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Ways of Seeing, Rebecca Kneale Gould: How I made it through last year

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



Last autumn I took a year off from writing “Ways of Seeing” columns to focus on some other projects. And what a year it was. While I missed the regular writing (and I missed you, my dear readers) I also often felt relieved about taking a pause, for I was practically struck dumb by the world in which I found myself after November 8, 2016.

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Gregory Dennis: The time suck that is Twitter

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



My name is Greg and I’m a Twitterholic.

It didn’t used to be this way. Back before my addiction took hold, I could just look at Twitter for a few minutes and then go on with my life.

Now, though, I can’t escape the giant time suck. The pull of the keyboard, the angry post and the witty riposte.

Some people pour their entire lives down the bottle. I’m in danger of pouring my life down the Twitterverse. And when you’re drinking from the firehouse that is Twitter, the high never lasts.

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Community Forum, Mike Smith: Mental health crisis requires attention

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Mike Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Mike Smith, a regular media columnist, and host of the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Gov. Jim Douglas.

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It’s a helpless feeling, some say. Like spiraling down a deep, dark hole. You try to stop your fall, but you can’t. And the farther you fall down that hole, the darker it becomes until ultimately darkness surrounds you.

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Living with Dying: Storytelling

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By End of Life Care Partnership



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Letter to the Editor: Names of One World immigrant artists disclosed

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Anne Majusiak



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Note of appreciation: United Way thanks concert helpers

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Nancy Luke



On Saturday, Oct. 7, local band Madaila performed to an enthusiastic crowd of all ages while celebrating United Way of Addison County’s 50th Anniversary kick off at the Middlebury Snow Bowl amid damp skies, beautiful foliage and chairlift rides.

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Opinion: Don’t let life’s barriers get in the way of real living

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Jan Demers



George led a team of six. They were three talented people who were homeless and three sturdy volunteers. In an hour’s time they were feeding 61 homeless individuals and families on a holiday when no other agency offered an evening meal. The location was CVOEO’s Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. The team leader was George Josler, recent graduate of the 23rd session of Community Kitchen Academy.

Community Kitchen Academy is a workforce development program managed by the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf in partnership with the Vermont Food Bank.

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Legislative Review by Rep. David Sharpe: Are education funding crises natural or man-made?

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Rep. David Sharpe



The news is out that we can expect an 8-cent increase for education property taxes in 2018 and a similar increase if you pay by income. This will generate roughly $80 million for the education fund since each penny on the tax rate generates roughly $10 million.

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Eric L. Davis: No real suspense on election front

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Eric Davis



The next General Election in Vermont is approximately one year away. Which races are likely to be the most closely contested and to receive the most attention from the public and the media?

Sen. Bernie Sanders has not declared that he will be a candidate for re-election to a third term, but all indications point to Sanders running next year, as an independent, not as a Democrat, and being re-elected comfortably. Recent polls of Vermonters show that Sanders’ approval rating is over 70 percent, the highest of any U.S. Senator on next year’s ballot.

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Letter to the editor: Pipeline easement petition wording was changed

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Ross Conrad



Addison Independent’s Editor and Publisher Angelo Lynn’s recent editorial takes the upcoming Article vote on Vermont Gas easements to task for not including wording that the easements be renegotiated by the selectboard in order to include compensation for the town.

“The article reads in such a way that it could prevent Vermont Gas from serving that area of the downtown. That is, the article does not suggest renegotiating the rate of the easements, but just whether to approve the prior agreement.”

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