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Letters to the Editor: Where is affordability in Vermont care for seniors?

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Bonnie Barrows



This is in regards to Thursday, September 28, article on Vermont seniors benefit from spectrum of services.

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Victor Nuovo: The reasonableness of the Constitution

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 27th of 28 essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

To characterize something as reasonable does not mean that it is delightful or pleasing. Eating ice cream or watching a movie may be delightful, but not necessarily reasonable. Having surgery is reasonable, when it is necessary to save your life; likewise, dieting, swallowing bitter medicine, exercising, and also morality and politics may be reasonable, though not necessarily pleasing.

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On Point in Education: Public education must bolster citizenship

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Peter Burrows



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Letters to the Editor: The Hub's director will bid a fond farewell next June

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Ryan Krushenick



Editor’s note: The author of this letter is the director of The Hub teen center in Bristol.

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Living with Dying: Music can heal and lift your spirits

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Matthew Wollam-Berens et. al



Editor’s note: This column is provided by the End of Life Care Partnership that has been operating here in Addison County for eight years. Its mission is “to create a framework for our organizations to collaborate on our common goal of providing education about dying, death and options for care.”

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Jessie Raymond, Around the Bend: 'Farmhouse style' at odds with rural life

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



In an effort to address my poor home-decorating skills, I recently joined a Facebook group called “Farmhouse Style.”

I don’t think it’s the right group for me.

I thought it would be a good fit. I already have the farmhouse; I just need the style. But as it turns out, the farmhouse part is optional. Judging from the pictures people post, it appears all you need is a shiplap wall and a giant rustic clock to hang on it. And whitewash. Lots of whitewash.

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Ways of Seeing: Try seeing 'the homeless' as individuals

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Melissa O’Brien



We lump them all together as “the homeless,” forgetting that they have names. They have parents and they were kids once. They have weathered hands and dreams and hearts. Each of them has a heart beating in their chest, just like you and me.

They’re problematic, the homeless.

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Letters to the Editor: Tax should be fair and impartial

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By David W. Pratt



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Letters to the Editor: Middlebury 'losing its way' on library project

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Catherine Braun



It is time to speak up for community. I fear that Middlebury may be losing its way, as it appears to plunge ahead with one project after another seemingly without deliberation as to the combined effect on the Town as a whole. I applaud the letters written by Janine McDonald and Sheila Khalladeh about the proposed Ilsley Library project.

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Letters to the Editor: Town must be transparent in public matters

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Eilat Glikman



I am a Middlebury resident and voter. I am also a professor at the College and a mother to two young children. I am deeply invested in the quality of my community, and as such, I write to express to you my disappointment in the reports of the Middlebury Town Selectboard’s anti-democratic plan to ignore the overwhelming will of their constituents and pursue a fear-based and un-scientific approach to the issue of cannabis legalization.

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