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October 18th, 2017

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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 you both. George & Linda...

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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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“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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Opinion Editorial: Vermont Is Not Wavering on Clean Water

By Julie Moore Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Despite the Scott Administration’s commitment to restoring Vermont’s waterways and funding clean water initiatives, recent news stories have contained inaccurate information and given the false impression that we’re decelerating our efforts. This is simply not the case. The Agency of Nat...

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Guest Opinion: Senator Dick McCormack and Representative Mary Sullivan Have a Message.

“As Co-Chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the legislature we are hoping to work with Gov. Phil Scott on ways to reduce our carbon footprint. Doing this will transform our economy to a post-carbon future that greatly benefits the economy of Vermont, creating jobs, improving the health of our citizens and protecting our environment as a whole....

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I Was Appalled

To the Editor: I was appalled at the column Max’s View in the October 4 edition of The World. He called all who are opposed to breathing someone else’s cigarette smoke “propagandists”, based upon what seems to be his own personal beliefs. He did not reference or quote any studies to prove his position that “second hand smoke isn’t deadly” and that...

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Safe & Included

Dear Editor, During this past month, we welcomed back to Montpelier Public Schools all our students, pre-kindergarten through twelfth graders. I spent a substantial amount of time in our classrooms, visiting with students and teachers as they returned to learn some new routines, meet classmates for the first time, reconnect with classmates they alr...

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We Need to Understand What the Pharmaceutical Industry Does to Us

To The Editor, We have all heard horrible stories about the price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma). We hear far less about why they are able to get away with it. Now, thanks to a successful American businessman who got tired of watching high drug prices damage his ability to provide decent benefits to his employees, you can find...

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International Investing: Still a Journey to Consider

Dear Editor, Columbus Day is observed on October 9. And while it may be true that Leif Erikson and the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, Columbus Day nonetheless remains important in the public eye, signifying themes such as exploration and discovery. As an investor, you don’t have to “cross the ocean blue,” as Columbus did, to find opportuni...

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