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August 18th, 2016

Victor Nuovo: Spinoza: the first secular Jewish intellectual

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of essays about the Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.

Historians have long observed that the Netherlands has played a leading role in the Renaissance, the great revival of learning and intellectual life in Europe after the Middle Ages. Two eminent role players are Erasmus and Spinoza.

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Vergennes Police Log: City police assist DCF with family case

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Aug. 8 helped Department for Children and Families personnel remove four children, the oldest a teenager, from a Meadow Lane home at which Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel said living conditions were determined to be highly unsanitary and unsafe.

Merkel said the DCF was investigating reports of poor conditions at the home and allegations of child abuse. The Aug. 8 visit confirmed the living conditions were unacceptable, he said, while the DCF is investigating the abuse allegations.

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Vermont State Police Log: Woman cited for theft of cancer donations

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police cited Sherry Vukoder, 59, of Addison for petit larceny alleging that on Aug. 8 she stole some cash from a cancer survivor donation jar that had been set up at the Jolley gas station on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.

Police said their investigation revealed “clear and convincing evidence” that led them to Vukoder, whom they cited on Aug. 12.

Vukoder is scheduled to answer to the charge on Sept. 19 in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, according to police.

In other recent activity, troopers:

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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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Middlbury Police Log: Police busy with fights, vandalism welfare checks

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to an alleged physical altercation on Aug. 9 between a town employee and a local resident. Police later confirmed the two individuals involved in the incident were a man named Rocket and Jamie Gaucher, director of Middlebury’s Office of Business Development & Innovation.

Police have been reviewing building security video and interviewing witnesses to determine if anyone will be cited in connection with the alleged fight.

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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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Matt Dickerson: State parks and other outdoor activities for summer

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Matt Dickerson



We arose early to beat the oppressive August heat and humidity, strapped on our bike helmets, and headed out for a quick loop before breakfast. As it turned out, the early morning departure wasn’t necessary to beat the heat. Though only an hour and a half away from our house in Middlebury, the temperature on Grand Isle was 7 or 8 degrees cooler and the breeze coming off the lake wonderfully pleasant.

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August 15th

See Vermont agriculture up close during Open Farms Week

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — Following a successful first year, farmers across Vermont are once again opening their barn doors and garden gates to the public for a behind-the-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont Open Farm Week 2016 will be held Monday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

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