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Letter to the editor: Bristol-area rep enjoyed campaign, welcomes input

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Fred Baser



Dear Constituents,

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Opinion: Vermont should make voice heard

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Matt Dunne



This week’s writer is Matt Dunne, a fellow at the Vermont Law School Center for Legal Innovation a former Google executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury advocacy center serving its clients well

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Jennifer Ricard



 This is in response to Nancy Heatley’s Letter to the Editor on Sept. 8, 2016. One doesn’t need to look across the country to find a program like the Stuart House in Santa Monica, Calif. There is a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) right here in Middlebury that serves all of Addison County. The CAC is tasked with addressing sexual assault and serious child abuse through multidisciplinary investigation and intervention. The CAC has specially trained, trauma-informed investigators that interview children.

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Ways of Seeing: Speak love to power

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



The Quakers have a venerable saying, “Speak Truth to Power.” I deeply appreciate the sentiment behind it, which is that we need to step forward and say something to those in power when we recognize that things are wrong: slavery, wars, discrimination, disrespect.

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Eric Davis: President Trump will have range of Supreme Court options

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Soon after his inauguration on Jan. 20, President-elect Trump will send to the Senate the name of his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

The nominee will come from a list of 21 names that Trump announced during the campaign. With one exception (Sen. Mike Lee of Utah), all 21 are currently either federal judges or state supreme court judges in Midwestern, southern or Rocky Mountain states. All the names on Trump’s list have been vetted by the Heritage Foundation, the Federalist Society and other conservative advocacy groups.

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Greg Dennis: Trump and the climate change narative

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



Liberals everywhere are gnashing their teeth over what will happen under President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress.

Will Trump abolish Obamacare and deprive 22 million Americans of the healthcare coverage they just got? Will he cancel the Iran deal and move the world closer to nuclear war? Will he really try to deport 11 million immigrants, slash the Medicaid safety net, and penalize women who get an abortion?

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Letter to the editor: Havurah is grateful to its neighbors

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Michael and Judy Olinick



The members of Havurah are deeply grateful to our Middlebury and Addison County neighbors and to friends from farther away for their expressions of solidarity — in word, deed and supportive attendance of our recent Saturday morning service, Nov. 19 — following the discovery of hostile graffiti on our door.

Though we like to think of Vermont as a refuge from baseless hatred and intolerance, we must acknowledge that it sometimes lies just below the surface even here and needs little encouragement to emerge. 

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Letter to the editor: Electoral College should say 'No'

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Harry Chaucer



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Letter to the editor: Letter, headline were imprecise

Posted on December 1, 2016 |
By Dr. Karl E. Moyer



Thanks for sharing various persons’ reflections on the recent election, including a letter with the newspaper’s title “Nation’s founding documents show us way forward” (Addison Independent, Nov. 21).

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Letter to the editor: Thanks go to anonymous Vermonter who found purse

Posted on November 28, 2016 |
By Diana Cotter



To the Good Samaritan and all others who would have done the same, thank you for turning in my purse when I had left it in the shopping cart at Hannafords.

When I lost my purse in Los Angeles it was returned with all the money gone. Not so here in Vermont, and there was over $200 in cash. Since the person did not leave a name and I can not thank him/her in person, I have made a donation to Community Suppers.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays.

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