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Notes from the College: Could we put a name on it?

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Laurie Patton



This week’s writer is Middlebury College President Laurie L. Patton. She contributes to these pages from time to time.

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Community Forum: Tapping into the nature of addiction

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Rachel Edwards



This week’s writer is Rachel Edwards, M.S., L.Ac., a licensed acupuncturist. She has a private practice in Bristol, Vermont and is a provider at Mountain Health Center in Bristol offering acupuncture as part of the Center’s new integration of complementary care services. Going into its third year, Rachel continues to offer Acudetox treatments at CSAC every Tuesday afternoon. Rachel is a member of the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction.

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Editorial: Defining the Olympic spirit

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



These Olympic games may be the perfect distraction — and contrast — to the political embarrassment that has otherwise dominated the national news.

Rather than seeing the worst of ourselves as reflected in Mr. Trump — his insults, sarcasm, put-downs, exaggerations and pathological lying — the nation sees the best of itself in its Olympic athletes.

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Opinion: Politicians should stay away from nuclear weapons

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



Seventy-one years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6 and another on Nagasaki on Aug. 9.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, the United States has reduced its “operational nuclear warheads from 4,950 in 2010 to 4,700 nuclear warhead in 2015”. (The Guardian, April, 2016) President Obama’s “vision and work for a world without nuclear weapons” (Norwegian Nobel committee, 2009) has not been fulfilled. What legacy are we leaving our children and grandchildren?

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Community forum: Vermont education: Successes and Challenges

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Bill Mathis



This week’s writer is Bill Mathis, a member of the Vermont State Board of Education and a Goshen resident.

Vermont Education: Successes and Challenges

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Opinion: House candidate thanks supporters

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Robin Scheu



I’d like to thank the many Middlebury citizens who voted for me in the primary election on Aug. 9. Your vote was important and helped me prevail in a close, two-seat race. The general election will also be a contested race with the same three people running. I hope you will vote for me again on Nov. 8. Thanks again for your support!

Robin Scheu

Middlebury

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Editorial: Primary election reckoning

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



For the politically minded, the morning after an election there is that moment of personal reckoning — a deep breath along with the reflection of what just happened and how those results fit into our world.

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Clippings: 'Markers' don't tell the whole story

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



Outside being an intern at the Addison Independent, I’m a student at Middlebury College. When I tell people I’m a history major, one of the questions I get asked most, after either a look of disbelief or a string of dismissive chuckles, is: “What are you going to do with that?”

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Jessie Raymond: Summer cooking puts stove on Ice

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



What a summer we’ve been having: a seemingly endless run of long days, sunshine and warm temperatures.

Man, I can’t wait for it to be over.

Well, not exactly. It’s just that I miss my favorite pastimes — knitting, cooking and struggling to keep warm. Summer’s all about staying cool and sleeping naked under a sheet. I’d rather be cozy.

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Gregory Dennis: Pot, politics and the hipster quotient

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



Notes from a dry sunny summer. Pot first, then politics…

I’ve met my hipster quotient this summer by visiting the Portlands of Oregon and Maine. While Portland, Maine, has what must be the world’s business Whole Foods and a high ratio of tattoos to humans; the tattoo-per-human ratio is even higher in Portland, Ore.

And of course the Left Coast version has something that Portland, Maine, can only dream about for now: legal marijuana.

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