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August 27th, 2016

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Vote for Liberty Union Party on Aug. 9

Editor, The 2016 gubernatorial candidacy of Bill Lee marks the resurgence of the Liberty Union Party as the main voice of progressive conscience and thought in state politics as the Vermont Progressive Party has lost that distinction due to recent bad campaign strategies and decisions in their attempts to collaborate with the establishment Vermont...

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Guest Opinion: By Shipping Groundwater, Vermont Yankee Takes the High Road

By Guy Page It rains in Vermont. It rains a lot. And rain contributes to groundwater. Everywhere else in Vermont, groundwater moves subsurface into a nearby rivers or lakes, usually with little or no treatment. But Vermont Yankee is not “everywhere else.” After examining groundwater that had intruded into the lower basements of the facility, Vermon...

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August Primary Election

Editor, Peter Galbraith will be a Vermont governor with clear and bold proposals for the common good. Galbraith also has the backbone to move these changes through a legislature unable to find a remedy to the gridlock and inertia that have prevented measurable progress. Galbraith has set out a series of economic justice ideas including a $15 hourly...

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Anti-American Hate Speech on Independence Day

Editor, A letter in WORLD’s Independence Day issue was a classic example of anti-American hate speech encased in a long parade of nonsense. Andrew Torre characterized U.S. patriotism as a “vacuous myth,” “an infantile love” and “the last refuge of a scoundrel” as he “searched” for the true meaning of the word, “patriotism.” He correctly began with...

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Don’t Like Ridiculous Ads

Editor, I am completely disgusted by Bruce Lisman’s ads making the ridiculous claim that Phil Scott and Peter Shumlin have somehow been partners for 16 years. For someone who says he is not the usual politician, Lisman sure acts like it — saying anything to try and tear down Phil Scott in a desperate attempt to win an election. Instead of an imagin...

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Successful Bottle Drive Benefits Rhythm of the Rein Therapeutic Riding and Driving Program

Editor, Many thanks from all the participants, volunteers and staff at Rhythm of the Rein to Randy and his great staff at the South Barre Maplewood’s Store for their support in our bottle drive launch to support our scholarship program. Phase One netted the program over $300 in total, and we will continue our drive throughout the rest of the year....

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End-of-Life Specialist Sets Up Shop in Montpelier

Editor, There is a quiet revolution happening around the world to embrace the reality of death and dying. I recently founded Ending Well to help people plan, prepare, and experience “their own good death.” I’m part of creating a new paradigm for approaching the end of life. My motto has become “Life matters. Talk about death.” As an End-of-Life Spe...

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Support Our Police Officers

Editor, Police actions in Ferguson, Missouri; New York City; Baltimore; Baton Rouge; and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people. I believe a small number of police officers use excessive force, and these officers should be held accountable for their actions. The vast major...

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New Leadership, New Direction

Editor, I’ve seen quite a few comments regarding Bruce Lisman and his campaign for governor of Vermont. One item I’d like to address is how Bruce left Vermont to build a successful career on Wall Street. Is that bad? It seems to me that most of Vermont’s children have to leave Vermont in order to find a decent career. That is sad. Unfortunately Mom...

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Corporations Deserve Say in Elections

Editor, I take exception to Matt Dunne’s perception of corporations. According to an early 19th century Supreme Court ruling, corporations have been given basic “person hood”. Corporations, while separate and distinct from their owners, may sue and be sued, hold title to real and personal property, are subject to laws and regulations put forth by t...

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