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Opinion: Driver left van to block view of Middlebury parade

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Diana Cotter



One of the events I enjoy most about living in Middlebury is the Memorial Day parade. It is such a wonderful expression of small town USA with the school bands and other music groups, the various service groups and the firetrucks from all the surrounding towns.

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Opinion: Efficiency is just as important as promoting renewables

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Bob Donnis



I read with interest the front page article titled “Energy Secretary talks climate change” in the May 19 edition.

The article focused on global warming and reducing carbon emissions through renewable energy — solar, biomass, methane digesters. (There was no mention of wind turbines, for some reason.)

I agree that reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere is very, very important.

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Opinion: Rutland Northeast should not hire Burlington candidate

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Bob Stetson



I don’t get it. You have a Burlington school leader who authors three budgets with built-in deficits, owes the IRS $500,000 in back employee withholding taxes and gets a golden parachute firing package of $225,000, and Rutland County makes her a finalist for a job in their system.

Is this for real? What the heck is going on?

Bob Stetson

Middlebury

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Opinion: Consider all the costs of a natural gas pipeline

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



“We don’t see that kind of money in Addison County. Or in Rutland County, … Even if you don’t believe it’s all true, it’s a big number.” So spoke Adam Lougee, the executive director of the Addison County Regional Planning Commission at their meeting on April 10, 2014. He thinks that phase II of the fracked natural gas pipeline will benefit our communities, economically.

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Opinion: Lawmakers acted on families' concerns about toxins

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Deborah Gaynor



Let us all thank Rep. Willem Jewett and Sen. Claire Ayer for their hard work and leadership resulting in the passage of the Toxic-Free Families Act (S.239) this session.

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Opinion: Some who oppose pipeline don't feel they're being heard

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Jane Palmer



I would like to reply to the letter in the May 19 Addison Independent by Jim Ortuno, the firefighter who felt disrespected at the public hearing for the pipeline in Shoreham.

I was there at the hearing and I didn’t witness any disrespect or harsh reactions. I did hear laughter (and yes, some dismissive snorts) when one speaker touted the stellar environmental record of International Paper.

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Opinion: Vermont's end of life law is an example to be proud of

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Marnie Wood



This week marks an important one-year anniversary of Vermont’s Act 39 — Patient Choice and Control at End of Life — becoming law. Citizens and legislators in our state worked for 10 years in an effort to ensure a right of choice for terminally ill patients.

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Clippings: Teach kids to cheer, build character

Posted on May 21, 2014 |
By Faith Gong



A couple of weeks ago, our phone rang right after dinner. On the other end was a voice belonging to a 7-year-old boy we know.

“I was wondering if you could come to my baseball game this Friday?” he asked.

He’d recently started practicing with our town’s Little League baseball team, the Middlebury Meteors. That Friday they’d be playing their first game, against the Cornwall Cougars.

When a 7-year-old asks you to attend his first baseball game, you go to the game.

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Jessie Raymond: Kale — if you know what's good for you

Posted on May 21, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



At the risk of getting too personal, I have to ask: Have you massaged your kale lately?

Normally, that’s a subject I’d bring up only with my closest friends, but I can’t resist. I just learned a few weeks ago that you could — and should — massage your kale, at least if you intend to serve it raw. And here I was, unaware that kale was prone to nervous tension.

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Opinion: Postal food drive restocked shelf

Posted on May 21, 2014 |
By Jeanne Montross



Saturday, May 10, Jill Charbonneau and her coworkers at the Middlebury Post Office conducted their annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Each year, this effort replenishes food shelves that are depleted after the winter months. The Addison County Food Shelf, run by HOPE on Boardman Street, has seen a dramatic spike in usage during the past year, and the same has occurred at all the other food shelves in our community.

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