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Opinion: State should mandate paid sick leave for all workers

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Lauren Andrews



I am writing to express my support for paid sick days for all workers in Vermont.

There are nearly 100,000 Vermonters who don’t receive any paid sick leave. People need a minimum standard of earned leave to use to take care of their own health and the health of their families. Everyone deserves a chance to recover. Being able to rest when ill and come back to work at full capacity without the stigma of “Well, you weren’t here yesterday…” would be a huge relief for me and many of my coworkers.

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Opinion: New definition of PAC is offered

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Rustan Swenson



I’m all in favor of PACs in the political process, provided we just allow for a small, subtle change to the acronym and its reading. PACCC: Public Advocacy for Concerned, Conscientious Citizens. Not what we have today: Profligate Aggression and Control by Corporate Contrivance.

Rustan Swenson, Shoreham 

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Note of appreciation: Community support made pumpkin patch a success

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By Judy Doria



Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center gives a great big THANK YOU to all of you who worked with us to make this year’s Lighted Pumpkin Patch possible with over 700 carved and lit pumpkins as well as 200 luminaries cut by the Durham family. This is truly a community event, both supported and enjoyed by our community that literally hundreds of our area residents are a part of. 

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Opinion: Mahe's generosity recalled on eve of Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Meg Langworthy



As Thanksgiving approaches I remember Michel Mahé, the restaurateur who passed away last summer, for his kindness and generosity.

Although I did not know him personally, I met him on several Thanksgiving mornings at the Black Sheep Bistro where I would pick up a Thanksgiving dinner he prepared to deliver to a local family. Michel would insist that the meal go to a family with young children and was especially proud of the marshmallow Jell-O ambrosia he lovingly included for their discerning taste.

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Opinion: Coordination of services needed

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Bill Schubart



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Opinion: Tests don't tell the whole story of a child's abilities

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By William J. Mathis



“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — nothing more nor less.”

“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

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Note of appreciation: Community support made pumpkin patch a success

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Judy Doria



Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center gives a great big THANK YOU to all of you who worked with us to make this year’s Lighted Pumpkin Patch possible with over 700 carved and lit pumpkins as well as 200 luminaries cut by the Durham family. This is truly a community event, both supported and enjoyed by our community that literally hundreds of our area residents are a part of. 

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Note of appreciation: Empty Bowl Dinner was a success

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Lily Bradburn



As the new local food access coordinator for HOPE I was thrilled to attend the Empty Soup Bowl Dinner in early November. The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op put together a wonderful evening, and I was thankful to see so many folks coming together to try alleviate food insecurity in Addison County through contributions to HOPE and CVOEO.

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Note of appreciation: City club thankful for help with event

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Jeff Fritz



In this season of gratitude, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes and the Vergennes Partnership want to express their thanks to the many organizations and individuals who contributed so much to this year’s Pumpkins in the Park event.

Five churches, eight restaurants, two service organizations, two city departments and five members of the accordion-playing Vorsteveld family all lent a hand, showing once again that the spirit of cooperation is alive and well in the greater Vergennes community.

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Jessie Raymond: Time to end the war on Black Friday

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



What is this country coming to?

According to the news, Black Friday, that day-after-Thanksgiving retail frenzy we have all come to love and fear, is getting scaled back.

This year, some retailers are encouraging people to max out their credit cards over the entire month leading up to Christmas, rather than just on one heady, potentially life-threatening day.

We can’t let this happen.

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