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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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Letter to the editor: Refusal to help sends the wrong message

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Tillinghast Oettinger



I am an old lady. Yesterday, daunted by a high snowbank barring my path to the Library, I asked a passing father, children clutching his hands, whether he could please lend a hand as I jumped down. Doing so would have taken less time than his response to my request, which was “sorry, I can’t, I’m pressed for time.” After which, he and his children continued on their way.

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Letter to the editor: College building raises questions

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Wendy Warren



A huge industrial-style building is planned to loom over a once quiet residential street in Middlebury. To understand the scale of this building look at our new Town offices, which are 9,400 square feet, making this building almost 2.5 times the size!

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Letter to the editor: Bridge project is the best possible

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Brian Carpenter



To my Fellow Citizens:

Middlebury is my home. I grew up here. My wife and I were married here, and we chose to return and pursue our professional careers here. My son and daughter were born and have grown up here.

I run Champlain Valley Equipment, the business my father started. We employ 31 people at our Exchange Street office and another 85 people at four other locations around the state. I served as assistant adjutant general of the Vermont Army National Guard and worked to support our state’s emergency response needs for 22 years.

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Ways of Seeing: Death's presence gives life meaning

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Melissa O'Brien



There is a moment, almost always, when they look out the window.

Inevitably, a pause in the conversation and they turn to the glass and look outside for a moment or two. Or more.

“This is a beautiful world,” my friend in hospice care told me the other day, “and I’m not ready to leave it yet.”

I felt a little guilty that I get to stay.

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Eric Davis: Media asks wrong question on candidate

Posted on February 7, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



Christine Hallquist is the CEO of Vermont Electric Co-operative, a Johnson-based utility serving over 30,000 customers in eight Vermont counties. Hallquist told reporters last week that she is giving serious consideration to running for governor as a Democrat this fall, and that she would make an announcement about her plans later in the month.

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