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Clippings: N.C. Senator provided the template

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



The controversy now about the North Carolina law denying human rights for transsexuals reminds me of a Tar Heel politician of a generation ago who, quite successfully, advocated for laws and policies designed to restrict the rights of a vast number of human beings and even deny their humanity. I’m sure there are a lot of readers who remember, and shudder at hearing, the name Jesse Helms.

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Jessie Raymond: Goats crossed the road, and the line

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



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It’s the end of an era at our little homestead, the Lazy J. For the first time in almost a decade, the property is goatless.We have sent our two goats, Jasper and Daphne, to live with a new family in Castleton.

Our decision to rehome them came this spring, after our eldest goat, Lucy, died. (It was harder on us than you might expect; I wore a black armband on my barn coat for weeks.) Suddenly, Jasper and Daphne decided they were not only free-range, but also free to leave the property.

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Opinion: Vermont rents are outrageous

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Bernice Borkman



I have a pressing problem that I know for certain concerns many senior citizens seeking apartments: outrageous rents.

I have been looking over a year for an apartment I can afford.

Now in Addison, Rutland and Chittenden counties the cheapest one-bedroom apartments, without utilities, start at $1,000 per month and up.

What on God’s green earth is going on?

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Gregory Dennis: When the call comes about mom

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



You know the call is going to come. If you’re a Baby Boomer with an aging parent, it’s inevitable.

When your mother is 92 and living on her own a thousand miles away, you know the news is out there in the unknowable future.

And then one Monday the phone rings and the future becomes a little more knowable.

“Greg, this is Audrey, your mother’s housekeeper. Miz Dennis is in the hospital and not doing very well.”

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Opinion: Many in Bridport helped with the suppers

Posted on June 1, 2016 |
By Barb Wagner and Katie Welch



The eighth year of the Bridport Community Supper program has ended for the 2015-2016 winter season. Our suppers are provided free of charge to the community every Friday night mid-November to mid-April. We served 2,442 meals over the 21 weeks at the Bridport Grange Hall. Wow, what a rewarding season.

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Opinion: Education secretary says adults take cue from students

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Rebecca Holcombe



This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe.

A recent decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals confirmed thattransgender students should be able to use the bathroom that is consistentwith their gender identity.

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Opinion: Bristol 'Bioblitz' scheduled for June 3

Posted on May 29, 2016 |
By Addy Harris



Hello from Team Apex, a part of Mount Abraham Union High Schools 8th grade. Right now our main unit is on ecology and the environment. We are focusing mainly on the importance of biodiversity. Biodiversity is important because when you kill off one species in an environment, other species will die as well.

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Clippings: Hey you kids, get off my news media landscape

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By John S. McCright



Apparently Facebook wants to tell me what news to follow. Have you been following the controversy over Facebook and how it is secretly feeding us — well, only its users, but with Facebook’s 1.2 billion users that amounts to pretty much all of us — the news stories it wants us to see? According to the Internet, there are people at Facebook who are manipulating what goes into the “Trending” news feed on my Facebook page — and on yours, too — so that we see more “liberal” stories and fewer “conservative” ones.

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Eric Davis: Sanders can make a strong case

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Bernie Sanders claims that he would be a stronger Democratic candidate than Hillary Clinton in a General Election campaign against Donald Trump. This claim is borne out by several reputable polls released by national news organizations in recent days.

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Legislative Report: Legislation and the end of the session

Posted on May 26, 2016 |
By Rep. David Sharpe D-Bristol



The 2016 session in the Education Committee was a productive one. We addressed two important issues by passing a Special Education Bill and an Education Property Tax Bill. Both bills received bipartisan support from the committee and the Legislature.

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