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From the editor: Downtown shadows

Please don’t call this Monday morning quarterbacking since my comments had been voiced in an editorial—about building the new Middlebury municipal building in the now jam-packed downtown corridor—more than a year ago.

Workmanship and pride | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Last week I, along with my wife Gayle who handles our administrative finances, and a Sun Community News Reporter Teah Dowling were privileged to be invited to tour the Air and the Banker Road Industrial Parks in the Town of Plattsburgh.

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In age of Uber, “right to work” makes more sense than ever

Ethan Allen Institute Report

Vermont is a tougher than average place to make a living. No secret there. One of the first questions you get from folks you meet is, “You live here full time? How do you make it work?” Some of the answers are necessarily creative.

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From the editor: The rain in Spain

I recently read a World Wide Fund for Nature news item about climate change effects in Spain. Gabriel Pascal’s famous phonetic exercise, “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain,” may not be true in the future.

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A dip in the pool | Rutland County Humane Society

Let your favorite pooch enjoy the end of summer with a dip in the pool.

The hazy, lazy days of summer | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As another summer draws to an end and the days grow shorter, we try to squeeze in those summertime activities before the season changes.

Just serve | Little Bits

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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From the editor: A profile in courage

I recently came across a news item about the sad fact that awareness of the heroic story of President John F. Kennedy’s service during World War II is fast fading among the younger generation. Many baby boomers will recall their introduction to the riveting story via the Hollywood version, the dramatic film, “PT 109”.

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Spay the Mom | Rutland County Humane Society

There’s nothing cuter than kittens and puppies. . . . until it’s time to find homes for them.

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Missy | Addison County Homeward Bound

Come adopt me!

Letter to the editor: Calling all volunteers

We are enthusiastically preparing for our 2015 Annual Days of Caring.

And they’re off! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

The recent interest in the first Republican primary of the 2016 Presidential campaign was extremely high because the need to make the right choice in next year’s election is also very high.

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Letter to the editor: Hubbardton says thanks

The Town of Hubbardton would like to thank you for all the media coverage you gave us.

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From the editor: Getting the nuclear option back on track

You’d be wrong if you think that we can run a competitive, 21st-century industrial nation like the USA entirely on alternative energy sources. Any superpower needs to produce and consume energy—lots of it, in the form of mixed sources of everything from oil and gas (Earth’s original biofuels) to solar and wind, among a few others.

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Spay/neuter clinic | Rutland County Humane Society

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is working with Vt.-CAN (a low cost spay/neuter clinic in Vermont) to host a low cost spay/neuter clinic for Rutland County cats on Monday, August 24 in Pittsford.