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Opinion: Students need help in logic

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By David Pratt



Kudos to Vergennes Union High School teacher Michael Thomas for winning a Rowland Fellowship. Hopefully, monies like these will be used to improve logical reasoning skills at local schools, as many of the students I have met as a teacher at the University of Vermont need lots of help.

David Pratt

Vergennes

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Opinion: Medicine not a 'calling' at Porter

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



I wish that Millard Cox’s March 17 letter to the editor on the failing health care system at Porter Hospital could be published again. Actually, the article should be printed over and over again, until the administration has been chagrined enough to reverse their dangerous actions.

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Opinion: Early musical education important for young children

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Sadie Brightman



As the director of Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), mom of two young girls, and a piano teacher, I am passionate about the importance of early musical education for young children from birth through elementary school. Early musical learning has the power to propel us into a lifetime of music making and arts appreciation, enriching our lives and making us engaged citizens.

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Opinion: Anonymous good Samaritans helped elderly driver

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Lynn Coeby



I want to say thank you to several people who I don’t even know, men who have chosen to remain anonymous, men who went above and beyond to be kind to others.

Thursday morning, March 24, my 84-year-old mom experienced an adverse drug reaction while driving through Middlebury. When she stopped at a red light, two men got out of their car(s) and told Mom she was driving erratically, and that she needs to park her car. They proceeded to phone 911, Mom was taken to Porter Hospital, and she recovered.

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Opinion: Hearings on Public Service Department fell well short

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Bobbie Carnwath



Last week I attended a Senate hearing that was called to allow the commissioner of the Department of Public Service to respond to criticisms of his self-edited evaluation of the effectiveness of the agency he oversees. I expected to hear some pointed questioning aimed at improving the DPS’s role as watchdog for utility ratepayers.

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Community Forum: Lax federal laws led to pollution

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Deb Markowitz



This week’s writer is Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz.

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Community Forum: Hospital budget tweaks are typical

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By James Reardon



This week’s writer is James Reardon, who recently retired as commissioner of finance and management under Govs. Jim Douglas and Peter Shumlin.

As a former state budget writer, I read with interest the recent VTDigger story regarding hospital budgets (“Nine hospitals exceeded revenue targets in 2015,” Feb. 23, 2016) and was heartened to see the budget process working as it should.

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Clippings: Declining building delivered stories

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By John Flowers



It was around 25 years ago that I first became acquainted with the Middlebury municipal building at 94 Main St.

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Eric Davis: Donald Trump is no Delmer Berg

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Last Thursday, The New York Times posted an op-ed column by Arizona Sen. John McCain titled “Salute to a Communist.” In the column, McCain paid homage to a 100-year-old man from California named Delmer Berg, who died a few weeks ago.

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Opinion: New park could include garage

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By Ralph Noyes



Creating a park on the grounds of the old municipal building is a wonderful idea. Such an open area will provide an attractive entrance to the Middlebury College campus. It will also serve as a readily accessible meeting ground for the college and town communities. It will present a beautiful vista; a broad expanse leading up to Twilight Hall.

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