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Spring for the Animals | Adopt a Pet - Make a Friend at the Humane Society

Rutland County Humane Society

Our “Spring for the Animals” 2014 online auction is well underway and will close for bidding on Monday, April 28.

A handsome, smart and affectionate boy | Addison County Homeward Bound

“Hi! I’m Jack.

A job well done is worth doing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A recent survey by the website CareerCast.com came up with a list of the 10 most desirable careers and rounded out the report with the 10 worst careers.

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Guest Viewpoint: Trouble on the school board

During my 52 years as an educator I have watched the educational system of our nation getting worse and worse. This is not only visible at the public school level, from kindergarten through high school, but also in higher education.

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Guest Viewpoint: Changing the status quo in Vermont

Last month I became executive director of an organization which I believe is positioned to affect measurable, positive change. Since its founding just a two years ago, Campaign for Vermont has grown from an idea into a productive, effective organization.

Syria: Fear and famine stalk a war-ravaged land

United Nations Report

Syria’s harrowing civil war has taken a new turn as the beleaguered Mid East country now faces a deepening drought and food crisis in the midst of an expanding conflict.

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From the Editor: "1984" is never too far away

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking 13...” George Orwell, “1984”

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Yard sale fundraiser | Adopt a Pet - Make a Friend at the Humane Society

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is holding a yard sale to raise money for the homeless animals.

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A sweet boy | Addison County Homeward Bound

“Hi there! My name is Jack.

Climate change | Letter to the Editor

I was so sad to see the cartoon in this week’s edition which cast doubt on climate change by insinuating that since we’ve had such a cold winter that global warming must be wrong.

A kinder, gentler time | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

According to a new Rasmussen Survey a mere 9 percent of likely U.S. Voters think it would be better for the country if most of the incumbents were reelected this fall.

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When imagination fails, raise school, property taxes

Ethan Allen Institute

The heavily Democratic Vermont House has passed a bill (H.889) designed to squeeze out enough new dollars to keep the Education Fund solvent for 2015. Republicans voted No on the higher education property tax rates, and their state chairman declared that the Democrats’ passage of the bill was a “cold and callous action”.

Guest Viewpoint: Look who's funding single-payer health care legislation

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom (VHCF) is the only organization waging an ongoing battle against the implementation of a government-owned and government-run health care system in Vermont. Because we are the sole public voice of dissention in a chorus of single-payer advocates, we represent folks like you, who have not “drunk the Kool-Aid”.

From the Editor: Gun control—coming to a town near you

Attention, Vermont legislators: What part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” do you not understand?

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New York’s World’s Fair remembered, 50 years later

United Nations Report

Fifty years ago, the World’s Fair opened in New York.