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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Letter to the editor: Cornwall firefighters were helpful, cheerful

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Bob and Juliet Gerlin



At 6:30 on the morning of Christmas Eve our fire alarms went off. We searched the house, but could not find anything wrong. It then shut off so we went back to bed. Fifteen minutes later it went off again, this time not stopping. We decided to call the Cornwall Fire Department, telling them that it was not an emergency because there was no sign of smoke anywhere.

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Poem: An ode to Christmases past, present and future

Posted on December 28, 2017 |
By Rustan Swenson



’Twas the night after Christmas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse.

 

Piles of debris and throwaway toys

Is all that remained from the wee girls and boys.

 

Children were nestled all snug in their beds

With cell phones and new apps tucked under their heads.

 

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Jessie Raymond: Baking experience takes the cake

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



For a while now, I’ve needed a break from reality. Obsessed with the news, I find my moods swinging between “disgruntled” and “despairing for the future of our democracy.”

I found my escape Saturday, when I baked my grandson’s birthday cake, an annual tradition.

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Ways of Seeing: $1 suitcase yields big dividends

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Sas Carey



When my daughter Heidi was ten, we moved from Cornwall to Middlebury. Our new house needed furniture for its empty rooms and, since we were on a tight budget, we looked for garage sales. One massive sale was on Sperry Road in Cornwall, where the Packs were moving from their large renovated barn house. We had visited the house before and knew the high quality of the furnishings.

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Letter to the Editor: Farmers are good land managers

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Tom Fisher



I have lived and worked in the Champlain Valley my entire life. I have watched many small family farms join to become only a few very large family farms. Most are now multimillion-dollar operations. I have worked for, and am on a first name basis with, many of these farmers. They grow thousands of acres of hay, corn, and beans to feed large numbers of extremely productive dairy animals. In doing so, they create and maintain a landscape that attracts increased tourism dollars.

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Letter to the Editor: Tree cutting was a reasonable act

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jim Peabody Sr.



I have been following with interest the ongoing disagreement between the Vorsteveld brothers and officials of the town of Ferrisburgh regarding the cutting of trees in the road right-of-way. Although it will be costly to both the brothers and the town I do hope that the basic question can eventually be brought to the Vermont Supreme Court. The basic question being: aside from providing a course for a public road and, with that, addressing any concurrent safety issues, can the use a right-of-way be controlled by town officials for any other purposes?

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Opinion: On the joys of animal sheltering work

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Jessica Danyow



In this season of gratitude, I wanted to share my feelings about working for the humane society. I wrote many years ago about the joys of animal sheltering work but it still rings true! I am grateful to everyone who makes the lives of shelter animals brighter.

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Gregory Dennis: The many faces of Santa Claus

Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



In a season of giving and getting presents, most of us are looking forward to what’s going to be under the Christmas tree this coming Monday. The days are ripe with anticipation of gifts from Santa Claus and his elves.

But what if I told you that Santa had already arrived and has been giving out presents all year?

Bear with me for a moment as we look back 120 years, to the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun. On that day in The Sun there appeared a letter to the editor and the editor’s response.

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Letter to the Editor: Per parcel water-improvement fee would be regressive

Posted on December 18, 2017 |
By Len Schmidt



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