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December 3rd, 2016

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Karen For Barre

Editor, I want to sincerely thank all of you who wrote in my name as a candidate to represent Barre City in the House of Representatives. I am honored to have received this opportunity to run as a Republican candidate for State Representative. While many good things have come from our legislature, there are areas where I think we can do much better...

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Northfield Residents Have Chance to Shape Town’s Future

Editor, Again, the Town of Northfield is at a crossroads. In fact, at least three crossroads. Will we be up to it? On Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Public Library Community Room, the Economic Development Committee will be looking at final drafts of economic development zones developed in the wake of flooding from tropical storm Irene. While these...

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On Connection

Editor, I have come to understand that connection is a basic human need. We yearn for connection, we seek it, and we hurt when it fails. A connection may be broken, lost, or simply not yet made. But all suffering begins with the experience of disconnection. As a psychotherapist, when I confront the suffering of my clients, it is vital for me to rem...

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MHS Class of 1966 Reunion Tour

Editor, The class of 1966 would like to thank Tom Allen, Director of Maintenance at Montpelier High School, for spending a Saturday morning in July giving us a tour of the high school during our 50th reunion celebration. Tom has an amazing grasp of the facility, the needs for the future, and the purpose of each space along with the educational valu...

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Central Vermont Road Pitch Impresses in First Year

Editor, After 6 months of dedicated work, we pulled it off! Central Vermont Road Pitch was a smashing success, especially for it being our first year. And we could not have done it without YOU! The Central Vermont Road Pitch Steering Committee is sincerely grateful to everyone who contributed to this amazing event. First, congratulations to our fiv...

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Two Flawed Candidates

Editor, Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President. Clinton has questionable scruples, and she has made significant mistakes. As Secretary of State, she set up an unsecured private server in her home for government email communications and sent and received secret and top secret information. She had ultimate responsibility for th...

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The U.S., Russia, and Trump

Editor, The official story has it that we don’t like Putin because he’s a “dictator.” Yet we’re great friends with ruthless authoritarians in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Arab Emirates, and other corners of the world. And we’ve sanctioned Russia for its “aggression” in annexing Crimea – although ethnic Russians comprise the majority there and it has be...

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Thank You from Friends of the Aldrich Library

Editor, I want to thank all the many people who helped make this year’s Friends of the Aldrich Library Book Sale a success. There were a lot of almost new books, fiction and non-fiction and many children’s books that were put into eager people’s hands. Also there were many non-fiction books that went off the tables: science, literature, philosophy,...

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Mirror Lake is Alarmingly Polluted

Editor, For many years, my husband and I have had the privilege of enjoying Mirror Lake, also known as #10 Pond, in Calais, to use our rowing shells and swim. We felt fortunate to have such a nice place nearby for these activities. However, when we were there recently and my shell gliding through the water, the pollution was alarmingly noticeable....

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Guest Opinion: The Culture of Trump Comes to Vermont

By Carl Etnier I’ve been talking with quite a few voters recently, and a number of people have raised questions about a recent decision by the Public Service Board (PSB) to exclude the public from an Aug. 4 hearing about the Vermont Gas pipeline. These voters are right to be concerned. The pipeline is a $166 million step in the wrong direction. It...

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