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Jessie Raymond: It's very easy to get teed off at golf

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



For years, I’d been looking for a hobby with a steep learning curve that would make me feel like a failure over and over again.

Then last year, I discovered golf.

Don’t get me wrong: Golf isn’t just a discouraging pastime. It also makes me feel out of place.

I get the sense I’m not sophisticated enough to be allowed on the golf course. I’m unfamiliar with proper golf etiquette, and I’m too embarrassed to ask.

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Letters to the Editor: Litterbugs can get a clean start

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Maggie Eaton



Having spent hours picking up trash on Green Up Day this past Saturday, I can confidently describe the people who litter our pretty landscape. They eat fast food, drink alcohol and other beverages, and smoke (mostly Marlboros) in their cars and then throw what is left out of their car windows. And for some odd reason, they throw used car tires in the ditches and down the riverbanks.

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Letters to the Editor: Teachers ready to negotiate

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Susan Oliveira et al



We the teachers of the Addison Northwest School District are ready, willing, and able to negotiate. Teacher-negotiators were disappointed by an abrupt declaration of impasse given by the ANWSD board representatives at our April 10 negotiations meeting.

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Ways of Seeing: 'Milk with Dignity' a worthy goal

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Joanna Colwell



A flock of orange and black Monarchs clustered in the Old North End of Burlington on the first day of May. These were large butterflies, made of painted cardboard, and held aloft on wooden poles. Chasing the butterflies was a masked man with a butterfly net, marked with a sign that said “ICE,” (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

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Victor Nuovo: Theory and practice

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



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

Among the topics that Aristotle treats in the Ethics are the intellectual virtues. They are capacities of mind that individuals must cultivate in order to become good citizens. Aristotle lists five of them: knowledge, art, prudence, wisdom and understanding. It is a curious combination of the practical and the theoretical, of theory and practice.

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Letters to the Editor: Area firefighters thank supporters

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Chief David P. Shaw



On behalf of the members of the Middlebury Fire Department, we would like to thank our community for your show of support at the 63rd Annual East Middlebury Ham Supper that was held at the Waybury Inn last week.  We truly appreciate your generosity and support.

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Community Forum: Harry Chen, Science makes for good policy

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Harry Chen



Editor’s note: The writer delivered these remarks at the Burlington March for Science on April 22.

In 1970, we celebrated the first Earth Day. I remember it vividly as a college student at the University of Michigan. The energy of the first Earth Day, focused on the alarming rate of deterioration of our environment, helped lead to landmark changes in policy such as creation of the EPA, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. 

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Community forum: State should handle teacher healthcare

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Geo Honigford



This week’s Community Forum is written by Geo Honigford, a school board member from Royalton and the President of the Vermont School Boards Association.

When I first ran for school board in my community 12 years ago, I did so because I am committed to public education and wanted to do my part to ensure the schools in my community provide high quality education to students. I did not fully realize at the time how complex our state’s public education system is, or how complicated the job of a school board member would be.

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Letters to the Editor: Posting land for hunting requires effort and expense

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



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Letters to the Editor: Trump's health care plan is 'bogus'

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Well, as evidenced by the mean-spirited, ignorant and hateful decision by the Repugnantan Party’s attempt to gut the Affordable Health Care Act with the bogus “American HCA,” or better known as Trumpcare, all I can say is what a bunch of losers!

Giving huge breaks to the wealthy by cutting back and drastically increasing the cost of health care that many of us depend on is criminal. I think that everyone who calls themself a Republican that supports this effort and the buffoon / ignoramus in the White House is complicit in this.

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