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September 18th, 2019

 

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Rather than Hatred, Coyotes Deserve Respect

To the Editor, On Christmas day in Pittsford VT, a beloved family dog, who had escaped her yard, was shot and killed by someone who assumed the dog was a coyote. This large, blonde, husky mix with blue-eyes, floppy ears, and a fluffy coat, looked nothing like a coyote and was not exhibiting aggressive or threatening behavior. There was no justifica...

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Thank You Central Vermont Communities

To The Editor, Thank you to all of the merchants and retailers who have supported the Capital Soccer ’05 Boys & Girls teams achieve their fundraising goals to travel to Barcelona, Spain in April 2019 to train, compete and watch soccer. Since late September, you have let us solicit support at your places of business, you have donated products fo...

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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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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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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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SAM-VT Applauds Vermont Medical Society Resolution Opposing Commercialized Marijuana in VT

At its 205th annual meeting, the 2000-plus members of the Vermont Medical Society (VMS) passed a resolution opposing the commercialization of non-medical marijuana in Vermont. Smart Approaches to Marijuana–Vermont applauds the resolution, which cites the “decades of litigation regarding tobacco control efforts” and the “safety risks and negative he...

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The Me2/Orchestra Played at the Barre Opera House to Bring Awareness to Mental Health

To The Editor, Washington County Mental Health (WCMHS) hosted the Me2/Orchestra at the Barre Opera House on Sunday, November 11. The event was a celebration of creativity and possibility, regardless of the challenges someone may face in their life. All proceeds will go to the Zero Suicide initiative at WCMHS, a nationally recognized model of care,...

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Give the Perfect Gift – the Gift of Life

Dear Editor: The fall and winter can be a busy time full of fun activities and travel, but the same activities that bring joy can also negatively impact patients in need of lifesaving transfusions. In fact, right now, the American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and has issued an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types to giv...

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This Project Needs to Proceed in a Pragmatic, Thoughtful Way

To The Editor, I am one of the signatories on the petition filed with the Montpelier Development Review Board (DRB) for party status on their soon-to-be-issued decision on the Capital City public parking garage. Nineteen residents signed this petition listing concerns about the project which combines the proposed 348 space parking garage with the B...

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Customer Overcharges

To The Editor, In the last few weeks I have been overcharged at several businesses (none in Barre). Unfortunately I did not check my receipts until I got home. I now check all receipts before I leave the parking lot. I wonder how many other customers are also being overcharged without their knowledge? It is very maddening to get all the way home an...

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