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Letter to the editor: We already know the answer to climate change

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By Joe Gleason



Having visited Notre Dame cathedral many years ago and marveled at it’s phenomenal Gothic architecture and other attributes, I was certainly shocked and saddened by the intensity of the inferno. However, I flashed back to a remark made to me about the irony of all the misery occurring in the general public at the time of construction while such vast riches were being spent by the Roman Catholic Church on such edifices all over Europe.

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Opinion: Passing the torch to younger leaders

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Bill Schubart



Astonishing what we learn from others when we listen… I was talking with a friend only a few years younger, who offered a suggestion that in my self-absorption had never occurred to me.

At our advancing age, she said, it’s important for us all to make way for new leaders and thinkers. When we’re asked to speak, write, or lead an initiative, she suggested we consider suggesting a young person making their way forward in our stead. Her term was “ageing with grace.”

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Ways of Seeing by Leeya Tudek: Find freedom; get rid of stuff

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Leeya Tudek



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Recently I have been considering possessions, and the excess in which we keep them. I was very fortunate to grow up in a warm, furnished house with food security and toys, and I am forever grateful for that. But as oceans fill with trash and wasteful consumerism continues, it’s time for a shift in both lifestyle and mentality surrounding material things.

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Jessie Raymond: 'Basic economy' isn't what it used to be

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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I’ve got a notion to open a bed-and-breakfast, with a twist.

Get this: You book a room in advance, but when you get here, I inform you — with an unapologetic smile — that I may have sold your room to someone else. To make it up to you, I’ll let you stay here on a different, less convenient night for the same price.

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Victor Nuovo: The first American Confederacy

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

Before the United States of America achieved “a more perfect union” through the ratification of the Constitution of 1787, it was a Confederacy. This word itself, which became notorious because of the secession by seven southern states in 1860 and the horrendous war that followed between north and south, has an uncontroversial meaning.

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Lessons in listening: Catch more than fish this season

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Laura Wilkinson



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The second Saturday in April is akin to Christmas morning in our home as it marks the opening day of fishing season in Vermont. There is a giddiness in the air, as waders, boots, and fly rods replace skis and poles at the door. Table talk is dominated by subjects of river depth, current speed and potential precipitation. Top shelf whiskey is purchased for the yearly salute and offering to the river gods and goddesses.

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Letter to the editor: Hold Facebook accountable

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Todd M. Smith



The following is a letter sent to Senator Pat Leahy on April 10

Dear Senator Leahy,

I’m a constituent and fourth-generation newspaper publisher from the Northeast Kingdom. My appeal is to you as a well-known champion of free speech.

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Note of appreciation: Thanks to volunteer free tax preparers

Posted on April 25, 2019 |
By Lynn Bosworth



This tax season, RSVP of Addison County partnered with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program to offer free, individualized tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers. During the course of the season, the team provided tax assistance to over 500 area residents.

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Opinion: Self-perpetuating nonprofit boards need oversight

Posted on April 22, 2019 |
By Matt Krauss



In 2018, Seven Days ran a series of articles regarding nonprofit organizations. They did a great service explaining to Vermonters how large the Vermont nonprofit sector has become, their CEO salaries, etc. Unfortunately, I believe they may have missed an important story.

They could have focused upon the large, self-perpetuating nonprofit boards that hire and oversee the CEOs, set their salaries, determine the nonprofit’s policies, and make the real decisions.

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