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Letter to the editor: Carnevale Vergennes was a success thanks to supporters

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Julie Nelson Basol



With deep gratitude, I’d like to publicly thank the many, many supporters of the 6th Annual Carnevale Vergennes. Held on Saturday, March 2, at the Vergennes Opera House, the sell-out crowd was entertained with costumes, games, aerialists, music and more.

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Letter to the editor: Trump should follow New Zealand's example

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Ron Slabaugh



I just read a Guardian piece on the terrorist attack in New Zealand that included a video of the Prime Minister (a woman — hard to imagine a man acting like this) bringing flowers to the memorial and hugging a family member of a victim.

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Letter to the editor: Rescue squads came through

Posted on March 28, 2019 |
By Lt. Thomas Frankovic Jr.



I would like to send a sincere thank you to the members of Town Line First Response and the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad for all the help they gave to me and my father in Addison on the morning of Tuesday, March 12. 

The rapid response time, on-scene care, and sense of urgency was nothing short of perfection. It made a difficult morning a lot easier with which to deal.

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Opinion: Focus on universal primary care

Posted on March 25, 2019 |
By Vermont Health Care for All



This Community Forum was written by Ellen Oxfeld of Middlebury, and Montpelier residents Dr. Deb Richter, Ethan Parke and Marjorie Power, who are members of the organization Vermont Health Care for All.

Every election season legislative candidates campaign on the issue of health care access. Yet once in office, our representatives quickly learn to keep silent on this fundamental issue. Vermonters deserve better.

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Howard Dean: The increasing threat to women's rights

Posted on March 25, 2019 |
By Howard Dean



The Trump Administration and conservative, right wing politicians across the nation are waging a war on women’s rights. Healthcare coverage, birth control access and abortion rights are being systematically dismantled at both the state and federal level. With the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, the final dam protecting reproductive rights seems set to break. Roe v. Wade could be overturned as soon as this year.

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Letter to the editor: It's time to get polluting vehicles off our roads

Posted on March 25, 2019 |
By Dave Sharpe



Vermont prides itself with its clean environment and we advertise ourselves as an environmentally conscious culture with extensive recycling, bottle redemption, lack of billboards, and efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses. However, when it comes to putting our money where our mouth is we often come up short.

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Editorial: A tax on extreme wealth?

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is among those leading contenders getting noticed for policy ideas that are gaining traction. One is her proposal to tax extreme wealth.

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Editorial: 'Ideas are not harmless'

Posted on March 21, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The horror of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday in which 47 Muslim worshippers were massacred during prayer at two separate mosques, was magnified by the motivation behind it. An avowed “white nationalist” from Australia embraced that creed’s most extreme ideas, executed his plan and broadcast it on social media for maximum impact.

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