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Constituent gives presidential candidate some advice

Posted on May 28, 2015 |
By Patricia Heather Lea



Dear Sen. Bernie Sanders,

I have been reflecting, since you made the decision to run for president of our United States. Here are my ideas. Use any, if they are helpful.

1.      Take care of your health. We, supporters around our country and your family, want you around on this side of the sod for a while. Whether you become president or not, we still need your voice heard. Your traveling team needs to have people who understand how to live in a healthy way. Learn de-stressing techniques.

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Editorial: Bernie Sanders: Restoring the American dream

Posted on May 27, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



The intensity was there. The spark was there. The bombastic political rhetoric has never left. But at the moment Bernie Sanders stepped up to the podium late Tuesday afternoon to announce his candidacy for the president of the United States, there was something new: His voice cracked and his demeanor softened as he humbly and graciously thanked all those in the crowd and throughout Vermont’s largest city for their 44 years of support.

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Rep. Diane Lanpher: House concludes fruitful session

Posted on May 22, 2015 |
By Rep Diane Lanpher D-Vergennes



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Community Forum: War on drugs is not a simple fight

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Officer Christopher Mason of the Middlebury Police Department



This week’s writer is Christopher L. Mason, school resource officer for Middlebury.

War on Drugs?

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Jessie Raymond: Gardener outwits gluttonous goats

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



Ever since our two goats, Lucy and Jasper, decided that life inside a fence was just not for them, our yard has served as their all-you-can-eat buffet.

I’ve tried to pretend it’s no big deal. Every spring I tell myself maybe this year the goats will leave my flowerbeds alone. And every spring they eat everything — except the weeds, of course; goats have standards.

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Clippings: It's a horse race, and it's ours to win

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Angelo Lynn



It’s Middlebury, Vt., vs. Bar Harbor, Maine, and it’s neck and neck.

The race is all about the sense of place and the stakes, as is usually the case in competition, is about … well, let’s just put it out there — it’s about pride and ego, and a bit of self-serving capitalism. OK, so we’re not out to save the world today. We’re not even appealing to our better selves. Rather, we’d just like to win.

Still, the satisfaction would be sweet and the stakes, while small, are suddenly worthwhile.

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Editorial: BLSG misses mark, but is there a silver lining for insect control district?

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Without a doubt, life forces have conspired against the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control District’s efforts to control the first hatch of mosquitos this spring. The weather created a perform storm for breeding; the Lemon Fair district’s plane was no longer in use to drop larvacide in the region’s expansive swamps; and a change in spraying practices was mandated by the state.

Consequently, it’s bad out there; as bad as it’s been for a decade — maybe longer.

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Middlebury has a parking shortage

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Betty Thurber



We have a jewel in the heart of downtown Middlebury, a parcel of land behind the library, which we can do whatever we wish with. It could be a river walk, condos, restaurants, playground, park, a beautiful entrance to Middlebury seen from the bridge. It could be a magnet, a focus, to bring people to the shops, museum, restaurants, library of our Main Street. New enterprises in this parcel would add to our grand list.

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Middlebury College must rise to new challenge

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Vignesh Ramachandran



This week’s writer is Vignesh Ramachandran, a resident of Fremont, Calif., and a first year at Middlebury College. Ramachandran is a core organizer with Divest Middlebury and a member of the communications team of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network.

Whose Side Are You On?

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