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National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. As the volunteer coordinator for Bayada Hospice, I would like to publicly thank our volunteers who provide companionship and support to our patients and their families in private homes and residential facilities in the Greater Burlington area.

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Your story about soon-to-be-released sex offender Gregory Gabert (March 28 issue) is an example of what should happen when police and justice agencies work together and are transparent in their actions. Nevertheless, and not long ago, a local…

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I took my three-mile walk around the block in South Burlington today. Empty handed, I looked forward to a brisk walk. But with the snow cover gone, I discovered a plethora of trash, primarily plastic in nature. So I started collecting. Unfort…

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The vast majority (around 90 percent) of abortions are simply abortions for convenience (CDC statistics from 2015). Genocide dehumanizes a particular class of humans thus making that non-human-entity eligible for extermination, abortion on de…

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On Town Meeting Day, only 18 percent of registered South Burlington voters cast ballots on local issues including town and school budgets, and a proposed 1percent increase in the local sales tax presumably to fund a recreation center and city…

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Once again, I feel compelled to speak up for South Burlington High School regarding the BLM flag ceremony. This is a school, not a business. This is a school that has received threats in this nation’s climate of assaults on schools. This is a…

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I read with interest the March 7 issue of The Other Paper regarding the election results. It was pointed out that voter turnout was very low. I also read the comments of City Council Chair Helen Riehle. Ms. Riehle pointed out that “if people …

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I have just read Councilor Corner (The Other Paper, Feb. 14, 2019) about the Penny for Paths vote, passing by more than 73 percent of the voters. On the opinion page of Jan. 17, 2019, there is a reference that only 28 percent of eligible vote…

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Last year the U.N. reported that 30 million people, most of whom live in India and the rest live in China, do not have enough oxygen in their air to breath healthfully. Who is to blame? Vermonters? The so-called environmentalists only focus o…

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Football is the number one participation sport for boys. The Northern Vermont Youth Football League just completed its 45th season with its lowest injury rate ever, at 11. We have always promoted safety including changing rules to keep our sp…

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We are fortunate to live in a community that takes seriously the very idea of community. We enjoy great schools, beautiful open spaces of many kinds, walking/biking paths, and many other amenities. Our City Center will soon create more opport…

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South Burlington needs to keep Tim Barritt on our city council. He has demonstrated strong commitment to the citizens of the city and independent thinking. As a past fellow member of the library committee, I am aware of his strong support for…

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I support Tim Barritt for city council. In Tim’s first term he demonstrated a commitment to diving in deep to evaluate economic decisions the city considers, always having efficiency and taxpayer impact in mind. While the city grapples with d…

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Tim Barritt has served us well during his term on the city council and earlier as chair of the South Burlington Development Review Board and member of the Library Board of Trustees. Currently, he is playing a leadership role in the interim zo…

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I have lived in South Burlington for 46 years and have seen much positive growth! We will finally have a senior room in the newly-approved municipal building, as well as our library. We are not done yet. We need a recreation building to enabl…

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