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December 15th, 2018

Monthly Archives: October 2018

Guest Opinion: We Should Be Proud of Our Vermont Elections – Join Me in Voting This Year!

By Secretary of State Jim Condos Election Day is fast approaching! On Tuesday, November 6th Vermonters will head to the ballot box to vote for the people who will represent them, from Justice of the Peace all the way up to Governor and members of Congress. Free and fair elections are the bedrock of our democracy, here in Vermont and across the coun...

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Sharing Your Care

This month we’re taking a more in depth look at some of the services you may want / need to utilize as a cognitive Illness progresses. To begin with, focus on establishing any services needed for daily care. If you or your loved one is hospitalized, a social worker will be assigned to help you prepare for next steps whether it’s being released to g...

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Spooky!

Dear Readers, You may have seen this column before. I have used it for several years on Halloween week. It’s my most requested ‘reprint.’ I hope you enjoy it. Spooky! By G. E. Shuman It is a distant memory, cold and old, dusted off now as a long-neglected, rediscovered book might be. It matters, somehow, that this nearly-forgotten evening happened...

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I Enjoyed Reading the Spanish Flu Article

Dear Editor, I enjoyed reading the article regarding the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918. My grandfather was another one of the casualties of the epidemic. Although the family lived in Burlington, Vermont at the time, Arthur Young, age 27, died that October at the Ethan Allen Club, leaving his 19 year old wife and three young children ages 3, 2, and u...

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Join Me in Voting for Mark Macdonald for Orange County Senate

To the Editor: Passing essential legislation is often more difficult than it appears. And collaboration between House and Senate is essential if good ideas are be signed into law. Senator Mark MacDonald has become extremely skilled at getting critical bills passed and the Governor’s desk for signature. Two bills of importance to the Upper Valley pa...

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The Best Drama of the Year is Now on iTunes Video

Leave No Trace: **** One of the saddest things about our society is our unquenchable obsession with wanting more. If everyone were offered one free item from Amazon.com, most people would be delighted and take Bezos up on it. Very few people would say: “No, thank you. I don’t want to waste the earth’s resources on another material possession that w...

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Don’t Fall for The Smear Tactics; Look at The Record

Dear Editor, I urge readers in Chelsea, Washington, Orange, Williamstown, Vershire, and Corinth to vote for Susan Hatch Davis for the state House. For the past two years, both Orange-1 representatives voted to support the Governor in blocking a $15 minimum wage and paid family leave, as well as in holding the state budget hostage in an effort to fo...

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Pure, Mean Spirited Ideology

Dear Editor, We need the press to do its job and both fact check and hold accountable those in positions of power and authority when they make misleading statements intended to confuse the public and when they lie—blatantly lie—to the people. They have the bully pulpit and exert inordinate power. Ordinary people depend on a free and independent pre...

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First Man: **

Ryan Gosling can’t act. I don’t know how this guy keeps getting work. Well, I know he keeps getting work because he’s great looking and because his movies make money. But I really don’t understand how he bamboozles people into mistaking him for an actor. Ryan Gosling’s most effective performance was as a cyborg in “Blade Runner 2049.” That’s becaus...

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A Big Shout Out to The Vermont Granite Museum

Dear Editor, The Washington County Retired Educators Association wants to thank the Vermont Granite Museum, the executive director, Scott McLauglins and sculptor, Chris Miller for a great program for our meeting on October 11. Our group started by observing Chris working on the “Agriculture” statue then Chris was gracious enough to tell us about th...

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