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Opinion: Racial profiling a deplorable act

Posted on March 16, 2015 |
By Emma Campbell and Katelyn Benson



Unfortunately, lots of people of different ethnicities in our state of Vermont are racially profiled at least once in their life, creating horrible memories.

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Opinion: United Way thanks restaurants

Posted on March 16, 2015 |
By Nancy Luke



Dine United Way Restaurants make a difference. As we all know, needy families and individuals in our community go without proper food, shelter and essential medical care every day due to a variety of factors including low wages, job loss, injuries, illness, age, domestic violence or divorce. While all of us are susceptible to hard times, children and the elderly are at the most risk, and they make up the largest number of clients our funded partners serve.

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Opinion: Students thanfkul for fire response

Posted on March 16, 2015 |
By Lydia Gordon et al.



Late on Saturday, Feb. 28, our home on Weybridge Street in Middlebury caught fire. We are incredibly thankful that everyone is safe and there were no injuries.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the firefighters and first responders who arrived on the scene in response to the 911 calls, risking their lives in an attempt to save our house and belongings.

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Gregory Dennis: Remembering the Frost Heaves

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Gregory Dennis



Some people do crazy things in midlife. They get divorced from a person they love, or they change careers or move across the country for no apparent reason.

But almost no one can say their midlife crisis involved creating a professional basketball team. A team that brightened the days of a rabid coterie of cowbell-clanging fans amid the winter gloom — and gave Vermont its first professional sports championships.

But Alex Wolff can say he did that.

Along with his wife, Vanessa, Wolff founded and ran the aptly named Vermont Frost Heaves.

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Jessie Raymond: Pop-up play puts on the pressure

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last Friday night, instead of wasting my time sleeping, I chose to stay up writing a play for the Town Hall Theater’s second annual “Pop-Up Plays” event, in which six new 10-minute plays were conceived, written and performed within a 24-hour period.

I know what you’re thinking: “But, Jessie, you aren’t a playwright.”

You make an excellent point.

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Joanna Colwell: I didn't vaccinate my child ... and then I did

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Joanna Colwell



It’s a little embarrassing to write this column. It would be easier to keep my head down, and keep my medical decisions private. But with all the recent news about the measles outbreak, and concerns about the high numbers of unvaccinated children in Vermont, I feel I must tell my story.

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Guest editorial: Explaining Netanyahu's speech through the prism of one man

Posted on March 12, 2015 |
By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship



Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress on Tuesday, March 3, was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson.

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Editorial: Don't stop now, your community needs you

Posted on March 9, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the wake of Town Meeting Day, residents may think their exercise in democratic responsibility has been fulfilled. Not so. On the contrary, in almost every town there are important issues that require continued public conversation and engagement.

Certainly that’s the case with the communities whose school budgets were defeated.

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Opinion: Police chiefs praise Nuovo for stance on pot

Posted on March 9, 2015 |
By George Markel et al.



The Addison County chiefs of police and the Addison County sheriff would like to recognize Middlebury Rep. Betty Nuovo for her comments in an article in the Feb. 19 edition of the Addison Independent. Rep. Nuovo voiced her opposition to House Bill 277 and Senate Bill 95, both which propose the legalization of marijuana for recreational usage.

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Community Forum: Budget choices tough

Posted on March 9, 2015 |
By Gov. Peter Shumlin



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