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June 14th, 2018

Lincoln news for June 14

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Congratulations to the Lady Eagles on winning back-to-back Division II Softball State Championships. A job well done.

Best wishes and congratulations to the Mt. Abraham Class of 2018. I wish you well in wherever your journey takes you. Work hard. Be kind. Help others. Give back. Cherish every moment.

The last day of school at Lincoln Community School is Friday, June 15. Final Assembly is at 8:15 a.m. and will feature student performances and recognition of educators who will not be returning next year. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.

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Ways of seeing: A flag that symbolizes racial hatred

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



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A pick up truck drives around Middlebury, with giant Confederate flags flapping in the wind. A house on Schoolhouse Road displays the same flag. A young person in a local parade sports one on his shirt. Belt buckles that say “100% Rebel” with stars and bars in the background, sit on the shelf at a farm supply store. Imagine for a moment that these flags display swastikas. What would go through your mind when you saw them? Would you feel anger or fear? Would you want to rip these flags to shreds, and then burn them into ashes?

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Eric Davis: California leads way vs. Trumpism

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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The Framers of the Constitution tried to design a political system that would provide multiple opportunities to constrain the inappropriate use of power. The new government would include separate legislative, executive and judicial branches that would share powers and check each other. The states would also act as a constraint on governmental aggrandizement at the national level.

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Legislative Review: State budget dispute continues

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Rep. Peter Conlon



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It was not my intention to provide a legislative update well into June and a month after your citizen Legislature adjourned, but since we are now three weeks into a special session called by the governor, it seems like an update is in order.

First, despite it sounding like we are in Montpelier in a day-to-day battle with the Scott Administration over property tax rates, we are rarely there. The House has met just twice since the special session was convened and the Senate just one day. The tax and appropriations committees have met a few more times than that.

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Victor Nuovo: John Stuart Mill: Of liberty and freedom

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

What is a free society? It is one that guarantees liberty to everyone. But just what does liberty encompass?

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury wild worth preserving

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Jennifer Stefani



This past week I went for a group hike at Wright Park; it was a mixer for the Addison Chamber of Commerce. The walk was hosted and led by Jamie Montague of the Middlebury Area Land Trust, and nature educator Mo Bisonette.

Wearing my office clothes and hiking boots and munching on new-growth hemlock needles (they are full of vitamins!), I realized once again that one of the most precious things about Middlebury is the proximity of wild plants and animals, trees, and the river, to areas of town where people gather to do business and socialize.

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Letter to the editor: Loss of diner was unfortunate

Posted on June 14, 2018 |
By Norman Beerman



I recently read your article on Thursday, May 24, 2018, “Those Were the Days,” ending an era of almost 80 years as Smith’s Park Restaurant, Steve’s, and finally The Diner, at 66 Merchants Row in Middlebury and couldn’t help but wonder why.

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