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Letter to the editor: Google searches becoming increasingly unproductive

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Peter Grant



Can anyone tell me why Google internet searches have become so useless? For my inquiry “Vermont Statutes Online” the return from Google were:

1.  Kansas Governors Debate 2018

2.  Something about Nova Scotia Laws

3.  Lawful Hacking

4.  Native American Housing

Where does Google come up with these answers that have nothing to do with the question?

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Letter to the editor: Plant-based diet vital for future

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Jessica Danyow



I write in support of the arguments made in Pat Davies’ recent letter “Vegetarian diet vital in battle against global warming.” Without a significant societal shift to plant-based diets, we not only undermine the war against climate change, we also continue to abuse the earth’s very finite resources and condone animal suffering on a massive scale.

Thank you, Pat, for your thoughtful and well-documented article.

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Letter to the editor: Laws might not stop hunters

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By David Lewis



I would like to comment on the recently published opinion piece titled, “Coyote policies lead to reckless killing” (Feb. 4). In my opinion current coyote policies surely need to be addressed. And I agree that the killing of a family pet on Christmas Day, as reported in the article, was tragic and indeed thoughtless.

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Letter to the editor: Mt. Abe board hears residents

Posted on February 14, 2019 |
By Dawn Griswold



Dear Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton, New Haven and Starksboro community members,

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Opinion: UVM deserves support as an economic driver

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Stephen C. Terry



There is an urgent need for Vermont to figure out how to develop ways the state can grow its declining labor force. Without the 10,000 new workers that we need every year, between now and 2040, to replace those leaving the work force through retirement or just leaving Vermont for greener pastures, the state will continue on its slow economic decline.

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Opinion: Lawmakers continuing hard work

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Rep. Mari Cordes



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Rep. Elder and our colleagues and I have been very busy. In these legislative updates, I will highlight just a bit of what we’re working on. Remember to sign up for email updates at maricordes.org.

Bills of interest:

H.3    An act relating to ethnic and social equity studies standards for public schools

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Letter to the editor: Sweden using market to reduce use of plastic bags

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Anders Holm



On a recent trip to Sweden I was introduced to their very effective method of dramatically limiting the use of plastic bags and removing their use from the psyche of Swedes. 

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Letter to the editor: Health and hospice agency must act to retain staff

Posted on February 11, 2019 |
By Barbara Deal



In the late ’80s to the mid ’90s I had the honor of serving as executive director of Addison County Hospice (which then became Addison Volunteer Services which has recently joined with ARCH to become End of Life Services). In my position, I frequently related professionally with the staff of the then called Addison County Home Health (which is now Addison County Home Health and Hospice) who helped to train our hospice volunteers.

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Greg Dennis: College's divestment effort lauded

Posted on February 7, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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Environmentalists are accustomed to losing. As Joan Baez put it, “little victories and big defeats.”

So when an influential organization actually makes the right environmental decision — and then goes even further — it’s cause for celebration.

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