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Letter to the editor: Family thanks local firefighters

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Betty and Pieter Schiller



On May 16, our home in Weybridge sustained extensive damage from a fire. We write to express our most sincere thanks for the valiant efforts that members of the fire departments from Weybridge, Middlebury, Addison and New Haven made to deal with this unfortunate fire. We were travelling in Europe at the time of the fire but were kept informed by our two daughters, who travelled to Weybridge on the 17th, and by our good friend Ingrid Jackson who was at the house for much of the time on Wednesday.

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Letter to the editor: Rail platform must be covered

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By David Carlson



I think the train station/and or platform in Middlebury is an open discussion and all points of view should be considered.

For those who wish for a train station and actual Amtrak service in Middlebury, it may only be a wishful dream.

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Letter to the editor: Scott 'childish' in veto actions

Posted on May 31, 2018 |
By Terry Racich



This is Vermont — where we have remarkable people in our legislature, who have worked with thorough and respectful diligence to form a responsible budget.

Gov. Scott’s childish and irresponsible veto is an embarrassment to us all. I have been frustrated that our elected officials, who, have worked so hard to come to an agreement on tough issues, and Scott and his administration have refused to work with our legislators before a bill is presented and just lazily vetoed.

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Letter to the editor: Guns were made to kill people; do we really need them?

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Fred Barnes



I find myself unable to be quiet about this incredible debate on guns. It shouldn’t be a debate at all. We live in a country that has been violently destroying other countries and the people living in them. This seems to be a well-accepted fact by many leading intellectuals around the world. We are considered a violent nation — a warring nation. Statistics don’t lie. Perhaps we are so used to violence that we are able to accept all this killing of our children.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury parallel parking backed

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By John Pratt



I agree with Spence Putnam’s suggested parking on the Battell Bridge in downtown Middlebury. I will go one step further — when I was a kid in the ‘50s there was parallel parking all the way from the Library to the next corner which was, at the time, the First National grocery store and is now the art gallery. Believe me, the cars in the 50s were NOT smaller than now!

It would be a simple matter to create spaces that are perhaps another quarter longer so people are not bucking in and out and holding up traffic.

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Poetry: Good-Bye, Ben Franklin

Posted on May 28, 2018 |
By Gary Margolis



Oh store of Most

Everything. Gold

pins. An aquarium.

 

Plaid cloth.

The least of things

and more. Main

 

Street’s store

named for Invention’s

Curiosity.

 

What can we do

with a key and a kite

string? Invent

 

electricity. All

manner of pens.

One to sign

 

a constitution

with. Ours and theirs.

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Greg Dennis: Is it Boomers vs. Millenials?

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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Has my generation of Baby Boomers screwed all the ones that came after us?

Steven Brill thinks so. And he’s at least partly right.

Brill, an attorney, journalist and entrepreneur, had a role in glamorizing the big money created by Baby Boomers. He founded the American Lawyer, a magazine that documented the astounding rise to riches of the legal profession.

Now he’s repenting.

Since the late 1970s, lawyers have gotten fat off the financial, technology, healthcare and other booming sectors they so adroitly service.

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Jessie Raymond: Ant invaders pose pesky challenge

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Every time I walked into the kitchen last week, I began singing, “The ants go marching 10 by 10, hurrah, hurrah …”

I wasn’t singing for the fun of it. I was singing in reaction to the scene before me: We had an ant problem.

Ants are nothing new. In an old farmhouse like ours, they’re just one of the varieties of creepy-crawlies that take up residence in the warmer months. In a normal year, we’ll have a few days where tiny ants march in line across the countertop, looking for sweets or maybe just water.

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Opinion: Baser offers views on session

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Rep. Fred Baser



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I write just before we head into a special legislative session. Here are my thoughts on this year’s legislative session’s most noteworthy actions. They include: Paid Family Leave, Minimum Wage, Special Education Reform, a revision to Vermont’s income tax code, gun legislation, and a Clean Water debate.

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Victor Nuovo: Introducing John Stewart Mill

Posted on May 24, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 16th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

John Stuart Mill (1806–73) dominated the intellectual life of English speaking peoples during the 19th century. He and his mentor Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832) were founders of a school of social thought known as Utilitarianism, which provided a rationale for political and economic liberalism.

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