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Opinion: Philosophical musings enjoyed

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Peter Grant



I want to thank the Addison Independent for printing Professor Victor Nuovos articles on Socrates.

I find that Socrates probably really existed and was not just the imagination of Plato, who did a lot of the writing about Socrates.

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Opinion: Welch waffling on trade pact question

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Barbara McKay



I recently signed an online petition to Congressman Welch, urging him to vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Here is his reply, and my response to it. Evidently, he needs to hear from lots of people encouraging him to take a more decisive stand against the TPP.

“Dear Ms. McKay,

“Thank you for contacting me about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. I appreciate hearing your views on this issue.

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Gregory Dennis: Ready or another automotive romance

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Gregory Dennis



I bought my first car 41 years ago at Weybridge Garage. It was a 1970 VW Bug with 90,000 miles and four years of Vermont road rust.

I had acquired just enough money from college graduation presents to buy a car. So I bought the first Bug I saw.

Owning a VW was virtually a generational requirement at the time. Plus my girlfriend and I needed wheels as we embarked on the trial-by-fire of living together.

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Note of appreciation: Local fire departments set record collecting for Have a Heart Food Shelf

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Rebecca Price



Last Saturday the fire departments of Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln, New Haven and Starksboro held their annual food drive to benefit the Have a Heart Food Shelf. 

The food drive set a new record. Over 4,650 pounds of food was donated by the citizens of the five-town area. 

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Note of appreciation: An accident reveals how good we have it here in Brandon

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Rob Zollman



Yesterday a car drove into the front of my store, Hands-On Music. It was a surreal experience as I was about 10 feet from impact. Thankfully nobody was hurt, only a lot of glass and my entire display was strewn about the floor.

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Opinion: True patriots don't need more gun control

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Arnold Gale



I was saddened to read an article by publisher/owner of my local newspaper that stresses more gun control. More unnecessary, unneeded controls that the true patriotic American gun owner doesn’t need.

Vermont, as our sister states New Hampshire and Maine, has no gun problems, only worthless petty thieves and drug pushers. Once in a while a criminal fleeing the law from other states.

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Opinion: Kudos to Addy Indy photographer Trent Campbell

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Prem Prakash



I bet Im not the only reader who appreciates the terrific work of Trent Campbell. Week after week of tremendous photography. Addison County is lucky to have you, Trent. Thanks.

Prem Prakash

Middlebury

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Community Forum: Order vs. chaos in the Middle East

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Haviland Smith



This week’s writer is Haviland Smith,a retired CIA station chief who served in eastern and western Europe and the Middle East, as executive assistant in the director’s office and as chief of the counterterrorism staff. He lives in Williston.

Our military involvement in the Middle East began with Operation Desert Shield in 1990. At the end of that invasion, we did the only intelligent thing we have done in that area: We withdrew without ending Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq.

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Victor Nuovo: The city and the soul

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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Jessie Raymond: New blog to get her 'Out and About'

Posted on October 22, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



Among my numerous roles here at the Addison Independent, I hold the title of community calendar editor. In that capacity, I spend hours each week at a computer, inputting heaps of data in exchange for a modest hourly wage.

But don’t be fooled; it’s more than just a glamour job.

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