Heather Legacy

Life lesson

A chance encounter on Canal Street resonates deeply

While I was out walking one recent morning, an elderly woman struck up a conversation with me.

She began by telling me a bit about herself, that she resides at a nearby nursing home. She said she is the youngest and most physically fit resident there, so they “spring” her daily for a walk alone.

Last year, she said, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

I couldn't even finish my sentence of “I am so sorry to hear that” before she told me that she wasn't.

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Writer demonstrated honesty, openmindedness, willingness — and courage

As a 30-year-old woman in recovery living in Brattleboro, I cannot help but feel compelled to respond to the Feb. 29 column concerning the controversy over Nicole Charlebois's previous Viewpoint. Step 11 states that “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain...

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Tapestry Program is successful and growing

The article that Nicole Charlebois wrote a few weeks back about her struggle with addiction [“Survival: A young woman recounts her difficult journey through drug addiction and recovery,” Voices, Feb. 8] was amazing and truly inspiring. Many people hear the words “drug addict” and they picture someone homeless on...

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