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October 24th, 2017

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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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Thank You!

To the Editor, With the dedication and commitment of thousands of volunteer host families, this summer was filled with new experiences and friendships for thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities. I would like to take this opportunity to recognize our extraordinary Fresh Air volunteers, host families, and supporters in Cent...

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Opposition to Threats to Health Coverage

Yet again, health care coverage in Vermont is under attack at the federal level. A coalition of Vermont health care organizations is voicing unified opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill and clearly states that its passage by the United States Senate would be a major setback for health care in our country. The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-J...

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Farm Bill Could Help Farmers, Soil Health, and Water Quality

Do you care about soil health, clean water, and farmers’ ability to make a living and steward their land? Time to tune in. Congress has started work on the next farm bill, and now is when they need to hear from you: the voters. The next farm bill offers a major opportunity to support conservation through the crop insurance program. Crop insurance i...

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How to Avoid Identity Theft and Fraud

With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. Description: Evil queen looks into a phone in front of her mirror in a castle. Text: If a deal seems like a fantasy, it probab...

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Vermonters Oppose the Wasteful Killing of Wildlife

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies included the following question in their 2017 Vermonter Poll: “Vermont wildlife policies allow certain species, including coyotes, crows, porcupines, skunks and weasels to be killed without limit even when there is no intent to consume or use the remains. This is called “wanton waste...

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The Challenge of Serving Vermonters

Pat McDonald and Ben Kinsley are co-hosts of the show “Vote for Vermont.” In a recent show they interviewed Al Gobeille, Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources (AHS). He has quite the backstory, having graduated from Norwich University, served in the US Army, is a restauranteur, former Chair of the Green Mountain Care Board and now Secretary...

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