• Products taint Vermont image
    February 20,2009
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    One thing that Vermont cititzens can take pride in is the sense of tight community present from county to county. We look after one another and in times of need and band together when the tough gets going, but after reading that a home-based Vermont business was getting into the sexual aids sales, it was shocking and sickening.

    Growing up in a culture that is based on images of sexual intensity and awareness is disheartening enough to know that when we turn on the television within a span of an hour, viewers will be bombarded by the selling of sex appeal for useless items. Targeting teenagers and young adults is bad enough, but to read that a once respected and hard-working Vermont-based business is now seeking the money of the older generation is insulting.

    Leave the sexual aid concerns and questions to licensed doctors, not products that are being sold in our back yard. I implore Vermont Country Store owner Mr. Lyman Orton to reconsider this not just for the sake of future sales but for the homegrown business image his decision is now tarnishing.

    JACKIE STEPONAITIS

    Vergennes
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