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December 23rd

Victor Nuovo: Why Read Plato?

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of essays or reflections about the Republic, a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

After I had completed the 14th essay, which was supposed to be the last, I was gently reminded by a friend that I had failed to make good on my promise to explain why someone like me, who is not a Platonist and whose settled opinions about the nature of things are decidedly anti-Plato, should nevertheless find deep satisfaction and fulfillment in reading his works and writing about them.

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Monkton students donate over 1,300 food items

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The fifth- and sixth-grade Student Council at Monkton Central School announces the results of their very successful Holiday Food Drive. The school community collected 1,318 non-perishable food items in just six school days.

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Vergennes eyeing sewer extension policy

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — The Vergennes City Council last week revisited an issue that has cropped up often in the past two decades — the extension of city sewer service outside city lines. The council’s discussion was prompted by another in what Vergennes City Manager Mel Hawley describes as a series of calls on the topic.

This latest inquiry came from a real estate expert interested in the Ferrisburgh property across Route 7 from Vergennes being marketed by auto dealer Tom Denecker — who has himself often dialed Hawley’s number to talk sewer.

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State police try to find identity of human remains found in Goshen

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



GOSHEN — Vermont State Police are trying to find out the identity of the remains of a human body that was found in Goshen on Tuesday.

A member of the public discovered the remains on Tuesday and alerted state police, according to VSP Public Information Officer Scott Waterman.

Troopers will be on the scene on Wednesday to recover the remains and investigate, he said. Capt. J.P. Sinclair, chief criminal investigator with the VSP, will take charge of the investigations, and a command post is being set up at the New Haven state police barracks.

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Supplemental funding approved for Champlain Valley Head Start

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has notified Champlain Valley Head Start (CVHS) that its full request for $543,000 in supplemental funding has been approved. This is great news for the CVHS Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) project CVHS launched in fall of 2015.

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Expelled student opts to leave Middlebury College

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — A young man who was expelled from Middlebury College last summer after being accused of sexual misconduct but was allowed to attend classes while his appeal made its way through federal court, will not return to Middlebury next semester.

The former student, who was identified in court paperwork only as John Doe, dropped his lawsuit against the college on Monday.

Bill Burger, Middlebury College’s vice president for Communications and Marketing, shed no light on what brought about the resolution.

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Middlebury Actors Workshop to hold auditions for 2016 season

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Actors Workshop will hold auditions for its 2016 season on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m.

MAW’s first production, slated for April, is “Seminar,” by Theresa Rebeck. A hilarious satire on what it takes to be a writer in America, “Seminar” follows a private class being taught by an international literary figure, Leonard, as he takes on four aspiring young novelists.

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Tari Shattuck grant helps kids remain calm and focused

Posted on December 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MONKTON — The Tari Shattuck Education Foundation has provided a generous grant to support students’ social-emotional learning at Monkton Central School. With their funding, Monkton Central School was able to purchase Hoberman spheres or “breathing balls” for every classroom, related arts room, and other rooms throughout the school, for the purpose of encouraging students to use “belly breathing” as a way to calm their bodies and refocus their attention.

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