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Letter to the editor: 'Shooting from the Hip' is an acronym for thorough hiring process

Posted on January 29, 2018 |
By Mathew Chabot



My name is Mathew Chabot, and I am a member of the Vergennes City Council.

During the first week of January I requested of Mayor Mike Daniels that the subject of starting a search for our next City Manager be placed on the agenda for the City Council meeting scheduled for Jan. 9, 2018. The purpose for that request was exactly in line with recent FPF comments that have arisen surrounding Mayor Daniels recent quotes in the Addison Independent.

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Letter to the editor: Marchers should inspire voters

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Faith Terry



One year ago, on Jan. 21, 2017, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, over 3 million people throughout the world chose to join the Women’s March on Washington. They held simultaneous marches to express the values we hold sacred as women in our society, as Americans, and as citizens of our Earth.

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Eric Davis: Education is struggling in Vermont

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



Education has been the subject of much Vermont news in recent weeks. Considerable attention was devoted to the Scott Administration’s proposals to restrain K-12 spending growth by establishing caps on per-pupil spending and student-to-staff ratios. These proposals will be the focus of much debate in Montpelier.

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Ways of Seeing: The Roods' presence graced their town

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



The year is 1991. Burnham Hall is packed. A small grey-haired woman wanders onstage in hiking boots and khakis, binoculars glued to her eyes, peering intently into the audience. Following close behind is a similarly dressed small gentleman. “Has anyone out there seen a bluebird?” he questions the audience as his partner continues peering about, both improvising the opening scene in our elementary school performance, one of my first as a teacher at Lincoln Community School.

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Letter to the editorr: Help sought for 50th Green Up Day

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Peg Martin



Wanted. Person or persons to collaborate on planning a spectacular May 3rd 2018 Green Up Day in Middlebury!

Green Up Day celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and our unique state custom should be celebrated with pomp, circumstance and green bags stuffed with trash from Middlebury’s roadsides, fields and impromptu dump sites.

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Letter to the editor: Security is a key part of Mount Abe plan

Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Denise Dalton



What are tandem classrooms? An online search reveals this term is mostly used to describe an academic process of co-teaching. Tandem classrooms, as the term is used at Mt. Abraham, are a physical stacking of one classroom in front of another. The only way to reach the second classroom is by passing through the first. Tandem classrooms are also those that are separated by a retractable curtain/wall for flexibility in classroom size. Logistically speaking, neither of these solutions are conducive to focused learning.

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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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