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Opinion: Support H. 261 and 'fair chance hiring' to rebuild lives

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Matt Birong



I’ve been the chef/owner of 3 Squares Café in Vergennes for 9 years. At 3 Squares Café, we strive to have an inclusive work environment. When a position becomes available, we interview and hire employees based on their ability to meet the needs of the position. What we don’t do, is ask about prior criminal convictions on an application.

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Opinion: ACSU board unification plan gives all towns a say

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Spence Putnam



In a recent letter to this newspaper Peter Lynch proposed voting against consolidation of the nine Addison Central Supervisory Union school districts into a single one because of the way the new board will be structured. I would like to present a different perspective.

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Opinion: Impact of trucks on Vergennes tourism substantial

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Bill and Sue Walsh



My husband Bill and I, owners of the Emerson Guest House Bed and Breakfast, located on Main Street in Vergennes, could not be more supportive of the proposed northerly Vermont Route 22A/Vermont Route 17 truck bypass.

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Opinion: Governance merger brings many benefits to ACSU

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Nick Causton



Act 46 passed the Vermont Legislature in spring 2015 and became law. Now the decision for voters on Election Day is whether to approve or disapprove the proposed unification plan for the Addison Central Supervisory Union schools that complies with the law. Many factors need to be considered in making this decision and I outline just four here.

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Opinion: Seeley a wise choice for selectboard

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I write to ask for your vote for Heather Seeley for Middlebury selectboard. Heather is a woman of integrity who would work extremely hard for the citizens of Middlebury. She has spent the past two years since her first run for selectboard becoming meaningfully engaged in important town issues. She is a member of the town’s Public Works Committee, which oversees most of Middlebury’s infrastructure needs, and an active alternate to the Middlebury Development Review Board, the quasi-judicial body that reviews individual development proposals.

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Opinion: Tax complaints often misplaced

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Richard H. Bernstein



It seems that more often elections at the national, state and local level turn on taxes. While no one enjoys paying taxes, the constant tax complaining is misplaced, in my opinion.

Tax complaints are often used to criticize liberal economics. Liberal economics holds that the so-called “trickle down effect” is wrong. Allowing wealthy individuals to keep more of their income has not resulted in more American jobs and is rapidly dismantling the middle class.

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Opinion: Nuovo return to Middlebury selectboard supported

Posted on February 22, 2016 |
By Frank and Janet Winkler



We write in enthusiastic support of Victor Nuovo’s candidacy for the selectboard. We were delighted when Victor decided to run again for the seat that he previously held from 2005 through 2013.

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Clippings: Use your good sense in the kitchen

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By John McCright



Some say I’ll put just about anything in my mouth, but I do have my limits. Like most people — maybe all people — I hate it when I brew myself a nice mug of steaming tea on a cold winter day, spoon in an extra lump of honey to treat myself and then pour in the milk only to find the whitener immediately coagulating into soft, fatty lumps that bob menacingly at the edge of the cup. Ooooo, I hate that and curse under my breath as I dump the spoiled beverage down the drain.

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Eric Davis: Clinton may not be more electable

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Hillary Clinton argues that she is more likely than Bernie Sanders to defeat the eventual Republican presidential nominee. I can offer four reasons to doubt Clinton’s claim.

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Victor Nuovo: Why read Lucretius?

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



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This essay begins a new series of philosophical reflections. Like the former, it will focus on a classical text, in this instance one from the Roman era, “De Rerum Natura” (“On the Nature of Things”), by Lucretius, or, Titus Lucretius Carus, to give him his full name. It is a great epic poem, published around the middle of the first century B.C.E., whose theme, the most universal of all, is just everything.

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