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Opinion: Emerge Vermont event to honor Rep. Betty Nuovo

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I invite you to an evening to celebrate Vermont Women in Elected Office on Saturday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Inn. The event is a fundraiser for Emerge Vermont, an organization founded in 2013 by former Gov. Madeleine Kunin that recruits, trains and inspires qualified Democratic women to run for public office at all levels of government.

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Clippings: International, interconnected in U.S.

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



From the start life has offered me an international perspective.

My dad was born in England of Scottish parents, and I spent my first year on a Royal Air Force base in Yorkshire. That came before my family decided to move to my mom’s native Fall River, Mass. Rumor has it England was not big enough for my mom and my granny.

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Gregory Dennis: Legalizing weed and weaning off coal

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



It’s that time of year again, when things start to get really interesting in Montpelier.

The Legislature that brought the nation groundbreaking laws on marriage equality, health insurance and GMO food labeling will decide another highly charged question in the next month:

Should Vermont be the first state to legalize marijuana by legislation? (Colorado and Washington legalized pot by statewide plebiscites.)

Also on the docket is a controversial bill to give towns some say in the siting of solar and wind energy projects.

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Victor Nuovo: Lucretius: The matter of mind and soul

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Lucretius supposed that mind and soul (in Latin, animus and anima) are parts of the body, and because all bodies, including the bodies of animals, are material things, they also are material things. They are organs, which is to say they do certain sorts of work that are more or less essential to the body as a living thing, which is suitably called an organism. Hands are organs, so is the tongue, the heart. And so are mind and soul.

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Jessie Raymond: Trying to keep fit, one step at a time

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



How many steps do I take in a day?

Better question: Why would I care?

I care because I’m one of those people who get caught up in quantifying everything in order to tell how healthy they are. The trendy metric these days is steps: You need to take 10,000 of them a day.

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Opinion: Many reasons to label GMO foods

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Edward Amirault



I would like to thank Peter Ryersbach for his letter concerning GMO labeling laws, in which he answers a letter from David Van Vleck who feels it is a needless waste of money. When I first read Van Vleck’s letter I thought he was just a completely uninformed nimrod who had no idea what a GMO was. To find out he is a retired science teacher, who ought to understand the difference between genetic selection and genetic engineering, puts him into a whole new category.

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Opinion: Sanders' victory sign of new era?

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Geoffrey Cobden



It was wonderful to see Bernie Sanders get most of the Vermont Democratic primary votes. He is teaching America about the rigged economy, injustice, single-payer healthcare, Wall Street banks, etc. Unfortunately, many super delegates, such as our three old governors, do not support him.

Socialism is now an accepted debate. Bernie is nothing like Joe Stalin. The Donald is a fascist who wants the nation of immigrants to build an iron curtain.

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Opinion: Students need help in logic

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By David Pratt



Kudos to Vergennes Union High School teacher Michael Thomas for winning a Rowland Fellowship. Hopefully, monies like these will be used to improve logical reasoning skills at local schools, as many of the students I have met as a teacher at the University of Vermont need lots of help.

David Pratt

Vergennes

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Opinion: Medicine not a 'calling' at Porter

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Pat Ullom



I wish that Millard Cox’s March 17 letter to the editor on the failing health care system at Porter Hospital could be published again. Actually, the article should be printed over and over again, until the administration has been chagrined enough to reverse their dangerous actions.

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Opinion: Early musical education important for young children

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Sadie Brightman



As the director of Middlebury Community Music Center (MCMC), mom of two young girls, and a piano teacher, I am passionate about the importance of early musical education for young children from birth through elementary school. Early musical learning has the power to propel us into a lifetime of music making and arts appreciation, enriching our lives and making us engaged citizens.

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