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Opinion: Marijuana has been used for years in Vermont, legalizing will ease a lot of inherent problems

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Geoff Davis



With the legalization of recreational marijuana on the Statehouse docket, a full public conversation on this important issue has finally begun. As could be expected, opinions vary greatly, but on one thing we all agree: This is a crucial public health issue, and it’s vital that Vermont get it right.

The debate ultimately sugars off into a single question: Would legalization of recreational marijuana use for adults improve or diminish public health and safety in Vermont?

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Opinion: Thanks to all for voting for the unified school district and budget

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Jeff Glassberg



I’m writing to express my appreciation to the residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. It was my pleasure to serve as a director of Vergennes Union High School for the past three years, and as chair of the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union Board for the past two.

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Clippings: Empty town gym is full of memories

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Years ago, long before the plan surfaced to replace 94 Main St. with new downtown Middlebury town offices and a new Creek Road gym and recreation center at a bargain basement price, I wrote a column here about my undying affection for the old municipal gym. In it, I concluded I at least wanted a souvenir brick from that battered old barn when it got torn down.

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Jessie Raymond: The (hand)writing is on the wall

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



One day a few years ago I found myself holding a tattered piece of paper embellished with mysterious writing.

The words, one or two per line, appeared to be in code. English? Perhaps. But I couldn’t make out what they said. Was this a ransom note? A warning? The secret formula for Coca-Cola?

Well, no, actually. It was my grocery list.

I had jotted the items down earlier in the week. But none of the words looked familiar. The lines rambled like the path of an inebriated beetle in the throes of a Charley horse.

I squinted at it.

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Opinion: Porter Medical Center changes raise concerns

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Al Calzini et al.



To the people of our community,

Porter Medical Center, including its associated practices and services, is in trouble. And it’s not for the reasons you might think.

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Opinion: Many Responded in time of need

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Faith Lowell



This week was the time of the greatest heartbreak and greatest inspiration of my life. I lost my beloved three dogs and the entire contents of my house to a fire.

When I awoke to the smell of smoke at 3 a.m., my phone power was out. I tried running through the house to rescue my three girls, but when I reached them it was too late. Then I ran across the street to a college house that was lit up. I woke a student, Miller Judge, an angel who wrapped me in a blanket, gave me some water and called 911 and two of my friends.

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Opinion: Leahy urged to support Sanders

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Jon Crystal



Dear Sen. Leahy:

I encourage you to reconsider your vote as a Democratic super delegate, and offer your support to Bernie. If you take the lead on this, I truly hope other super delegates will follow.

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Opinion: Porter's approach to women's health is beyond reproach

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Jodi Brown



I write to address an opinion published on March 3 under the headline “Changes at PMC to affect women” which spoke of the combining of practices of the midwives and the obstetricians at Porter Hospital. I proudly respond as both a patient of Tapestry Midwifery and a provider at the new Porter Women’s Health. I am the most recent physician addition to the former Addison Associates in OB/GYN (AAOG), having started this past August. I also started my new position when I was 26 weeks pregnant.

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Opinion: Porter decisions are affecting care

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Christina Wadsworth



Word on the street has it that Porter is axing doctors, nurses and relationships with practices.

Jane Lindholm’s “Vermont Edition” articulated the challenges, and it is clear from the word on the street and the radio program’s guests that these challenges are being addressed without transparency to those affected.

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Greg Dennis: Is 'Trumpmania' a media phenomenon or news?

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



Has the media’s obsession with Donald Trump gone too far?

On the cable news networks, it’s often All Trump, All the Time. That has prompted the media’s critics — who are never in short supply — to question this obsession with the coarse braggart who is leading the Republican presidential race.

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