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Letter to the editor: Thoughtful, phased-in minimum wage increases work

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Spence Putnam



In the guest editorial that appeared in the Jan. 15 edition of the Addison Independent Emerson Lynn claims that raising the minimum wage “would only hurt those it would be set up to help.” It’s hard to see why earning more money would hurt the beneficiaries of higher wages.

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Letter to the editor: Unproductive 'tandem classrooms' lost in Mt. Abe plan

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Denise Dalton



What are tandem classrooms? An online search reveals this term is mostly used to describe an academic process of co-teaching. Tandem classrooms, as the term is used at Mt. Abraham, are a physical stacking of one classroom in front of another. The only way to reach the second classroom is by passing through the first. Tandem classrooms are also those that are separated by a retractable curtain/wall for flexibility in classroom size. Logistically speaking, neither of these solutions are conducive to focused learning.

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Letter to the editor: All breeds of dog worthy of love

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Jessica Danyow



The recent Front Porch Forum postings about the dogs missing after the house fire in Middlebury have been a cause of sadness to me. First and foremost because we know now that all four dogs perished in the fire or shortly thereafter. My heart goes out to the family that has endured this loss. The loss of a home and the belongings in it is sad, but the loss of the love of your dogs is unspeakable.

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Letter to the editor: 'Shooting from the Hip' is an acronym for thorough hiring process

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Mathew Chabot



My name is Mathew Chabot, and I am a member of the Vergennes City Council.

During the first week of January I requested of Mayor Mike Daniels that the subject of starting a search for our next City Manager be placed on the agenda for the City Council meeting scheduled for Jan. 9, 2018. The purpose for that request was exactly in line with recent FPF comments that have arisen surrounding Mayor Daniels recent quotes in the Addison Independent.

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Letter to the editor: Marchers should inspire voters

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Faith Terry



One year ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, over 3 million people throughout the world chose to join the Women’s March on Washington. They held simultaneous marches to express the values we hold sacred as women in our society, as Americans, and as citizens of our Earth.

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Eric Davis: Education is struggling in Vermont

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



Education has been the subject of much Vermont news in recent weeks. Considerable attention was devoted to the Scott Administration’s proposals to restrain K-12 spending growth by establishing caps on per-pupil spending and student-to-staff ratios. These proposals will be the focus of much debate in Montpelier.

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Ways of Seeing: The Roods' presence graced their town

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



The year is 1991. Burnham Hall is packed. A small grey-haired woman wanders onstage in hiking boots and khakis, binoculars glued to her eyes, peering intently into the audience. Following close behind is a similarly dressed small gentleman. “Has anyone out there seen a bluebird?” he questions the audience as his partner continues peering about, both improvising the opening scene in our elementary school performance, one of my first as a teacher at Lincoln Community School.

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Letter to the editorr: Help sought for 50th Green Up Day

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Peg Martin



Wanted. Person or persons to collaborate on planning a spectacular May 3rd 2018 Green Up Day in Middlebury!

Green Up Day celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and our unique state custom should be celebrated with pomp, circumstance and green bags stuffed with trash from Middlebury’s roadsides, fields and impromptu dump sites.

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Letter to the editor: Security is a key part of Mount Abe plan

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Denise Dalton



What are tandem classrooms? An online search reveals this term is mostly used to describe an academic process of co-teaching. Tandem classrooms, as the term is used at Mt. Abraham, are a physical stacking of one classroom in front of another. The only way to reach the second classroom is by passing through the first. Tandem classrooms are also those that are separated by a retractable curtain/wall for flexibility in classroom size. Logistically speaking, neither of these solutions are conducive to focused learning.

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