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January 24th, 2018

Running for Montpelier City Council

Running for Montpelier City Council

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Dear Editor, My name is Alex Geller and I am running for Montpelier City Council in District 2. My wife, Wendy, and I have been residents of Montpelier for six years, and I feel now is the time for me to give back to this great community. I currently work in IT Project Management where my main responsibilities include helping the state modernize its processes and tools to become more efficient while delivering enhanced services to taxpayers. I try to bring an analytical and collaborative approach to examining challenges from multiple angles so that pragmatic decision-making can take place. My hope is that I could use these skills to help the Council investigate where Montpelier shin…
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01/22/2018Running for Montpelier City Council
Max's Views: The Post:**

Max’s Views: The Post:**

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After the indefensible disaster of the Iraq War, we are not as quick to trust politicians when they try to get involved in foreign conflicts. In 2013, President Obama tried his best to rally our support for war when Syrian President Assad defied Obama’s Line in the Sand. We were just about to go to war against Damascus and possibly Russia when the American people resoundingly and smartly rose up against it. So… what is a militarist regime to do when its people don’t trust it and are sick of war? Battle secretly, of course! The US is still actively involved in Libya. Our bombing raids destroyed a stable, anti-Islamist, pro-minority regime and replaced it with chaos, Al-Qaeda, and a r…
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01/22/2018Max’s Views: The Post:**
Prioritizing the Health of Our Children

Prioritizing the Health of Our Children

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Dear Editor: In Vermont, we work hard to protect our kids from anything that may cause them harm. This is doubly true in school buildings, where we vet the people going in and out, monitor things like allergens and medications, and take careful notice of how we maintain facilities. Unfortunately, there is a missing link in school safety, and that is in the air our kids breathe daily. High levels of radon have been found in schools across the country – including some in Vermont. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and the second leading cause of lung cancer. It is odorless, tasteless, clear, and creeps in through the foundation, silently accumulating in buildings and homes.…
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01/22/2018Prioritizing the Health of Our Children
We Must Address This Public Health Concern

We Must Address This Public Health Concern

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Dear Editor: Lyme Disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. According to the Vermont Department of Health, in 2015, Vermont had the highest rate of reported Lyme Disease in the United States. Currently, according to the CDC, Vermont is listed #1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme and is designated as an “Endemic State”. In a study done by Doctor Marie J. George of the Infectious Disease Department at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, upwards of 63 percent of ticks are infected statewide with at least one tick borne illness, with some carrying two at the same time. Ticks and Lyme Disease are an enormous public health concern that must be add…
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01/15/2018We Must Address This Public Health Concern
Thank You Area Restaurants

Thank You Area Restaurants

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Dear Editor: On the last Sunday of every month, volunteers from Beth Jacob Synagogue serve a dinner at Bethany United Church. This free dinner is open to the community, primarily serving people who need a nutritious warm meal. This month, the dinner fell on a chilly New Year’s Eve. Because of the holiday, there were few volunteers available to cook, serve, and host the meal. Rather than cancel, we reached out to local businesses for help. Our heartfelt thanks to Sarducci’s, Positive Pie, Dominos, and Blue Stone for their generous donations. Having a pizza dinner on New Year’s Eve was a special treat for our guests and greatly appreciated by all. Please support these generous busines…
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01/15/2018Thank You Area Restaurants
VOTE FOR VERMONT: Politics And Graveyards

VOTE FOR VERMONT: Politics And Graveyards

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Politics and Graveyards…. An interesting topic for a show, don’t you think? Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley, co-produce and co-host a TV show called Vote for Vermont. On a recent show they interviewed Dan Barlow, public policy manager for Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR). He represents VBSR at the statehouse lobbying on such topics as health care reform, clean energy, and employment issues. He was also an award-winning journalist. But in his off hours he is the co-founder of Green Mountain Graveyards, a photographer and researcher devoted to telling stories about Vermont cemeteries. This year Dan was among the 40 most accomplished young leaders in Vermont who were recognized by…
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01/15/2018VOTE FOR VERMONT: Politics And Graveyards
It’s a Tad Chilly for Me

