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Letter to the editor: Faulty logic in climate change argument

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Van Talmage



I would like to respond to the May 23 letter from Dan Monger about scientific data and climate change. Mr. Monger has taken a small incident and used it to condemn all climate change research. This is faulty logic.

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Letter to the editor: Democrats have a strong bench

Posted on June 17, 2019 |
By Princess C. Montpelier



Regarding the letter “Get rid of Trump at ballot box” on June 3, while I agree mob mentality elected Trump, I object to the comment that the pool of presidential Democratic candidates is extremely shaky.

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Greg Dennis: College reunion, with new hips and knees

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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At college reunions five through 20, you’re busy telling everyone how much you’ve achieved in life. Reunions 25 through 40 are about catching up and catching your breath for a weekend in June.

The main topics of conversation at the 45th reunion — where I found myself last week — consisted of:

“Are you retired yet?”

“Tell me about your grandchildren,” and (said in a slightly lower voice),

“How’s your health these days?”

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Clippings by Christopher Ross: Spies like us

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Christopher Ross



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A few years ago I received the only piece of mail my father ever sent me during my adult life.

Or, I should say, caused to be sent to me. It was a genealogical newsletter. My father had purchased a subscription for me, said the note inside.

“What the hell is this?” I said.

My daughter, Vivian, who was eight or nine at the time, scolded me for my language.

“Wow,” said my wife, Carolyn. “He didn’t even send a letter?”

“No, just this.”

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Eric Davis: Will Scott run again?

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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Govs. Howard Dean, Jim Douglas and Peter Shumlin announced that they would not be running for, respectively, a sixth, a fifth, and a fourth term as governor between 14 and 18 months in advance of the elections at which they would otherwise have been on the ballot.

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Victor Nuovo: Modern-day enquiry raises questions about Thomas Jefferson

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 22nd in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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Letter to the editor: Make better use of our schools

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Steve Harris



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Letter to the editor: Water bottles not eco-friendly

Posted on June 13, 2019 |
By Jean Bergeson



I was interested to see the photograph of the Middlebury College students passing the water bottles during graduation. Could they not manage to last for the length of the ceremony without needing to hydrate? Middlebury is, after all, supposed to be a green campus, so 500 or so water bottles does not help with that dream.

Jean Bergeson

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: Let's keep Vermont free of nuclear bombers

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On May 16th, I sent this e-mail message to Senators Hardy and Bray.

“I am a Quaker. I live in Bristol, Vermont.

I think it is very important to act on our beliefs of solving problems through negotiations and other peaceful means. I do not think that having jets with the ability to carry nuclear weapons, makes me feel safer. In fact, I think to the contrary. Be positive role models for our children, our state, our country, and our world. There are better ways to solve problems.

Thank you for your work.

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Letter to the editor: Local veteran was treated very well at parade

Posted on June 10, 2019 |
By Diana Barnard



For the past several years, I have celebrated Memorial Day by driving veteran Robert “Buster” Weller in the Middlebury parade. This outing is only possible with the assistance of many individuals who volunteer materials, time and effort. The staff of Helen Porter prepare decorations and get Buster up and ready extra early on parade day. Champlain Valley Equipment has very generously loaned us an ATV each year to decorate and drive in the parade. Buster and I are treated mid parade to doughnuts and coffee compliments of Middlebury Eye Associates.

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