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Opinion: Amphibian crossings are working

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By James Andrews



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Opinion: Strangers helped in time of need

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Brian Crook



Dear Sir/ Madame,

In late July I was on a cycling holiday and passed through the Addison area. A couple and a man helped me, a complete stranger, and I wish to acknowledge their kindnesses.

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Opinion: Public shut out of pipeline process

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Diane Derrick



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Community Forum: What is psychotherapy (talk therapy)? How does it help with addiction

Posted on August 25, 2016 |
By Jessi de Boer



This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who wrote this in coordination with the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction. DeBoer, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at Counseling Service of Addison County

What is psychotherapy (talk therapy)? How does it help with addiction?

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Editorial: Trump and the threat within

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The absurdity of today’s electorate teeters on the surreal. Trump supporters, in particular, defy rational thought: For much of the past year, they have sanctioned Trump’s outrageous statements, off-color remarks, racist and bigoted comments, and political positions that are often contrary to American principles — and then there is his obsessive compulsion to tell bald-faced lies, and repeat them over-and-over even when he knows they are untrue.

And yet, for many of these same Americans it is Democrat Hillary Clinton whom they believe is untrustworthy.

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Opinion: There is a lot we can all do to prevent littering in town

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Therese Kirby



Dear Bristol Residents,

The Bristol Selectboard established a policy of “Pack In and Pack Out” for the Town Parks more than a year ago. This has been a long held practice of the State of Vermont and the Federal government for state and national parks. Most recently the Selectboard voted to remove the dog waste bags and dog waste container from the Town Green.

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Opinion: Human kindness shows after purse is lost in rubbish

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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Community Forum: Don't overlook benefits we bring

Posted on August 22, 2016 |
By Don Rendell



This week’s writer is Don Rendell, President and CEO, Vermont Gas Systems.

Vermont Gas’s Addison County customer expansion project has received its fair share of news coverage over the past few years and rightfully so: this has been a complex and, at times, very challenging project. Often missing in the many headlines about Vermont Gas are the tremendous benefits this project will bring to Vermont.

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Editorial: Preserving Porter's viability

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In America, losing one’s sense of autonomy runs strongly against our individualistic character; it tears at the fabric of our cultural heritage. We are a nation born of small villages, proud of our services, and reluctant to let go of what became community institutions. We cling to our small town independence and bemoan the loss of autonomy when the inherent inefficiency compromises an institution’s viability.
 

Clippings: Vermont island getaway is special

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



There are some places in Vermont so special, you almost want to keep them to yourself. But it’s time to share.

Years ago, when our soon-to-be-high-school-senior was just in third grade, a classmate’s dad at Mary Hogan generously tipped us off to The Best Place to Family Camp in Vermont Ever.

Ever.

So here goes — whether this draws the ire of others who guard this particular “secret” or whether it’s just a public service — here goes.

Burton Island.

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