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Congratulations!

Congratulations!

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Gary, Congratulations on being selected as a Joint Service Club recipient. It is a well deserved recognition to you and Deb. Your services with the WORLD and to the area communities is outstanding and needs to he honored. Again. Congratulations to you both. George & Linda
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10/16/2017Congratulations!
It’s Never too Late to Be Brave

It’s Never too Late to Be Brave

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  By Katie Moritz Herb Heath leans back from his desk as he talks. When he becomes excited, he laughs out words or sentences, jumps forward, and moves around. As he tells his story, he includes dialogue which he then analyzes. There is a sense that his narrative of becoming a musician is somehow scripted by luck, opportunity, and the ability to acknowledge and reflect on his circums…
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10/16/2017It’s Never too Late to Be Brave
Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

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Guest Opinion By: Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s often missing from the conversation are the supply chain of local businesses such as distributors, food processors and manufacturers, and seed, feed, and equipment dealers. Vermont’s local food economy not only extends well beyond the farm, it’s also an important part of our state’s economic engine. Sales from food and beverage manufacturi…
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10/16/2017Economic Development in the Local Food Economy
Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off

Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off

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To the Editor: It’s good to see that Windham County is still receiving millions of dollars per year in economic development funding from Vermont Yankee (WRC receives second round of renewable energy grant funding, Oct. 3). Since its opening in the early 1970s, Vermont Yankee has provided funding for countless state and local programs. Windham County, in particular, has been a huge beneficiary of this generosity, which continues to go above and beyond the closed plant’s significant payroll and tax contributions. Of course, this type of financial support won’t be there indefinitely. With that in mind, business and community leaders throughout the county should rally behind NorthStar’s de…
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10/16/2017Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off
Max's Views: Vanguard of the Revolution: ***1/2

Max’s Views: Vanguard of the Revolution: ***1/2

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The official textbook version of the Civil Rights Movement goes something like this: Dr. King led a movement of non-violence in the South. This inspired enlightened white politicians to force naughty racists to enforce integration. And we all lived happily ever after. I have three big problems with this official narrative. First, it has an unearned spirit of triumphalism. It doesn’t leave room for the question of whether black Americans are truly better off now than in 1965. Today, 1 black man in 3 will serve time in prison during his lifetime. And most black children have never lived with both of their parents. Second, the official narrative doesn’t leave any room to question wheth…
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10/16/2017Max’s Views: Vanguard of the Revolution: ***1/2
Reiss’s Pieces

Reiss’s Pieces

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By Judy Reiss When I was young there were lots of holidays that I loved but there was none that I liked more than Halloween! Now things were much different then than they are now. No one that I knew had “Store bought” costumes but no one seemed to care. We all had costumes and I think that we all thought that we looked just terrific. I don’t think that I ever had a costume that was much better than a sheet and a mask and the mask was really weird. Everybody’s mask was made of what looked like gauze that was covered with some kind of wax which held the face into place. and truthfully none of us knew where they were made except every single mask had very strange eyes and small slits for nos…
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10/16/2017Reiss’s Pieces
I’m Afraid I’ll Lose My Health Care

I’m Afraid I’ll Lose My Health Care

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To Whom it May Concern, I work as an after school teacher and a personal care assistant in the city of Burlington. I love my jobs - I spend my time caring for people and making their lives easier. Unfortunately, this care work is not paid well and I do not receive benefits. If I didn’t have Medicaid, I would not have health insurance. I’m young and healthy - I eat vegetables, don’t smoke, and get lots of exercise. When I started getting heart palpitations a few months ago, I was terrified. Luckily it turned out to be nothing, but it was a chilling reminder that I won’t be young forever, and my good health and therefore my ability to work and support myself could vanish in an instant. H…
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10/09/2017I’m Afraid I’ll Lose My Health Care
“God Provides, but We Decide!”

“God Provides, but We Decide!”

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Dear Editor: Do consumers want REAL, natural milk, cheese, and dairy products? Or do they want industrial, processed, and manufactured so-called “milk,” “cheese,” “yogurt,” and so forth? Cheeses with patents, some even cheese-less “cheeses” and other food products made with milk protein concentrate (MPC), ultrafiltered (UF) milk, and other highly processed milk-derived “ingredients” are being increasingly marketed and passed off as the “real” thing, when, in fact, they are causing us all harm-dairy farmers and consumers alike. The issue of MPC and UF milk needs to be investigated by appropriate federal authorities and corrected IMMEDIATELY. The rampant use of industrially processed mil…
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10/09/2017“God Provides, but We Decide!”
Marketing And Managing Vermont’s Natural Resources And Forests

Marketing And Managing Vermont’s Natural Resources And Forests

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By Vote for Vermont Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” Joining them on a recent show was Michael Snyder, Commissioner of Vermont’s Department of Forest, Parks and Recreation (FPR). Michael has been a long-time forester, serving for 14 years as head Chittenden County forestry in addition to 12 years of teaching forestry at UVM. He was appointed by Commissioner by Governor Shumlin and reappointed Commissioner by Governor Phil Scott in January. Governor Scott signed an Executive Order on June 15, 2017 creating the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) to “promote prudent stewardship of State recreation assets and marketing the outdoor…
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10/09/2017Marketing And Managing Vermont’s Natural Resources And Forests
American Made: ***1/2

American Made: ***1/2

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By Max’s View There is a frightening force of evil and instability in the world. This organization doesn’t acknowledge borders, doesn’t respect democracy, and doesn’t care about human life. This organization even successfully influences foreign elections. If only we had a leader who would stand up to them. But no such luck. Certain presidents are actually in league with these bullies. Of course, the organization I am referring to is Rus…The CIA. The CIA isn’t one of those organizations that began with the best intentions and slowly lost its way (like the Department of Defense). The CIA has been committing acts of misguided mischief from the very beginning. In 1951, the peop…
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10/09/2017American Made: ***1/2
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Congratulations!

Gary, Congratulations on being selected as a Joint Service Club recipient. It is a well deserved recognition to you and Deb. Your services with the WORLD and to the area communities is outstanding and needs to he honored. Again. Congratulations to yo...

Read More

It’s Never too Late to Be Brave

  By Katie Moritz Herb Heath leans back from his desk as he talks. When he becomes excited, he laughs out words or sentences, jumps forward, and moves around. As he tells his story, he includes dialogue which he then analyzes. There is a sense t...

Read More

Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

Guest Opinion By: Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace When you ask people their definiti...

Read More

Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off

To the Editor: It’s good to see that Windham County is still receiving millions of dollars per year in economic development funding from Vermont Yankee (WRC receives second round of renewable energy grant funding, Oct. 3). Since its opening in the ea...

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Max’s Views: Vanguard of the Revolution: ***1/2

The official textbook version of the Civil Rights Movement goes something like this: Dr. King led a movement of non-violence in the South. This inspired enlightened white politicians to force naughty racists to enforce integration. And we all lived h...

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