August 20th, 2019

Monthly Archives: August 2016

The New Lynchings

Editor, We’re all pretty aware – or should be – of the spate of brutal killings of black people by white men sworn to enforce the law. It’s reminiscent of the lynchings of yesteryear that were out carried with impunity, primarily in the south. The current murders, however, are nationwide and can’t be attributed to crazy southern white Ku Kluxers. S...

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Turn, Turn, Turn

By G. E. Shuman Way back in 1962, a newly formed pop band, called The Byrds, put the words of the third chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes to music. They called the tune Turn, Turn, Turn, and even if you were not around at that time, I’m pretty sure the melody of that hit song has just sprung into your head. If it didn’t, I think you should find i...

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Max’s View

Fastball ***1/2 The Boston Red Sox are not going to win the World Series this year. This is not a criticism of the team’s offense. There is nothing to criticize. Dustin Pedroia looks like himself again. Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are the best trio of young hitters in the league. David Ortiz is having an almost unbelievable...

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An Open Letter to White Vermonters

Editor, Recently I saw a photo on Facebook of a young black man wearing a t-shirt that said, “Dear Police: I am a White Woman.” It was funny, since he was so obviously not a white woman, and then not so funny when I thought of what would prompt him to wear that t-shirt. I am a white woman, and while my heart pounds if a police officer pulls me over...

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Vote for Liberty Union Party on Aug. 9

Editor, The 2016 gubernatorial candidacy of Bill Lee marks the resurgence of the Liberty Union Party as the main voice of progressive conscience and thought in state politics as the Vermont Progressive Party has lost that distinction due to recent bad campaign strategies and decisions in their attempts to collaborate with the establishment Vermont...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss Have you ever wondered who the man or woman was who invented a lot of the things we use every day? Well, me neither! Now I don’t want you to think that I am going to tell you who they are because I’m not. And I’m not because I just don’t have the time. But did you know that you can find out just about anything if you have a computer o...

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Guest Opinion: By Shipping Groundwater, Vermont Yankee Takes the High Road

By Guy Page It rains in Vermont. It rains a lot. And rain contributes to groundwater. Everywhere else in Vermont, groundwater moves subsurface into a nearby rivers or lakes, usually with little or no treatment. But Vermont Yankee is not “everywhere else.” After examining groundwater that had intruded into the lower basements of the facility, Vermon...

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