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Community Forum, Bill Brooks: Memorial Day carries special meaning

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Bill Brooks



These are remarks delivered on Monday during the Memorial Day activities at the Soldiers Monument in Middlebury by Bill Brooks, executive director of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Today is a day to celebrate, to remember, and in some cases to mourn those from Middlebury and throughout our nation who served or are currently in the military.

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Letters to the Editor: Make decisions on savings local

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Spencer Putnam



The delay in the adjournment of this year’s legislative session was caused by the governor’s insistence on establishing statewide negotiation of teacher health care benefits. Gov. Scott claims that only a statewide contract can secure the $26 million annual savings he believes is achievable.

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Letters to the Editor: Many helped after storm struck area

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Don & Eileen Rinker



On Thursday, May 18, 2017, some of us who live on Pearson Road in New Haven experienced quite an intense storm of rain, hail and wind. The aftermath included three large trees across the road and downed power lines. Immediately, members of the local fire department were on the scene clearing debris and directing traffic. These people left the safety of their homes to ensure the safety of others in our area. People from the New Haven road crew were also present to assist the cleanup.

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Letters to the Editor: Removing trees did town a favor

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Pat Steele & Jim Whitney



I am responding to your article on May regarding the cutting of trees on Ferrisburgh’s Arnold Bay Road.

My friend and I walk this road often and have seen so many of the trees on both sides of the road dead and leaning toward the road. Seems like the Vorstevelds did the town’s job of taking these down before they fell into the road and made work for the town crew so instead of cutting them up and hauling them away they push them to the side of the road with a loader.

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Letters to the Editor: Sport vehicle riders using VELCO/Vt. Gas corridor are trespassing on private land

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By The Rev. Carole Wageman



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Ways of Seeing, Johanna Nichols: Charter for Compassion offers hope

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Johanna Nichols



I love walking outside. It is my favorite form of exercise, but I have a few ground rules. The temperature has to be minimum 20 degrees, with no wind, and it can’t be icy or driving rain. When the weather fails the test, I put on music and stretch and dance. My current favorite is the soulful, acoustic album “Temple at Midnight” by Miten.

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Victor Nuovo: Aristotle on the City and the Good Life

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

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Letter to the Editor: State failing to address real issues of opiate addiction

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Amy Quenneville



On April 9, I attended an open forum with State Attorney General T.J. Donovan and Rutland County State’s Attorney Rose Kennedy, arranged by the family of Leo Branchaud. Leo was walking beside the road when he was struck and killed. The person accused of killing him had eight prior felony convictions and 33 prior misdemeanor convictions. Under Vermont law, after three felony convictions, prosecutors have the option of pursuing habitual offender status, which has the potential sentence of life imprisonment.

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Legislative Review: Fred Baser, More to session than pot and health insurance

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Rep. Fred Baser R-Bristol



One’s impression of the legislative sessions is often framed by headline year-end actions. This year it’s the legalization of marijuana and the teacher’s health insurance savings that have stolen the show. There are other initiatives that the Legislature acted on that are likely to have greater meaning for more Vermonters. Here are a few of those developments.

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Jessie Raymond: Time to show the garden who's boss

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



A good gardener isn’t someone who has luck getting things to grow. Things will grow whether you want them to or not. The real talent lies in taking charge of what grows and not letting the garden be the boss of you. You have to be ruthless.

I’m not.

Or, I wasn’t. After years of lamenting my lack of cruel streak, I have finally found my inner garden warrior.

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