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July 6th, 2017

Community Forum: Condos says Vermont needs a transparency guru

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Jim Condos



This week’s community forum is by Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.

I take my role in state government seriously. I am honored to have been elected by Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State. Since taking office in 2011, I have worked hard to improve how our government serves the public by increasing transparency, efficiency and productivity.

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Letter to the Editor: Cyclist grateful to chamber head

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Pascal Parent



I am a road bicycle enthusiast involved in organizing cycling trips with and for my Canadian fellow friends in the northeastern United States. It is always a challenge to plan safe and enjoyable routes without being there to check them out in advance.

I wanted to let you know that I have been very impressed with the availability and dedication of Sue Hoxie of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce.

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Pellets available to sugarmakers

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER – The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) at the Public Service Department recently announced the availability of an incentive program for Vermont’s sugar makers to install pellet-fueled evaporators. The program will offer grants up to $20,000 for the installation of evaporators that use bulk wood pellets or wood chips as the fuel.

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Victor Nuovo: Thomas Hobbes, our contemporary

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 14th essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought, focusing on the great political thinkers.

The long life of Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) encompassed England’s greatest crisis and perhaps its darkest hours. That he survived them and even flourished is proof of his ingenuity and adaptability; that he also wrote about them is our very good fortune, for in them we encounter the voice of experience unmoved by self pity or sentimental fantasies, a courageous voice.

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Lions auction to be held July 12

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club will hold their annual live auction to raise money for the many projects in the area communities on Wednesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. (preview at 5 p.m.), in the Vergennes Union School gym.

Prior to the auction, there will be a flea market table and a silent auction, both of which will run through much of the regular auction. Members are soliciting items from merchants and individuals in the form of goods, services and/or gift certificates.  Each Lion has also been asked to contribute one item for the auction.

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Compass Music and Art Center welcomes 10 paired drawings of self-discovery

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Bill Ramage’s new installation ‘The Self’ opens at the Compass Center

Bill Ramage’s ‘The Self’ is his latest stop in a long artistic voyage. The exhibit of installation drawings and sculpture will be presented at the Compass Music and Arts Center from July 7 through Aug. 19. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 7 from 5-7:30 p.m., where Ramage will speak about the ideas that have propelled his 35-year journey.

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Letter to the Editor: Many helped make OV Project Graduation successful

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Meredith McCartney and Cathy Louttit



We would like to take this opportunity to publically thank all of the generous community members and businesses that supported Project Graduation 2017. This community continually amazes us with your generosity. To have everyone pitch in and liberally donate for our seniors truly demonstrates the tremendous support the community provides our students at Otter Valley.

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Guest Editorial: The reasons for U.S. troops in the Middle East have changed

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Haviland Smith



The development and implementation of the Trump administration’s current Afghan policy appears to have been deferred to the Pentagon. All we know about Trump policy toward that region is that he vowed during the presidential campaign to completely destroy ISIS, Al Qaeda and any other threatening terrorist organization.

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