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January 19th, 2017

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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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Aldrich Director, Library Deserve Credit

Editor, Thank you for your regular coverage of the activities and offerings of the Aldrich Public Library. As a financial and volunteer supporter of the Aldrich, I appreciate how it is a community center, welcome center for visitors, and a safe place to visit for young and disadvantaged people. The staff is skilled, compassionate, and equipped to h...

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Thanks for Weathering Heights Column

Editor, I want to thank The WORLD for regularly publishing Roger Hill’s “Weathering Heights” column, which I look forward to reading. In addition to listing monthly local weather statistics, he explains in detail the weather we are experiencing as well as what is in store for the near-term future. The greatest service he provides to readers, howeve...

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The “School Choice” Gambit

Editor, From all the militant ranting concerning “school choice,” one gets the feeling that difficult objective circumstances have left most people so without choice in the essential areas of their lives, that they’re clinging to the one thing that gives them a sense of freedom. Which is a shame, because it diverts attention from the only education...

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Vermont Yankee is in Good Hands with NorthStar

Editor, Since the details of the plan to sell Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to an expert decommissioning firm were made public earlier this month, there have been some misinformed media reports and public statements claiming that buyer NorthStar has no experience decommissioning nuclear power plants. This is simply untrue. Entergy has stated publi...

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Let’s Trust City Council to do the Right Thing

Editor, Let’s remember that Mayor Hollar and the three City Council members who voted not to renew Bill Fraser’s contract had information that we citizens don’t have. The Council members aren’t at liberty to discuss the particular reasons why they reached their decisions. I don’t think it’s fair or appropriate to attack them relentlessly for a vote...

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The Next Healthcare Victim? Quite Possibly You

Editor, A healthcare crisis is coming down the road at very high speed. Getting rid of the ACA (Obamacare) is one of our new president’s top priorities. That will end subsidized health insurance under the ACA, and the ACA’s expansion of Medicaid. Millions of people, including many, many thousands of Vermonters, will rapidly become unable to afford...

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Guest Opinion: A Record of Fiscal Responsibility

By Governor Peter Shumlin One of the key responsibilities of governing is crafting a budget that reflects Vermonters’ priorities and lives within our means as a state. As we transition this important responsibility to the incoming Administration, it’s worth reviewing the last six years of financial management. Let’s remember where we started. Befor...

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Statement by Sen. Bill Doyle

For the last 48 years, it has been my great privilege to serve the residents of the State of Vermont as one of the State Senators from Washington County. I worked closely with seven governors and hundreds of fellow legislators as we tried as best we could to steer our government to meet the ever changing needs of Vermonters and the state we love. O...

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Central Vermont Council on Aging Seeks Donations for ‘Shoebox’ Gifts

Editor, On Christmas Day, Central Vermont Council on Aging partners with dozens of community volunteers and local businesses to prepare and deliver hot, holiday meals and “shoebox” gifts to seniors. Many of these seniors live alone, without family or friends to share in the holiday. For many isolated elders, having a visitor bring them a holiday me...

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