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September 21st, 2017

Letters to the Editor: Proposed Ilsley Library project should be scaled back

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Sheila Khalladeh



Let me add my support to Janine McDonald’s letter about the proposed renovation of the Ilsley Library.

I accept that there is need for updating and remodeling parts of this old building, but the planned budget of almost $10 million seems to include some unnecessarily “great things” and it would surely be better to scale back both the changes and the cost? I agree with Ms. McDonald that bigger is not necessarily better. Of course, I admit I’m biased — I appreciate books, not technology.

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Letters to the Editor: Hunting rules reflect 'wanton waste'

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Leslie Blow



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Letters to the Editor: ANESU summer effort a real plus

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On a Thursday evening this past August, I attended the showcase of learning presented by teachers of the Expanded Learning Program. This program happened this summer at all the elementary schools in our district — Addison Northeast. Students had the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects. I will mention a few: robotics, Chinese, growing healthy food, poetry, . . .

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Community Forum, Mike Smith: Online/Use tax — To pay or not?

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Mike Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Mike Smith, a regular columnist for VTDigger and Vermont Business Magazine. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Governor Jim Douglas.

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Politically Thinking, Eric L. Davis: Gerrymandering favors GOP in 2018

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump’s low approval ratings and the Republican Congress’ lack of legislative accomplishments to date would appear to create a favorable situation for Democratic candidates to gain the 24 seats they need to take control of the House of Representatives in the November 2018 midterm elections.

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Victor Nuovo: Establishing the rule of law in America

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

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Ways of Seeing, Kate Gridley: Middlebury welcoming from day one

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Kate Gridley



They say “it takes a village.”

It started our first day in Middlebury, back in 1991.

Six inches of wet snow on the ground, November 1. I watch a couple of men unpack a small moving van, my four-month-old son on my back, my three-year-old son holds onto my right hand, asking questions. It’s a deep gray day in a new town where we know no one.

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September 19th

Leicester woman dies from crash injuries

Posted on September 19, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



SALISBURY — A Leicester woman has died from injuries she sustained in a single-car crash located at the intersection Creek Road and Dewey Road in Salisbury on Sept. 13.

Vermont State Police on Tuesday, Sept. 19, confirmed Danielle Austin, 39, had died after having sustained life threatening injuries in the crash.

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