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Montpelier MS Walk Raises Funds, Awareness, and Community Spirits

By Katie Moritz On May 12th, Chloe Wright, of Montpelier, Jonathan Myles, of Williamstown, Brian Wallace, of Burlington, and Thea Wright volunteered for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Montpelier Walk. Chloe and Jonathan are both members of the Civil Air Patrol Capital Composite Squadron out of Knapp Airport and both have been givin...

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Vote For Vermont: “Understanding Vermont’s Opioid Crisis – Working Together to Create a More Resilient Community”

“The opioid crisis touches everyone in our state. Many Vermonters have family members and loved ones who became addicted after receiving opioid prescriptions for pain. Others were exposed to opioids and other drugs through friends, dealers and traffickers. Regardless of how they were exposed, we know we have among us many who now have the chronic,...

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Max’s Views: Now on Video: Hostiles: **1/2

When my parents were children, they were taught that cowboys and American lawmen were the good guys and Native Americans were savages to be defeated. Now, children are taught that the Natives were the virtuous victims and white men were the blood-thirsty villains. There’s truth to both of those perspectives. But they are both outrageous oversimplif...

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Guest Opinion: Politicians Should Set Aside Politics

By Pat McDonald, President of Campaign for Vermont: Vermonters and their hard-earned dollars are exhausted from experiencing the rollercoaster ride that is our government’s approach to economic policy. Despite repeated pleas from Vermonters to address affordability and avoid upward pressures on tax bills, this session has once again left them with...

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Guest Opinion:Teens, Intoxicants, and Texting this Prom and Graduation Season

By Deb Paul, Publisher of the Londonderry Times A driver’s license mixed with a few drinks, texting, and pot is dangerous for anyone, but the reckless combination can be even more so for inexperienced drivers. Even when a parent trusts his or her own teenager to be conscientious, being certain that other teenagers will do the same is impossible. As...

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Documenting History: The Turner Farmouse of Berlin

By Katie Moritz “You’re either a historian or you’re not,” Richard Turner laughs, his eyes lighting up as he points to each of the photos flicking by on the computer screen. “If you are, it’s interesting stuff for you to do.” Richard Turner was born 1935. He, along with his two brothers, John, and Vern, born in 1928 and 1933 respectively, grew up i...

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My Best Insomnia Advice

By G. E. Shuman I’m a firm believer in generally helping other people if we can, and in spreading information that may be of use to others when we can. I’m sure you are, too. Although I don’t always, if ever, live up to the following thought, I recently read someone’s admonition to “Throw kindness around like confetti.”  I think that’s just a great...

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Max’s Views: Tully: ****

When my first marriage was coming to an end, I made a list of the worst-case scenarios that could happen in order to keep things in perspective. Here’s what I thought were the bottom five most terrible things that could happen to me: 5. Die 4. Get Divorced 3. Get severely injured in an accident so I can no longer walk or be active. 2. Have kids 1....

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Guest Opinion: Some VT Lawmakers Could Send Workers, Homeowners, and Small Businesses Fleeing

By Shawn Shouldice, Capital Connections, LLC As the Vermont General Assembly closes out this legislative session, NFIB, which represents more than a thousand small-business owners in the state, urges the legislature to consider the cumulative impact of the costly mandates being considered. These proposals will make it harder for small-business owne...

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Guest Opinion: The Trouble With Roadside Saliva Tests

By Chloé White, Policy Director, ACLU of Vermont In the wake of marijuana legalization, many states are looking for new ways to keep impaired drivers off the road. Unfortunately, some proposals would lead to problematic and possibly unconstitutional police practices. One such idea is warrantless roadside saliva testing. During a roadside saliva tes...

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