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Bobby Sands: 66 Days: ***1/2

Northern Ireland could have been a lovely place to live in the 1960s and 70s. It enjoyed relative peace and prosperity. It didn’t have any problems that cooperation and togetherness couldn’t solve. But no such luck. Of all the many virtues of the Irish people, togetherness has never been one of them. This was the time of the Troubles. The Troubles...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss When I was in school I think the word that we all had to learn was RESPECT. Now the young people of today don’t have any idea what that word means. I wish I could blamee it all on the kids and the young people but no matter how hard I try, I just can’t blame it on any of them. Why you ask? Well, althouugh the blame started quite a lon...

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Congratulations!

Gary, Congratulations on being selected as a Joint Service Club recipient. It is a well deserved recognition to you and Deb. Your services with the WORLD and to the area communities is outstanding and needs to he honored. Again. Congratulations to you both. George & Linda...

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It’s Never too Late to Be Brave

  By Katie Moritz Herb Heath leans back from his desk as he talks. When he becomes excited, he laughs out words or sentences, jumps forward, and moves around. As he tells his story, he includes dialogue which he then analyzes. There is a sense that his narrative of becoming a musician is somehow scripted by luck, opportunity, and the ability t...

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Economic Development in the Local Food Economy

Guest Opinion By: Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Vermont food system businesses are building a values-based supply chain to succeed in the local, regional, and national marketplace When you ask people their definition of the Vermont food economy, they’ll often talk about farms, farmers’ markets or CSAs. What’s oft...

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Prepare Now for when the Vermont Yankee Money Faucet is Turned off

To the Editor: It’s good to see that Windham County is still receiving millions of dollars per year in economic development funding from Vermont Yankee (WRC receives second round of renewable energy grant funding, Oct. 3). Since its opening in the early 1970s, Vermont Yankee has provided funding for countless state and local programs. Windham Count...

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Max’s Views: Vanguard of the Revolution: ***1/2

The official textbook version of the Civil Rights Movement goes something like this: Dr. King led a movement of non-violence in the South. This inspired enlightened white politicians to force naughty racists to enforce integration. And we all lived happily ever after. I have three big problems with this official narrative. First, it has an unearned...

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Reiss’s Pieces

By Judy Reiss When I was young there were lots of holidays that I loved but there was none that I liked more than Halloween! Now things were much different then than they are now. No one that I knew had “Store bought” costumes but no one seemed to care. We all had costumes and I think that we all thought that we looked just terrific. I don’t think...

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I’m Afraid I’ll Lose My Health Care

To Whom it May Concern, I work as an after school teacher and a personal care assistant in the city of Burlington. I love my jobs – I spend my time caring for people and making their lives easier. Unfortunately, this care work is not paid well and I do not receive benefits. If I didn’t have Medicaid, I would not have health insurance. I’m you...

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“God Provides, but We Decide!”

Dear Editor: Do consumers want REAL, natural milk, cheese, and dairy products? Or do they want industrial, processed, and manufactured so-called “milk,” “cheese,” “yogurt,” and so forth? Cheeses with patents, some even cheese-less “cheeses” and other food products made with milk protein concentrate (MPC), ultrafiltered (UF) milk, and other highly p...

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