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Letter to the editor: Those who opposed Trump must be patient, diligent

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Roy Vestrich



I may live in the fairly progressive state of Vermont, but I have traveled afair amount the last few years both in the U.S. and abroad. I have sat and talked with numerous Trump supporters and Brexit supporters from the UK on airplanes and in coffee shops.

I have had casual conversations in publicspaces from New England to New Mexico, in parking lots and boatyards along the Eastern seaboard, in urban centers, along small town streets, and in the halls of universities with people who viewed the world through very different filters than my own.

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Letter to the editor: Election proves a shock to local woman abroad

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Abby Benton



Editor’s note: The writer is a Vergennes resident living abroad in Malaysia.

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First 'adult' Thanksgiving taught valuable lessons

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Laurie Cox



The first Thanksgiving. Not the one with the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony. Not even those tiny spoonfuls of mashed potatoes, popped into my mouth in my infancy. No, the first Thanksgiving for me took place my first year out of college. That was the first time I was the one sliding the turkey into the oven, making the gravy and all the other “trimmings.” That was my first adult Thanksgiving.

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Letter to the editor: Election highlights the need to preserve freedoms

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Gloria Estela González Zenteno



“What are we doing here?” These are the despairing words my wife and I have said every so often since midnight on election night.

You see, Ariane is Dutch and I am Mexican-American.

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Nuovo on Spinoza: Eternal bliss

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 13th in a series of essays about the Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza (1632-1677) and his thoughts concerning nature, God and politics.

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Poem to the editor: The day after election day

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Lawrence A. Jones



It is a somber, sober day:

The clouds hang low on mountainside;

The leaves have danced their last ballet;

Last night I finally lost my pride.

 

Not pride, like hubris, in myself,

But pride in country’s wisdom shared.

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Letter to the editor: MUHS football team showed character this season

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Jennifer Nuceder



Congratulations, and thank you to the 2016 Middlebury Union High School Varsity Football Team. The season I watched had many triumphs and challenges, building up in the quarter final game against Essex, and culminating in the semi-final game at Hartford. The growth and resilience this team demonstrated throughout this season was impressive, especially during the final game. The word that comes to mind is character, and it is especially important to me because it is a trait our family has recently focusing on teaching our son Luke.

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Letter to the editor: Safety pin can send a message

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Barbara Clearbridge



The idea of wearing a safety pin as a political message was first used in the United Kingdom after the recent vote there to leave the European Union. The vote was followed by an increase in hate crimes. People started wearing a safety pin to show they were “a safe place” — that people need not fear them.

After our presidential election, many people in the U.S. now fear for their safety. So people here are spreading the idea of wearing a safety pin to show solidarity with those who feel threatened.

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Letter to the editor: DNC earns blame for Trump win

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Anders Holm



Tuesday’s election was a massive bucket of ice water on our nation and the planet. There has been much blame and questioning however the answer to the astonishing turn of events is obvious. It was not hicks, gun nuts, or goosestepping Nazis who got Trump elected. It was the DNC and their completely out of touch railroading through of a crooked, crony-loving and corrupt Washington insider over an incredibly charismatic breath of fresh air by the name of Bernie Sanders.

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Letter to the editor: Scheu grateful to local voters

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Robin Scheu



Many thanks to all the Middlebury citizens who elected me to represent you in Montpelier. I appreciate your trust in me; it is an honor and a privilege to have your support. I look forward to representing everyone in Middlebury and working hard for you in the State Legislature. Thanks again for your support!  

Robin Scheu

Middlebury

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