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Our commitment to Earth is at risk

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When the world’s first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, it focused on the alarming rate of deterioration of our environment and helped lead to landmark changes in policy such as creation of the EPA and the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species acts. Earth Day is now a worldwide event commemorated in almost…

Trump’s education budget: A paradise lost?

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“But all was false and hollow; though his tongue Dropp’d manna and could make the worse appear the better reason.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost, II.I.112 We had a vision of a more perfect nation where democracy and equality were more than aspirations. We believed we could make this piece of paradise real with the…

Business owner supports Nepalese economy

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Ongyel Sherpa, owner of U.S. Sherpa International, an importer and wholesale distributer of Nepalese handcrafted goods, sat behind his computer at his home office in Essex, surrounded by product catalogs, clothing samples, wool socks, scarfs and bags. Of Nepalese descent, Sherpa came to the U.S. in 1998 at age 18 through a sponsorship from Geoff…

Richard J. Boudah, Sr.

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Richard J. Boudah, Sr., 82, of Essex Center passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. He was surrounded by family as he peacefully left this world and his journey with Alzheimer’s disease. Dick and his twin brother, Bob, were born in Burlington to Ovila and Eva (Caron) Boudah on Dec. 7, 1934. He was a graduate…