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Note of appreciation: Many residents, businesses aided Dinners With Love

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Sarah McGowen Audet



Dinners with Love hosted its second annual Comfort Food for a Cause on Sunday, April 2. It was wonderful to share another evening of great food, music and company with the community of supporters that surrounds Dinners with Love. I am thrilled to share that our organization received more than $7,600 from our very generous donors.

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Note of appreciation: Local woman is grateful for local courteous service

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Louise Zimmer



I want to thank the staff at the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op for the wonderful gracious way they go about serving their customers. When I inadvertently knocked over the Guinness cans causing one or two to split open, two staff were there in a flash to clean up and assure me not to worry about it. They actually seemed more concerned that some beer may have splashed on my jeans. Then later at checkout, the cashier was very helpful, getting me some boxes to pack my groceries as I had forgotten my reusable bags.

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Guest editorial: Tax reform, climate action is a better way in Vermont

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Sarah Copeland-Hanzas



Editor’s note: This commentary was written by Vermont Representatives Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Johannah Leddy Donovan, Diana González and Martin LaLonde.

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Letter to the Editor: Bottle deposit increase urged

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Alice Grau



Editor’s note: The writer asked us to publish this letter that she sent to Vermont Gob. Phil Scott.

Dear Gov. Scott,

Once again I am out picking up roadside trash for Green Up Day. The vast majority of the litter is beverage containers (Twisted Tea seems to be edging out Bud Light in our area) on which the 5-cent deposit is an insufficient deterrent. The amount of the deposit has not changed since it was instituted in the 1970s.

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Letter to the Editor: Mediation an important step to reaching agreement

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By JoAn Canning



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Letter to the Editor: Trump and Ryan became victims of their own hubris

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Larry Booker



Several millennia ago, when the ancient Greeks still worshipped their gods — Zeus, Apollo, Athene and the other Olympians — the mortals were warned not to defy the gods, or demonstrate inflated pride against them. This was called hubris, and several mortals did, in fact, defy the gods and they suffered from their bloated pride. Oedipus was one of them.

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Letter to the Editor: Homeward Bound benefits from many volunteers

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Jessica Danyow



As we celebrate National Volunteer Week April 23-29, I am humbled to take the opportunity to recognize the many individuals in Addison County who give their time, skills, resources, and energy to Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society. This organization was founded by volunteers and throughout our 41 years of operation, they have been key to advancing our message, educating our community, and caring for our animals.

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Editorial: Giving up on 'best' solution?

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



When is it too late to sound the alarm? That question comes to mind with Middlebury resident Ben Wilson’s community forum concerning the rail bridges project in downtown Middlebury. He advocates scrapping the state’s $52 million plan, painstakingly assembled over the past three years, in favor of an easterly rail bypass.

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Editorial: How easily we are deceived

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



A week ago, Trump deflected the political dialogue from his administration’s shady connections to Russia’s meddling in the U.S. elections (and a too cozy relationship Russian President Vladimir Putin) by dropping a few bombs in Syria. While the tactic violated everything Trump had said on the campaign trail that he would not do, and was against the very actions he warned President Obama not to take, it worked. At least, temporarily.

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