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Letter to the editor: Massage therapists upset by unethical practitioner

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Addison County massage therapists



We have a thriving community of massage therapists in Addison County. We care about each other and want the best for our clients.

On April 16, we learned that a practitioner in Middlebury was charged with unethical behavior and has been shut down. Collectively, we feel pain and outrage on behalf of the people negatively impacted by his actions. When one therapist behaves unprofessionally, it not only harms people directly, it can dissuade others from utilizing massage as a pathway to healing and wellness.

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Letter to the editor: Domestic abusers pose lethal threats to victims

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Hazel Bee Stoddard



I think more people need to know about domestic assault. If we don’t make laws about it we will have more and more death and suicide. More people need to know about this issue.

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Letter to the editor: New gun laws run contrary to Vermont Constitution

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Leon H. Smith



The controversy surrounding S.55, S.221 and H.422 (now enacted into law) is lacking in proper context.

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Letter to the editor: Room for local department store?

Posted on April 23, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



“I miss Lazarus!” I heard this statement while waiting for a school concert to start a couple months ago. I personally grew up with Montgomery Ward in Fair Haven, Vt., and I can say that I miss Montgomery Ward. I also enjoyed having Ames in walking distance when my family moved to Middlebury in the mid-1990s. How I lamented the closure of Ames in 2002. Since then, the nearest department stores have been in Rutland City and in Chittenden County.

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Clippings: Words at the heart of what we do

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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It’s been more than two months since I began reporting for the Addison Independent, and I’m now scraping the bottom of the “movies about newspapers” barrel.

Take “His Girl Friday” (1940), whose “journalists” reflect so badly on their profession someone thought it prudent to open the film with a disclaimer: “You will see in this picture no resemblance to the men and women of the press today,” it cautions. It takes place in “the ‘dark ages’ of the newspaper game.”

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Eric Davis: Democrats eye control of House

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Eric L. Davis



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Control of the U.S. House of Representatives will depend on the results in 80 to 100 of the 435 congressional districts. Most of the competitive districts are now represented by a Republican House member, where voters either cast a plurality of their votes for Hillary Clinton in November 2016, or where Donald Trump won the presidential vote by a small margin.

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Ways of Seeing: Heeding the call of 'Agapic Energy'

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



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Victor Nuovo: Burke and the English Constitution

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 11th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

Edmund Burke (1730–97) was born in Dublin before Ireland was an independent republic. His father was a successful lawyer, a Protestant, and a member of the Church of Ireland, the Irish counterpart to the Church of England. He was educated at Trinity College in Dublin, which was then a staunch Protestant institution. He began his career as a writer.

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Letter to the editor: Bill would aid small firms

Posted on April 19, 2018 |
By Matt Birong



Tax day — and often the week that leads up to it — can be a point of stress and uncertainty for many as they scramble to pull together document after document, chasing down one person for one filing and another person for another.

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Letter to the editor: The 'gun grab' in Vermont has begun

Posted on April 16, 2018 |
By Daniel J. Monger



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