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October 18th, 2017

Monthly Archives: October 2017

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 you both. George & Linda...

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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 that his narrative of becoming a musician is somehow scripted by luck, opportunity, and the ability t...

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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 definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s oft...

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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 early 1970s, Vermont Yankee has provided funding for countless state and local programs. Windham Count...

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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 happily ever after. I have three big problems with this official narrative. First, it has an unearned...

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Reiss’s Pieces

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...

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I’m Afraid I’ll Lose My Health Care

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 you...

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“God Provides, but We Decide!”

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 p...

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Marketing And Managing Vermont’s Natural Resources And Forests

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...

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American Made: ***1/2

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 a...

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