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Michael A. Relyea

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ESSEX JCT. – Michael Abram Relyea, 68, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Burlington with his family by his side. Michael fought a brave fight with cancer but simply wanted to be remembered as a husband, Dad and Papa rather than another cancer death. Michael was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on Nov. 3, 1948…

Media bias doesn’t belong in local reporting

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I take exception to your decision to highlight only lurid aspects of the recent recreation department debates (2016 Year in Review, Dec. 29). By the way, an STD, in addition to being shorthand for “special taxing district” is a venereal disease, not a contraceptive option, as your article stated. The tone of this part of the “biggest headlines” section sounded like sour grapes to me.…

Support Levy this March

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With two recent elections behind us in November and December, the last thing on anyone’s mind right now is another one in March, but the calendar doesn’t rest. Town Meeting and the town selectboard election are important for everyone who cares about the future of the community, and that includes village residents. There will be…

Uncertainty won’t sidetrack health care progress

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Many Vermonters – including health care providers – feel uncertain and concerned about the future of health care in light of the significant political changes the national elections triggered. We want our patients to know that regardless of these developments, the University of Vermont Health Network is committed to improving quality and controlling costs by…