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January 18th, 2016

Opinion: Porter's head showed insensitivity to community

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Patrick Stine



I am concerned that new Porter Medical Center president and CEO Lynn Boggs shared so generic an introductory letter, one that could apply to any “small, rural community hospital” (Addison Independent, Jan. 11, 2016). I guess it’s important to fill in the blanks about Boards and Strategic Plans, the need for Cutting Expenses and Generating New Revenue Sources. Heaven knows we could use a few more Mission Statements.

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Opinion: Ilsley seeking new board member

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Maria Graham



The Ilsley Library Board of Trustees is recruiting a new member for its five-person board.

We are looking for a board member who believes in our mission, that Ilsley “embodies the vigor and ambition of our community. The library is accessible, lively, and inviting to all. It is a hub for learning, public dialogue, and quiet relaxation.”

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Opinion: Working families need paid leave

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Kathleen Gorton



I am writing to express my support for the Healthy Workplaces bill, H.187,so that my husband and I can take time off when we’re sick or our kids are sick, and not have an even harder time paying our bills.

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Opinion: Solar helps farmers, creates jobs

Posted on January 18, 2016 |
By Gregg Beldock



This week’s writer is Gregg Beldock, founder and CEO of Bullrock-Deutsche-Eco, a solar energy firm based in Shelburne.

Middlebury Professor and author Bill McKibben wrote, in January 2011, to activists throughout the country, “Now it’s time for people who have spent their lives pouring carbon into the atmosphere to step up … just as many of us did for civil rights or for peace.”

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January 15th

Thursday night fire destroys Lincoln home; no one injured

Posted on January 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



LINCOLN — A fire, believed to have been started accidentally by faulty electrical wiring, destroyed a Lincoln house on the Ripton Road Thursday night. Around 70 firefighters from Lincoln, Bristol, Ripton, Starksboro and New Haven responded to the blaze, in which no one was hurt.

“When we got there the structure was completely engulfed in flames, and there was nobody in it,” said Lincoln Fire Chief Dan Ober.

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January 14th

Middlebury backs signal to fix Court St. intersection

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday endorsed a fix for one of the most troublesome intersections on Court Street, a solution that would call for a realigned Charles Avenue to produce a four-way, signalized stop at Monroe Street.

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J-Term students dive into unique coursework

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Despite the meager layer of snow half-heartedly draping campus, Middlebury College this week opened its Winter Term.

Students returned from their holidays to begin a unique month of intensive classwork, extracurricular workshops, skiing and socializing that is integral to the Middlebury experience.

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City residents to vote on truck bypass plan

Posted on January 14, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Vergennes residents will get a chance on Town Meeting Day to vote on the plan backed by the city council to reroute half of the truck traffic that now goes through Vergennes around the city via Routes 17 and 7.

The city council on Tuesday agreed to put that question on the March 1 ballot in response to a concern raised by Alderman Mike Daniels, who noted a majority of the council had a potential conflict of interest in supporting the proposal.

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