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October 21st, 2018

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Guest Opinion: Rural Farmers Markets Harvest Demand for Healthy Food 

By Cody Smith, codys@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Large, hand-painted signs lean against a tent, the buzz of friendly conversation cuts through the humid air, and the smell of fresh produce drifts in the breeze – you’ve found yourself at a farmers market. Farmers markets are common in urban and rural communities around the nation. In urban ar...

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The Future of Our Country

Dear Editor, I want to thank Jim Higgins for the interesting, fact-filled and up-beat profiles of the graduates of Spaulding High School. In these confusing and often dark times it is easy to forget that these young people are there, expanding their knowledge while volunteering for causes they believe in. They are focused and ready to work hard for...

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Spaulding High School Alumni Association Extends Sincerest Appreciation & Thanks

To the Editor, The Spaulding High School Alumni Association would like to extend our sincerest appreciation and thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in helping make the 122nd annual meeting and banquet held on June 14th a huge success: Members Advantage Community Credit Union and Miles Supply for sponsoring our...

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Comment in Max’s View Is Insulting to Mothers

Dear Editor, I enjoy your paper and pick it up each week. I am writing now because of a comment in the July 18th Max’s View. The comment “not to help mothers enjoy twenty minutes of freedom to pour more Chardonnay” is insulting to mothers. Perhaps his mother drank while he watched afternoon programs, perhaps he drove her to it, but most mothers don...

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Guest Opinion: The Property Tax Is What’s Wrong with School Taxes

By Jack Hoffman It was a messy finish to a messy legislative session, but Vermonters can take some comfort that no permanent damage was done to the state education funding system. It’s disappointing that the governor insisted on another year of pretend budgeting—using one-time revenue again to artificially lower property tax rates. But, hey, worse...

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Guest Opinion: Beavers Saved from Lethal Trapping!

By Brenna Galdenzi Last year Protect Our Wildlife (POW) launched a statewide Living With Wildlife campaign to help towns pursue nonlethal methods to address human-wildlife conflicts. In Vermont, countless wild animals, including beavers, foxes, raccoons, and others, are killed under a dangerously vague statute that allows landowners and municipalit...

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Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife

Gordon Bock of Northfield, a long-time advocate who has worked to improve Vermont’s criminal-justice system, is running in the state’s August 14th primary to become state representative for the towns of Northfield and Berlin. “I seek to end the divisiveness, conflict and strife that have led the Legislature into gridlock and special sessions,” said...

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Guest Statement by Gordon Bock of Northfields: End The Divisiveness, Conflict, and Strife

Gordon Bock of Northfield, a long-time advocate who has worked to improve Vermont’s criminal-justice system, is running in the state’s August 14th primary to become state representative for the towns of Northfield and Berlin. “I seek to end the divisiveness, conflict and strife that have led the Legislature into gridlock and special sessions,” said...

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Thank You to Community Businesses

Dear Editor, Friends of the Cutler Memorial Library thanks all those local businesses who contributed plants and other garden-related merchandise to our recent Plant and Book Sale: Cate Farm, East Hill Tree Farm, Hannaford’s, Littlewood Farm, Montpelier Agway, Peak Hydroponics, Plainfield Hardware, Price Chopper, Shaw’s, and Walmart. A special “sho...

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A Stronger, More Sustainable Education System

By Adam Greshin, Commissioner of Finance & Management Governor Scott believes we can make our education system the very best in the country, if we have the courage to rethink the current system, which is diverting valuable budget dollars away from kids and increasing the tax burden at an unsustainable rate. The K-12 system was built to educate...

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