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I am an immigrant, a naturalized American citizen. I’m in my late 60s, have a reasonably secure retirement income and am not likely ever to be a burden on the public purse. more

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BRISTOL | Laurie Stavrand, community coordinator of the USCRI/Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, discussed what her organization does to help refugees transition to Vermont at the Lawrence Memorial Library, in Bristol, last week. more

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PLATTSBURGH | The number of refugees crossing into Canada at Roxham Road in Champlain is declining. more

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RUTLAND | Don Chioffi, a retired Vermont state legislator, educator and Vietnam veteran, has been named “Citizen Activist of the Year” by Washington, D.C.-based ACT! for America. more

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The number of illegal immigrants seeking asylum status across the Canadian border north of Plattsburgh will this month likely exceed 4,000... more

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PLATTSBURGH | It started with the chime of a singing bowl and ended with an extinguished flame. more

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President Trump turned out to be a bully without a bat as he faced Russia’s Putin. more

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PLATTSBURGH — County officials last week inked a deal with Lyft, giving the company permission to operate at the Plattsburgh International Airport. more

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RUTLAND — A former state legislator and city alderman president, Rutland Mayor David Allaire is a fiscally-minded Republican who seeks to jump start the Rutland County shire town of 16,500. more

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“We’re in the process of calling in all companies registered to operate in the city,” says Plattsburgh City Police Chief more

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KEESEVILLE — A rally in support of refugees and of immigrants fleeing to Canada is scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Underground Railroad Museum. more

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RUTLAND — At Town Voting Day last week in Rutland, residents made their voices heard and voted David Allaire into office, bumping Chris Louras from the seat after ten years. more

The Vermont Eagle

Last week I was surprised to receive a call from Tim Flanagin, the Communications Director for our congresswoman, Elise Stefanik. more

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RUTLAND — “I want to bring trust, respect and transparency back to the mayor’s office,” Rutland mayoral candidate David Allaire said during an interview for Watchdog’s series on the mayor’s race. more

The Vermont Eagle

Our Champlain Valley Friends of Refugees organization has since May 2016 shared friendships and programming with refugees in the Burlington, Vermont area. more

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NORTH FERRISBURGH — North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church held a Valentines Service and Game Night party Saturday Feb. 12, 2017. more

The Vermont Eagle

Champlain Valley Friends of Refugees is standing with those families who were exhaustively “vetted” for two or more years and who were slated to arrive in Rutland, Vt. before the president’s ban. more

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At the suggestion of a friend, I recently viewed a video on YouTube — “Three Stages of Jihad: Stealth, Defensive, Offensive” — produced by Answering Muslims: The Islamoblog of Acts 17 Apologetics. more

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To say I’m disturbed today is not enough. Time to express my thoughts of 70 years and of today: more

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Emma Lazarus’s words have echoed in our nation’s psyche for more than 100 years: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” more

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