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Letters to the Editor: Confederate flag a painful symbol

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Beatrice Parwatikar



I agree with the man in your story last Thursday who said he has the right to fly any flag he wishes and the flag only means the “Dukes of Hazzard” to him. He can have that thought because he is a white man and he can have that innocent attachment to the Confederate flag. Yet, the other man in the story recalls a painful memory and he now feels he must have the race conversation with his children about being a child of color in the U.S.

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Letters to the Editor: Isley Library project needed

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Joe McVeigh



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Letters to the Editor: Middlebury tunnel a possible deathtrap for homeless

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Craig Allen



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Victor Nuovo: Locke saw the evil in 'Patriarchy'

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 21st essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought, focusing on the great political thinkers.

By Victor Nuovo

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Community Forum, Dennis Wygmans: Value of seatbelts underscored

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Dennis Wygmans



By Dennis Wygmans, Addison County State’s Attorney

I write to you today out of a grave concern for public safety, both here in Addison County and across Vermont. Since taking office as Addison County State’s Attorney in January of this year, I am aware of an alarming number of cases where drivers operated their vehicles at speeds well in excess of 80 mph on roads here in Addison County. Also, since January, our office has experienced a sharp increase in the number of cases involving impaired drivers.

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Editorial: The good, the bad and the ugly

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In a free society, one can believe that out of bad, comes good.

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Editorial: Walls to divide, bridges to unite

Posted on August 24, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Walls to divide, or bridges to unite?

On the campaign trail, politicians of all stripes promise big things — but few were as boastful, wasteful and wrong-headed as “the Donald” was during his run-up to the Republican convention and throughout the general election. After his first eight months in office, he’s accomplished very little of what he championed — and for that the nation is all the better.

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Letters to the Editor: Mount Abe officials make good case for building project

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By David Brynn



Thanks to the many Five Town community members for their dedicated work in addressing the facility issues at Mt. Abe. The recent article in the Addison Independent makes a good case for moving ahead with substantial work.

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Letters to the Editor: Some dams no longer necessary

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Brian Fitzgerald



We’re mid-stride through the summer and many Vermonters are drawn to our waterways. Our rivers provide visitors and residents alike with a bounty of recreational opportunities: swimming, fishing and boating. But, some Vermont rivers harbor unnecessary safety risks in the form of deadbeat dams that no longer serve any useful purpose.

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Addiction Help: Medication options for addiction treatment — Are we trading one addiction for another?

Posted on August 21, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community this summer. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers).

This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at CSAC.

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