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January 16th, 2017

Opinion: Dave Silberman on cannabis legalization, part 3 — How to tax legal cannabis

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Dave Silberman



Editor’s note: This is the third of three commentaries on issues surrounding cannabis legalization in Vermont by Dave Silberman, a Middlebury attorney and pro bono legalization advocate. This column focuses on tax policy; the first focused on impaired driving, and the second on edibles; each column can be found online addisonindependent.com.

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Letter to the editor: Time to renew involvement in 'American Experiment'

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Jeff Fritz



January 20, 1937. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took the solemn oath of the office of the Presidency for the second time on a new constitutionally mandated date and my father was born in a small town in the Midwest.  Because of that coincidence, inaugural events played a special role in my family and my father’s life. Although not an overtly political man he would remark on another year and another presidency gone and look forward to the opportunities a new year and a new presidency would bring.

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Celebrations set in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — During a week when Americans remember and honor Martin Luther King Jr., Middlebury College’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) will offer a Day of Activism and Service on Saturday, Jan.  21, so members of the college community can discover ways to harness their skills, passion, and knowledge to bring about social change.

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Climate action workshop to explore 'Inspiration and Courage for Times of Great Change'

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) and the Middlebury Area Clergy Association (MACA) will host a Jan. 28 workshop titled “Active Hope: Inspiration and Courage for Times of Great Change.”

As organizers say, all of life is experiencing rapid and unsettling changes. While living in these challenging times can generate fear, despair and anxiety, they believe that human beings also need to remain in touch with their capacity for great joy, compassion and love.

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Middlebury College admits 343 in early decisions

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has offered 343 students early admission to the Class of 2021. The admitted students were chosen from a pool of 673 applicants — an increase of 6.5 percent over last year — and represent about 51 percent of a class that is expected to total about 705.

Those 343 students are from 35 states, Washington, D.C., and 19 countries.

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VTrans launches winter roads portal

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced the launch of the Winter Central web portal, a new site to help drivers navigate winter conditions in Vermont. Included in the new portal is Plow Finder, a map that will show the location of all 250 VTransplow trucks in near real-time. The heart of the Plow Finder map is the data from the Automatic Vehicle Location System installed in each truck and augmented by information from the National Weather Service, New England Compass, VTrans’ weather stations and point forecast modeling provided by DarkSky.

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Middlebury police receive honors from safety board

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — On Jan. 9 the Middlebury Police Department was recognized by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the department’s efforts in the investigation of the airplane crash that occurred off Schoolhouse Hill Road on Dec. 23.

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Folklife director to give farm traditions talk on Jan. 18

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — Gregory Sharrow, co-director of Middlebury’s Vermont Folklife Center, will explore farm culture of the past, and how it relates to today’s Vermont, in New Haven on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. in the New Haven Town Offices on North Street. The lecture is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.

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