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Letter to the editor: Safety pin can send a message

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Barbara Clearbridge



The idea of wearing a safety pin as a political message was first used in the United Kingdom after the recent vote there to leave the European Union. The vote was followed by an increase in hate crimes. People started wearing a safety pin to show they were “a safe place” — that people need not fear them.

After our presidential election, many people in the U.S. now fear for their safety. So people here are spreading the idea of wearing a safety pin to show solidarity with those who feel threatened.

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Letter to the editor: DNC earns blame for Trump win

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Anders Holm



Tuesday’s election was a massive bucket of ice water on our nation and the planet. There has been much blame and questioning however the answer to the astonishing turn of events is obvious. It was not hicks, gun nuts, or goosestepping Nazis who got Trump elected. It was the DNC and their completely out of touch railroading through of a crooked, crony-loving and corrupt Washington insider over an incredibly charismatic breath of fresh air by the name of Bernie Sanders.

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Letter to the editor: Scheu grateful to local voters

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Robin Scheu



Many thanks to all the Middlebury citizens who elected me to represent you in Montpelier. I appreciate your trust in me; it is an honor and a privilege to have your support. I look forward to representing everyone in Middlebury and working hard for you in the State Legislature. Thanks again for your support!  

Robin Scheu

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: High bailiff gives election thanks

Posted on November 17, 2016 |
By Ron Holmes



I want to thank all of the voters in Addison County for their support in winning the election for Addison County high bailiff. It has been a tremendous honor meeting with you, and hearing your concerns and ideas. I ensure that your trust and vote is not misplaced.

Thank you.

Ron Holmes

Middlebury

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Ways of Seeing: Roadtrip inspires memories

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Jill Vickers



The sale of my parents’ property after years on the market was the spark for a trip across the country with my husband this fall and winter. As a young couple we had made a road trip to Alaska in an old Chevrolet and a pup tent. Over the decades, we’d promised ourselves we would do this again with more time and equipment. Finally we would.

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Letter to the editor: U.S., as did Canada, must embrace inclusiveness

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness...” Words borrowed from Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” summarize my two electoral experiences of the last year, one here in the U.S., the other just north across the border in Canada.

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Across the aisle

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Gary Margolis



My aisle’s a walk across the road I have

to walk. My neighbor’s stripping his bumper-

peeling decal off. We’ve had little to say

 

to each other these past twelve months.

Guessing where each other stands,

by the flags we wave. By now we’ve had

 

enough of this, our barely talking.

We have to get back to the work of

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Jessie Raymond: Clean closet, healthy mind ... briefly

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



What with the drama surrounding this year’s presidential election, the past week or so has had many of us on edge. But I’ve got it worse than you: Due to the Addy Indy print deadline, I’m writing this before Election Day.

You, at least, know how things turned out.

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Community Forum: Be sure to hug your veteran

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Win Smith Jr.



This week’s writer is Win Smith Jr., owner of the Sugarbush ski resort in Warren and former chairman of Merrill Lynch International.

Just before Veterans Day in 1968 my stepfather, dressed up in his Navy uniform and holding a toy sailor, put a revolver to his head and committed suicide on our front steps in Litchfield, Conn.

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Letter to the editor: Wake up, bikers and pedestrians

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Art Remick



Reference is made to the Steve and Sheila Huestis letter to editors (Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2016) and their reference to the Dr. Patrick Stine letter of Oct. 27. I also drive in Middlebury and around the college area and I applaud the Huestis letter. While students often are guilty of these acts, many other residents are as well, and I want to reiterate two things.

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