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Thousands of rioters — encouraged by President Trump — violently stormed the U.S. Capitol. Five Americans are dead and many thousands more will now live with the post-traumatic stress from hiding as the angry mob attacked. 

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This week I have been haunted by this phrase, HURRY UP PLEASE ITS TIME from T.S. Eliot’s epic poem, The Wasteland. This phrase conveys a sense of urgency for needed changes in an uncertain and confusing world in turmoil. Using this phrase as a lens, we can review our experiences during the p…

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A couple of people have asked me — tongues firmly planted in cheek — what I’m going to write about now that our current chief executive will be vacating the White House in a few weeks.

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Our advocacy will include pushing for support in the form of adjustments to alcohol-related regulations, consent legislation to ensure restaurants have approval over third-party apps that offer restaurant delivery, and reform of Vermont’s short-term rental regulations, including through the establishment of a short-term rental registry.

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Consider this: let’s say you live in the small town of Cambridge, in rural Lamoille County. In Cambridge, you have one elected state representative the voters send to the Vermont House of Representatives, and one elected state senator to represent the county in the Vermont Senate. So, in tot…

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It is with great honor that we have been able to continue our work to help support a healthy community and it is with great pleasure we thank our programming partners that have supported us and given so much of themselves to supporting the people of southern Vermont.

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Many years ago, in a far-off place called high school, my history teacher recommended that we read the US tax code — not to learn about taxes, but as a political document. Back then, I didn’t understand what he meant. Now I do.

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I try not to venture too far into personal territory in this column and, beyond my occasional lapses into my fascination with the Titanic disaster and missing Tammy Wynette, I think I usually succeed. Truth be told, I don’t lead the kind of life that fires peoples’ imagination, but I’m in my…

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Can a cynical, weary nation that has endured the death of more than 319,000 loved ones, nine months of pandemic isolation and stress, and four years of "my party, right or wrong" polarization find meaning in the winter holidays?

Letters to the Editor

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To the Editor: Now that the holiday season is behind us once again (can you believe how fast the year has gone?), the Interfaith Council wishes to thank all those who participated in our annual Holiday Project.

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To the Editor: In the aftermath of last week’s deeply unsettling attack on our American democracy, the Jewish communities of Vermont stand together with people of good conscience to vehemently oppose mob rule, violence, and racist and antisemitic hatred.

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To the Editor: I am outraged and disgusted by the statements Vermont State Police Sgt. Lucas Hall posted to his Facebook account in support of the insurgents who stormed the U.S. Capitol building last week.

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