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National Child & Adult Food Program Week: March 17-23, 2019 

During National CACFP Week Capstone Community Action, a non-profit sponsor of the CACFP joins with Vermont family child care providers in acknowledging the many ways our community benefits from the CACFP. Children who are cared for by providers participating in the CACFP benefit by being fed nutritious USDA regulated meals that ensure their proper...

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54 Towns Resolve To Act On Climate

15 Vermont towns got 2019 started by passing a climate solutions resolution on Town Meeting Day this year, with more results to come. Last year, 39 Vermont towns passed the resolution, which brings the total 54. The results of 350Vermont’s two-year campaign indicate that many are calling for a halt to new fossil fuel infrastructure and a transition...

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Green Mountain United Way & Tatum’s Totes Celebrate 3 years Supporting Foster Families

Green Mountain United Way and Tatum’s Totes’ are celebrating their third year as partners serving the foster children of Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom. Through this partnership, organizations and individuals throughout the community have supported Vermont children entering into foster care by providing essential  items that go into Tatu...

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The Diamond Story

By G. E. Shuman              Sometimes we can be shown a truth and witness a lesson to be learned about some big thing we are going through, because of some smaller incident or observation that we experience. These things become object lessons from real life; they are parables that are more than stories, but real-life evidence that the bigger thing...

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Oscar Winner for Best Animated Film                              *** There was a media backlash against “Bohemian Rhapsody” for winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama and “Green Book” for winning the Oscar for Best Picture.           Backlash is an understatement. It was more like a coordinated firestorm of internet fury. If you google Bohemian Rh...

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First of its Kind Teacher Led Coalition Launches With a New Approach to Address School Shootings and Other Acts of Violence

A group of teacher leaders and founding partner, National Life Group, announced the launch of a new coalition to address and prevent school shootings and other acts of violence by providing teachers and all school employees with the knowledge, tools and resources they need to proactively keep schools safe. The National Coalition for Safe Schools (N...

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Now on Demand: Support the Girls

*** I remember this lovely young woman I used to work with many years ago. Her name was Danielle. One time we were talking about a movie preview we had both seen. She stated that the star was James Franco. I corrected her and said it was Hayden Christensen. She smiled at me and didn’t say a word. Months later we were in New York City together, walk...

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Population Growth and Quality of Life

Dear Editor, Governor Phil Scott in his 2019 Budget speech stressed that he wants to increase Vermont’s population with young people in response to our aging population. However, population growth is the direct cause of all the very serious environmental problems Vermont is now facing. Population growth is also the underlying cause of many of our f...

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On the Trump Administration’s National “Emergency”

Dear Editor, Like many Vermonters, I am troubled by President Trump’s declaration of a national “emergency” to build his border wall along the southern border of the United States. I have serious questions about the legality of this declaration. I am also concerned by the detrimental impact this declaration may have on the State of Vermont. In decl...

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Caught Between A Rock and A Hard Place

Dear Editor: Morrisville Water and Light (MWL) is one of 2,200 not-for-profit public power utilities in the United States. We serve approximately 4,000 residents and businesses in the Morrisville area. Our goal as a member of the community is to help move Morrisville toward its vision of a vibrant economy, a sustainable future, and an excellent qua...

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