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Opinion: Board leader not a good choice

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Jim Callahan



Editor’s note: The writer, who was elected in March to the board that oversees the Mary Hogan Elementary School, is referring to a story on his resignation from the ID-4 School Board and comments in the story from a written statement by board chair Ruth Hardy.

Regarding your story in the May 5 edition of the Addison Independent:

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Community Forum: Sunshine law gets a little cloudy

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Joe Choquette



This week’s writer is Joe Choquette of Barre, a longtime lobbyist with Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC, whose clients include the Vermont Press Association, which represents the interests of the 11 daily and more than four dozen non-daily newspapers in Vermont.

For decades Vermont has been at the bottom of the list of states for the public’s right to know the truth about government operations, records and meetings.

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Opinion: Parking on dirt roads frowned upon by constabulary

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Peter Grant



Warning: My car was towed while I was working on trails at the Watershed for a half hour.

The lot was full so I parked along the side of the wide dirt road.

I worked to try to drain the big puddles across the trail for hikers, and returned to my car in a little over a half hour.

My car was gone, I mean really gone, I didn’t misplace it. Someone took it.

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Opinion: Over-use of antibiotics proving to be health problem

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Lexi DeMarco



Can you imagine a society where antibiotics no longer work as the quick fix to a common infection? One of the biggest issues in the health care sector today, besides rising medical costs, is the epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Opinion: Early education proven to be key

Posted on May 15, 2014 |
By Patti Smith



I’m writing in support of Let’s Grow Kids, the public education campaign focused on the importance of children’s earliest years. Vermont is a special and pioneering state that holds unique opportunities for families. Its beauty and wonderful people led me to raise my six children and help raise a niece and three nephews here.

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Opinion: Middlebury voters need some additional choices

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Anna Rose Benson



People have lots of ideas about why to reject the current proposal for the town gym and offices when they vote this Tuesday. Many have ideas about what Middlebury could do instead.

Here is mine.

I’m the gardener at the Ilsley Library. The back garden there, though very small, has become a place that welcomes not only people but honeybees, bumblebees, praying mantises, grasshoppers, rabbits, lots of different birds and butterflies, a neighbor cat, and a toad.

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Opinion: Town office proposal benefits town and college

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Tim Williams



A mailing from the Citizens for Middlebury’s Future asks for our thoughts. Here are mine.

You are asking Middlebury residents to give up one of the best financial opportunities the town has had in a long time, if not ever.

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Opinion: Middlebury cannot afford to throw away $5.5 million

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Donna Donahue



The new location for town offices, in accordance with the town plan, keeps the offices downtown; the office building design is efficient and welcoming. The new location for the municipal gymnasium nestled among athletic fields is incredibly convenient for students at Mary Hogan, the middle school and the high school. The plan which was passed is a good one for the town of Middlebury now and well into the future, and most importantly, it is one we can afford.

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Opinion: Simonds thankful for 33 years as Whiting town clerk

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Grace Simonds



I wish to thank all those who attended my retirement party on April 19. After 33 years as town clerk and treasurer for Whiting, it was nice to visit and reflect with so many of you at the party.

I also wish to thank all those who brought food and donated money for the Whiting Food Shelf. It was a great boost for the food shelf.

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Opinion: Hospitals are bearing extra burden

Posted on May 11, 2014 |
By Jessica Racusin



Thank you for your recent article on Porter Hospital’s difficulties with “boarding” patients with psychiatric emergencies in the Emergency Department. It is time that some light was shed on this situation.

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