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November 30th, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Loss of street events lamented

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Bill Biederman



So sorry to hear about the cancelling of the Chili Festival on Main Street in Middlebury. It had always been a great way to see neighbors and friends and to see the students from the college downtown enjoying themselves. They cancelled the beer festival a few years back and that was another event that brought people downtown and in from other places in Vermont. These were both events that were good for the members of the community and gave the town of Middlebury some exposure to folks that were otherwise just driving through.

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Letter to the Editor: Small schools vital to towns

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Olga Pschorr



We all have a story to tell. Please tell me your story. I’ll keep it in mind, I’ll hold it close, when I’m seated next to you at the next Otter Valley Unified Union School Board meeting. I am a Vermonter and a taxpayer. In case you missed it, you are invited to public forums on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5 at OVUHS as part of a democratic process to voice your thoughts on how schools are to be configured and funded.

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Letter to the Editor: Voiding of insurance requirement latest attack on ACA?

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



Republicans want to stop the requirement that all have health insurance. Insuring as many in a market is a concept that has been used for centuries. A bigger coverage area spreads the cost around to make it cheaper for everyone including those who actually suffer a “peril” or have to get an insurance payout. Insurers who covered floods and disasters are facing a disaster as not enough customers have paid in to cover all the disasters.

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Middlebury theatre department presents Will Eno's 'Middletown'

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury College Department of Theatre will continue its 2017-18 theatre season on November 30 with Will Eno’s 2010 play, “Middletown,” directed by Alex Draper.

Inspired by “Our Town,” the play, according to the New York Times, is a “delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere,” and one “that glimmers from start to finish with tart, funny, gorgeous little comments on big things: the need for love and forgiveness, the search for meaning in life, and the long, lonely ache of disappointment.”

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Laura Thomas and the Grift cover classics at Marquis this Friday

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



From San Francisco to New York, Laura Thomas has packed prestigious venues, such as the Rockwood Music Hall (New York), Uncommon Ground (Chicago) and Red Devil Lounge (San Francisco). On Dec. 1, this local singer teams up with The Grift’s Clint Bierman (guitar), Peter Day (bass), Jeff Vallone (drums) to offer a hometown Led Zeppelin show at Middlebury's Marquis Theater.

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College to present fall dance concert Dec. 1 & 2

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present a Fall Dance Concert, an evening of new works titled “Future Felt,” this Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Six dances will make up an evening of work that celebrates the sharing of Middlebury dance students’ creative processes and research. The performance is coordinated by artist-in-residence Julian Barnett.

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Horse Traders to perform in Vergennes

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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This Saturday, catch Horse Traders as they rock the Vergennes Opera House stage. The Dec. 2 show is part of Hired Hand Brewing’s Opera House Music Series. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

The Horse Traders have five veteran performers with a wide and rollicking repertoire. Members include Deb Brisson on vocals, keyboards and percussion; Jon Rooney, vocals and guitar; Rick Marshall, guitar, mandolin and harmonica; Pete Ryan, bass, 12-string guitar and vocals; and John Wallace, drums.

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Letter to the Editor: Embracing change the key to reaching our potential

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Matthew Gorton



Change, what the hell is it? Whelp, change, by definition, it is the ability to adapt to new things. It is inevitable; so why do we try to resist it? Without change, we would still be stuck in the Stone Age, chucking spears at each other. Change allows for growth, and it allows us to further ourselves from the primitive world. It has allowed us to master our minds and our planet. Eventually, it will allow us to master our universe. Those who fear change are stuck in the past, they are afraid to spread their wings and soar.

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