It’s a Tad Chilly for Me

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By G. E. Shuman So, recently my brother Steve, who lives in Florida and I were having a bit of a ‘climate’ contest, which went on for a few days. The contest went like this. Steve would text me a picture of his outdoor thermometer, and I would answer back with a picture of mine. Or, he would text with a comment on the weather down there, and I would answer with one about how things were here. One of Steve’s pics was accompanied by a note of “I think I can… I think I can…” as the needle slowly climbed to fifty degrees. (I love my brother, I just hate his thermometer.) In reality, my brother doesn’t brag, and seemed very concerned for us when I sent the picture of our weather situation w…
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01/15/2018It’s a Tad Chilly for Me
Now on Netflix: Saving Capitalism:**1/2

Now on Netflix: Saving Capitalism:**1/2

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The year was 1993. President Clinton nominated his old college pal Robert Reich as Labor Secretary. Mr. Reich wasn’t just another juiced-in Friend of Bill with big pockets. Reich was a man of character and vision. He still is. Secretary Reich understood the relationship between the government and the economy more clearly than his contemporaries. At the time, Conservatives consistently clamored for less Federal intervention. They perceived government as the natural enemy of the free market. Liberals at the time, meanwhile, viewed government as the heroic police officer that stepped in and stopped rapacious businesses from getting their way. Reich knew what we know now: both sides we…
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01/15/2018Now on Netflix: Saving Capitalism:**1/2
Thank You!

Thank You!

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Dear Editor: We would like to thank your readers for the outpouring of support in the tragic loss of our mom, Alice Mary (Taplin) Doyle. Our hearts go out to the first responders, Chelsea Volunteer Fire Department, and Frist Branch Ambulance as well as the Mutual Aid departments from Tunbridge, Washington, Williamstown, and E. Corinth, including their Chaplin, and others who may have responded to the call. Small communities are family and we recognize that our loss is also your loss. We appreciate and thank you for your commitment to helping others. Thank you to the Vermont State Police for your diligence in investigating. We greatly appreciate your efforts in trying to determine a ca…
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01/08/2018Thank You!
Spirit Beyond Lyrics

Spirit Beyond Lyrics

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Dear Editor: The holiday season was here and along with expressions of glad tidings and good will came the entreaties to “ keep Christ in Christmas” and not to say “Happy Holidays” and in so doing bow to “political correctness.” As I reflect on my own feelings about this, I wonder if perhaps we need a different perspective. A friend sent me a traditional Christmas card, and knowing I am Jewish wrote “Happy Hanukkah” on it. While I normally don’t favor such “mashups” and combining of holidays, I know him and his spirit, and welcomed his wishes and sentiments. This week The WORLD asked eight readers to name their favorite Christmas carol. Three responded with “Silent Night” while the…
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01/08/2018Spirit Beyond Lyrics
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Running for Montpelier City Council

Dear Editor, My name is Alex Geller and I am running for Montpelier City Council in District 2. My wife, Wendy, and I have been residents of Montpelier for six years, and I feel now is the time for me to give back to this great community. I currently...

Read More

Max’s Views: The Post:**

After the indefensible disaster of the Iraq War, we are not as quick to trust politicians when they try to get involved in foreign conflicts. In 2013, President Obama tried his best to rally our support for war when Syrian President Assad defied Obam...

Read More

Prioritizing the Health of Our Children

Dear Editor: In Vermont, we work hard to protect our kids from anything that may cause them harm. This is doubly true in school buildings, where we vet the people going in and out, monitor things like allergens and medications, and take careful notic...

Read More

We Must Address This Public Health Concern

Dear Editor: Lyme Disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. According to the Vermont Department of Health, in 2015, Vermont had the highest rate of reported Lyme Disease in the United States. Currently, according to the...

Read More

Thank You Area Restaurants

Dear Editor: On the last Sunday of every month, volunteers from Beth Jacob Synagogue serve a dinner at Bethany United Church. This free dinner is open to the community, primarily serving people who need a nutritious warm meal. This month, the dinner...

Read More

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