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Opinion: ANR failing in its duty to oversee Cabot Creamery

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Charlotte Dennett



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Opinion: 'Modest proposal' made for towns to host refugees

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By John Burton



In response to Jon Isham’s generous offer to welcome Syrian refugees to Vermont, might I make a modest proposal.

1. Amend the Cornwall zoning regulations to accommodate more intense higher density land use development.

2. Remove the conservation easements on protected farmland.

3. Raise taxes to improve infrastructure (schools, places of religious worship, public transportation …).

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Opinion: Adding years to dollars might help

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Patricia Gray



 Billions of dollars and billionaires are a hot topic in political speeches, but most of us ordinary folk cannot even comprehend the magnitude behind those numbers.

Here is an easy way to grasp a million or a billion. A person earning $50,000 a year would need to work 20 years to earn a million dollars, or 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars.

A certain Vermonter who is now running for president might consider adding some helpful statistics to his powerful speeches.

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Opinion: Nation seen to be sinking into moral relativism 'under clod'

Posted on September 21, 2015 |
By Rustan Swenson



The New Age of Faith, one nation under clod. (Clod: a lump or mass of earth or clay from whence we all evolved.)

After almost two-and-a-half centuries since the Declaration of Independence, it is high time to set the document and the record straight.

Our so-called Founding Fathers established the Declaration on their misperceived concepts of a firm, absolute base and ground of principles, which time and science has since laid to waste.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato, justice and perfecting the soul

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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Clippings: Haunting memories of 9-11 beckon

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



Anyone who can’t claim native Vermonter status came here from for a reason. I came here in October 2002 after living through the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City.

I wasn’t in the towers, and I wasn’t downtown, but I was in Manhattan that bluebird morning, stranded for hours trying to get back to my apartment in Brooklyn. After finding a working phone and letting my parents know I was OK, I walked south from midtown. All subway service had stopped. The closest I got to the Twin Towers was 41st Street.

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Eric Davis: Analytics are vital in sports and politics

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Eric Davis



Most televised sports broadcasts feature advertisements for Fan Duel and Draft Kings, online sites offering daily and weekly fantasy games in football, baseball and other sports. Fantasy sports sites are exempt from prohibitions on online gambling. Federal law treats them as games of skill, not games of chance.

Sports columnists who have written about online fantasy sports say the skills needed to win are not those of everyday fans, but advanced analytics and algorithms — skills taught to MBA students, and to Ph.D. students in economics and mathematics.

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Gregory Dennis: Bernie's Vermont vs. Hilary, Round 2

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Gregory Dennis



Does Bernie Sanders stand any chance of being elected president?

When I wrote here a couple weeks ago that he does not — and that Hillary Clinton will be the next president — I heard from many of my liberal friends who were dismayed by that prediction.

Didn’t I know that Sanders is leading some polls in New Hampshire and Iowa? Hadn’t I heard that even a lot of liberals don’t like or trust Clinton? And whose side was I on, anyway?

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Opinion: Farmers should talk to neighbors

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Barry Estabrook



I worry that Vermont’s industrial-scale dairy farmers (“Manure pit sparks debate in town and beyond,” Sept. 7) will reap a bitter harvest if they don’t exercise the simple, old-fashioned neighborliness that has always been a hallmark of life in rural Vermont.

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Opinion: At 50, racing bikes; at 70, teetering in the airport

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Henry Wilmer



This week’s writer is Lincoln resident Henry Wilmer, 70, who is a retired schoolteacher and former member of the Lincoln School Board.

In the airport the other day I saw an old man doddering toward terminal D and clearly hoping that a golf cart taxi would come by soon. His steps were so tentative I wondered if he was afraid of tripping on the floor joints. He was bent like a tree shaped by a longtime prevailing wind. Any empathy I might have had lay well hidden behind a silent reproach: He should have kept himself in better shape.

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