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On Monday, the Cavendish Selectboard approved my request that a resolution for the defense of the right to keep and bear arms - with the clear understanding that they are not endorsing the resolution - to place as an article on the condition that we discuss and vote on it at the annual town …

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When kids are growing up, they learn about “senior discounts,” which are price reductions given to folks because they have reached a certain age.

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The president has seemingly backed off from escalating a war with Iran. The impeachment trial lingers in the wings, while the presidential election rages on. Around here, lawmakers are back in session, debating the issues of the day. It’s all so daunting.

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Among the many inspiring displays at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington is a statue of U.S. Olympic athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos thrusting their clenched fists into the air as they received their gold and bronze medals at the 1968 Olympics in M…

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What do patients really want when they have a bad sore throat or relentless back pain? To schedule a medical appointment without a ridiculous wait, get a referral to a specialist if needed, and escape with minimal financial damage — and, by the way, to get better.

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If a Hollywood producer ordered up these images, they might be dismissed as too dramatic: orange skies; ash-filled rain; fire tornadoes; flames jumping as high as 230 feet; people huddling for shelter on the beach. Australia’s wildfires are a disaster on a scale hard to fathom, charring an a…

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I am urging citizens of Claremont to come to the next Zoning Board of Adjustment (city calendar, Feb. 3, 2020, council chambers, 7 p.m.) to speak against the proposed expansion of “sex toys” at the Magic Mushroom on Washington Street. The zoning ordinance states that the “the zoning administ…

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America’s income gap, the difference in annual earnings between those at the top of the economic ladder and those at the bottom, is the greatest it's been in more than a half-century. The nation’s wealth gap is even greater. The bottom 50% of Americans hold just 1% of the nation’s wealth. Th…

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Regarding the movement of equity prices, we associate with the words of Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the head of Bear Stearns during the 1987 market crash: “Stocks fluctuate, next question.” The good news in 2019 is that mostly they fluctuated up, which offers a lesson or two.

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Congress approved a $1.4 trillion spending package just in time for Christmas. We’re glad the legislation passed — and the president signed it into law — as it averted another costly and unnecessary government shutdown and provides some level of certainty for federal spending through the end…

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Opponents of minimum-wage laws have long argued that companies have only so much money and, if required to pay higher wages, they will employ fewer workers.

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The start of the new year provides an opportunity to reflect and set out our intentions for the months ahead. This year, I am asking all Legislators to join me in committing to protect and expand access for Vermonters who are seeking access to public records.

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A case that originated in New London could lead to changes in the way juries are selected, with the goal being to assure that defendants get a jury of their peers — not juries that are inclined to assess police evidence less critically and disinclined to give the accused the benefit of the d…