doran



The Vermont Fair Repair Act is something I believe that most of us can get behind since it would allow us to get our equipment repaired or to repair it ourselves for a reasonable rate not beholden to the manufacturer’s monopolizing of repair. And we all know that monopolizing drives prices up and limits innovations since there is no competition.

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Ways of Seeing: Flag and mural are reminders of justice

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



Valentine’s Day falls smack in the middle Black History Month, and the state of Vermont started things off right with a historic raising of the Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School. Although the student body of Montpelier High is only five percent Black, the school board voted unanimously to support the student-led Racial Justice Alliance in their efforts to increase racial awareness at the mostly white school.

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Letter to the editor: Store worker was very generous

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Hilary Poremski-Beitzel



On the evening of Dec. 30, I gave birth to a baby girl at Porter Medical Center. By the time my husband and I were settled in for the night following our daughter’s birth, it was too late to order food at the hospital or anywhere in town.

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Gregory Dennis: What happens when skiing melts away

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Gregory Dennis



For Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins, climate change is personal. She’s one of the world’s best Nordic skiers and an American — a rare combination in a sport dominated by Europeans.

But the snowy world that has dominated her life and sport is disappearing.

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Victor Nuovo: Creating equality

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism.

When I finished the previous essay, I realized that I was not finished with Rousseau or “The Social Contract.” This goes without saying; one can never be finished with a work of genius, which this surely is. My purpose is more modest. In the previous essay, the question was how to preserve individual liberty in society. There remain to be considered the great themes of equality and public morality, about which Rousseau has important things to say.

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Letter to the editor: Coffee shop has loyal following

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



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Letter to the editor: Don't use income tax to finance education

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Sam Prouty



I am writing to express concern regarding the state legislature’s potential plan to fund schools via an income tax as a way to reduce property taxes. Let me state up front that simplifying the tax code and reducing our taxes are both commendable ideas that most people can easily support. However, given already precarious school budgets (most of our area schools are facing significant cuts to programs, personnel, or both), this plan could easily lead to further financial challenges in our schools.

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