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A climate message from a young person

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Greta Hardy-Mittell



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East Middlebury resident Greta Hardy-Mittell, a 2018 graduate of Middlebury Union High School, spoke at College Park in Middlebury this past Friday at noon as part of the Climate Strike. The worldwide call to action on climate change brought out more than a hundred at the Middlebury event. Here are Hardy-Mittell’s remarks.

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On December 2, 2018, I sat outside, watched a lizard and a butterfly, and thought about the end of the world.

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Narcan revives local state police trooper after contact with opiate

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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LEICESTER — A Vermont state trooper on Friday night collapsed following a traffic stop in Leicester and was revived by multiple doses of Narcan, which is used to combat the effects of an opiate overdose.

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Dear Homeward Bound: Can rabbits live happily outdoors in hutches?

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



Dear Homeward Bound,

My friend and I have been arguing about whether rabbits can live happily outdoors in hutches. She says yes because all rabbits are meant to live outdoors anyway and they are safe from predators. I disagree because all the rabbits I see in hutches are usually just sitting there on poopy wire and I don’t see how that could make a bunny happy. Is it OK?

Curious

Dear Curious,

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Judith's Garden: Late-winter pruning is the perfect antidote to cabin fever

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Judith Irven



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Cabin fever hits us all in late winter: after months of indoor living we find ourselves yearning for spring, and we can surely be forgiven for grumbling about the heavy wet snows that come in March.

Cabin fever: “a claustrophobic reaction from being confined in a small space for an extended period of time, resulting in extreme irritability and restlessness, often accompanied by an urge to go outside, even in rain, snow, dark or hail.” That’s Wikipedia’s definition anyway.  

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Movie review: Transit

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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Transit 1— Running Time: 1:01 — Rating: R

History hits every age group differently, sometimes with inconceivable hardship. In wartime, transit can be the zone that harbors survivors on the losing side. This is the story of Georg, a quiet man who faces internment and death if he fails to get on a ship sailing for Mexico or America. “Transit,” the movie, captures all this.

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Book review: The River — by Peter Heller

Posted on March 18, 2019 |
By Jenny Lyons



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(Knopf Publishing Group)

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What is the future of town meeting?

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By Abagael Giles and Megan James



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MIDDLEBURY — On Saturday, March 2, Jeff Fortin stood to speak at Monkton’s 2019 town meeting. “How many of you here are under the age of 40?” he asked. 

About six people raised their hands. 

“In 30 years, if this continues, will we have a town meeting?” Fortin asked.

It’s a question that others in Vermont are asking, particularly in light of trends that take some voting out of the meetings and put them into voting at polls.

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By the way for Mar. 14

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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Joan Ellis reviews the Oscars

Posted on March 11, 2019 |
By Joan Ellis



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In January, I wrote about five movies that I thought deserved Oscars (“Green Book,” “The Wife,” Bohemian Rhapsody,” “A Private War” and “RBG.”) Of these, “Bohemian Rhapsody” won several and “Green Book” won Best Picture. All five were rooted in truth and gave us the stories of remarkable people who had the courage to do something about their beliefs in the tough culture of their time. True stories beautifully made are powerful.

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