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Opinion: Over-use of antibiotics proving to be health problem

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Lexi DeMarco



Can you imagine a society where antibiotics no longer work as the quick fix to a common infection? One of the biggest issues in the health care sector today, besides rising medical costs, is the epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Opinion: Early education proven to be key

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Patti Smith



I’m writing in support of Let’s Grow Kids, the public education campaign focused on the importance of children’s earliest years. Vermont is a special and pioneering state that holds unique opportunities for families. Its beauty and wonderful people led me to raise my six children and help raise a niece and three nephews here.

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Opinion: Middlebury voters need some additional choices

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Anna Rose Benson



People have lots of ideas about why to reject the current proposal for the town gym and offices when they vote this Tuesday. Many have ideas about what Middlebury could do instead.

Here is mine.

I’m the gardener at the Ilsley Library. The back garden there, though very small, has become a place that welcomes not only people but honeybees, bumblebees, praying mantises, grasshoppers, rabbits, lots of different birds and butterflies, a neighbor cat, and a toad.

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Opinion: Town office proposal benefits town and college

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Tim Williams



A mailing from the Citizens for Middlebury’s Future asks for our thoughts. Here are mine.

You are asking Middlebury residents to give up one of the best financial opportunities the town has had in a long time, if not ever.

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Opinion: Middlebury cannot afford to throw away $5.5 million

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Donna Donahue



The new location for town offices, in accordance with the town plan, keeps the offices downtown; the office building design is efficient and welcoming. The new location for the municipal gymnasium nestled among athletic fields is incredibly convenient for students at Mary Hogan, the middle school and the high school. The plan which was passed is a good one for the town of Middlebury now and well into the future, and most importantly, it is one we can afford.

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Opinion: Simonds thankful for 33 years as Whiting town clerk

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Grace Simonds



I wish to thank all those who attended my retirement party on April 19. After 33 years as town clerk and treasurer for Whiting, it was nice to visit and reflect with so many of you at the party.

I also wish to thank all those who brought food and donated money for the Whiting Food Shelf. It was a great boost for the food shelf.

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Opinion: Hospitals are bearing extra burden

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Jessica Racusin



Thank you for your recent article on Porter Hospital’s difficulties with “boarding” patients with psychiatric emergencies in the Emergency Department. It is time that some light was shed on this situation.

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Jessie Raymond: If you want to get noticed, go green

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last Saturday was Green Up Day. Like hundreds of other people in Addison County, I set off down the road clutching a lime-green plastic garbage bag — the international symbol for “Look at me, I’m a Good Person.”

As I trudged along picking up O.P.T. (Other People’s Trash), drivers honked and gave me the thumbs up, and passing bikers and joggers yelled out thank yous. I may as well have been wearing a cape.

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Clippings: Finding culture, north of the border

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



We like to give Canada a hard time. The excessive politeness. The accent. The fact that if all the moose in the country formed a city, it would be the fourth most populous in all of Canada. Things like that.

I’ve been to Canada a half-dozen times, and recently spent four days in Toronto — my girlfriend was going to an international studies conference, and I tagged along for fun.

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Community Forum: VUHS needs community support

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Ed Webbley



Editor's note: This week's writer is Vergennes Union High School Principal Ed Webbley

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