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Letter to the editor: Coyote hunting counterproductive

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Anna Rose Benson



Until this year, the annual mass killing of coyotes called the Coyote Derby was a long weekend of killing coyotes, making piles of their bodies and getting money for the biggest pile. Most of the bodies were dumped somewhere afterward.

The annual Coyote Derby was stopped by citizen protest and legislative action, so this year the entire month of February has been designated as Kill Coyotes Month.

One of the reasons people give for killing coyotes is that it helps the deer population.

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Letter to the editor: President issues a MEGA problem

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Alec Lyall



“I am not vulgar and deranged. It just looks like I am.” Commander in chief-Presidents commonly have their intelligence questioned and less frequently question their intelligence. Skipping the pettiness of mentioning names, the absurd has been normalized, providing cover for disgusting, shameful behavior that would expel an adolescent from grammar school.

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Letter to the editor: Porter patients having trouble getting appointments

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Winifred Thomas



I write in response to the piece about the new electronic patient health records system planned for Porter Medical Center (Addison Independent, Jan. 15). I think it’s great and so important that we keep up to date and make information available to those who need it. I like very much being able to look at the Portal and see my own records.

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Letter to the editor: Workers did great job in difficult weather

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Barbara Cheney and Bill and Jean Fifield and Paul and Maggie Nocca and Terry and Cindy AmRhein



We lost power for eight hours in last week’s sleet/ice storm (January 12) due to very high winds that brought down a very large tree, which took out our power. This happened at 2 a.m. Friday morning and lasted until around 10 a.m. Green Mountain Power linemen came out here to Way Lane in Bridport on Lake Champlain, and worked on the site in the dark, high winds, sleet and freezing rain for eight hours until it was repaired.

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Jessie Raymond: Cozy winter meal fails to satisfy

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



When I made soup on a recent frigid Sunday, I wasn’t just making dinner. I was turning the kitchen into a beckoning space of warmth and flavor, a treat for all the senses, to fend off the bitterly cold weather.

I take my food pretty seriously.

I started by setting a cast iron Dutch oven on the top of our wood cook stove. I could have used the Kenmore range, but I maintain that nothing combats winter like a hearty meal simmering over a wood fire, even if people do call me Ma Ingalls behind my back.

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Ways of Seeing: It's civilization's price of admission

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Laurie Cox



Sitting in a laundromat in Denmark is remarkably like being in one in Middlebury. After a week of travelling, it was our day for relaxing and getting clean clothes. I looked up from my book and watched the tumbling laundry in the front-load machine begin to slow. Something was pasted on the inside of the window. Approaching the now stilled machine, I realized it was money. Stuck to the window were a couple of paper bills of Canadian currency.

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Letter to the editor: Carbon tax would benefit Vermont

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Ralph Shepard



For over 4 decades, I’ve been watching the debate over U.S. hydrocarbon fuel consumption, (i.e. petroleum). In 1973 we had fuel rationing and long lines because OPEC flexed its muscles. it happened again in 1979. At the time, I naively thought; once we’re not dependent on imported oil everything will be great! I’ll spare you all the boring details of what transpired in the last 40 years of energy production and consumption, and bring us up to the wake-up call of global warming.

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Letter to the editor: Recent change in tax law is a bad deal for most

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Bruce Acciavati



OK, now we’ve entered a new year after the Trumpublicans have rammed through the most egregiously unfair tax overhaul that gives corporations and the wealthy the overwhelming amount of tax reductions and loopholes, while leaving most of us the crumbs that will be rescinded in a few years anyway, and probably end up costing most of us by eliminating a lot of deductions. And, how do you think they intend to pay for this estimated $1.4 trillion hit to the budget to make up for it?

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Letter to the editor: Mayor clarifies his meeting remark

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Michael Daniels



It is unfortunate that my remark of “shooting from the hip” in an Addison Independent article last Thursday was misunderstood, creating concern in the city, and I take full responsibility.

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Cheers for keeping Carol's café open

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Gregory Dennis



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Sometimes you wanna go where

Everybody knows your name

And they’re always glad you came

 

You wanna be where you can see

Our troubles are all the same

You wanna be where

Everybody knows your name

 

The bar in the TV show “Cheers” was a fun-filled, made-up place. But now that we’re on the verge of losing a real place where they’re always glad you came — well, then it’s time to take things seriously.

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