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February 11th, 2016

Opinion: Porter RN layoffs seen as 'union busting' in disguise

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Catherine Braun



I write this letter to protest the recently announced registered nurse layoffs planned for Porter Medical Center.

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Opinion: Presidential candidates offering fear and vengeance

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Thomas Bechtel



Our son in Scotland shares with us the bemused view held by many Scots of American politics. Recently 500,000 U.K. citizens petitioned Parliament to debate banning the real estate developer from the U.K. There was debate but, wisely, no action. Imagine, a presidential candidate being banned from the shores of one of our strongest allies.

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Opinion: Pamphlet offered 'factual story' of unborn development

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Patricia A. Brooks



The “Life in Vermont” Jan. 21 newspaper insert tells theamazing and factual story of fetal development. A Feb. 4 letter to the editor indicated that the Vermont Right to Life Committee “used a harsh tactic in giving a fetus a voice to share its development in an effort to scare people considering an abortion.”

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Opinion: ACSU unification would better support its students

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Barbara Saunders



With the Addison Central Supervisory Union district unification vote on Town Meeting Day, we are beinggiven a rare opportunity to come together to acknowledge that regardless of which town we live in, we all benefit when our community has strong schools.

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Opinion: Merger of ACSU would cut taxes, build stronger schools

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Brenda Fleming



I’m writing to tell you why I’m voting in favor of the Addison Central Supervisory Union unification plan and to ask you to please join me in voting YES on March 1.

This law encourages school consolidation at the supervisory union level. For a district like ACSU, where all elementary schools feed into the middle/high school, early action capitalizes on the most favorable tax incentives, secures small schools grants and protects merged entities from declining enrollments.

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Google's search ends at local school; Addison boy wins national contest

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — Eleven-year-old Addison resident Louis Provencher spent plenty of time this past weekend playing his favorite video games, including “Clash of the Clans.”

It was a little more fun than usual because he could load the games on his brand-new computer tablet, which he got on Friday from Google. That’s right, representatives from the Internet behemoth on Friday morning surprised Provencher in a school-wide assembly at the Champlain Valley Christian School in Vergennes.

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Opinion: Now's a good time to allign ourselves

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Joanna Colwell



I am typing these words on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day. Also known as Imbolc, on the Pagan calendar, this day marks the midpoint between winter solstice and spring equinox. By the time you are reading these words, we’ll be that much further along toward spring! The light looks different outside. The sun is a little higher in the sky. Birds are singing, perhaps fooled by a freakishly warm first day of February.

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Middlebury Police Log: Van reported stolen recovered in Rutland

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY— On Thursday, Feb. 4, at a little past 3 p.m. a woman reported to Middlebury police that her vehicle — a maroon, Dodge 1500 wheelchair van — had been stolen while it was parked in the Hannaford grocery store parking lot.

The van was recovered in Rutland and returned to the owner after police searched it for evidence. The case is still under investigation.

In other recent activity, Middlebury police:

• On Feb. 1 assisted a woman suffering from dementia.

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