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April 7th, 2016

Opinion: Many reasons to label GMO foods

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Edward Amirault



I would like to thank Peter Ryersbach for his letter concerning GMO labeling laws, in which he answers a letter from David Van Vleck who feels it is a needless waste of money. When I first read Van Vleck’s letter I thought he was just a completely uninformed nimrod who had no idea what a GMO was. To find out he is a retired science teacher, who ought to understand the difference between genetic selection and genetic engineering, puts him into a whole new category.

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Opinion: Sanders' victory sign of new era?

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Geoffrey Cobden



It was wonderful to see Bernie Sanders get most of the Vermont Democratic primary votes. He is teaching America about the rigged economy, injustice, single-payer healthcare, Wall Street banks, etc. Unfortunately, many super delegates, such as our three old governors, do not support him.

Socialism is now an accepted debate. Bernie is nothing like Joe Stalin. The Donald is a fascist who wants the nation of immigrants to build an iron curtain.

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Opinion: Students need help in logic

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By David Pratt



Kudos to Vergennes Union High School teacher Michael Thomas for winning a Rowland Fellowship. Hopefully, monies like these will be used to improve logical reasoning skills at local schools, as many of the students I have met as a teacher at the University of Vermont need lots of help.

David Pratt

Vergennes

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Opinion: Medicine not a 'calling' at Porter

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



I wish that Millard Cox’s March 17 letter to the editor on the failing health care system at Porter Hospital could be published again. Actually, the article should be printed over and over again, until the administration has been chagrined enough to reverse their dangerous actions.

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Opinion: Early musical education important for young children

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Sadie Brightman



As the director of Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), mom of two young girls, and a piano teacher, I am passionate about the importance of early musical education for young children from birth through elementary school. Early musical learning has the power to propel us into a lifetime of music making and arts appreciation, enriching our lives and making us engaged citizens.

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Opinion: Anonymous good Samaritans helped elderly driver

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Lynn Coeby



I want to say thank you to several people who I don’t even know, men who have chosen to remain anonymous, men who went above and beyond to be kind to others.

Thursday morning, March 24, my 84-year-old mom experienced an adverse drug reaction while driving through Middlebury. When she stopped at a red light, two men got out of their car(s) and told Mom she was driving erratically, and that she needs to park her car. They proceeded to phone 911, Mom was taken to Porter Hospital, and she recovered.

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Middlebury Polcie Log: EMTs help student at high school

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in helping a young woman who had cut herself at Middlebury Union High School on March 31.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Responded, with Middlebury fire officials, to a report of a small fire in the old mill building at the Otter Creek falls on March 28.

• Checked on a report of a vehicle traveling quickly and erratically on Route 7 South (toward town) on March 29. Police did not encounter the vehicle.

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Vergennes Police Log: City will enforce parking laws

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are asking area residents to be aware that police are enforcing local parking laws after noticing a series of recent infractions.

Specifically, police said, in the week leading up to this Tuesday they had ticketed a number of cars either parked on the city-owned green strip between sidewalks and roads, thus damaging the lawn or plantings, or parked facing traffic, something that creates a hazard when pulling out. Police warned they will continue to ticket cars parked in those fashions.

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