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Community Forum: Mary Hogan budget a win-win

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



This week’s writer is Ruth Hardy, chair of the ID-4 school board in Middlebury.

 

I love to contemplate education finances. I’ve been doing this for much of my career, and this past year has been an exciting one in which to figure out how school budgets, our tax rates, and most importantly, funding for our students may be affected by the many moving parts of school finance in Vermont. 

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Community Forum: Forums set on rail bridge projects

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Nancy Malcolm



This week’s writer is Nancy Malcolm of Middlebury, chair of the Middlebury Planning Commission.

 

 

There is no doubt about one thing: The railroad bridges replacement project in Middlebury is going to happen and it will have a huge effect on our entire community.

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Opinion: Paper's reporting unprofessional

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Grace McGrath



I am writing to express my concern about your reporting on the shooting at the Church of the Nazarene in Leicester.

Reporting that bullets were fired at a church is certainly an appropriate news article. It is, however, inappropriate of you to speculate about who fired the bullets based on a similar recent incident. It is more inappropriate for you to name that person and give identifying details.

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Opinion: Unknown helper makes life better

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Jorge Martin



I am writing to thank an unknown person who did the sort of kindness that makes living here so good.

On Jan. 12 I lost a hubcap on my Prius but didn’t notice the loss until a day later. Reconstructing my moves I realized that I must have lost it in the parking lot at 1330 Exchange St. when I hit a curb exiting a parking space. I returned there and looked for it but couldn’t find it; I asked inside the building in a few offices, but no one knew of a lost hubcap; I gave up on finding it.

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Opinion: Candidates have much to offer

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Michael and Judy Olinick



We hope Middlebury voters will elect Heather Seeley and Dick Terk to two of the three open seats on the selectboard. Both Seeley and Terk would bring valuable experience and expertise to town government, along with a much-needed fresh perspective. We would like to add some of the reasons we support Heather.

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Opinion: Scalia, Congress paid only lip service to Constitution

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Scalia was known to be strictly for interpreting the Constitution as it was originally intended. But we have seen that he ignored that rule with bad consequences. Scalia and Supreme Court crew appointed Bush as president. He had no authority under the Constitution to do this and the Constitution has strict rules for making a new president.

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Opinion: Unification seen as not benefitting town of Addison

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Armstrong



I can see no benefits to the town of Addison voting to unification of our school. The school must be closed. I hope not. There is not enough effort to prevent this, just do as you are told and do unification. No. This town asset is worth too much.

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Opinion: Pamphlet correct about abortion 'retraumatization'

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Marie Dion



In response to the request by Haley Renwick of WomenSafe of Middlebury to open dialogue regarding, in her words, “the re-traumatization risk,” I accept the invitation to join in the dialogue.

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Opinion: Time for state of Vermont to divest from fossil fuels

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Wayne Michaud



I am writing in support of fossil fuel divestment. I first learned of this years ago in association with universities divesting. Now I’m finding that those keeping their investments away from oil, coal and natural gas interests has grown to more than 500, including universities, philanthropic organizations, faith-based institutions, medical organizations and state governments. And now there’s a movement in Vermont’s state government to divest. None other than our governor, Peter Shumlin, is actively in support of this.

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Opinion: ACSU one-board system would streamline governance

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Mark Perrin



As a business owner and community member, I support a “yes” vote for a unified Addison Central School District. I believe the educational opportunities, both in school and out, will be expanded and enhanced for our children in Addison Central Supervisory Union through a unified governing board.

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