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October 6th, 2016

Nuovo on Spinoza: Freedom and determination

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



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

The last essay left us at the threshold of Spinoza’s morality and politics, but before we cross it, there are other matters to consider, background to be filled in, loose ends to be tidied up, and knots untied one of which demand our urgent attention. His system seems to be founded on an inconsistency. Freedom and determinism, which on the face of it are incompatible, are joined together in it.

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Opinion: U.S. should scale back production of weapons

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Patricia Heather Lea



O.K. Here is a short inventory — my t-shirt was made in El Salvador, my turtleneck — Cambodia, my pants — Vietnam, my shoes — Germany, my boots — China, my flannel shirt — Bangladesh, my bombs —

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Opinion: Bruhl would bring optimism

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Erin Ruble



Taborri Bruhl is running for Vermont House for the district of New Haven, Bridport and Weybridge. I’ve had the chance to hear him speak on a couple of occasions now, and I’ve been impressed with his background, his thoughtfulness, and most of all, his optimism that we can actually do something about the problems that surround us.

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Opinion: Ayer helped businessman cut through red tape

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Carl Roesch



Sen. Claire Ayer has been an invaluable help to me as an owner of a restaurant in Middlebury. Due to my status as a permanent legal resident, I was unable to apply for a liquor license in the state of Vermont because of a bill that had been in place since prohibition, which only allows U.S. citizens to hold liquor licenses.

Sen. Ayer had caught wind of my plight and immediately began working on having the bill changed to allow permanent residents like myself the opportunity to apply for liquor licenses in order to grow their businesses.

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Mt. Independence hike & talk on Sunday

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Enjoy the autumn foliage and history too on Sunday, Oct. 9 during the Hike into History at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell from 1-3 p.m. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is your guide for a special hike into history program.

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Opinion: ANeSU governance plan would reduce local control

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Alice Leeds



I will vote no on the ANESU ACT 46 Proposal on Nov. 8. Here’s why: Tax savings will be minimal and short-term, and they will be offset by an increase in our statewide education tax. Direct community input will be reduced when a single 13-member board is responsible for all six ANESU schools. It will be far more difficult for this large single board to closely consider the needs of each individual school.

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Mickey Heinecken chosen for alma mater's hall of fame

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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NEWARK, Del. — The University of Delaware announced last week that former longtime Middlebury College football coach Mickey Heinecken will be among one of 10 school alumni honored this year as the newest members of its Athletics Hall of Fame.

Among other UD alumni to be inducted along with Heinecken during the university’s homecoming weekend on Oct. 28 will be Super Bowl winning quarterback Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, who played for the Blue Hens in 2006 and 2007.

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Opinion: Excise tax plan must be defeated

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Ivan St. Georgeq



Do you want to pay an extra 88 cents per gallon of gas? The proposal on the table is an excise tax that will add an additional 88 cents per gallon of gas and an additional 1.02 per gallon of home heating oil, diesel and similar increases on propane and natural gas when fully implemented.

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