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Letters to the Editor: Landlord challenges affordable housing and taxes

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Bryan Jones



After reading the article on the “Summit on the Status of Housing in Addison County” in the June 26 Addison Independent I felt compelled to share some of my experience as a landlord of 39-plus years.

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Letters to the Editor: MAGAnomics not working — again

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



It seems that Trump’s economic plan “to make America Great Again,” (now called MAGAnomics) is a redo of Reganomics and Bushanomics. Both are the tried and failed concept of reduce taxes on the rich and reduce regulations and somehow the rich will start doing an Ayn Rand thing of exploding with creative and enterprising energy.

But it didn’t happen then and won’t happen now.

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Addision Help: What are addictive medications?

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community this summer. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers).

This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at CSAC.

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Editorial: Two thoughts on Trump: There he goes again & Speaking truth to power

Posted on July 24, 2017 |
By Angelo Lynn



There he goes again

President Ronald Reagan coined the refrain, “There you go again,” to disarm President Jimmy Carter’s repeated attacks during the 1980 presidential campaign. The refrain has made a comeback, in a completely different context, with Donald Trump’s numerous outrages since moving into the Oval Office. Adding to his mounting number of known lies since taking office, Trump continues to shock the nation with outrage after outrage.

But last week’s outrage may take the cake.

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Jessie Raymond: It's best to rely on the yard sale pros

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



A few weeks ago, I came home to find sitting on my porch a well-seasoned, 14-inch cast iron skillet and lid — just what I had been wanting for the wood cook stove this winter.

My friends Knick and Knack had scored again.

If you’ve ever held, or even been to, a yard sale in Addison County, no doubt you’ve seen them: two determined women with a budget, a list and an uncanny ability to find treasures among the trash, not just for themselves but for all their friends and family.

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Clippings: Believe it or not, reporting matters

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



There’s this scene in “Page One: Inside The New York Times,” a 2011 documentary film about the paper of record, that I can’t stop thinking about.

It features David Carr, The Times’s media columnist who became the paper’s de facto spokesman before his death in 2015. In the scene, Carr debates the future of news with Michael Wolff, the founder of the news aggregation blog Newser.

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Letters to the Editor: Scott correct in budget priorities

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Bryan Jones



In a recent legislative review, I found some of Representative Conlon’s wording disappointing. He says in the article the he is “not normally one to play politics.” However, his language leaves me questioning that. Using words like “hostage,” accusing Republicans of “putting Vermont’s bond rating in jeopardy” and stating that “The governor vetoed the budget because he did not get his way on public school employee health care negotiations during the session,” are not productive and clearly politically motivated.

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Legislative Review, Rep. David Sharpe: Early education upgrades pitched

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Rep. Dave Sharpe



Recent efforts to extend the opportunity for early education to all Vermont children culminated in Act 166. The law is a good start, however there were several problems with the initial legislation that need improvement.

What are the problems that the House Education Committee is trying to solve?

First, increasing the amount of money available to support the development and education of children age 3, 4 or 5 who are not enrolled in elementary school.

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Gregory Dennis, Between the Lines: When the opioid crisis hits closer to home

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



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It’s one thing to hear about the crisis in drug use and the damage it’s doing to individuals and families in Vermont.

It’s quite another thing to realize that the state of Vermont thinks you personally might be a drug addict.

Here’s how that happened to me.

I occasionally take hydrocodone (also known as Vicodin) for back pain. I mean very occasionally. A prescription of 10 pills can last me a year.

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Ways of Seeing, Melissa O'Brien: Chapel belongs in Facebook village

Posted on July 20, 2017 |
By Melissa O'Brien



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Recently I read an article about Facebook’s plans to build a village. Apparently it will include a hotel, over a thousand apartments, a grocery store, the usual things one might find in a small town. The idea is to solve some of the housing and transportation problems in the Silicon Valley area.

My first thought when I read the piece was “I sure wish they would include a chapel in their design.”

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