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Greg Dennis: Is it Boomers vs. Millenials?

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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Has my generation of Baby Boomers screwed all the ones that came after us?

Steven Brill thinks so. And he’s at least partly right.

Brill, an attorney, journalist and entrepreneur, had a role in glamorizing the big money created by Baby Boomers. He founded the American Lawyer, a magazine that documented the astounding rise to riches of the legal profession.

Now he’s repenting.

Since the late 1970s, lawyers have gotten fat off the financial, technology, healthcare and other booming sectors they so adroitly service.

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Jessie Raymond: Ant invaders pose pesky challenge

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Every time I walked into the kitchen last week, I began singing, “The ants go marching 10 by 10, hurrah, hurrah …”

I wasn’t singing for the fun of it. I was singing in reaction to the scene before me: We had an ant problem.

Ants are nothing new. In an old farmhouse like ours, they’re just one of the varieties of creepy-crawlies that take up residence in the warmer months. In a normal year, we’ll have a few days where tiny ants march in line across the countertop, looking for sweets or maybe just water.

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Opinion: Baser offers views on session

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Rep. Fred Baser



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I write just before we head into a special legislative session. Here are my thoughts on this year’s legislative session’s most noteworthy actions. They include: Paid Family Leave, Minimum Wage, Special Education Reform, a revision to Vermont’s income tax code, gun legislation, and a Clean Water debate.

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Victor Nuovo: Introducing John Stewart Mill

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

John Stuart Mill (1806–73) dominated the intellectual life of English speaking peoples during the 19th century. He and his mentor Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) were founders of a school of social thought known as Utilitarianism, which provided a rationale for political and economic liberalism.

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Ways of seeing: More than skin deep

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



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Sometimes as a child I would lie in bed and stare at the speckled wallpaper, lights from passing cars moving across my bedroom, and I would think of Mrs. O’Connell. As beams glided across my face, my bedspread, the wooden floor, I had a feeling she knew The Secret.

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Opinion: Song lyrics touch too close to everyday life

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



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Where are we?

“Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham, Can you tell me where he’s gone?

He freed a lotta people, but it seems the good die young but I just looked around and he’s gone.”*

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Letter to the editor: It's not time to burn yard waste

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Nick Thornblade



For anyone feeling abused by restrictions on burning during our current dry spell, I have a suggestion: be patient.

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Letter to the editor: ANWSD focuses on school safety

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By ANWSD board members



Student and staff safety is essential to our entire educational endeavor. It is our top priority. We continue to share in the nation’s collective grief following the Parkland, Fla., and now Santa Fe, Texas school shootings. As our shock and grief increases and decreases in intensity, we hope to remain alert and sensitive to school safety issues.

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Letter to the editor: Matt Birong announces run for Addison-3 seat

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Matt Birong



I am excited and honored to announce my candidacy for State Representative Addison-3, serving Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham. I moved to this community 11 years ago to open 3 Squares Café in Vergennes. I am extremely proud to call Addison County home. My wife Danelle and I received a warm embrace upon our arrival, and you continued to support us as we’ve grown our small business.

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