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Ways of Seeing: Flag and mural are reminders of justice

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Joanna Colwell



Valentine’s Day falls smack in the middle Black History Month, and the state of Vermont started things off right with a historic raising of the Black Lives Matter flag at Montpelier High School. Although the student body of Montpelier High is only five percent Black, the school board voted unanimously to support the student-led Racial Justice Alliance in their efforts to increase racial awareness at the mostly white school.

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Letter to the editor: Store worker was very generous

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Hilary Poremski-Beitzel



On the evening of Dec. 30, I gave birth to a baby girl at Porter Medical Center. By the time my husband and I were settled in for the night following our daughter’s birth, it was too late to order food at the hospital or anywhere in town.

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Gregory Dennis: What happens when skiing melts away

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Gregory Dennis



For Winter Olympian Jessie Diggins, climate change is personal. She’s one of the world’s best Nordic skiers and an American — a rare combination in a sport dominated by Europeans.

But the snowy world that has dominated her life and sport is disappearing.

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Victor Nuovo: Creating equality

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism.

When I finished the previous essay, I realized that I was not finished with Rousseau or “The Social Contract.” This goes without saying; one can never be finished with a work of genius, which this surely is. My purpose is more modest. In the previous essay, the question was how to preserve individual liberty in society. There remain to be considered the great themes of equality and public morality, about which Rousseau has important things to say.

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Letter to the editor: Coffee shop has loyal following

Posted on February 15, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



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Letter to the editor: Don't use income tax to finance education

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Sam Prouty



I am writing to express concern regarding the state legislature’s potential plan to fund schools via an income tax as a way to reduce property taxes. Let me state up front that simplifying the tax code and reducing our taxes are both commendable ideas that most people can easily support. However, given already precarious school budgets (most of our area schools are facing significant cuts to programs, personnel, or both), this plan could easily lead to further financial challenges in our schools.

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Letter to the editor: Vandals should change their way

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Harry Chaucer



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Letter to the editor: New candidate for Middlebury selectboard

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Lindsey Fuentes-George



My name is Lindsey Fuentes-George, and I am running for Middlebury selectboard. My family has lived in Middlebury for seven years, and three years ago, chose East Middlebury to buy our home. I work full time providing client support with the Counseling Service of Addison County. My husband, Kemi, teaches at Middlebury College. We have three children, Xavier, Aldan, and Bennet. Xavier and Aldan attend Mary Hogan School, and Bennet will begin attending Sunshine Preschool this fall.

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Letter to the editor: State used flawed logic on farm waste management

Posted on February 12, 2018 |
By Thomas Vanacore



I am responding to Paul Ralston and Vermont ANR Secretary Moore Community Forum commentaries on water quality issues. At one point Mr. Ralston says, “the manure from an organic farm is no different than the manure from a conventional farm in terms of the impact it has on water quality.” This reveals a fundamental misunderstanding about the potential benefits of organic production methods on farms with regard to water quality.

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