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Letters to the Editor: Horses also gave their all

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Ed Barna



As we move toward the commemoration day known as Veterans Day and Armistice Day, I want to point out an omission in many of our remembrances: the horses that lost their lives in wartime.

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Letters to the Editor: Facts revealing in gun debate

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Tony Bates



In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the same tired arguments are trotted out by both sides. Gun control advocates want more restrictions on gun ownership and think the only reason 58 people were killed is because Congress doesn’t stand up to the NRA. The other side claims that any more gun laws will create a slippery slope and erode our Second Amendment rights.

There are several facts to be considered that I don’t see mentioned in the media, including this newspaper. But even a cursory internet search will verify.

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Ways of Seeing, Nichols: A kind wish can make a person's day

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Johanna Nichols



Many times during the week, your transactions may be punctuated with: Have a great day! (Move on! There’s a line behind you.) This cliché has crept into our language, replacing “thank you for shopping with us” or “good afternoon.” Where did this phrase come from? According to Wikipedia, in the 1970s, the American supermarket chain Kmart opened a store in Brisbane, Australia. The workers were trained to say, “Thank you for shopping at K-Mart. Have a nice day.”

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Victor Nuovo: The irony of American history

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 28th and final essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

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Gregory Dennis, Between the Lines: Stills, Collins and Judy's blue eyes

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



Stephen Stills and Judy Collins were always an unlikely couple. 

When they met, he was a brash kid with a magic touch on the guitar, from a newly broken-up band called Buffalo Springfield. She was one of the reigning queens of folk music.

He saw her at the Whiskey a Go-Go in L.A., on a night when Eric Clapton was playing with his new band, Cream. Stills went up and kissed her hand. She brushed him off.

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Editorial: Miscalculating Trump and North Korea's fear of nuclear war

Posted on October 12, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



When Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who once supported Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, now says that Trump is “out of control,” and that the White House has become “an adult day care” with a few key people watching over the president’s every action to try to contain the damage, what are Americans supposed to think?

Is this more of the harsh blowback against an increasingly unpopular president who is upending politics as usual — even among those who should be his political allies?

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Editorial: 360,000 reasons high school grads need higher education

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Attention high school seniors: this commentary is addressed to you, particularly those without current plans to go to a four-year college.

This is not a lecture.

It’s not a puff piece with encouraging words after next spring’s graduation.

It’s about earning power, and how a little bit of extra work now can make a huge difference in your lifetime.

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Letters to the Editor: Scott made the right call in opposing GOP health bill

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Matt Birong



Editor’s note: The writer is the owner of 3 Squares Cafe in Vergennes and is a board member of Main Street Alliance of Vermont.

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Letters to the Editor: Brandon's full-service gas station valuable to many

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Matt Birong



Editor’s note: The writer is the owner of 3 Squares Cafe in Vergennes and is a board member of Main Street Alliance of Vermont.

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