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Community Forum: Ilsley officials seek feedback

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Catherine Nichols and John Freidin



This week’s writers are Catherine Nichols, president of the Ilsley Board of Trustees, and John Freidin, Ilsley Trustee and chair of Middlebury Library Building Committee.

On behalf of the Ilsley Board of Trustees and the nine Middlebury residents who served on the Middlebury Library Building Committee, we invite you to a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Ilsley Community Room to hear from our architects and discuss the needs and goals of our community for its beloved public library.

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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis: When a big birthday arrives

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



All the usual clichés apply. You live your life, try to be a good person and have some fun along the way — and then one day you wake up and you’re 65 years old. How in the world did that happen?

Medicare turns out to be more complicated than they make it sound. Anybody turning 65 is grateful for it. But it’s not socialized medicine. It’s subsidized healthcare — and more expensive than many of us thought.

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Victor Nuovo: Does the Mind always think?

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



This is not an essay about politics, but about the mind. But if, as Spinoza and Locke have claimed, the love of truth and a resolute pursuit of it is essential to a healthy and durable civil society, then it is important that we become more familiar with our minds.

Locke’s book, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, is a wonderful resource for this. He asks all the right questions, even though he does not always give the right answers. The pleasure of reading Locke’s book derives from learning what it is to be a rational being.

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Ways of Seeing, Laurie Cox: Warm reception in cold countries

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Laurie Cox



About one hundred years ago, all four of my grandparents immigrated to this country, two as children, two as young adults. They arrived not speaking the language, wearing the garb of their native lands, with little money or resources. Their transitions could not have been easy, but they did have the benefit of others who had come earlier.

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Addiction Help: What treatment options are there for addiction?

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community this summer. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers).

This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at CSAC.

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Letters to the Editor: Porter nurses emphasize staffing in contract talks

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Millard M. Cox



An important process is occurring at Porter Medical Center, one of personal interest to Addison County residents. The Porter Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals are engaged in contract negotiations with the hospital administration, and this concerns all of us because what is good for the nurses is good for us. When we seek healing in the Porter complex, we depend on the nurses for our care and well-being. The nurses there are our neighbors and friends, even our relatives. It is important to all of us that the nurses are respected and well treated.

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Letters to the Editor: Trump can't legally start a war

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Harry Yeo Chaucer



Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution gives Congress the sole power to declare war.

Given Mr. Trump’s apparently spontaneous threat to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against North Korea, it is imperative that Congress reassert its Constitutional responsibility.  Congress must stand united in its declaration that it has the sole power to declare war.

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Letters to the Editor: We must avoid nuclear warfare

Posted on August 14, 2017 |
By Bunny Daubner



It has been 72 years since America dropped the atomic bombs on Japan — August 7, 1945, and August 9, 1945.

No more Hiroshimas! No more Nagasakis! It is past time to end the threat and horror of nuclear war!

One estimation of casualties is about 200,000 human beings, with continuing torturous deaths from radiation for years; with extensive destruction of the whole natural environment, and hospitals, police and fire departments and government agencies.

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Letters to the Editor: Coverage of lake gets high marks

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Bill McKibben



Many thanks for the truly comprehensive coverage of the ongoing cleanup efforts on Lake Champlain. While it is a shame to see the chaotic Trump administration threatening longstanding work, it is useful for all of us to know the details.

I note that in the same issue Victor Nuovo explains that the philosopher Spinoza insisted that “the peace and piety of a society depends entirely” on the “freedom to publish one’s thoughts and discoveries.” It seems to me the Addison Independent is pulling its weight and more in this regard.

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Letters to the Editor: Sports column a joy to read

Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Stephen L. Harris



Karl Lindholm's article on the great black baseball player, Spottswood Poles, captures a time when African Americans had to fight on two fronts — one at home against racial discrimination and the other on the bloody battlefields of the Western Front in World War I, ironically, to keep the world safe for democracy. Karl's scholarship on black baseball players is a treasure. Thanks, Karl.

Stephen L. Harris

Anthem, Ariz.

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