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Editorial: Everyone wants family leave, but at what cost?

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The push for a federal family leave benefit has been building ever since the two-income family became the norm two, maybe three decades ago, and single mothers became a larger part of the nation’s demographic. And it makes good sense. With both parents working full-time jobs, what are the options when a child, or aging family member, is sick for a prolonged period?

The obvious solution is that one parent or the other has to get time off work to care for that family member.

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Letter to the editor: Faulty logic in climate change argument

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Van Talmage



I would like to respond to the May 23 letter from Dan Monger about scientific data and climate change. Mr. Monger has taken a small incident and used it to condemn all climate change research. This is faulty logic.

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Letter to the editor: Democrats have a strong bench

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Princess C. Montpelier



Regarding the letter “Get rid of Trump at ballot box” on June 3, while I agree mob mentality elected Trump, I object to the comment that the pool of presidential Democratic candidates is extremely shaky.

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Editorial: Join us to discuss pros, cons of raising the minimum wage

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Editor’s note: This is a continuing discussion of the minimum wage issue.

As different cities and states across the country experiment with raising the minimum wage to different heights, Seattle has been heralded as “a national guinea pig for the policy since 2014,” according to a report in CNN, when the city voted in 2014 to gradually raise its minimum wage from $9.47 to $15.45 for large employers by 2018 and to $16 per hour in 2019.

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Editorial: Kudos to Neighbors Together

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



That the town of Middlebury will receive a $228,750 state grant to promote and market the town’s business community during the rail bridges road construction work over the next two years is no small deal. Much work went into preparation of that grant proposal, submitted by Neighbors Together, which culminated in a very detailed and comprehensive marketing plan.

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Greg Dennis: College reunion, with new hips and knees

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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At college reunions five through 20, you’re busy telling everyone how much you’ve achieved in life. Reunions 25 through 40 are about catching up and catching your breath for a weekend in June.

The main topics of conversation at the 45th reunion — where I found myself last week — consisted of:

“Are you retired yet?”

“Tell me about your grandchildren,” and (said in a slightly lower voice),

“How’s your health these days?”

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Clippings by Christopher Ross: Spies like us

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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A few years ago I received the only piece of mail my father ever sent me during my adult life.

Or, I should say, caused to be sent to me. It was a genealogical newsletter. My father had purchased a subscription for me, said the note inside.

“What the hell is this?” I said.

My daughter, Vivian, who was eight or nine at the time, scolded me for my language.

“Wow,” said my wife, Carolyn. “He didn’t even send a letter?”

“No, just this.”

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Eric Davis: Will Scott run again?

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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Govs. Howard Dean, Jim Douglas and Peter Shumlin announced that they would not be running for, respectively, a sixth, a fifth, and a fourth term as governor between 14 and 18 months in advance of the elections at which they would otherwise have been on the ballot.

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Victor Nuovo: Modern-day enquiry raises questions about Thomas Jefferson

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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Letter to the editor: Make better use of our schools

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Steve Harris



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