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Stop shifting our education problems and solve them
To the Editor, Public schooling as currently “managed” has been a failure. The frequency with which it returns to the Legislature as a subject for political “reform” action, proclaims this fact. Th...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parent Child Centers in Vermont are saving millions
To the Editor, Vermont’s child protection system is at a crisis point and legislators are working hard to address the issues which contribute to the crisis. Here in Bennington County we are fortuna...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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We must join the fight to reduce violence against all
To the Editor, As we pass into a new year, our attention remains focused on several issues from presidential candidates, terrorism, climate change, education, hunger and violence. As Vermonters we ...
Jan 28, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common sense reform needed
To the Editor, Crop insurance is an important and necessary component of an effective farm safety net. However, it is a very complex program that will work more effectively with much-needed, common...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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"Song of Vermonters" is untrue
To the Editor, “We owe no allegiance; we bow to no throne, our ruler is law, and the law is our own.” From the “Song of Vermonters,” 1779. Today this is not true. Through the mask of renewable ener...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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White House was five star
To the Editor, I had the pleasure of dining at the White House last weekend. The White House in Wilmington, not DC. No Secret Service, no dressing in black tie, just jeans and a warm ski jacket. I ...
Jan 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marijuana consumers are victims of the law, not offenders
To the Editor, Considering that consenting adult marijuana consumption is one of the definitive victimless crimes, where there is no apparent victim and no apparent serious pain or injury, it means...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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We need to add "public" to state and local boards
To the Editor, Swanton Wind is a seven, 499-foot, wind turbine proposal for Swanton. These turbines would be the tallest in Vermont, on a very low ridgeline with homes as close as 2,000 feet (close...
Jan 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Legislature urged to take up bill for safe operations
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, It was my honor to serve as Vermont’s lieutenant governor for eight years. While I was in office, I was invited to tour the site of a proposed industrial wind turbine complex in Ira,...
Regulating pot sales makes sense
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, I read where Gov. Shumlim said that legalization of pot would help to put illegal drug dealers out of business. He even went as far as to say that limiting the cost of legal marijuan...
Open enrollment ends soon
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, The Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges opened for business earlier this fall. Now, millions of Americans who do not get coverage through work have the opportunity to sh...
Meat reduction information supressed
Jan 21, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” released by United States departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services mark the ninth time in a row that the meat industry has succ...
Don't wait for a crisis, get help immediately
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, I am writing in response to the article by Mike Eldred, “Access to services is a big need in the Valley,” distributed on December 31, 2015. The article highlighted the many stressors...
Appreciates the support
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
To the Editor, For nearly 15 years the William Y. Cooper Foundation, Inc., commonly known as the Cooper Foundation, has had the support of many residents and businesses for their annual fundraising...