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Letter to the Editor: Asermily thankful for support

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Laura Asermily



Thank you for electing me for a second term on Middlebury selectboard. I value working for a strong Middlebury and deeply appreciate your effort to participate in Town Meeting and voting. Brian Carpenter and I were uncontested though would have welcomed other candidates. I am glad for the interest in filling our Selectboard vacancy to complete Donna Donahue’s term for one year. I hope these candidates and others will consider running in coming years.

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Community Forum: Patrick Leahy, Right to know is under assault

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Sen. Patrick Leahy



This week’s writer is Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, who was admitted to the Freedom of Information Act Hall Of Fame for his long work in strengthening the law.

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Community Forum: Vt. dairy industry built on strengths of farmers, needs multi-sector problem-solving to remain strong

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Roger Allbee



This week’s writer is Roger Allbee, a former Vermont Secretary of Agriculture and former executive director of the USDA Farm Service Agency for Vermont who has served in many positions relating to the regional and national farming industry.

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Community Forum: Successful bridge work is vital

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Brian Carpenter



This week’s writer is Brian Carpenter, Chair of the Middlebury selectboard.

Early last year a group of Middlebury citizens and community leaders, concerned about the impact of the rail/bridge project on our downtown, formed a community action group.

Calling themselves Neighbors Together, this group asked, “How can we work together to preserve those values that define Middlebury during this challenging infrastructure initiative?”

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Legislative Review: Chris Bray, Senate is busy; budget yet to come

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Sen. Christopher Bray



Pneumonia put me out of action for the last 10 days, so I missed most of you on Town Meeting Day. I’m submitting my report to you through the Addison Independent.

In the Senate, here are some of the current bills we’ve passed and issues we’re addressing:

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Jessie Raymond: Life would be better if stove worked

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



Two weeks ago, our new-to-us wood cook stove broke.

How does that even happen? It’s not like a regular kitchen range: It doesn’t have an igniter, or even any on/off knobs. It’s a big cast-iron tank with a firebox on one side, an oven on the other, and a giant griddle for a top. But the old firebrick inside the firebox had been repeatedly patched by the previous owner, and one day it just broke in half.

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Letter to the Editor: Reconsideration in order at Middlebury College

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Jack Mayer



I have a simple question for everyone involved regarding the Middlebury/Charles Murray controversy. If you could have a “do-over,” what would you do differently?

Jack Mayer

Middlebury

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Letter to the Editor: Free Speech is for everybody

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



I had never heard it said that free speech included shouting other speakers down. This is the opposite of free speech. It is mob rule.

What happened to the old definition of such speech as, “I may not agree with what you say but I will defend with my life your right to say it.”

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Letter to the Editor: Disruption of event casts college in a different light

Posted on March 16, 2017 |
By Randy Kritkausky



In the 1998 film “The Truman Show,” Jim Carey lives in a bubble, an ideal planned community, where he is unwittingly the star of a reality TV show. One day, a spotlight falls from the sky, actually from the top of the bubble enclosing Carey’s world, and what he knows as his reality begins to unravel.

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