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Notes of appreciation: Thanks to all for ski race fundraiser success

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Su White



Quarry Hill School would like to acknowledge the sponsors who helped make our annual ski race, The Iguana Cup Challenge, a huge fundraising success this year! Thank you for your generous support to the following local businesses:

No. 1 Auto Parts, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth, Middlebury Ski Club, Bee’s Wrap, Multi Builders, Cabot-Agrimark, National Bank Of Middlebury, Co-operative Insurance, Northshore Kite Sail Surf and Green Peppers Restaurant.

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Letter to the Editor: Anonymous tree pruner welcome to pick some fruit

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Sarah Wakefield



The East Middlebury United Methodist Church was surprised and delighted to find that someone has pruned our old, leaning-to-the-east apple tree. This was an anonymous gift we wish to acknowledge. Thank you so much! Please help yourself to the fall crop of apples!

Sarah Wakefield

East Middlebury

on behalf of the Congregation and Pastor of the EMUMC

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Letter to the Editor: New administration failing on domestic, foreign fronts

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Lyn R. Bandy



As an elderly prior Benton, N.H., now Brandon, Vt,. resident, and a voter with many elections under my belt, I see these past political years with Donald Trump as shameful.

With his ADHD-generated massive anger, his compulsive lying and his total disregard for the poor, infirm, and the naïve, we are right now in danger of entering a war. This is particularly due to his use of juvenile tweeting rather than employing diplomacy (a new word for him).

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Letter to the Editor: Porter natal care exceptional and caring

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Angela Scavo



Our son was born on Valentine’s Day. Despite two blizzards, the care we received at Porter was beyond amazing and has touched our hearts forever.

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Letter to the Editor: Middlebury College must apologize for Murray invite

Posted on April 3, 2017 |
By Ben Gordesky



This letter is regarding the visit of Mr. Charles Murray to the Middlebury College campus a few weeks ago. First of all, I do want to say that Mr. Murray and Ms. Stanger are both human beings. No human being deserves to be shoved violently. 

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Community Forum: Robbie Maher, High school students deserve a free press

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Robbie Maher



This week’s writer is Robbie Maher, a junior at BFA-St. Albans and editor and marketing director of the BFA Mercury newspaper.

In the midst of the Trump administration, the rights of a free press are questioned daily in tweets and from the podium in the White House briefing room.

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Letter to the Editor: Nuovo praised for open mind

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Kathleen G. Johnson



As a community and a nation we need more voices today like that of Victor Nuovo, cited in the March 23 edition of the Independent.

“We are a deliberative body,” he said, referring to the Middlebury selectboard. “We also need to compromise.”

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Letter to the Editor: Energy nonprofit does good work

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Fran Putnam



I have noticed two recent items in your publication about the good work done by the Neighborworks Heatsquad in providing energy audits and helping residents weatherize their homes.

I would like to add that one of the nice features about Neighborworks is that they are a non-profit agency, so their advice is truly independent.

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Letter to the Editor: Ida Wells an inspiring heroine for International Women's Day

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



I invite each of you to reflect and express gratitude for a woman who has touched your life. Here is part of the story of a woman (Shall I say “herstory”?), who has changed how I view the power of writing, speaking, and acting on one’s leadings.

This African American woman’s name is Ida B. Wells. She lived from 1862 until 1931. She was born in Holly Springs, Miss. Ida was officially a slave for about the first six months of her life. The Emancipation Proclamation changed her status.

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Jessie Raymond: A truly rare experience at a movie

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last weekend, I went to the movies.

This may not sound like a big deal, but I haven’t seen a movie in a theater since summer 2011, when I watched “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” in 3-D.

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