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September 2nd, 2014

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Disappointed by “Max’s Favorite Things”

  Editor:   Concerning the “Max’s Favorite Things” column of December 18th, 2013, we feel compelled to comment. We were very disappointed to read an unpaid advertisement for e-cigarettes within his column.   Regardless of Max’s lifestyle choices, it seems irresponsible to be using ‘The World’ to encourage buying tobacco products as p...

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Vermont Needs a Paid Sick Days Law

  Editor: I’m a farmer and builder in Glover, Vermont, writing about the importance of paid sick days. When folks initially explained the idea to me it seemed absurd. I’ve worked over 20 jobs and never had paid sick days. Yet I’ve seen firsthand how important paid sick days are to workers.   When I was 19 at my first farm job, I whacked m...

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Onion River Exchange Thanks the Community

    Editor:   Dear Central Vermont community, thank you for your support of our December Community of Abundance Fund Raiser by the Onion River Exchange (ORE) time bank. We hosted a silent auction with goods and services donated from our members and served up a localvore dinner with chefs Susan Reid and Mary Roehm at the Montpelier Se...

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Montpelier Alive Seeks Volunteers

  Editor:   Since 1999, Montpelier Alive has led the effort to enhance the vibrancy and unique character of downtown Montpelier. We always welcome new people to help in this effort including the following:   1. Members for any one of our five standing committees: Promotion, Design, Economic Development, Organization and Merchants. Al...

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Support Early Educators’ Right to Unionize

  Editor:   As an early educator of 25 years, I provide care for many families who depend on me to provide a reliable, affordable service. Throughout my service as an early educator I have seen many changes occur that directly impact how I run my business, without any input from me or my colleagues.   I believe forming a union with m...

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Central VT Rotary and World Santa Bring Joy to Local Children

  Editor:   The World Santa and Central Vermont Rotary have a plan to give generously to children this Christmas. They know that sometimes it is a struggle for low income families to purchase new winter apparel for their kids. They wanted to add to the joy of The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots Holiday Assistance program, so they got tog...

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Healthcare System Doesn’t Make Sense

  Editor:   I am writing because I am very concerned about what is happening with healthcare.   I have had many struggles with healthcare. I am currently uninsured even though I work in a health profession. I have two jobs to make ends meet. I have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia which leaves me in unbearable pain sometimes. I...

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Early Educators Deserve a Seat at the Table

  Editor:   I have been an early educator for over 10 years, and as an early educator, we become very connected to children and parents, and are the experts in the needs of low-income, working families. Providing us a seat at the table when policies are being discussed will benefit both the state and the families we serve. I ask that our...

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Never Too Old for Santa

  Editor:   So many families today are spread apart with more and more folks alone for the holidays.   Over the past 12 years, the Central Vermont Council on Aging, with the help of countless community volunteers, has brought holiday cheer to those homebound seniors and disabled individuals who would otherwise have no holiday meal. L...

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Support Early Educators in Effort to Unionize

  Editor:   I have been a registered day care provider for three years and have many more years of experience as an early educator.   I support the bill that allows early educators to unionize, because it brings me and my colleagues together so we can support each other and learn from one another, so we are able to provide the best c...

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