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ACLU of Vermont Comment on the Passing of Scott Skinner

The ACLU of Vermont family is deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Skinner. Skinner was the ACLU of Vermont’s seventh Executive Director, from 1982 to 1988, served on the Board of Directors from 1991 to 1993, and remained a close friend and supporter of the organization for the rest of his life. Some of the highlights from Skinner’s ACLU tenure...

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The Guardian

(a fanciful story) By G. E. Shuman It has been many years since I first became guardian of this place, for these few weeks, at this magical time of the year. I have no idea of the number of those past years and have failed at counting the long periods of rest and darkness in between the wonderful times of light. Those most recent eleven black month...

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Bill Murray Stories

Life Lessons Learned From a Mythical Man: **** I have great empathy for celebrities. They can’t have a break-up, a drug-addiction, or an ill-conceived Tweet without the whole world knowing about it. However, all bets are off when celebrities start getting political and telling me what to do and think. Then my empathy quickly turns to disdain. Just...

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Rural America Has Waited too Long for Farm Bill

By Anna Johnson Center for Rural Affairs The compromise farm bill secures several victories for conservation, beginning farmers, and rural communities, while failing to cap payments to the largest farms or secure stable long-term funding for working lands conservation. We are pleased that Congress maintained the Conservation Stewardship Program in...

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Capstone Corner

Follow These Tips to Protect Data When Shopping Online Cybercriminals want to turn stolen data into quick cash. They do this by draining financial accounts, charging credit cards, creating new credit accounts or even using stolen identities to file a fraudulent tax return for a refund. Here are steps taxpayers can follow to help protect their accou...

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A Sober Reckoning of George H W Bush’s Presidency

I was disappointed by the overwhelmingly positive bi-partisan coverage of George H W Bush last week. I know we are not supposed to speak ill of the dead. And, since I didn’t know the guy personally, I will agree that he was a nice guy and a loving family man. For all I know he’s in heaven right now, chatting with the angels about why the Astros cou...

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Snow

By Todd Washburne Snow, snow! How lovely to watch the flakes Softly hitting the ground. I love the snow of the trees As the sun glitters on the tree limbs, It looks and sparkles as if it was touched By a family of fairies But, beneath this facade of beauty There lurks danger. The branches get too heavy and fall. Sometimes, on you, or your car or Ev...

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The Ornament

By G. E. Shuman Only weeks ago we climbed the stairs, To the attic, behind the old door. And went to the corner, where Christmasʼ is kept, In boxes stacked high on the floor. We brought the stack down to the living room, Two flights from its cold storage spot. And opened it up, just like every year, Quite amazed at all weʼd forgot. The boxes held o...

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Drive Sober this Holiday Season and All Year Long

Dear Editor The holidays are a time for friends, family, and co-workers to come together in celebration. Wherever you are—whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at a bar—it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department, along with local and state l...

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VTEP Statement on Approval of Vermont Yankee Sale

Public Utilities Commission Approves Sale of Vermont Yankee In response to the Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approval of the sale of Vermont Yankee to NorthStar, Guy Page, Communications Director for the Vermont Energy Partnership, said: “Today’s decision is a tremendous opportunity for the Town of Vernon and for Vermont. After two year...

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