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April 25th, 2018

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Running for Montpelier City Council

Dear Editor, My name is Alex Geller and I am running for Montpelier City Council in District 2. My wife, Wendy, and I have been residents of Montpelier for six years, and I feel now is the time for me to give back to this great community. I currently work in IT Project Management where my main responsibilities include helping the state modernize it...

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Prioritizing the Health of Our Children

Dear Editor: In Vermont, we work hard to protect our kids from anything that may cause them harm. This is doubly true in school buildings, where we vet the people going in and out, monitor things like allergens and medications, and take careful notice of how we maintain facilities. Unfortunately, there is a missing link in school safety, and that i...

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We Must Address This Public Health Concern

Dear Editor: Lyme Disease has spread at an alarming rate in Vermont and continues to grow. According to the Vermont Department of Health, in 2015, Vermont had the highest rate of reported Lyme Disease in the United States. Currently, according to the CDC, Vermont is listed #1 in the country for confirmed cases of Lyme and is designated as an “Endem...

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Thank You Area Restaurants

Dear Editor: On the last Sunday of every month, volunteers from Beth Jacob Synagogue serve a dinner at Bethany United Church. This free dinner is open to the community, primarily serving people who need a nutritious warm meal. This month, the dinner fell on a chilly New Year’s Eve. Because of the holiday, there were few volunteers available to cook...

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Thank You!

Dear Editor: We would like to thank your readers for the outpouring of support in the tragic loss of our mom, Alice Mary (Taplin) Doyle. Our hearts go out to the first responders, Chelsea Volunteer Fire Department, and Frist Branch Ambulance as well as the Mutual Aid departments from Tunbridge, Washington, Williamstown, and E. Corinth, including th...

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Spirit Beyond Lyrics

Dear Editor: The holiday season was here and along with expressions of glad tidings and good will came the entreaties to “ keep Christ in Christmas” and not to say “Happy Holidays” and in so doing bow to “political correctness.” As I reflect on my own feelings about this, I wonder if perhaps we need a different perspective. A friend sent me a tradi...

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The Joy of Killing Is Nothing New & Coyotes Have Been a Favorite Scapegoat

Dear Editor: It does not require a very deep dive on social media to find gleeful “attaboys” and detailed sharing of body counts and bloodlust, all directed at coyotes. Now we learn of yet another statewide killing contest that has been scheduled for the entire month of February and hosted by a retailer and gun club in Windham County. And afterward...

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Let’s Not Repeat Mistakes

Dear Editor: As I was reading a recent op-ed by a legislator, I was struck by his praise of the state’s “aggressive oversight of Vermont Yankee” in its attempt to curb carbon emissions. Yes, the state of Vermont leads in-state low-carbon generation, but we buy more out-of-state fossil fuel than ever since Vermont Yankee closed. If this “aggressive...

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Congress Must Step Up to Help States Protect the Integrity of Our Elections

Guest Opinion: Congress Must Step Up to Help States Protect the Integrity of Our Elections By Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos As Vermont’s chief election official, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our elections is one of my highest priorities. In a world of constantly changing technology we must stay ahead of those who seek to undermine...

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Thank You!

Dear Editor, Fellow residents of Bennington and the surrounding area, we at the Vermont Veterans’ Home want to thank you for participating in this year’s National Wreaths Across America Day at the Vermont Veterans’ Home. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wre...

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