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    Letters to the Editor

    08/03/2015 09:31 PM EDT
    Understand the Constitution Aristotle, the famed Greek philosopher, once wrote: "For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only necessary, but expedient; from the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule." This philosophy prevailed for centuries. Indeed, it took over 2300 years before a nation was founded on the idea of individual freedom. 
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    07/31/2015 10:18 PM EDT - DUI article was reprehensible I felt it was reprehensible to target John Shannahan's DUI (Under "Crime!"). How many DUI's don't include a Vermont State Police mug shot? The incident was unfortunate, but with all the good work John has done for the downtown, he didn't deserve this particular special attention. Full Story

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    07/29/2015 10:03 PM EDT - Vets Home need help We, at The Vermont Veterans' Home, are seeking individuals interested in volunteering with weekly shopping trips (our transportation), bingo, off campus events, weekly in-house calendar events and much more. Trained by our superb Activities Department, you would be considered as a "force multiplier". Full Story

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    07/27/2015 10:10 PM EDT - Thank you, Senator Leahy Many thanks to you, Senator Leahy, for your insightful commentary on the recent Iran deal. You offer many sensible reasons to support our administration's efforts in putting this together. For those reasons and more, we need to give peaceful solutions a chance. As Joel Stein wrote in Time Magazine on July 27, we have been taking all sorts of risks since 9-11-01. Full Story

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    07/21/2015 11:15 PM EDT - Roses to SVMC doctors and nurses Roses to Ruth Rudnick, R.N., SVMC renal dialysis nurse manager for leading her unit to national recognition from the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission. Roses to Mike Welther, M.D., for stepping up to put Pownal, "on the medical map," as he prepares to lead the new SVHC medical practice in providing personalized care in our newest medical venue. Full Story

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    07/17/2015 10:28 PM EDT - Article was inappropriate and sensational The "Court" article in the Saturday July 11th Banner details a man's psychotic episode that occurred October 20th. It seems very inappropriate and sensationalist to draw attention to that. It is totally insensitive to an individual's struggle with mental illness and a family's efforts to find healing. Full Story

    Letter to the editor: Response to health care pieces
    07/16/2015 08:07 PM EDT - Response to health care pieces I would like to comment on two recent pieces in the Banner: First, Bob Stannard, who usually gets things right, says that Obamacare will provide universal health care. In truth, it will not. When Obamacare is fully implemented, there will still be 35,000,000 Americans without health insurance. Full Story

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    07/13/2015 09:57 PM EDT - Decommissioning Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Vermont Yankee, safely and efficiently, is a very important issue for the entire region. It is crucial that all concerned, industry and government cooperate to make this happen as quickly as possible. With that as a goal, it's hard to understand why the State of Vermont tries to impede the process at every step. Full Story

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    07/13/2015 10:36 AM EDT - Rebuttal to Ed Letourneau As a proud alumnus of MAUHS I was shocked and disgusted by some of the categorically erroneous claims that MAU Board Member Edward Letourneau made in a June 22 letter to the editor concerning the hiring of Glenda Cresto as the new Principal of MAUHS. In this letter, Mr. Letourneau claims that MAU board members are "aware of students who have graduated with honors, who Full Story

    Letter: Questions for Mr. Culkeen
    07/09/2015 09:20 PM EDT - Questions for Mr. Culkeen At the May 20, 2015, Board Meeting, I presented the board with the following questions on behalf of myself and 95 other school employees at MAUHS. I was guaranteed by the chair that I would receive answers to our questions. 1. Did Mr. Culkeen ever meet with the full search committee to hear the committee members' input and feedback about the candidates? Full Story

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    Report: Ai Weiwei says China promised he can return

    BERLIN (AP) — Artist Ai Weiwei says Chinese authorities returned his passport with "almost no" strings attached and promised him that he can return to China. Full Story
    One Direction's Louis Tomlinson forced to admit impending fatherhood

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