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Opinion: Porter staff provides high-quality care

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Michelle Wright RN



As director of nursing for Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center and a 19-year employee of this organization, I take great pride in the quality of care our staff provides our residents. I am proud and honored to work with a team of health care professionals that strive daily to give excellent and compassionate, resident-centered care to many of whom have been life-long residents of this community, and who have most recently achieved a deficiency free CMS survey.

Michelle Wright RN

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Opinion: Changes at Porter will be for the better

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Doreen Kadric



I have been a member of Porter Medical Center since April of 1999. I have been a medical speech language pathologist for 26 years and the rehabilitation director at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for 16 years. I became the director of Rehabilitation Services for Porter Medical Center 3 years ago.

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Opinion: A Comment on the Political Scene

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Lawrence Jones



Once upon a dreary time,

Those who would be president

Tapped the country’s discontent

To make a brand new paradigm.

 

Two candidates talked policy,

And with each other disagreed.

Though each, of course, wants to succeed,

Neither descends to lunacy.

 

Six or eight, though, parody

An elementary schoolyard brawl.

Except for two, they all look small,

And most should be in custody!

 

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Opinion: Work remains to be done after encouraging vote for ACSU unity

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Jason Duquette-Hoffman



On the night of the election, as town-by-town results trickled in through the wee hours, it became clear that a profound shift was under way. We have all heard so much this cycle about changing political paradigms, but no one had predicted the way in which this vote would unfold.

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Opinion: Important early-age childcare deserves to be funded

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Sarah Rougier



As a parent and child care center director, I understand the challenges Vermont parents face in finding high-quality care for their children. We know every child deserves a strong start to life. The first 5 years provide the best opportunity to support their healthy development, laying the foundation for life.

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Community forum: Examining divide within Islam

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Haviland Smith



How many readers remember the old saw that “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”? And isn’t that the truth! Well, a senior United States government official has recently reported that Iran is the greatest supporter of terrorism in the world.

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Opinion: Defeated board candidate grateful

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Gary Baker



Thanks to the voters who gave me your support in my latest selectboard election run.

I am grateful to have been part of town government during the new town hall and recreation center project that we have waited 50 years for. I intend to continue serving my town in whatever capacity the new board thinks appropriate.

Gary Baker

Middlebury

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Opinion: Selectman thankful for his support

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



I want to thank the voters of Middlebury for electing me to a three-year term on the selectboard. I am grateful for your vote and honored by it, and I will do my very best to serve you and to promote the best interests of our town.

Victor Nuovo

Middlebury

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Opinion: Water is running, so is the oil

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By John Slade



Ripton, Vermont

February 25, 2016

 

Forty-seven degrees up in the forested hills of Ripton,

Light rain. 

A few minutes of distant lightning and thunder.

The ice on the driveway is rotten, melted here and there down to the gravel.

The snow in the woods is virtually gone.

Virtually gone.

While the stream that usually gurgles as it runs near the house

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Clippings: Fear and the return to running

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



On the morning of Jan. 31, I was in Marlboro, in southern Vermont, drinking tea with my parents in their living room. Conversation was halting and interspersed with tears and bursts of laughter. On the floor in front of us lay the family dog, wrapped in the blanket that was to be her funeral shroud. She had died early that morning.

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