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Guest Viewpoint: Shumlin economy worsens as unemployment hits 11-month High

An additional one thousand Vermonters were added to the state’s unemployment roles last month, even as Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) and the leaders of his legislative supermajority continue to insist their failed policies are working. Meanwhile, Vermont’s working families struggle to make ends meet in a state that is increasingly unaffordable.

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Over 25 young felines available | Adopt A Pet - Rutland County Humane Society

It’s kitten season at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) and we currently have over 25 young felines available for adoption.

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Purrina | Addison County Homeward Bound

What a pretty gal.

Vermont Health Care and the Vermont Health Care Board | Letter to the Editor

I had the opportunity to attend a political forum last Friday evening in Bristol, VT.

Optimism: A gift not to be wasted | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I worry at times about using this column too often to complain about a variety of topics that, to me, seems to have our country going in the wrong direction.

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From the Editor: From Facebook to eternity

October 2014 was the first time that my wife and I had learned about the death of a family member--and close friend--via Facebook.

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Letter to the Editor: Solar error

Duane Peterson (SunCommon) has made an admission that the Waterbury company erred in not presenting its proposal (for 1195 Dog Team Rd.) to New Haven town officials before seeking Public Service Board approval.

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Guest Viewpoint: Ebola preparedness in Vermont

Ebola is a deadly and dreaded disease that is ravaging West Africa, a part of the world that has far too little in the way of modern health care and public health infrastructure.

Spending like there’s no tomorrow | Guest Viewpoint

The Shumlin administration and the Democrat super majority have been spending at a rate greater than the growth in Vermont’s revenue, relying on onetime dollars, spending state reserves and growing government at an unsustainable rate since they took office four years ago.

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Guest Viewpoint: Democrats concerned about property taxes? Must be election time

Vermonters can tell an election is near when Vermont Democrats suddenly run from their politically extreme positions and attempt to appear more like mainstream, common sense Vermonters. But Vermonters are too smart and too observant to be deceived again by the apparent awakening of the Democrat supermajority in the legislature.

Jam Man Entertainment | Guest Viewpoint

Over 85 percent of Vermonters agree that employees should have the right to decide, without force or penalty, whether to join or leave a labor union.

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Be alert when driving | Rutland County Humane Society

With fall arriving, more wildlife is moving about especially at night and the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) has a few tips.

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Following my nose | Addison County Humane Society

“Hi! I’m Sally.

Freedom to choose | Letter to the Editor

Freedom of choice is a wonderful thing—people can legally choose to have a firearm, undergo an abortion, marry any person of their choice—and the list goes on and on.

North Country Community Papers alive and doing well | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the encouraging responses the staff and I have been receiving, regarding our news content in the papers.

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