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October 15th, 2018

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A Solution to Our City’s Most Pressing Needs

To The Editor, I am writing in support of the proposed parking garage and hotel in downtown Montpelier. This thoughtfully crafted proposal offers a solution to our city’s most pressing needs. The new garage will bring much-needed relief to the current parking nightmare, without compromising Montpelier’s reputation as a walkable city. The net increa...

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Both Gun Owners and Non-Gun Owners Must Show Our Respect

Dear Editor, Governor Phil Scott is seeking a second term as our govern. He has been criticized by the gun constituency for recently signing new gun restrictions into law. We the public need laws that try to stop the wild proliferation of random school massacres in our country. – The Fair Haven incident this past spring, a very dose call, is...

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Guest Opinion: Balance is the Key to Economic Vitality

By Betsy Bishop Despite the reported rancor around the budget in the 2018 legislative session, the Vermont Chamber had a very successful year, proving that the Republican Administration and the Democratic leaders of the Legislature can work together for the betterment of Vermont’s economy. It’s important that our elected leaders continue to find pr...

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Support the Vermont Parent Child Center Network

Dear Editor: As Co Executive Director at the Family Center of Washington County, the Parent Child Center for Central Vermont, I wanted to write in support of the Vermont Parent Child Center Network. I passionately believe in the promise of every child and family reaching their full potential and making sure they have the right supports to help them...

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GunSense Vermont Endorses More Than 80 Legislative Candidates for Re-election

By GunSense Veront Gun Sense Vermont announced its endorsement of 84 Vermont legislative candidates today. These candidates courageously supported gun safety legislation that will help keep guns out of the wrong hands, save lives, and keep Vermonters safer. These endorsed candidates are part of GunSense Vermont’s #profilesincourage campaign, an eff...

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Vermont Humane Federation Opposes Rawhide Rodeo 

To The Editor, The Vermont Humane Federation (VHF) opposes the presentation of Rawhide Rodeo at Thunder Road in Barre. We urge Vermonters to boycott this event and to contact Thunder Road and its co-sponsors to let them know that cruelty to animals is not entertainment. Rawhide Rodeo will feature many standard rodeo events that recreate, and grossl...

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September Is Suicide Prevention Month, Let’s Take Action to Support Our Veterans

To The Editor, September is Suicide Prevention month and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) empowers communities to take action to support our Nation’s Veterans. Each community across the country plays a role in supporting Veterans, but as an individual you may not know what to do or where to start. You don’t need to have special training...

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Who Will You Vote For?

To The Editor, A powerful myth exists among the citizenry of Vermont. The myth is that the Vermont Republican party is the party of the rich and powerful and the Vermont Democrat Party is the party of the poor and downtrodden. Real statistics compiled by the watchdog organization OpenSecrets.org debunks this myth. https://www.opensecrets.org/states...

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Guest Opinion: Combat Lyme Disease with Foxes

By Lindzey Beal Lyme Disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. Last year, according to the CDC, Vermont was listed #1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme Disease and is designated as an “Endemic State”. In addition, a study done by Doctor Marie J. George of the Infectious Disease Department at Southwestern Verm...

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Guest Opinion: Congrats to Those Who Stood up to Censorship at Burlington High

By Greg Sukiennik Editor of the Brattleboro Reformer On Monday, four student journalists at The Register, the Burlington High School student newspaper, broke the news that the Vermont Agency of Education had filed six counts of unprofessional misconduct charges against BHS guidance director Mario Macias. The four student editors — Julia Shannon-Gri...

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