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Opinion: Pick of Education Secretary is critical

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Jeanné Collins



This week’s writer is Jeanné Collins, president-elect of the Vermont School Superintendents Association and superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

Vermont’s local school officials are being asked to lead in a time of significant challenge and dramatic change. School leaders are inspired by the important work of creating effective, equitable learning opportunities responsive to the aspirations and aptitudes of every student.

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Note of appreciation: Businesses boosted benefit race

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Molly Daly



Quarry Hill School would like to acknowledge the sponsors who helped make our annual ski race, The Iguana Cup Challenge, a huge fundraising success this year/ Thank you for your generous support!

•  #1 Auto Parts

•  Addison Independent

•  American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth

•  Bee’s Wrap

•  Bridge School

•  Cabot-Agrimark

•  Danforth Pewter

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Letter to the editor: Many made Mary Hogan Bike Smart training a success

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



Thanks to all who made last week’s Bike Smart training at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School a success. Thanks to Mary Hogan P.E. teachers Sabrina Butterfield and Cyndi Palmer for coordinating and adapting 30 loaner bikes to kindergarteners through sixth-graders.

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Letter to the editor: Leahy's support of teen clubs vital

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Executive directors of the Vermont Boys and Girls Clubs



As the executive directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Vermont, we are writing to publicly thank Sen. Patrick Leahy for his support of Vermont’s most precious resource: our children. He has championed their well-being and success for many years, most recently through the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill. The critical programs funded in the omnibus will have a direct impact on the work that the clubs do throughout the state.

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Jessie Raymond: Dishwasher provides an education

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Two weeks ago, our 15-year-old dishwasher went from “sometimes makes it through the whole wash cycle,” which I had been coping with for years, to “doesn’t turn on,” which, to my mind, made it almost not worth having.

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Ways of Seeing: Joyful creativity leads to a full life

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Ruth Farmer



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When I was a little girl, I used to draw on the flyleaves of my mother’s books. She was an avid reader. Books were fairly inexpensive at that time, and my mom was one of the readers enticed to subscribe to book clubs by introductory offers such as five books for one dollar.

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Greg Dennis: Long winter extends ski season

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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This is the time of year when skiers tell their non-skiing friends that they’ve just been on the slopes — and their friends respond with quizzical, slightly depressed looks.

“Oh, are they still skiing?” someone will ask, incredulous, as if that should be confined to the Himalayas.

Yes, a few of us possessed people are still skiing.

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Victor Nuovo: Burke on the Social Contract

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

As a conservative, Burke believed the civil state is necessary to human welfare. It is an existential necessity. He allowed for no prior state of nature in which, even hypothetically, human animals might exist let alone flourish. Nor did he allow for any independent standpoint of reason from which free persons might enter into fundamental agreements.

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Note of appreciation: Lions & Knights stock food shelf

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Jeanne L. Montross



Thanks to the hard work of two local organizations, the food shelf at HOPE has been restocked. The Middlebury Lions Club conducted their annual Food from the Heart food drive on Saturday, March 31, and the Knights of Columbus, at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury, conducted a food collection during the season of Lent.

Thanks to both these efforts, hungry families coming to HOPE will find a great stock of food from which to select.

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Letter to the editor: Tick bite yields very large bill

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Kris Diehl



On October 16th last year, I was visiting my in-laws in Cornwall and was bitten by a tick. I am a New York City resident and not aware of proper care for this. My mother-in-law insisted I go just up the road to the Emergency Room at Porter Medical Center behind Middlebury College.

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