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Do you ever wish you can press reset on something, like hitting “control/alt/delete” on your computer to refresh something that’s gotten tangled? I do, and we’re about to come upon one of the most natural times of year to consider where to press that reset button - January 1, 2019 - new year…

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When legislators return to Montpelier in January, we will be greeted by the newly-installed statue of the Goddess of Agriculture, Ceres, replacing the version that had stood atop the Capital Dome for 80 years. The Capital Dome itself has been…

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In an era that focuses on attitudes of self-entitlement, selfies, social media, and egocentrism, this month is about how to teach our youngest citizens to live with an attitude of gratitude all year round.

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As a little girl, I fondly remember watching my dad open scores of charitable solicitations, some containing gifts of greeting cards or address labels, others with a simple request to help their cause. This giving season, I am now the one who…

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I would like to respond to the letter recently published in The Other Paper (School Board Condom Policy, Dec. 6, 2018) protesting the high school’s practice of making condoms available to students. The writer complained that it is a practice …

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With or without formal budgets, we all strive to have enough income to pay for the essentials things that enable us to thrive. Think “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Declaration of Independence). Essentials include food, housing,…

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For years, I blamed the wise men. I thought they were the ones responsible for this holiday gift giving racket where shopping becomes the reason for the season. I scoffed at the precedent the three set. Apparently, it wasn’t good enough to tr…

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As a new resident to South Burlington, I was wondering if the lovely people of this city knew what their school board was doing? They have a policy in the high school to distribute condoms to any boy who wants them 12 years and up for sexual …

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What kind of facilities do we need to meet the community’s goals for educating our children both now and decades into the future? South Burlington has been wrestling with this question for several years. Over the past few months, faculty, adm…

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With the holidays fast upon us, it can be easy to get caught up in the festivities. However, it is important to remember that there are variety of dangers facing our pets. From food to parties to decorations, there are many holiday hazards fo…

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How many times have you heard someone say, “It’s okay to drive impaired, as long as you’re not too impaired.” When it comes to mixing alcohol - or drugs - and driving, this message has been implied and reinforced for generations.

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A recent VT Digger commentary (Nov. 8) by Tom Pelham (former Dean administration finance commissioner and Douglas administration tax commissioner) stole from me what little hope I have left for politicians to act in a way that demonstrates th…

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Read through The Other Paper's Letters Archives, from January 9, 2015, to November 29, 2018.

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Sadly, when I went to vote on Election Day at Tuttle Middle School, I thought, what if some crazed individual decided to get into the school and start shooting students?

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I am writing to express my reasons for opposition to the interim zoning bylaw proposed by the city council, and to be discussed at a special meeting Nov. 13. Council has asked for feedback on the proposal, and so I am sharing my thoughts here.

Read through The Other Paper's Letters Archives, from January 9, 2015, to November 29, 2018.

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