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April 26th, 2018

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Guest Opinion:60,000 Beginning Farmers Benefit From Usda Program

By Wyatt Fraas, Center for Rural Affairs Interest in farming is strong. We hear from beginners, as well as retiring farmers and ranchers, each day who are looking for opportunities and searching for solutions to farm transition. The 2008 farm bill introduced USDA’s first, and so far only, program focused on the next generation of farmers: the Begin...

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Guest Opinion: Connecting Our Sustainable Heritage to Economic Development and Jobs for Vermonters

By Rachel Carter Most Vermonters would agree we live here among the Green Mountains so we can enjoy a quality of life as individuals, families, and businesses that affords us a decent standard of living, our independence, and the use of our natural resources now, and for generations to come. Our deep rooted Yankee ingenuity, inventiveness, drive to...

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Guest Opinion: Vermont House Working on Changes

Guest Opinion: Vermont House Working on Changes to Education Funding with Proposal to Lower Homestead Property Taxes By Representative Janet Ancel (D-Calais) Chair of the House Ways & Means Committee Vermont has a unique system of funding education. We can be proud of the fact that it is progressive and that it meets the requirements of the Ver...

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The Future of Healthcare in Vermont

Dear Editor, My name is Genevieve Mertens. I am registered nurse at the University of Vermont Medical Center, a part of the nurse’s union, and member of the Vermont Workers Center. I recently attended the public hearing on access to healthcare at the Statehouse on Tuesday January 23. Fifty-one people shared their personal healthcare stories and mos...

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Let’s Get Serious About Health Care

Dear Editor: “Is universal health care feasible?” That’s a popular theoretical debate in our country and state. Opponents trot out well worn fears, from economic catastrophe to complete destruction of individual responsibility. They relay anecdotes about unmet needs, painting pictures of dead bodies piling up like trash after an outdoor concert. Wh...

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Guest Opinion: Accountability In Montpelier

By Justin Turcotte Voters, we are all responsible for our government. 4 years ago you honored me by permitting me to have an active role an elected official. We are fortunate to have engaged and dedicated residents, staff, and elected officials. Before I ran for office, I was surprised to learn how our beloved City had been functioning. For the fir...

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Empty Words

Dear Editor: Governor Scott has signed H.511, making Vermont the first state, by legislative process, to legalize pot for recreational use. On July 1, it will be permissible to possess 1 ounce of pot and store an unlimited quantity harvested from 2 mature plants. If the Governor’s oft expressed requirement that children must be protected in situati...

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Thank You from the Friends of Mathewson Playground

Dear Editor: A sincere thank you to the Barre community and all friends, both individuals and groups, for your support of our efforts to improve the Mathewson Playground. Through a combination of donations, grants and a city allocation, we recently met our financial goal! In late spring the city of Barre will be installing a new play unit with unde...

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Guest Opinion: Vermont’s Forest Products Industry: In Transition and Hopeful for the Future

By Christine McGowan Vermont prides itself as the Green Mountain State, with nearly 80-percent of its land mass covered in forest. Healthy and productive forests are inherent to Vermont’s culture and heritage. Yet, the industry responsible for bringing us countless valuable forest products: high quality furniture, specialty wood crafts, lumber and...

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Guest Opinion:The FAFSA is the first step to being career ready. Seriously.

By Marilyn Cargill For Vermont students to be prepared for tomorrow’s jobs, all pathways must lead to a credential with labor market value, such as a certificate, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Good jobs that once only required a high school education have mostly disappeared and that trend is likely to continue. The jobs that have taken t...

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