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Ways of Seeing: Of drawing and inherent biases

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Kate Gridley



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I have been thinking a lot lately about why people draw. Partly it is because every year in June I teach a drawing workshop in my studio. People from far and near come to draw in my studio for all kinds of different reasons. “I want to learn how to draw — I mean really draw.” “Drawing scares me, but I have always imagined it being part of my life.” “Now that I am retired, I want to get back to drawing, which I haven’t done since I was a kid.” “When I travel, I’d like to be able to record what I am seeing.”

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Greg Dennis: A late bid for the presidency

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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News item from The N.Y. Times: “Joe Sestak, a former Navy admiral and congressman from Pennsylvania, said he was joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020 … Mr. Sestak became the 24th Democratic candidate running for president.

“His announcement came later than those of the other Democratic candidates. He said the delay was because he had wanted to spend time with his daughter,” who had been ill.

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Eric Davis: Trump makes an empty cancer-cure promise

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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At his campaign’s kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month, President Trump said that, if he is re-elected, “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems, to many, many diseases, including cancer.” This statement is worth unpacking on several levels.

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Letter to the editor: U.S. spending priorities are wrong

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Monique Tania Santoso



Recently, a key Senate panel has given bipartisan approval to a modified version of President Trump’s $4 billion-plus request to care for tens of thousands of migrant refugees on the southern U.S. border. I was pleased to hear this approval, particularly after Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy and others described the condition of the federal facilities holding migrant refugees as terrible and overcrowded.

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Letter to the editor: Closing schools worsens equity

Posted on June 27, 2019 |
By Millard M. Cox



School consolidation in ACSD moves forward. One goal of consolidation is greater equity and opportunity for all of the students in the district. But there is another goal: reducing the future expense of education. It is probable that these savings will come by closing one or more schools, reducing the number of teachers and service providers, and increasing the number of students per classroom and per teacher.

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Letter to the editor: Creek Road best managed as recreation path

Posted on June 24, 2019 |
By Erik Remsen



In the coming weeks, Middlebury will host a public hearing on the future of Creek Road. The road has sustained repeated damage in recent years as a result of flooding, erosion, and subsidence. A portion of the road is currently closed to vehicles. As the selectboard ponders the future of the road, I encourage them to make an investment that could improve both the health and appeal of our town.

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Ways of Seeing: Sex education is an evolving curriculum

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Joanna Colwell



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Jessie Raymond: One rooster can spoil the flock

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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I got a new batch of day-old chicks in early May, and I’ve been watching them carefully — like a hawk, you might say, although I try to avoid such imagery around chickens — for signs of roosterishness.

When you order chicks for a flock of laying hens, you are told you have a one in 10 chance of ending up with a rooster. 

I’d say the real odds are considerably higher.

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Clippings: Pint-sized pup is a fun challenge

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By John Flowers



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Question: What’s cuter than cute, is as big as a size-12 shoe, is covered with fur and commands constant attention?

Answer: A miniature golden doodle puppy named “Roxie,” who for the past two weeks has put bags under our eyes big enough to pack for a vacation.

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Victor Nuovo: Washington a towering figure

Posted on June 19, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 23rd in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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