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Ways of Seeing: Moving ahead will require our guidance

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Abi Sessions



“A clarifying moment.” That’s how President Obama described the election of Donald Trump at his recent press conference. A clarifying moment.

I know he can’t articulate at a press conference how it feels to anticipate eight years — or 50 years or 100 years — of work undone. I know he can’t say “How the heck are we gonna survive this one?” He has to offer an optimistic interpretation. So I’m trying to look through those relatively optimistic glasses, to see what he sees.

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Letter to the editor: Simple questions offered answers

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



I have been blessed with a lesson from one of my former students. Her name is Rose.

Rose and I visit with each other, now and then. We saw each other this past autumn. We took a walk in Bristol. Rose said her grandmother has dementia. She shared with me how her grandmother now communicates with her. From my point of view, Rose’s grandmother has the wisdom to know what three questions need repeating:

“Do you know how much I love you?”

“Do you know how beautiful you are?”

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Community Forum: State colleges face a funding crisis

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Jeb Spaulding



This week’s writer is Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor of Vermont State Colleges.

Governor-elect Scott and the new Legislature have a lot on their plate in the new year. There is one big decision to make that can’t be put off. Will they choose to provide the funding necessary to place the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) on a sustainable path or not? If the VSCS Board of Trustees or Chancellor could decide, we would say yes and here is why:

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Letter to the editor: Trump following in W's footsteps

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



We are hearing Trumped up charges that the U.S. intelligence services got Iraq wrong so we shouldn’t believe them now. Now the Main Trumper is saying he knows better than our intelligence people. Same mistake.

Bush was confident that his story, that his friends made up, was the truth, so he invaded Iraq. Now the Trump is doing the same thing, ignoring the truth and selling another bag of Trumped up “alternate truth,” which really should be called what they are — lies.

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Opinion: Electoral College is worth saving

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By William Daley



Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, there’s a growing cry to rethink, or even abolish, the Electoral College. This would be a mistake.

Yes, the Electoral College is a tempting target, especially for Democrats. Two of the past five presidential elections have seen Republicans claim the White House by winning the electoral vote while losing the popular vote.

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Letter to the editor: College graded incomplete on carbon neutrality effort

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



I have long been encouraged by Middlebury College’s commitment to reducingcarbon emissions and setting “carbon neutrality” as a target. This is indeed setting a higher standard for academic institutions and indeed all consumers of energy.

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Community Forum: UVM still strong on health care

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Dr. John Brumsted



This week’s writer is Dr. John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO, UVM Health Network, CEO, UVM Medical Center

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Note of Appreciation: Theater-goers backed scholarships

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Maher



Dear Members of the Community, The Middlebury Community Players Board would like to extend a very warm thank-you to the many members of the community who came to see “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” during the first weekend in December at MUHS. Thirty-two local children danced and sang the show into our hearts.

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Faith in Vermont: Snow adds beauty, opportunities

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Faith Gong



For the past several months, I’ve sensed a heaviness in my writing, an unbroken seriousness that leaves me with the uncomfortable feeling that it’s time to crack a joke.

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Eric Davis: Shumlin will leave a mixed legacy

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Next Thursday, Peter Shumlin will leave Montpelier after six years as governor, and before that, 17 years as a legislator. How should Shumlin’s political career be assessed?

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