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Candidates raise legit questions about jobs

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“Governing” is a non-partisan magazine based in Washington that focuses on state-level politics and policy. It recently ranked the economies of all 50 states, using a range of indicators measuring employment, state GDP, and the income of state residents. Vermont ranked 25th, in the middle of the pack both nationally and in New England —…

Four and no more

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I would like to take this opportunity to share with the village a very important subject the trustees will be voting on at their next meeting on September 13. The question is how tall we want the buildings in the village center and/or the entire village to be. Now that we have had a chance…

CCSU is protecting student dignity

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I am writing as both a clinical social worker and as a CCSU district parent of two to thank Superintendent Judy DeNova and her team for their leadership in working toward safety and dignity for transgendered students in our community. While this kind of progress in society raises many fears, they are the same fears…

Rec discussion should be civil

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I am a village trustee and a member of the Recreation Governance Study Committee. I am speaking as a resident of Essex and not as a member of either of these groups. Over the past 14 years, I’ve worked hand in hand with many residents in Essex whose only goal, through time and sweat equity,…