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September 8th, 2016

Nuovo on Spinoza: In search of an idea

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.

The ancient Greeks and Romans recognized three divisions of human enquiry: logic, physics and ethics. When constructing his philosophical system, Spinoza followed this traditional scheme, and I shall do the same in explaining it.

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Gregory Dennis: Columnist works in an over-computerized world

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



I have five computers.

It took three of those computers just to write this column.

Something has gone terribly wrong.

It used to be that a columnist could pound out a thousand words on a manual Smith Corona typewriter and be done with it.

To be sure, there was plenty of cutting and pasting involved in that process. (And for those of you who don’t know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings, I do mean actual cutting and pasting of little scraps of paper with words on them.)

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Opinion: Vermont Gas should pay costs

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By F.R. Cramton



I would like to thank Mr. Dennis (Addison Independent, Aug. 25), and finally, Mr. Rechia, for calling out Vermont Gas (Metro) for trying to use that provision in the last Memorandum of Understanding to cover for their gross ineptitude in laying out their pipeline by putting their unforeseen extra costs on their present and future customers.

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Opinion: Fox spreads propaganda

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Clinton backers are more rational.

Karlene Callahan’s letter in the Addison Independent (Sept. 1) shows irrationality. She says her source of news, Fox, is different than other sources in it is correct and all others are wrong. One form of insanity is to think that everyone else is wrong.

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Sanders fires up Middlebury crowd

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — In a 20-minute appearance at a Labor Day rally on Middlebury’s town green, Bernie Sanders whipped up the roughly 300 supportive spectators with one of the U.S. senator’s classic orations.

The Vermont Independent exhorted the crowd to become involved in the political process in order to reverse national trends in income inequality and to advocate for action on climate change, national health care, campaign finance reform and free college tuition.

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Opinion: Calif. also has good sexual assault nurse examiner program

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Nancy Heatley



This is related to Gaen Murphree’s article on the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program and specialist at Middlebury College and Porter Hospital (Addison Independent, Aug. 25).

I heard the reporter on VPR this morning, commenting on whether or not this program was unique in the U.S., as it may be unique in Vermont.

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Stuff the Bus drive brings school supplies to county students

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — This year the staff at the United Way of Addison County hosted a back-to-school donation drive known as ‘Stuff the Bus!’ The donation drive was held by placing school buses and volunteers  for collecting supplies at three different locations around Addison County: Vergennes, Bristol and Middlebury.

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Applications available for Bristol-area arts funding

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — 5-Town Friends of the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its fall round of community grants.

The Community Grants program helps to fund experiences and events in the fine arts, performing arts, history and other cultural experiences to enrich the lives of people living in Monkton, New Haven, Bristol, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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