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Clippings by Andy Kirkaldy: Modern rules for the road, rotaries

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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Many drivers curse, shake their fists and make certain other impolite gestures at other drivers, including at me, to express their impatience and frustration.

OK, I won’t claim to be a perfect driver, but those other folks, let me tell you…

Let’s face it: Most of us think we’re pretty good behind the wheel, and that it’s other drivers who are dangerous and incompetent.

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Jessie Raymond: Pantry building, step by (slow) step

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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In May of 2017, Mark started building me a pantry — the old-school walk-in pantry I’ve been dreaming of for years — pledging that I would have a finished space by November.

Thanksgiving came and went, and my pantry did not get done. Mark, always the card, says he never specified which November. He also insists that he’s not the one who’s been holding up the schedule.

He hasn’t wanted to pressure me, he claims, but in fact he’s been dying to start framing the cabinets. I just haven’t given him any plans.

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Greg Dennis: 'Rise for Climate' set for Sept. 8

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement left many people with the impression there’s not much America could do about global warming until we get a new administration.

But now an international climate conference — and thousands of local events planned ahead of that gathering — are giving new hope to those who see climate change as a moral issue and a mortal threat to civilization.

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Ways of Seeing by Ruth Farmer: Lifting my voice

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Ruth Farmer



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Last night, I sang with 30 or so women at one of the open sings regularly offered by Womensing, a local a capella group. This was a perfect way to finally shake off the mental and physical fatigue that had descended upon me after directing a ten-day residency that required me to work 12 hours a day.

Singing has always brought me pleasure and, as it turns out, it is physiologically and emotionally beneficial.

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Letter to the editor: Defining Trump Tower meeting

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By John-Eric Colley Robinson



Merriam Webster defines treason as “the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance.”

What does one call seeking and obtaining the aid of foreign nationals and their respective nation’s resources to undermine the character of one’s opponent and gain the presidency of one’s nation?

John-Eric Colley Robinson

Weybridge

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Letter to the editor: Failure to lower flag was petty

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Diana Cotter



What a small small man Donald Trump is to not fly the flag at half staff from the death through the funeral of John McCain.

Diana Cotter

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: Paper highlights need to act now

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



We want to thank this paper for the always timely, well thought out, and courageous editorials over the past few years exposing our sham president and his sycophantic allies and Republican supporters. More people need to speak out in letters to the editor and by other means in exposing what this dangerous maniac is doing to our country and our way of life.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy can fill Ayer's shoes

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Abigail Benz



I met Ruth Hardy when I was three years old and attended the Middlebury Cooperative Nursery School; words such as democracy, politics and social justice were not yet in my lexicon. My biggest concern at the time was getting a good swing at recess, while Ruth was already concerned about advocating for strong schools, affordable childcare and protecting the environment.

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Letter to the editor: Project Independence like 'Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood'

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Miriam Hardy



I recently attended the movie “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” It is the story of Fred Rogers, his ground-breaking children’s TV show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” His simple philosophy of love and respect changed the genre of children’s TV forever and for the better. He believed that all children should know they are special, loved, respected and safe. As a result, he became much loved by children all over the world. His show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” reached all the corners of the earth.

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Letter to the editor: McCain leaves a lasting legacy

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Diana Cotter



America lost a man of great integrity and strong principles, a genuine hero and a patriotic American on Friday with the passing of John McCain. As a progressive Democrat I did not often agree with his positions on the issues but I respected them and celebrated the fundamental right we have to disagree. If our democracy is to remain healthy we must have principled disagreements and we must be able to compromise. Compromise is not a dirty word but rather part of the foundation of our republic.

Diana Cotter

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