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In the aftermath of last week’s deeply unsettling attack on our American democracy, the Jewish communities of Vermont stand together with people of good conscience to vehemently oppose mob rule, violence, and racist and antisemitic hatred.

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I want to thank the residents of the three towns of Charlotte, Shelburne and Hinesburg that our Rotary Club serves for the generous support during a challenging year for all of us.

I’ve just finished looking at the new edition and reading “Shelburne Farms in Numbers.”

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Hello, My Name Is Cleo. I am a student at Shelburne Community School in 7th Grade.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has held over 500,000 immigrants this year. Over 700 children have been separated from their families due to border camps.

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We have a problem. We like to think of ourselves as a welcoming community that believes in equality for all but yet women are forced to pay 100s of dollars a year over something out of their control.

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I am Gwenyth Irwin, a student at Shelburne Community School. I am writing this letter because it is important to me that everyone gets the same human rights no matter what color their skin is.

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My name is Lilly Palmer, and I’m a seventh-grader at Shelburne Community School and I would like to talk to you about a cause that I feel strongly about and that others should be aware of.

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My Name is Maggie Smith, and I go to Shelburne Community School in Shelburne Vermont. I am writing to you because I think there should be more homeless shelters in Vermont.

I’ve been meaning to write for some time. I very much enjoy the Shelburne News. This issue and many of them.

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As the current, and only (SRO) School Resource Officer at Champlain Valley Union High School, I am writing to share my thoughts and offer up another perspective from the article in the Shelburne News “Teachers speak out against police in Champlain Valley Schools” of Nov. 25.

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I am astounded and disgusted that you chose to publish Dr. Louis Meyers’ “Counter Point” piece. Off Point would have been a more fitting name.

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I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted and supported me for the Senate position representing Chittenden County.

Thank you for electing me as one of your State Senators. If I did not earn your support in this election, I hope to do so in the years to come.

Friends of Veterans would like to thank all our donors, sponsors and players who made our annual golf fundraiser at the Baker Hill Golf Club a tremendous success.

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