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Victor Nuovo: Two-party system in serious jeopardy

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism and the two-party system.

The 2016 presidential election has been described as an epochal moment in American history, a turning point, although where our nation is headed seems uncertain. After the stunning defeat of the Democratic candidate and her party, pundits pronounced liberalism dead. But liberalism is the heart and soul of the Democratic Party; so, if liberalism is dead, so is the Democratic Party.

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Jan Demers: Button up your overcoat

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Jan Demers



Jan F. Demers is the Executive Director of CVOEO and can be reached at 802-862-2771, ext. 740 or [email protected]

Three thousand twenty eight  fewer tons of CO2 in a year … More about that in a minute …

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Letter to the editor: Rail bridges project continues to raise questions

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I am writing in response to some articles written in recent weeks with regards to the Middlebury Railroad project. First I read in another Letter to the Editor that part of the project plan is to take excavated contaminated soil and pile it at another location near Wright Park before it ultimately gets taken to the site for managing such soil. If this is in fact part of the plan, I am completely repulsed by it.

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Letter to the editor: Friends meeting backs carbon tax

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Tom Baskett and Jean Rosenberg



On Nov. 19, 2017, the Middlebury Friends Meeting (Quakers) approved the following statement in support of the Energy Independent Vermont Coalition whose aim is to decrease the use of fossil fuels by Vermonters:

“As Friends, we carry a concern for the life of all species and for justice to the poor of the Earth in the face of the destructive effects of climate change. We are concerned to find ways that our society can act to mitigate the dangerous and unequal effects of climate change, through acting locally and globally.

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Opinion: Help, don't blame farmers (or their cows)

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Paul Ralston



This week’s writer is Paul Ralston is a Middlebury entrepreneur and a former member of the Vermont Legislature. His business, the Vermont Coffee Company, purchases 100 percent of its electricity from Vermont Cow Power farms.

 

 

What will it take to solve Vermont’s water quality problems? We don’t know.

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Letter to the editor: Coyote hunting counterproductive

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Anna Rose Benson



Until this year, the annual mass killing of coyotes called the Coyote Derby was a long weekend of killing coyotes, making piles of their bodies and getting money for the biggest pile. Most of the bodies were dumped somewhere afterward.

The annual Coyote Derby was stopped by citizen protest and legislative action, so this year the entire month of February has been designated as Kill Coyotes Month.

One of the reasons people give for killing coyotes is that it helps the deer population.

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Letter to the editor: President issues a MEGA problem

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Alec Lyall



“I am not vulgar and deranged. It just looks like I am.” Commander in chief-Presidents commonly have their intelligence questioned and less frequently question their intelligence. Skipping the pettiness of mentioning names, the absurd has been normalized, providing cover for disgusting, shameful behavior that would expel an adolescent from grammar school.

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Letter to the editor: Porter patients having trouble getting appointments

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Winifred Thomas



I write in response to the piece about the new electronic patient health records system planned for Porter Medical Center (Addison Independent, Jan. 15). I think it’s great and so important that we keep up to date and make information available to those who need it. I like very much being able to look at the Portal and see my own records.

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Letter to the editor: Workers did great job in difficult weather

Posted on January 22, 2018 |
By Barbara Cheney and Bill and Jean Fifield and Paul and Maggie Nocca and Terry and Cindy AmRhein



We lost power for eight hours in last week’s sleet/ice storm (January 12) due to very high winds that brought down a very large tree, which took out our power. This happened at 2 a.m. Friday morning and lasted until around 10 a.m. Green Mountain Power linemen came out here to Way Lane in Bridport on Lake Champlain, and worked on the site in the dark, high winds, sleet and freezing rain for eight hours until it was repaired.

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Jessie Raymond: Cozy winter meal fails to satisfy

Posted on January 18, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



When I made soup on a recent frigid Sunday, I wasn’t just making dinner. I was turning the kitchen into a beckoning space of warmth and flavor, a treat for all the senses, to fend off the bitterly cold weather.

I take my food pretty seriously.

I started by setting a cast iron Dutch oven on the top of our wood cook stove. I could have used the Kenmore range, but I maintain that nothing combats winter like a hearty meal simmering over a wood fire, even if people do call me Ma Ingalls behind my back.

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