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Letter to the editor: Teacher fires a poetic shot

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Peter Bruno



Why I Won’t Take a Bullet for My Students

 

I won’t take a bullet for my students

Not because I’m scared necessarily,

Though I’d like to be around a while longer,

 

To teach some more,

Direct a few more plays,

I’ve yet to tackle Ibsen or Williams, not to mention Beckett

 

Each day we dutifully stand for the Pledge,

Some students recite along with the principal, others like me, silent

 

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Letter to the editor: Board candidates have fresh voices

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



I endorse Lindsey Fuentes-George and Farhad Khan for Middlebury selectboard. These fresh voices will infuse us with diversity and vitality during our rail bridge construction project. Geographically, these candidates represent the southern and eastern parts of our town that are important to have at our table. Socially and economically, they represent equally important sectors toward helping us build an affordable, responsive Middlebury. Both are raising young families and are committed to our reorganizing schools and expanding public library and recreation programs.

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Letter to the editor: Energy fund to help Weybridge

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Gale Hurd



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Letter to the editor: Experience a plus for Baker

Posted on March 1, 2018 |
By Ken Perine



Gary Baker deserves your vote for Middlebury selectboard. He has served our town for many years in several capacities, including as a member of the Development Review Board and the Infrastructure Committee and as a past member of the selectboard.

His service has always been thoughtful and reasoned. He is a dedicated and hardworking public servant, just the type of person we should have representing us on the selectboard. Please join me in supporting Gary on Tuesday.

Ken Perine

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Letter to the editor: Time to reach consensus on meaning of 'gun control'

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Christine Ketcham



It is a strange sensation to get up the morning after yet another mass murder at a school and continue on with my mundane, everyday routine. I’ll probably do some laundry today, make coffee, go to Shaw’s. Gnawing at me all the while is the present tense that multiple children and adults on multiple occasions have been slaughtered while simply taking care of their own everyday routine.

I should be shouting in the streets, something like “the sky is falling, People!”

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Letter to the editor: Time for a 'Harvey Weinstein' moment on gun control

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Carl Engvall



I strongly encourage Vermont’s state legislators to take advantage of the governor’s statement that he is open to a discussion about gun control. If we cannot enact effective gun control at the national level, especially for assault rifles, then it’s time to do so at the state level. Here are some reasons why:

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Letter to the editor: Fuentes-George earns support

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Claire Tebbs and Dave Hohenschau



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Letter to the editor: Farhad Khan a good listener and has an open mind

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Nancy Malcolm



I would like to urge the Middlebury community to vote for Farhad Khan for selectboard.

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Letter to the editor: Baker has experience, knows needs of businesses

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Paul Ralston



I write in support of Gary Baker’s candidacy for the Middlebury selectboard. Gary is a friend, an amiable and considerate person who has a background and experience that will help the selectboard in its work guiding our town. As a small business person, Gary understands the challenges of our changing marketplace and will be sensitive to the needs of our local businesses. As a long-time resident, he has an historical perspective that is important in times of great change. Gary will work hard for us, so I urge you to help elect Gary Baker to the selectboard.

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Letter to the editor: Khan is a uniter and deserves term on selectboard

Posted on February 26, 2018 |
By Emily Joselson



I am writing in support of the candidacy of Farhad Khan for Middlebury selectboard. I have known Farhad for years as the helpful and friendly owner of the Dollar Store. But I got to know him personally last year, following an increase in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic behavior in the wake of the 2016 national election.

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