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Opinion: College J-term truly enriching

Posted on January 15, 2014 |
By David W. Pratt



I was pleased to read your recent front-page article on Winter Term (J-term) at Middlebury College.

This term made its debut in 1969 under the leadership of Dr. James I. Armstrong, college president at the time, who is quoted in a recent issue of the Middlebury Campus as having stated that “both students and faculty would benefit from the flexibility and freedom offered by the month-long reprieve between fall and spring semesters.”

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Opinion: 'Bullying' led to Nuovo resignation

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Kevin Parizo



As a lifelong resident, taxpayer, and former selectboard member, I wish to thank Dr. Victor Nuovo for his dedicated and loyal service as a member of the selectboard of the town of Middlebury. It was evident that Dr. Nuovo strived to serve and treat all constituents with respect, kindness and professionalism. However, it is very tragic that he felt compelled to resign due to the vicious witch-hunt that has permeated the town/college proposal since it was first announced.

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Opinion: Better use for Creek Road site than a gym

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Craig Bingham



The UD-3 School Board has a duty to its taxpayers and students (from Middlebury, Salisbury, Bridport, Weybridge, Cornwall, Shoreham and Ripton) to see that their property is used in a way that best serves their needs. Allowing the town of Middlebury to build a rec facility on the Creek Road site clearly is not the best use of that property.

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Opinion: Public Service Board gas decision served businesses, not public

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Eugenie Doyle



Monkton residents got the coal-in-stocking treatment from the Public Service board on the day before Christmas Eve when the PSB released a ruling favorable to Vermont Gas/Gas Métro and unfavorable to concerned Monkton residents and landowners.

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Opinion: Time to move past distractions and focus on project

Posted on January 13, 2014 |
By Dawn Saunders



Having these past few months observed an unfortunate level of heightened discourse over the issues surrounding the Middlebury Town Hall and the corresponding concern over “conflict of interest,” I chose to attend the Jan. 2 meeting of the selectboard, in which a complaint of conflict of interest in three recent votes was being considered.

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Opinion: Middlebury residents support town office proposal

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Tom Hollander et al.



From the residents of Middlebury:

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Eric Davis: The case for competitive primaries

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



Late last year, Rep. Paul Ralston, one of Middlebury’s two representatives in the Vermont House, announced that he would not be a candidate for re-election in 2014.

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Clippings by Trent Campbell: Middlebury, on a summer afternoon

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Trent Campbell



Late last summer my wife, Nikki, and I headed down to Middlebury Market for our last creemees of the season. She got a kiddie twist. I got a classic vanilla, small. No sprinkles. We wandered up to Twilight Hall and sat in the grass overlooking the town gymnasium. It was an exceptional afternoon. The sun was shining low in a deep blue sky and a sharp breeze reminded us, sitting as we were in the cool shadow of humble Twilight, one of the most beautiful buildings in town, that fall was near.

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Opinion: Stone wrong to chastise clergy on pipeline decision

Posted on January 9, 2014 |
By Alice Eckles



Paul Stone had a lot of nerve to accuse seven of our local clergy of not taking the time to understand what they are preaching about. Their letter to the editor was a collaborative sermon on a matter they have studied.

Stone’s statement that “emotional anecdotes are not particularly helpful” was insulting and untrue. How people feel about things does matter and the development of our emotions is the path to intelligent actions.

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