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April 6th, 2017

Ways of Seeing: Johanna Nichols, Bucket or not, goals remain vital

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Johanna Nichols



The idea of a bucket list comes from the idiom “kick the bucket.” It assumes that there are experiences or achievements that one hopes to have or accomplish during one’s lifetime. I resist the idea that I should have a bucket list.

According to World Life Expectancy, a white woman in Vermont lives to the average age of 82.61. So, if I live out my natural lifetime, I might be around for another twelve to twenty years. Possibly long enough to see my grandchild grow into a young woman — to see who she becomes.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato's Republic in a nutshell

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Plato wrote the Republic to give expression to an ideal of a city in which a perfect justice has been established in all of its parts. He was not naive. He did not suppose that his ideal city could be easily realized, if at all; in the end he concluded that it could not. Yet his pessimism never led him to conclude that the ideal was false, only that it was less accessible to thought.

Thus, the idea of justice, which is the central theme of the Republic, became transcendent.

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Notes of appreciation: Thanks to all for ski race fundraiser success

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Su White



Quarry Hill School would like to acknowledge the sponsors who helped make our annual ski race, The Iguana Cup Challenge, a huge fundraising success this year! Thank you for your generous support to the following local businesses:

No. 1 Auto Parts, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth, Middlebury Ski Club, Bee’s Wrap, Multi Builders, Cabot-Agrimark, National Bank Of Middlebury, Co-operative Insurance, Northshore Kite Sail Surf and Green Peppers Restaurant.

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Vermont State Police Log: Troopers busy with DUI, crashes

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police stopped a vehicle on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on April 2 at 6:17 p.m. after observing multiple traffic violations.

Trooper Brett Flansburg reports that he observed signs of impairment in the driver, identified as 22-year-old Cory Benoit of Burlington, so the officer screened Benoit for drunkenness. Benoit submitted to a preliminary breath test, which showed his blood alcohol content was 0.165 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

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Middlebury Police Log: Wine-bottle vandalism among police cases

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed that on March 27 someone had thrown a wine bottle through a window at the Tinker and Smithy Game Store, which had recently moved onto Main Street.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted a North Forty Lane resident who said she had been insulted by a man on March 27.

•  Investigated a report of a child who had been left unattended in a vehicle parked in front of the Hannaford Supermarket on March 27.

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Vergennes Police Log: Homeless man cited for vandalism

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — After dealing with a series of complaints about the man earlier last week, Vergennes police on March 30 cited Jacob McDowell, 26, who they described as homeless, for unlawful mischief for allegedly slashing tires on three vehicles in the city.

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Panton woman to lead Vermont tourism and marketing effort

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — Gov. Phil Scott and Agency of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Michael Schirling late last week announced the appointment of Wendy Knight of Panton as commissioner of the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. 

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Irish theater company to perform Beckett's 'Molloy' at Vermont Coffee stage

Posted on April 6, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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MIDDLEBURY — Gare St Lazare Ireland, an Irish theater company led by husband-wife team Conor and Judy Lovett, celebrates 20 years of touring Beckett’s prose internationally with a revival of “Molloy.” The couple will perform the first solo show of this tour on the Vermont Coffee Company’s stage at 1197 Exchange Street in Middlebury at 7:30 p.m. this Sunday evening.

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