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June 22nd, 2017

Greg Dennis: Going a month without drinking

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



By one definition of the word, we are all addicted to something or other. Food. Sex. Exercise followed by Advil. Recreational drugs. 

Alcohol.

When it comes to booze, I’ve never been much of a take-it-or-leave-it kind of guy. I’ve pretty much always taken it.

In moderation. But regularly.

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Letters to the Editor: Porter addition is most welcome

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Kerry Burns-Collins



The new ExpressCare Clinic at Porter Hospital is a wonderful addition to our community. I visited the new clinic this past Sunday and am so pleased with the care I received. I was seen right away, first by the nurse and then the doctor. The facility is clean and well appointed; the staff professional and courteous. This make so much more sense than having to visit the Emergency Room! Thank you Porter Health Care! Sincerely,  

Kerry Burns-Collins 

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Letters to the Editor: Already clear that bridge project is too much medicine

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Ann LaFiandra



Thank you, Donna Donahue and Patrick Stine, for your letters to the editor in support of rethinking the scope of the two in town bridge replacements.

Barely a few weeks into a four-year project (or possibly longer due to unplanned developments along the way), I can’t help but wonder why Middlebury needs open heart surgery when two stents would do.

Ann LaFiandra 

Middlebury

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June 19th

Vergennes sewer-rate hike likely

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — At its June 13 meeting the Vergennes City Council discussed a proposed 2017-2018 sewer budget and the higher rates that might be needed to support sewer spending.

City Manager Mel Hawley said on Wednesday they did not make a final decision on either, but it appears a second rate increase after one in 2016 could be inevitable. However, that increase would also be just the second since 2006.  

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Volunteers strike out on path to build Trail Around Bristol

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — When Bristol resident Porter Knight put out an all-points bulletin for anyone interested in working on a Trail Around Bristol to attend an exploratory meeting, she hoped she’d get at least six people.

She was telling herself, “If I get six people, I’ll be like, ‘This is good. This is a good working group.’”

The meeting this past Wednesday drew more than 40 participants, who spent the evening brainstorming and emerged with the beginnings of an action plan to make this long-standing dream a reality.

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MUMS students give '13 Reasons Why Not' as they work to prevent bullying and suicide

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — “Your canvas has many unique colors, you are a piece of art.”

“You’re a tall redwood tree; resist the negativity and live a long life.”

“The sky speaks to you and says you are the brightness in my day.”

“Be like a wolf: strong and independent. I will be your pack.”

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After 48 years in the classroom and on the sports fields, VUES teacher to retire

Posted on June 19, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In his soon-to-end 48 years at Vergennes Union Elementary School, mostly spent teaching 5th- and 6th-grade social studies, Joe Samaritoni has enjoyed plenty of what he calls “aha moments,” coached and refereed countless youth soccer and basketball games, and resisted the advice of many to join the ranks of administrators.

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