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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.

Best editorial ever

Opinions, freedom, rights and wrongs - This editorial is the best editorial I have ever read and and should be featured on the front page of every newspaper, magazine, television, radio and other major media outlets instead of tucked away in a tiny Northwoods publication.

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Pedal for Paws | Adopt a Pet - Make a Friend at the Humane Society

The Gymnasium and Body Essentials are sponsoring a “Pedal for Paws” 6 hour spinathon to benefit the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) and Save A Lab.

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What a handsome ole’ boy | Homeward Bound

I’m a sweet but shy boy who would love to have a place to call his home.

Robbing the poor to give to the powerful

Ethan Allen Institute

As the legislature wrapped up business before heading home for the Town Meeting Day break, the Vermont Senate voted 22-8 in favor of an Act Related to Childcare Providers. What this bill would do is effectively pick the pockets of Vermont’s smallest businesses, mostly run by women who don’t make a lot of money.

Seek NY opinion on pipeline

The North Country Chamber of Commerce is the largest business and economic development organization in northern New York and the Lake Champlain region, representing more than 4,200 predominantly small employers across Essex, Clinton, Franklin, Hamilton and northern Warren Counties.

Kickin’ back | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the community newspaper business there is never a good time to get away from the office and just kick back and relax.