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A Vermonter visits Vietnam

Guest Viewpoint

My recent visit to Vietnam was spent exclusively in the north, in Hanoi, Halong Bay—a few hours north of Hanoi—and the ethnic tribal areas further north near the Chinese border, an overnight train trip from Hanoi.

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Guest Viewpoint: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

In his typical flamboyant manner, U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, our self-proclaimed socialist, has announced his campaign for president. There’s no doubt Sen. Sanders will generate plenty of buzz.

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Letter to the Editor: A flatlander in paradise

Aug. 12, 2014 - Moved to Vermont. It is so beautiful here. The hills are so serene and beautiful. Can hardly wait to see snow cover them. God's country...I love it here.

The importance of local businesses | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Local, home grown businesses in our rural areas provide so much more to the stability of our community economy than many realize.

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A transport volunteer | Rutland County Humane Society

If you would like to make a difference for the animals at the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS), consider becoming a transport volunteer.

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Howie | Addison County Homeward Bound

Come adopt me!

ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression.

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Guest Viewpoint: Time to get Old Hickory off the $20 bill

Andrew Jackson would be the first to say to take him off the $20 bill.

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Bernie begs the question

Guest Viewpoint

Love him or hate him, one has to concede that Bernie Sanders has had a tremendous impact on the political direction of Vermont over the past a quarter century plus. His influence has reverberated throughout the Green Mountains and in our State House. He has had spawned many acolytes in the activist community and in the halls of power.

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From the Editor: The Vermont Roots Migration Project

The University of Vermont’s Center for Research on Vermont has published an important demographic report, titled “The Vermont Roots Migration Project”. The survey report was prepared by Drs. Cheryl Morse and Wendy Geller.

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Poisonous Plants | Rutland County Humane Society

Many of us are getting excited about putting in our gardens and planting our flowers but the Rutland County Humane Society would like to remind you of a few things to keep in mind if you have pets.

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Roxy | Addison County Homeward Bound

Meet Roxy. Roxy is a beautiful 16 year old who arrived at Homeward Bound with her housemate, Boo, after they were surrendered by their owners.

Community dance | Letter to the Editor

On April 26, members, friends and supporters of ARC Rutland Area attended a dance party sponsored by the Sunshine Fund and the Bomoseen Grange.

From the editor: Trade and the standard of living

Since 2009, we’ve seen the rapid rise of executive power (and political arrogance) within the U.S. government.

Are we prepared for what lies ahead? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve watched the threats continually increase over the years. This nation and others have watched as embers of terrorism surface quickly and then fade into memory, almost as quickly as they appeared.

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