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Letter to the editor: Town's health is in jeopardy

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Alice Eckles



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Letter to the editor: We need to re-define notion of 'buying local'

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Jim Morisseau



I was pleasantly surprised to see names like Ames and Montgomery Ward mentioned in a recent letter, as I used to love those stores. I am a bit confused, however, about also seeing the need for buying local attached, as Montgomery Ward was once the Amazon of its day. As Wikipedia describes the once-popular catalogue business, it was designed to provide access to goods that people could not buy locally, and “in the first few years, the business was not well received by local retailers. Considering Mo Ward a threat, they sometimes publicly burned his catalog.”

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Letter to the editor: Culture of violence leading nation down wrong path

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Alexander Lyall



A proud and varied culture of violence takes on many dimensions from amusement to rage, from institutional to psychotic.

Boxing, for example, is a sport that leaves the boxer less than coherent. Team sports that re-enact phalanx warfare run the risk of a similar effect. We buy tickets to watch, although as Christians, it’s currently done without lions.  

The country and Wall Street depend upon toxic hostility and the industries supported by the aggressive way we exist. Jesus, thank you for General Dynamics.

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Editorial: Another reckless plan by Gov. Scott; a disappointing characteristic of his leadership

Posted on May 3, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Gov. Phil Scott and his administration either didn’t learn from last year’s last-minute political shenanigans or they are deliberately posing a veto showdown with the Democratically controlled Legislature because they think that’s how they can exert the most political leverage.

In either case, the tactics yield poor governance and a terrible way to exercise leadership.

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Opinion: Pick of Education Secretary is critical

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Jeanné Collins



This week’s writer is Jeanné Collins, president-elect of the Vermont School Superintendents Association and superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union.

Vermont’s local school officials are being asked to lead in a time of significant challenge and dramatic change. School leaders are inspired by the important work of creating effective, equitable learning opportunities responsive to the aspirations and aptitudes of every student.

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Note of appreciation: Businesses boosted benefit race

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Molly Daly



Quarry Hill School would like to acknowledge the sponsors who helped make our annual ski race, The Iguana Cup Challenge, a huge fundraising success this year/ Thank you for your generous support!

•  #1 Auto Parts

•  Addison Independent

•  American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth

•  Bee’s Wrap

•  Bridge School

•  Cabot-Agrimark

•  Danforth Pewter

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Letter to the editor: Many made Mary Hogan Bike Smart training a success

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Laura Asermily



Thanks to all who made last week’s Bike Smart training at Middlebury’s Mary Hogan Elementary School a success. Thanks to Mary Hogan P.E. teachers Sabrina Butterfield and Cyndi Palmer for coordinating and adapting 30 loaner bikes to kindergarteners through sixth-graders.

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Letter to the editor: Leahy's support of teen clubs vital

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Executive directors of the Vermont Boys and Girls Clubs



As the executive directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Vermont, we are writing to publicly thank Sen. Patrick Leahy for his support of Vermont’s most precious resource: our children. He has championed their well-being and success for many years, most recently through the FY 2018 omnibus spending bill. The critical programs funded in the omnibus will have a direct impact on the work that the clubs do throughout the state.

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Editorial: Green Up Day is one of 'those things you do to support the whole'

Posted on April 30, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



This weekend, or any day this week or next, grab a Green Up bag and pick up a little trash near where you live. It will make you feel connected — a small part of a larger whole.

And if you do, even if it’s just for an hour up and down your street for a block or so, you’ll be part of the state’s largest all-volunteer one-day event in which everyone does a little bit for a whole lot of good.

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Jessie Raymond: Dishwasher provides an education

Posted on April 26, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Two weeks ago, our 15-year-old dishwasher went from “sometimes makes it through the whole wash cycle,” which I had been coping with for years, to “doesn’t turn on,” which, to my mind, made it almost not worth having.

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