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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Jessie Raymond: Back in the game, thanks to fantasy

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



Thanks to fantasy football, I’ve rediscovered my love for the NFL. No, seriously.

I started watching pro football with my father when I was quite young. He taught me not only the basics of the game but also, inadvertently, how to yell at the TV using a spectacular array of expletives.

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Opinion: Barre shooting hits local DCF hard

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Andrea Grimm



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Opinion: Solution pitched for Middlebury rail bridges

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By John Schmitt



I write to suggest a solution to the town of Middlebury’s needed rail project: Replace one overpass, not two. I suggest this in the hope that the associated cost would be significantly less and that the construction timeline would be significantly shorter.

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Opinion: Election fundraising rules clarified

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Leonard Gibbs



I am under the impression that political candidates are allowed to keep funds raised for the campaign if not spent in campaigning. Please tell us if this is true.

If it is, we must have a number of very rich people in our country, and even in little ol’ Vermont.

If it is not true, my apologies to these selfless servants of the people.

Leonard H. Gibbs, cynic

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Opinion: RNeSU, Neshobe boards were right in union dispute

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Brian Fillioe



I have noticed several Support Your Local Support Staff signs in my travels to Brandon lately. And I have seen several postings on Facebook as well about the situation with the paraeducators’ and bus drivers’ contract that has been imposed upon the employees. The boards have said in a statement that they are willing to negotiate for the 2016 contract year. 

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Opinion: Middlebury bridges should be replaced without delay

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Ian Ross



The day was Oct. 16, 2009, and I was headed in to Middlebury from Port Henry, N.Y., on one of my two days off from working in Middlebury to run some errands with my now oldest daughter. As I started to cross the Champlain Bridge in Crown Point a construction worker, whom I thought was involved with the work that had been happening through the summer, tried flagging me down but was too late.

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Victor Nuovo: What justice is not, and what it should be

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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Opinion: Long-time donor receives assistance in time of need

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Monica L. Schaner



For years I paid it forward when I was able to work. I grabbed kids’ names off of Christmas trees and bought them everything on their list and then some, I paid for someone’s coffee, lunch, groceries, parts for their car, gas, put together Thanksgiving baskets, donated tons of dog and cat food to the shelters, giving people rides and the list goes on. Even with very little I have now, I’ve always tried to Pay It Forward somehow, but today I was surprised when a total stranger Paid It Forward to me.

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Opinion: Green energy, views can coexist

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Peter Rothschild



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Vermonters can feel proud that we are out in front on many environmental issues including climate change. But as the push for more renewable energy continues, choices among types of renewable energy have been made that may result in the unnecessary scarring of thousands of acres of our landscape.  Mercenary armies of solar developers, abetted by special interests, have flocked to Vermont to reap financial rewards from subsidies and Investment Tax Credits. 

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Peter Burrows: Beyond the pastoral

Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



We all know the reaction that plays across the countenance of those who visit Vermont, who witness its beauty on a tour of the leaves and leave feeling grateful that places like this still exist. Like many residents that have lived outside the Green Mountains, I, too, came here because I was drawn to the pastoral and the bucolic, and craved a community-rich experience that gave real meaning to life. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t marvel at the land and the people and the seeming balance they make.

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