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February 24th, 2017

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People vs. Money

Editor, The ongoing battle between the wealthy one percent and the rest of the people for control of the government appears to have concluded with the capitulation of democratic government to the autocratic rule of capital. This was achieved through democratic process in which a politically naïve mass of Americans made a billionaire businessman its...

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Dog Safety Tips from PETA

Editor, The recent incident in which Sunny, one of the Obamas’ dogs, allegedly bit a visitor, who had reportedly tried to pet and kiss her, in the face is a reminder that dogs should be approached with caution. Always ask dog guardians if it’s OK to pet their dogs. Never run up to or approach dogs head-on; instead, approach from the side, calmly an...

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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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