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Letters to the Editor: Slow down on the 6th-grade move

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Concerned Residents of ACSD



Fifteen months ago after nine months of study we came together to consolidate our school district. Eight months ago after 18 months of study our school board voted to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) district. These changes are deep and wide and both decisions were made with hope for the future.

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Letters to the Editor: Memorial Day idea: End war

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



For Memorial Day this year, a few of us from the Friday evening Peace Vigil Bristol group marched with the Veterans for Peace at the Vergennes Parade. It was an honor.

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Letters to the Editor: Meals on Wheels coordinator deserves to be retained

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Max Kraus



Meals on Wheels serves numerous Addison County senior and other home-bound residents through a devoted group of drivers who deliver throughout the county. This effort has been directed by a coordinator who recruits and schedules the numerous drivers, checks on the welfare of clients, makes emergency deliveries and occasionally shovels snow from a client’s roof. 

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Letters to the Editor: After consolidation, IB, put 6th-grade change on hold

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By John-Eric Colley Robinson



Let’s give International Baccalaureate (IB) a chance to provide equity across our district for grades K-6; let’s give ourselves the space to integrate IB without the distraction of changing our school configuration at the same time; let’s build trust with our newly merged school district, minimizing changes that disproportionately affect our smaller schools and communities. 

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Ways of Seeing: Our nation as cancer — please help

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Joanna Colwell



On the second Saturday in June, a gathering will take place in New York City called “NYC Loves Muslims.” This is a response to a hateful “Anti-Sharia” rally that is being planned for that same day in New York. Apparently there are a number of these racist and Islamaphobic gatherings planned around the country on that day.

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Between the Lines: A day of hiking with 'Superman'

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



I met Superman in New Haven last fall.

At the time I didn’t realize that Alberto Schiavon was Superman. I thought he was just a fit and articulate Italian, in town to talk about his family’s small hotel in the Dolomites. 

Gregg and Caroline Marston, the New Haven residents who for many years owned VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, introduced me to Alberto at a wine-and-cheese event for friends of VBT. 

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Victor Nuovo: Introducing Machiavelli: Ancients to Moderns

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the tenth in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

To begin to understand Machiavelli (1469–1527), one must try to imagine what life was like in Italy during his lifetime. 

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Community Forum, Bill McKibben: Trump choice fails civilization

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Bill McKibben



People say, if all you have is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail. We should be so lucky. President Trump has a hammer, but all he’ll use it for is to smash things that others have built, as the world looks on in wonder and in fear. The latest, most troubling example is his decision to obliterate the Paris climate accord: After nearly 200 years of scientific inquiry and over 20 years of patient diplomacy that united every nation save Syria and Nicaragua, we had last Thursday afternoon’s big game-show Rose Garden reveal: Count us out.

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Note of Appreciation: Marquis Theater owner is an asset to Addison County

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Margie Bekoff and Chip Mayer and Bethany Menkart



The Middlebury community is strengthened by the presence of the Marquis Theater, and owner Ben Wells.

Our Middlebury Huddle, formed in the wake of the Women’s March on Washington in January 2017, meets to discuss political and social events and to organize opportunities for educating ourselves and the general public about current events.

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