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April 20th, 2017

Gregory Dennis: To-do lists, human and otherwise

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



On a walk this past weekend, I found this to-do list on the side of the trail where someone had accidentally dropped it:

•  Taxes

•  Silicone bathroom

•  Order locks

•  Look into vacations

•  Respond to Pam dinner invite. We bring salad.

•  Ski

•  Fidelity retirement

•  Research Roth versus traditional IRA

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Victor Nuovo: Artistotle and the birth of Political Science

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Now we come to Aristotle. Political science is only one of the sciences that he invented. He was the parent of many: logic, physics, biology, psychology, rhetoric, poetics, metaphysics and the theory of scientific method and explanation generally.

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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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Health care reform effort stalls in Statehouse

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



BRISTOL — Local lawmakers on Monday served notice that legislation aimed at creating publicly financed primary health care in Vermont will not advance until next year, at the earliest.

Sen. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, explained there has not been the needed support from the administration of Gov. Phil Scott, now in his first term of office.

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Mount Abe's Bouvier takes an unusual career path

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — It’s almost impossible to imagine newly hired Mount Abraham Union High School Assistant Principal Justin Bouvier outside the halls of the school where he’s worked for over a decade and from which he graduated almost 20 years ago.

The 35-year-old Bristol native has built a career out of helping young people — especially those who struggle the most.

But what most teens roaming the halls of MAUHS might not realize is that Bouvier’s own path to success wasn’t always clear or certain.

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Prosecutor shifts from clubs to courts; Addison County state's attorney shares his story

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Dennis Wygmans had always envisioned himself as someone who would bring entertainment to the masses, whether as co-owner of the former Burlington nightclub Club Toast or as a budding attorney looking to represent rising stars in the music industry.

But about 10 years ago, Wygmans flipped the script. He decided to make the courtroom his new stage, where real-life dramas play out for the highest of stakes — justice.

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Middlebury farmers' market moves to VFW

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Farmers’ Market (MFM) will serve up its 43rd season beginning Saturday, May 6, at a brand new location with a growing crop of vendors offering a diverse menu of fresh veggies, cheeses, fruit, prepared foods and a whole lot more.

The new location is the Middlebury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7823 headquarters at 530 Exchange St., which offers a generous parking area on which vendors will set up their respective booths.

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