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Ways of seeing: Children can be lost in digital era

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Kate Gridley



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Years ago, before I’d even held a flip phone, we were headed on a family hike with friends. One of them quipped as he climbed into our van, “I hope you don’t mind if I bring my cell phone.” This was spoken with some pride; he was an early adopter.

I said (nervously), “We don’t believe in those phones. They are not allowed in our van.”

He said, “In that case, I’ll just turn it off,” which he did, pressing a button and then pocketing the phone.

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Jessie Raymond: It pays to shop with legal tender

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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“Keep the change.”

That’s something I can say, because I’m one of those people who still carry cash. But for most Americans, especially the young ones, cash is a thing they’ve only heard about, like phone booths or dial-up internet.

They don’t know what they’re missing.

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Greg Dennis: When the hippies took over Vermont

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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I’m going up the country, babe, don’t you wanna go?

I’m going to some place where I’ve never been before.

 

I’m going where the water tastes like wine.

We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time.

— “Going Up the Country,” written by Alan Wilson and made famous by Canned Heat

 

 

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Victor Nuovo: Coleridge and the conservative mind

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 19th in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

In this essay, I turn from Mill to Coleridge, and from liberalism to conservatism. For an account of Coleridge’s social philosophy, the best available one was written by John Stuart Mill, and I shall draw mostly from him.

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Letter to the editor: Trump fans lose with his policies

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



It is strange to see that those who will greatly suffer from Trump policies are leading the charge to support him. Trump is trying to kill health insurance programs. Talking about killing Social Security. Killing the climate saving agreement. Making it hard for poor people to vote. Starting a trade war where our workers will loose jobs and things will get more expensive. Lowering the morality of the nation by his example. The harmful list is too long. Praising our enemies and stepping on toes of our foreign friends. Is there an explanation for this self immolation?

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Letter to the editor: Nonprofit helps with pregnancies

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By David Van Vleck



Because I began the Middlebury Planned Parenthood clinic in 1970, I feel obligated to respond to those Vermonters and Americans who wish to defund the organization.

The primary goal of P.P. is to provide help to people who wish to control their childbearing. This help includes education regarding methods of contraceptives, their efficacy and side effects, as well as various tests related to reproduction and cancer.

Only when family planning programs fail is an abortion necessary. Only when Planned Parenthood fails is abortion an option.

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Letter to the editor: Library officials seek feedback

Posted on June 21, 2018 |
By Dana Hart



In striving to make Ilsley and Sarah Partridge libraries the absolute best libraries possible, it is essential that the library trustees and staff work with Middlebury residents to have a shared understanding of what the library is — and can be — to all of us. In order to align library services to support local community goals we are kicking off our “Tell Me! Tour,” and we want to hear from you.

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Fred Kniffin: Healthcare changes for a healthier county

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Dr. Fred Kniffin



During my two years as the President of UVM Health Network/Porter Medical Center, I have learned a great deal about our organization, our role in this community and about the people who depend on us for care. Here are some of my key take away lessons:

Porter is a valued community asset. We belong to our community. We exist to serve our community.

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Letter to the editor: Bristol selectboard shortsighted on pipeline actions

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Peggy Chatelain



At the May 14 Bristol selectboard meeting I felt that the board was disrespectful to many who were in attendance and also showed itself to be shortsighted.

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Letter to the editor: DeNiro's Tony sentiments shared

Posted on June 18, 2018 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



To the idiot who is despoiling the White House and ruining our country, as well all those sorry folks that still love him, I send out the same greetings that were so eloquently expressed by Robert DeNiro at the Tony Awards last night, June 10, that were so warmly applauded by the audience, and I know the majority of Americans.

Bruce Acciavatti

Bristol

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