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January 21st, 2016

Opinion: Shumlin wrong to back pipeline

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Mary Martin



Editor’s note: The writer asked us to print her response to a letter she received from Gov. Shumlin stating his support for the natural gas pipeline that will extend into Addison County.

Gov. Shumlin,

Your response to my letter is insulting. “With regards to the expansion of natural gas service to Addison County, the Public Service Board has extensively reviewed the environmental and economic aspects of the project and determined that it should go forward.” Malarkey!

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Opinion: It's time to make marijuana legal

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Weisman



As a medical resident some 30 years ago, I chose to do my required “grand rounds” talk on cannabis research. All the published references I could find focused on defining the toxicity or other dangers of cannabis and THC, its active compound. Most were animal studies, and there were significant adverse effects seen in some laboratory rats. They were being given doses roughly equivalent to a human smoking hundreds of “joints” at a time.

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Middlebury's Ilsley library explores expansion

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Ilsley Public Library trustees will soon hire an architect to size up space needs for the historic downtown Middlebury building en route to framing a capital improvement project that would be financed entirely with private donations.

“We still don’t have a concrete timeline,” Ilsley Public Library board President Maria Graham said of a possible expansion project. “We are trying to be methodical and careful.”

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Opinion: History will prove governor wrong on pipeline project

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Ron Slabaugh



Dear Gov. Shumlin,

I’ve read your statements of how the Addison gas pipeline is such a good idea. I know history will prove you badly wrong but by then the damage will be done.

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Karl Lindholm: Professor Basketball and his friends

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Karl Lindholm



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On Feb. 1, he will be back where he belongs … behind the slim lectern in the converted classroom in Kenyon Lounge at the hockey arena at Middlebury College.

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Scholar to explore Shakespeare's influence on the USA

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Columbia University professor James Shapiro will explore the history of Shakespeare in America in a talk at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Shakespeare in America,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

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Opinion: Poetic shout-out to Donald Trump

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By John Vincent



Ode to Angry White Men

Trump

Hate

With

Love

John Vincent

New Haven

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Editorial: A hotter world creates the climate for change

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



On Wednesday, scientists from NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released duel studies showing 2015 as the warmest year on earth since 1880, the first year records were kept. NOAA had previously reported that 2015 was the second-warmest year for the continental United States, after 2012.

“The whole system is warming up relentlessly,” said Gerald A. Meehl, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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