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Greg Dennis: Hard questions for liberals

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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“It is understandable why so few people attempt shadow work. It is much easier to scapegoat others, blame and feel superior to them… But therein is the moral task — to grow up and to lift this burden that we bring to the collective, to free our children, our partners, our tribe.”

— James Hollis, “Why Good People Do Bad Things”

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Letter to the editor: Van Wyck works on affordability

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By S. A. Whaley



I was delighted to read in your newspaper that Rep. Warren Van Wyck has decided to run again for representative in Addison-3. I am pleased on two counts.

Firstly, I think it is dangerous for the health of our democracy when candidates (of whatever party) are elected unopposed.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy on right side of issues

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



I heartily endorse Ruth Hardy for Vermont State Senate. Ruth will work tirelessly and effectively on behalf of us toward sensible and equitable education policy. She understands and can clearly articulate its complexity — a true gift. She also understands the balance of economic development and environmental protection in the face of our climate crisis and will encourage and coordinate diverse voices, including women’s voices.

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Letter to the editor: GOP responsible for the president

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Van Talmage



A Republican candidate came to the house recently as part of his fall campaign. A decent person, moderate and well spoken. But he has an “(R)” after his name.

In this election, in these times, this is a problem. The Republican Party is now the Trump Republican Party, and, to be polite, Trump has some problems. Serious Problems. Trump is the issue.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy to affect 'positive change'

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



Like a lot of Addison County residents, I’ve been filled with dread and despair since the election of 2016. As a woman raising a daughter, seeing a self confessed sexual predator rise to the highest office in the land is a bitter pill to swallow. The ray of hope is that women, minorities and LGBTQ candidates have stepped up to run for office in unprecedented numbers, and they are winning!

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Letter to the editor: The President explained through musical comedy

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Richard Isenberg



With all the 24/7 Trump news coverage and endless “talking head” analysis, I am surprised that I have not heard any comparisons between our current political reality show and the more benign American musical theater. Love him or loath him, there is no question that President Trump is at heart a song and dance man.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy understands 'real needs,' would get things done

Posted on September 13, 2018 |
By Millard Cox



I met Ruth Hardy one Saturday morning this summer at the town recycling shed in Ripton. She had driven up Route 125 that morning, knowing that the residents of Ripton would be bringing in their recycling and visiting with neighbors, and she knew it was a good time to become acquainted with the citizenry of our little mountain town. This does not happen in Ripton — that a candidate for state office arrives on recycling day to meet the locals.

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Opinion: Head Start supports children and empowers parents

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



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“What a perfect boy. He weighed four pounds and was five weeks early. Kaleb and Mary taught me to go with the flow. I am not going to be a perfect parent but I can learn how to teach my son, now.”

Jennifer McSweeney is a Head Start Parent and volunteers her time as a member of Policy Council. Mary Fiorini is a Head Start Teacher and a Home Visitor. She has been with Head Start for 26 years. Each week for an hour and a half Mary visited Jennifer and her son Kaleb in their home.

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Letter to the editor: Mount Abe air quality issue needs quick attention

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By David Brynn



A person working at Mount Abraham Union High School recently told me, “Having started back to work at Mt. Abraham after two months away, the first thing I noticed was my headaches were back. I know for a fact it’s the air quality. The area I work in reached 85 degrees last week....”

Breath is life. No breath, no life. Healthy air is the foundation of healthy life. Based on these rather basic concepts, we have chosen to focus now on indoor air quality — or lack thereof — at Mount Abraham Union High School.

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Letter to the editor: Lawsuit seeks to protect Bristol residents' rights

Posted on September 10, 2018 |
By Sally Burrell



I am one of the 37 plaintiffs who filed a complaint against the Bristol selectboard and Vermont Gas Systems, asking for our right to vote. It is not yet clear what a vote would conclude. However, one thing is certain: misleading industry advertising has skewed public opinion to believe natural gas is cheaper and cleaner.

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