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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Am I a Terrible Person?

By G. E. Shuman Several weeks ago, my wife and I were on one of our weekly, necessary, grocery shopping trips. We try to shop weekly, as neither of us enjoys doing it more frequently than that, and they are necessary trips, because we like to eat, and our food comes from stores. In any case, and I don’t remember the details, it must have been Lorna...

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Max’s View

The Jihadist Next Door **1/2 The most important year in European history was 732. A century before, Mohammed had founded Islam. In just a couple of generations, the conquering armies of Islam had profoundly changed the map of the world. Mohammed’s successors controlled an unbroken empire stretching from Northern India to Morocco. In 711, North Afri...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss After I spoke to Gary Hass, who co-owns The World, we discussed what I would like to do with Reiss’s pieces. And I told him that I was pretty sure I had fans out there and that they would probably miss it. (I sure hope that is true!) And after all our years of wonderful friendship, he agreed. In fact, he didn’t even know that it was a...

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Max’s View

La La Land *1/2 A few weeks ago, the biggest stars in Hollywood gathered for an opulent black-tie anti-Trump political rally. It was called the Golden Globes. I did some investigative reporting. It turns out that during this political rally, they also gave out some movie awards! “La La Land” was the big winner, capturing Best Picture (Musical or Co...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss As you can imagine I was disappointed with the election for President. However, although I was disappointed, I do believe in the American system of government and whoever is elected President it is my President and as/an American citizen I will support whoever was elected. Now don’t misunderstand me, I will support him as our Presiden...

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Guest Opinion: An Independent Ethics Commission IS STILL Needed!

By Jim Condos Vermont’s Secretary of State The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent, and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability: It is the policy of this subchapter to provide f...

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Barre Town Revote on Act 46

Editor, On January 31, 2017, Barre Town voters will be forced to vote AGAIN on district Act 46 consolidation plans. I encourage all Barre Town voters to get out and VOTE NO on those plans. In November, Barre Town voted a resounding NO on consolidation. In spite of that, the Act 46 Study Committee decided to force another vote with NO CHANGES to the...

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People vs. Money

Editor, The ongoing battle between the wealthy one percent and the rest of the people for control of the government appears to have concluded with the capitulation of democratic government to the autocratic rule of capital. This was achieved through democratic process in which a politically naïve mass of Americans made a billionaire businessman its...

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Dog Safety Tips from PETA

Editor, The recent incident in which Sunny, one of the Obamas’ dogs, allegedly bit a visitor, who had reportedly tried to pet and kiss her, in the face is a reminder that dogs should be approached with caution. Always ask dog guardians if it’s OK to pet their dogs. Never run up to or approach dogs head-on; instead, approach from the side, calmly an...

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Hollister Hill Apartments in Marshfield

Editor, So the plan is to demolish the 16-unit apartment complex on Hollister Hill in Marshfield. Why? I’m told by the Vermont Housing Authority and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board that shoddy construction and deteriorating pipes are the main reason. Has either of these state entities even left their offices for a site inspection? Twelve...

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