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Letter to the editor: Concerns about patient welfare are a wider problem

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Helen Dillon



It was encouraging to read the article on the formation of a Patient and Family Advisory Council to improve patient healthcare experiences at Porter Medical Center. I feel that an organization such as this is long overdue.

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Opinion: State needs central plan for economy

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Peter Stromgren and Bill Schubart



In a recent VTDigger piece, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Mike Schirling highlighted actions his agency has taken to make a positive impact on Vermont’s previously lackluster economic development program: “Focusing on fundamental activities, supporting economic growth, and affordability.”

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Ways of Seeing by Laurie Cox: New ways to lure youth to Vermont

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Laurie Cox



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Jessie Raymond: No bag limit on bagels this season

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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At this time of year, when the temperatures drop below zero and the wind howls, I like to get my gear on and go skiing or snowshoeing, or maybe even do a little ice climbing.

I’m joking, of course.

Really, I prefer to stay inside and bake things. Lately, it’s bagels.

During the warmer months, you might consider me downright outdoorsy. I mean, not hike-the-Appalachian-Trail outdoorsy, but enough so that I have to check myself for ticks every day.

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Victor Nuovo: The worldview of Sir Walter Raleigh

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Letter to the editor: Comcast, not MCTV, hikes fees

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Len Rowell



As chair of the Middlebury Community Television board, I’d like to thank the Addison Independent and John Flowers for summing up the financial challenges facing MCTV and NEAT if the FCC rules are adopted as planned.

The article provided a clear summary of the legal and accounting framework on which public access television relies. There are a couple points worthy of explaining further.

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Letter to the editor: Economic model should be stable

Posted on January 31, 2019 |
By Jim Andrews



Recent statements by our governor about his desire to attract more people to Vermont in an effort to spur our economy are disappointing. We should realize by now that an economic model that relies on continued growth of populations and their resulting increase in the use of natural resources is unsustainable.

People will continue to migrate to Vermont from other states and to the U.S. from other countries.

That’s fine.

We will have to adjust to that.

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Letter to the editor: Vegetarian diet vital in battle against global warming

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Pat Davies



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Letter to the editor: Future of our nation is threatened

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Edwin C. James



An interview a couple of nights ago — of a government security expert, who had America’s interest at heart and had worked in that field for 40 years and knew what he was talking about, perked my interest in his description of where our country stands in the worldview. He stated that we are part of a worldwide campaign by the Russians to hack the personal, government and business information to not only overthrow our democracy in time, but also to disrupt European societies as well.

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Letter to the editor: State GOP must change strategy

Posted on January 24, 2019 |
By Fred Baser



Editor’s note: The letter writer is a former Republican state representative from Bristol.

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