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Opinion: Actions should match rhetoric

Posted on March 5, 2014 |
By Stephen M. Koller



As I am not a Middlebury resident, I hold no financial stake in the debate as to the best location for the Middlebury town offices and gym yet, as the controversy unfolded, I was disturbed by a sense of inconsistency in Middlebury College’s role on this issue. I find a rather glaring disconnect between words and actions when it comes to Middlebury College’s position on the environment.

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Opinion: Time to take down decorations

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Jeannie Van Order



The thing that makes holidays special and exciting is that they are finite. When a wonderful thing happens only once a year it is a precious time.

Some of us may have a crazy aunt who can always get the holiday tree up, but never seems to find the time to take it down. I have been reminded of that every day as I go over the Cross Street Bridge. What is wonderful and decorative in December becomes stale after the first week in January and by the end of February it is just downright depressing.

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Opinion: Political world has its own series of 'Olympic' events

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Rustan Swenson



This entire nation is truly caught up in the grip of the quadrennial Olympic Spirit. Even the U.S. Senate and Congress have been caught up in an Olympian-like spirit as evidenced by the soaring Olympian imbecility permeating many familiar-sounding competitions and events.

Ski Jump: Great leaps of unprecedented failures and lapses of common sense.

Downhill: Tremendous dizzying rush downhill in the “Race to the Bottom,” culturally, morally, intellectually and economically.

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Opinion: Warden earns voter endorsement

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Terry B. Silva



I am writing to endorse Gloria Warden’s write-in candidacy for the offices of Town Clerk and Treasurer for the Town of Ferrisburgh.

Gloria began her career in town government more than 20 years ago, when she was hired in 1988 to do the bookkeeping/treasurer’s work for Charlotte when the town clerk was appointed to the Vermont Legislature to fill the remainder of her deceased husband’s term of office. Gloria has been doing fantastic work for the town ever since.

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Opinion: Stevens seeks support in run for Brandon position

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Sara Johnston Stevens



Hello, Brandon voters,

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Opinion: Building plan makes perfect sense

Posted on March 3, 2014 |
By Jonathan Isham Jr.



Kudos to UD-3 voters for the grand turnout last week. As a Cornwall voter, I was proud to be among the majority. Above all, I was impressed by the vigorous civic debate.

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Let's talk about Middlebury: Setting the stage for recreation facility

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Dean George



This week’s writer is Dean George, chair of the Middlebury selectboard.

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Opinion: Middlebury College has big appetite for town land

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Dan Beaupré



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Opinion: Wilson touted for Shoreham post

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Maizie Hescock and Roberta Blodgett



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Clippings by Lee Kahrs: Arizona bill enshrines prejudice

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



My wife Sarah and I will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary this October, and we decided to mark the occasion with an epic road trip through the Southwest. Sarah, a great lover of hiking and the outdoors, has never been to the Grand Canyon, and I wanted to take her there. We would fly into Las Vegas, pick up a campervan and drive first to Zion National Park in Utah, then to the Grand Canyon, then on to Santa Fe and Taos in New Mexico before heading back across Arizona to Las Vegas.

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