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Note of appreciation: Thanks for all who helped make Halloween special for seniors at Porter

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Judy Doria



Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center gives a Great Big Thank You to all community members who worked with us to make the Medieval Castle and Pumpkin Display possible with over 200 carved and lit pumpkins. 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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Letter to the Editor: Gun enthusiasts fail to make case

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Alexander Lyall



“They fight to protect our freedom”… the most hollow expression since, “I’m not a crook,” which Checkers knew wasn’t true.

Exactly which freedoms, you might ask, and specifically how do they relate to a foreign war? Why choose one particular battle, when potentially there are so many of them? What motivates men in comfortable, non-combatant roles to send someone other than themselves to stir up trouble, get ripped apart and die of shock from loss of blood? Those questions rarely find answers.

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Community Forum, Bob Parsons: Estate tax changes would affect farms

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Bob Parsons



This week’s writer is Bob Parsons, agricultural economist for University of Vermont Extension.

As Congress begins discussion on proposed changes to the tax code, there are often small points that take a while to attract the public’s attention. One of those small points is the proposed elimination of the federal estate tax.

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Letter to the Editor: Efficiency Vermont helps lower people's energy bills

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Karen Glitman



Energy eats up a large portion of Vermonters’ monthly expenses.

That’s one thing we heard from Vermonters we met during Efficiency Vermont’s statewide tour this fall. In addition to these in-person conversations and live polling, Efficiency Vermont gathered input online to help identify the most pressing energy issues facing Vermonters.

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Note of appreciation: Football raffle benefited United Way

Posted on November 20, 2017 |
By Nancy Luke



On Saturday, Oct. 14, Middlebury College graciously hosted United Way of Addison County’s annual Football Raffle at their Fall Family Weekend football game. Through the efforts of organizers Carol and Mickey Heinecken, Erin Quinn and Russ Reilly, along with volunteers Karl Lindholm, Darcy Tarte, Laura Rumbough, John Dale, Bruce Grove, Matt Curran and Betty Hutchins, $1,700 was raised that will go directly to programs supporting health, education, and financial stability in our community.

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Eric Davis: GOP tax plan faces many hurdles

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump and the Republican congressional leadership desperately want to pass a tax bill before the end of 2017, but there are many legislative hurdles along the way to that goal.

Trump believes that large tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals will result in faster economic and job growth, higher wages for many Americans, and a continuation of the stock market rally that has become his measure of popular support in the face of low approval ratings in public opinion polls.

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Ways of Seeing, Joanna Colwell: How do we keep from getting numb?

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Joanna Colwell



There are about 10 days between when I send in my “Ways of Seeing” column and when it runs in the paper. So when I type the words “Americans are reeling from yet another gun massacre” I do so with no confidence that by the time you read this, there won’t have been another, even more recent, shooting spree.

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Letter to the Editor: Think outside the box for Mount Abe renovation

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By David Brynn



The Mt. Abe bond was voted down again — this time by a narrow margin. There may be a rush back to the consulting firm to re-configure the ask in time for a Town Meeting vote or even sooner. Cutting the ask and the bond length in half now might get the vote to YES. But real community involvement in the process is essential for creating a compelling legacy project that will stand the test of time.

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Letter to the Editor: Taxes can give people a voice

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Judy Kowalczyk



Normally, I figure paying taxes is a necessary evil and I don’t mind pitching in my share to better America or assist others in need. However, I look to April 2018 with dread, for two reasons. Reason one is obvious, the current U.S. administration, but the second reason is local.

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