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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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

Letter to the Editor: Climate change cartoon

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.

Guest Viewpoint: Solidarity in Vermont CCTA strike

On March 17, CCTA bus drivers represented by Teamsters Local 597 went on strike. This would be the first strike in the history of The Chittenden County Transportation Authority.

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Guest Viewpoint: Cold weather, hard state

An award-winning, 80-something photographer laments changes in the Green Mountain State

Cold penetrates my neck, creeps down my backbone, seeps into my limbs...cold...I am cold...my arms, fingers, toes.

Letter to the Editor: Masonic Model Student Assistance Program

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend, in Burlington, the two day MMSAP (Masonic Model Student Assistance Program) seminar sponsored by the Vermont Freemasons and assisted by several Vermont state agencies.

Buyers beware | Letter to the Editor

Spring is coming and with it many home improvement projects are on the horizon.

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Natural gas pipeline is a cost-effective, timely solution

Guest Viewpoint

Extending natural gas to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga will save Vermonters $45 million of the cost to deliver natural gas to Rutland by 2020 – 15 years sooner than would otherwise be possible – help strengthen the regional economy and improve air quality.

Unfair cartoon | Letter to the Editor

The cartoon in the Feb. 15 edition of your paper depicting Obama with “Big government Health Care” plan in his hand to be compared to LBJs Big Government Welfare as being a disincentive to work.

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Guest Viewpoint: NASA data indicates no global warming since 2003

The climate-change controversy

No warming. That is what can be deduced from data compiled by NASA as it relates to temperature over the past decade.

Guest Viewpoint: The Endangered Species Act turns 40

A little over 40 years ago, the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) was passed into law. In Vermont, it is common to see osprey and loons, so it is hard to believe that merely a few decades ago, these birds were vanishingly rare in our state.

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