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Into the woods: The benefits of diversity

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On the radio this morning I heard a teacher say, “The jobs we are preparing our students for haven’t been created yet.” This statement struck me as a good analogy for thinking about the importance of diversity in forest management. We forest managers make decisions that alter forested ecosystems in the long term, attempting to…

Sanders: Expanding community health centers can help primary care crisis

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The Trump-Ryan-McConnell “health care” bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Washington is one of the worst pieces of legislation to ever pass the U.S. House of Representatives in the modern history of our country. This legislation would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, cut Medicaid by almost $800 billion, significantly raise out-of-pocket…

First Congo Church gives back locally, regionally and globally

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Helping people outside of our four walls has always been a guiding principal at First Church. Supporting outreach programs at the local, state, national and international levels has been at the heart of who we are since at least 1877, when the church ladies formed an auxiliary of the Women’s Board of Missions. They proposed…

Essex native named D-III All-American

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An Essex native and Rochester Institute of Technology senior was named a 2017 Division III All-American for her rowing achievements. Amy Guthrie, who sat stroke seat for the varsity eight and served as a co-captain,was selected to the 2017 Pocock/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Division III All-America First Team, making her the first RIT crew selection…

YWCA offers insightful camps

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Deb Jorschick never thought she’d stay at an overnight camp, let alone direct one of the most recognized camps in Vermont. But that’s how her career as the YWCA executive director began. Then a freshman in college, her friend convinced her to go to camp with the promise Jorschick could be in charge of land…