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Letters to the Editor: Tread carefully with taxes, Middlebury

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Anders Holm



As Mr. Lynn recently stated in his editorial regarding school consolidation, many of us who own property are living by the same mantra of take a deep breath, exhale, and repeat when it comes to the looming town-wide property reassessment. Those of us who have lived in Vermont for decades know, regardless of market realities, property reassessment usually means an increase in assessed value and likely a hike in taxes.

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Letters to the Editor: Farms generous to HOPE effort

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Jeanne Montross



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Letters to the Editor: Too many issues for legalized pot

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Pambonnie Barrows



I support more study on legalizing marijuana in regards to public health.

How will the public be protected from exposure to second- and third-hand “smoke” from this? After all we are still battling to be protected from cigarette smoke. What of the effects on children and pets in households where people smoke the pot?

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Letters to the Editor: Where is affordability in Vermont care for seniors?

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Bonnie Barrows



This is in regards to Thursday, September 28, article on Vermont seniors benefit from spectrum of services.

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Victor Nuovo: The reasonableness of the Constitution

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 27th of 28 essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

To characterize something as reasonable does not mean that it is delightful or pleasing. Eating ice cream or watching a movie may be delightful, but not necessarily reasonable. Having surgery is reasonable, when it is necessary to save your life; likewise, dieting, swallowing bitter medicine, exercising, and also morality and politics may be reasonable, though not necessarily pleasing.

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On Point in Education: Public education must bolster citizenship

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Peter Burrows



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Letters to the Editor: The Hub's director will bid a fond farewell next June

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Ryan Krushenick



Editor’s note: The author of this letter is the director of The Hub teen center in Bristol.

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Living with Dying: Music can heal and lift your spirits

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Matthew Wollam-Berens et. al



Editor’s note: This column is provided by the End of Life Care Partnership that has been operating here in Addison County for eight years. Its mission is “to create a framework for our organizations to collaborate on our common goal of providing education about dying, death and options for care.”

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Jessie Raymond, Around the Bend: 'Farmhouse style' at odds with rural life

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



In an effort to address my poor home-decorating skills, I recently joined a Facebook group called “Farmhouse Style.”

I don’t think it’s the right group for me.

I thought it would be a good fit. I already have the farmhouse; I just need the style. But as it turns out, the farmhouse part is optional. Judging from the pictures people post, it appears all you need is a shiplap wall and a giant rustic clock to hang on it. And whitewash. Lots of whitewash.

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Ways of Seeing: Try seeing 'the homeless' as individuals

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Melissa O’Brien



We lump them all together as “the homeless,” forgetting that they have names. They have parents and they were kids once. They have weathered hands and dreams and hearts. Each of them has a heart beating in their chest, just like you and me.

They’re problematic, the homeless.

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