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Community Forum: School Choice - Everyone has it!

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Dave Sharpe



Let’s be clear! Every student and their parents have a choice as to what school their child attends. The real question is who is going to pay for that choice.

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Opinion: Shedding light on downtown vigil

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Frances L. Stone



I went to a vigil in downtown Middlebury on Thursday, July 21, for Black Lives Matter.

Of course what came up was: All Lives Matter. This is true and I feel deeply that all lives matter. But, it seems obvious that all lives don’t always matter in our country, for if they did I would not have had to go to the vigil: Black Lives Matter.

So I went to the vigil; a vigil to remind us that Black Lives Matter also.

Frances L. Stone

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Opinion: Convention was the latest step on the road to revolution

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Diane Lanpher



This week’s writer is Diane Lanpher, a Democratic state representative from Vergennes and a Vermont delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Train ride home from Philly.

Two nights of less than three hours sleep each night, one might think a train nap was in order. But not yet. Train is full of returning delegates who also are sleep deprived. Conversations continue and positions are laid out with the passions of a floor debate. We just can not stop ourselves.

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Opinion: Scheu touted for Addison-1 seat

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Marnie Wood



I encourage all registered voters to exercise your right of choice by voting in the upcoming Primary Election. My vote for state representative from Middlebury will go to Robin Scheu.

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Opinion: Bridges traffic could be limited

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By George Jaeger



The Addison Independent’s lead story on July 28, “Another delay for rail bridges project,” quoted selectman Nick Artim to the effect that another delay would not merely be inconvenient but “raise more concerns about the stability of the two downtown bridges that are deteriorating at a rapid rate.” The article goes on to say that “town officials have been concerned about catastrophic failure of the bridges, or an inspection that could force their closure.”

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Opinion: DCF official's killing recalled

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Andrea Grimm



Aug. 7, 2015, is a day that will live forever in the hearts and minds of all who work for the Department for Children and Families. That is the day Barre social worker Lara Sobel was killed at work, and it is a day we will never forget.

Since that time, the Middlebury Family Services office has faced its own challenges. We’ve been on the receiving end of numerous threats against our workers while they work to ensure children and youth in Addison County are safe and their families are supported.

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Opinion: Scheu sees both the big picture and the small details

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Mel and Pat Chase



Robin Scheu is our choice for state representative from Middlebury. Her broad experience in community, education, environment and the economy along with the ability to work with folks from all areas of our state make her a valuable asset.

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Opinion: Vote Ram for lieutenant gov; she will listen to all sides

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Matt Birong



I’m writing you today in support of Kesha Ram for lieutenant governor. We live in complicated times. Our leaders must be true to their ideals and have the courage to stand behind them, but we also need leaders with the courage to compromise. We need leaders who understand that the best way to lead is to escape the trap of Democrat vs. Republican, Capitalism vs. Socialism, Liberal vs. Conservative.

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Opinion: Scheu has experience to be Middlebury's state rep

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Dale



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Opinion: Republicans should repudiate Trump on election day

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Donald J. Trump is the Frankenstein Monster that the Republican Party has created. How? He and all those who extol his virtues are the product of years and years of misinformation, bigotry, misogyny, racism and outright lies that they and the hate mongering on Fox News and other right-wing talking heads have been spewing out over the airwaves for 20 years. Is it any wonder someone like him would come along and tap into all those simple minds! The only thing that brings me joy about the “Repugnantan” party is to see it self-destruct.

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