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June 24th, 2018

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No Reason to Legalize

Dear Editors On Wednesday evening, Nov. 1, former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas (2003-2011), was the keynote speaker at the annual Orange County GOP spaghetti dinner held in Randolph. During the Q/A session, I asked him about his position on the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Vermont. Speaking without hesitation to his audience, G...

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New Research Finds Military Veterans Victimized by Scams Twice as Often as Nonveterans

AARP Vermont today announced that it is joining forces with the AARP Fraud Watch Network and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for Operation Protect Veterans — a campaign to warn those who have served in the military about scams and fraud schemes that target veterans. The major educational campaign will reach out to veterans in communities a...

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Happy Herb Brings Joy

Dear Editor: It all started when Homer was having his daily coffee at Maplewoods when Happy Herb and his wife, Tina, came in. They had not seen each other for many years, so they had lots to share. Happy Herb shared that at 60, his wife had bought him a guitar and lessons to play the guitar from Irene something, who is my niece and how it was chall...

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A LONG Way from 75%

Dear Editor: Let’s talk about the UVM’s Center for Rural Studies Poll that Protect Our Wildlife is claiming is “75% of Vermonters would like to see trapping banned.” The Poll had two questions that dealt with trapping. Approximately 2900 people were called to take part in the Poll, that is less than one half of one percent of Vermont’s current popu...

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Thank You

Dear Editor: We at the Vermont Veterans’ Home desire to express our gratitude to every U.S. military Veteran, past and present for their unwavering service to our country. Let us all remember, if not for their assurance of liberty, we would not have the rights and freedoms their sacrifice bestows on us all. We live in the greatest nation on earth b...

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I Am Totally Done

Dear Editor: I am totally done with your paper after you allowed the pow ad in the World. I have followed your paper for along time and as a avid sportsman I can no longer participate. Randall Barrows...

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There Is Something That We Can All Do to End Needless Suffering of Animals

To the Editor: I am writing in response to the ad showing an injured fox caught in a leg-hold trap that was printed on the front page of the The World. While Vermonters can be proud of their hunting traditions, there are still some practices, having little to do with hunting, that are permitted and/or are commonly practiced, which are gratuitously...

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Is It My Fault If Their Dog Gets Caught in One of My Traps?

Dear Editor: I read your paper of Oct.18th. with the Misleading / Untrue head line “ Animal Cruelty Is Legal In Vermont” and Protect Our Wildlife knows it but it does get misinformed people fired up. This weeks paper has seven letters praising your paper and Protect Our Wildlife for bring the issue to the public . What I did notice was some stateme...

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The Facts Are Readily Available

Dear Editor: I seldom write letters to editors, but in this case I feel compelled to do so. For the first time I can remember, the World has published an opinion piece as if it were factual. Page 21 of the Nov. 1 issue contain an article inserted by a member of, or sympathizer with P.O.W. This is an anti-hunting, anti-trapping group recently formed...

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More Humane Place for Wildlife

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to Protect Our Wildlife’s ad depicting the young red fox who suffered terribly, and later died, due to injuries sustained in a leghold trap. As a conservation biologist, I am concerned about the lack of factual information about the important role predators, like this unfortunate fox, play in our ecosystems and...

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