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Ways of seeing: We gain by tearing down technology's walls

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Leeya Tudek



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On the airplane ride home from my five-month exchange in Australia, I cried for at least three of the fifteen hours. Part of it was relief that I had made it through my first independent journey, part of it was joy because my heart was so full of memories and new perspectives, and part of it was absolute heartbreak because I was going to miss all of the beautiful friends I had made.

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Opinion: Not everything important in education can be measured

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By William Mathis



We’re now in our seventieth year of national crisis. “Society is in peril of imminent collapse unless we do something about education,” is the mantra. It would seem that if we had an “imminent” crisis a lifetime ago, something bad would have happened by now. While doomsayers can go back to the Mayan calendar, we can start with the 1950s with Admiral Rickover attacking the “myth of American educational superiority” and unfavorably comparing the United States to other nations.

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Eric Davis: Hallquist poses serious challenge to Scott

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Phil Scott is the favorite to be re-elected governor, but Christine Hallquist may make Scott work for a second term. Incumbent governors sometimes coast to re-election after just two years in office. Such an outcome does not appear likely this year.

Both polls and primary turnout numbers show greater enthusiasm among Democrats than among Republicans heading into the fall campaign. Primary turnout was higher than many expected, with more than 20 percent of the registered voters going to the polls.

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Letter to the editor: Librarian not the position to cut

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Peggy Peabody



On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, local residents attended the ACSU Board meeting to express their concerns about the Library-Media position at the Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS).

The following were the points made:

The 11-14-year-old children who attend a middle school are trying to figure out their own interests and talents. They then learn about the larger world and try to find their place in it.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's retail woes beckon co-op department store

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I said it before and I will say it again: Thank you to anyone who was involved in the success that Carol’s Hungry Mind Café had over the last 13 years. I also thank everyone who supported the Hungry Mind in any way over the years. You all helped the lifelong dream of a wonderful woman come true, and carry on her legacy for over a decade after her untimely passing.

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Letter to the editor: Making childcare available is essential for businesses

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Sarah Kaeck



This summer we saw two studies about Vermont that appeared in contrast: One rated Vermont as one of the best places to live. The other paints Vermont as a hard place to find employees and run a business. 

As a business owner and employer, I know both are true, but I believe a crucial piece of the conversation is missing: Why is it hard to recruit employees and, once we recruit them, what structures are in place to keep them here and help them thrive? 

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Opinion: Remembering who we are, a beacon of democracy

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By George Jaeger



I hit a low point the other day. 

Trump had just handed the NATO alliance to Putin on a platter, his cacophony of self-serv¬ing, untruthful tweets had reached a new crescendo and the persistent images of separated immigrant children had brought back mem¬ories of my own boyhood when I was forced to leave my parents in Austria to save my life from Nazi persecution. 

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Letter to the editor: Local and national news can both affect us directly

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



A local paper is for local news. To borrow from Tip O’Neill, “The national scene is also local.” Thus, the following:

If we could ask U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her boss, these might be among the questions: Why would anyone want a $40 million yacht? Especially if keeping track of the nine other yachts is distracting. Does obscene wealth disqualify one from public service? Apparently not. If you believe a photo ID is required to buy groceries, are you disconnected from reality? Probably.

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