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Opinion: Town office proposal benefits town and college

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Tim Williams



A mailing from the Citizens for Middlebury’s Future asks for our thoughts. Here are mine.

You are asking Middlebury residents to give up one of the best financial opportunities the town has had in a long time, if not ever.

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Opinion: Middlebury cannot afford to throw away $5.5 million

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Donna Donahue



The new location for town offices, in accordance with the town plan, keeps the offices downtown; the office building design is efficient and welcoming. The new location for the municipal gymnasium nestled among athletic fields is incredibly convenient for students at Mary Hogan, the middle school and the high school. The plan which was passed is a good one for the town of Middlebury now and well into the future, and most importantly, it is one we can afford.

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Opinion: Simonds thankful for 33 years as Whiting town clerk

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Grace Simonds



I wish to thank all those who attended my retirement party on April 19. After 33 years as town clerk and treasurer for Whiting, it was nice to visit and reflect with so many of you at the party.

I also wish to thank all those who brought food and donated money for the Whiting Food Shelf. It was a great boost for the food shelf.

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Opinion: Hospitals are bearing extra burden

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Jessica Racusin



Thank you for your recent article on Porter Hospital’s difficulties with “boarding” patients with psychiatric emergencies in the Emergency Department. It is time that some light was shed on this situation.

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Jessie Raymond: If you want to get noticed, go green

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last Saturday was Green Up Day. Like hundreds of other people in Addison County, I set off down the road clutching a lime-green plastic garbage bag — the international symbol for “Look at me, I’m a Good Person.”

As I trudged along picking up O.P.T. (Other People’s Trash), drivers honked and gave me the thumbs up, and passing bikers and joggers yelled out thank yous. I may as well have been wearing a cape.

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Clippings: Finding culture, north of the border

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



We like to give Canada a hard time. The excessive politeness. The accent. The fact that if all the moose in the country formed a city, it would be the fourth most populous in all of Canada. Things like that.

I’ve been to Canada a half-dozen times, and recently spent four days in Toronto — my girlfriend was going to an international studies conference, and I tagged along for fun.

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Community Forum: VUHS needs community support

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Ed Webbley



Editor's note: This week's writer is Vergennes Union High School Principal Ed Webbley

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Community Forum: Why Creek Road is best site for new rec center

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Brian Carpenter



Editor's note: This week’s writer is Middlebury Selectman Brian Carpenter.

In talking with community members, I have found what I believe to be the root cause of the confusion over the selection of the Creek Road site for the town recreation facility.

Many people have asked me, “Why not at the recreation park?”

I believe the information I found on the process and the rationale may help clarify this question.

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Opinion: Vote 'no' on VUHS budget

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Roger Norton



The voters of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham should send a message to the Vergennes Union High School board, administration and Addison Northwest Supervisory Union officials by voting no to the VUHS budget on May 13.

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Opinion: A 'no' vote in Middlebury would delay progress, cost more money

Posted on May 7, 2014 |
By Marilyn Needham



What does a NO vote on the Town Office Project really mean?

Money wasted heating and patching up the current buildings while we consider other options.

Town workers being subjected for many more years to an unhealthy and unsafe work environment.

Teen and senior centers in a facility with no fire alarms and limited egress.

Handicapped citizens having limited access to town offices.

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