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Editorial: Will Trump drown in the swamp he created?

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Not since President Richard Nixon has the United States faces the prospect of indicting a sitting president, and not since Nixon has a sitting president been implicated in a felony crime.

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Ways of seeing: We gain by tearing down technology's walls

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Leeya Tudek



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On the airplane ride home from my five-month exchange in Australia, I cried for at least three of the fifteen hours. Part of it was relief that I had made it through my first independent journey, part of it was joy because my heart was so full of memories and new perspectives, and part of it was absolute heartbreak because I was going to miss all of the beautiful friends I had made.

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Opinion: Not everything important in education can be measured

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By William Mathis



We’re now in our seventieth year of national crisis. “Society is in peril of imminent collapse unless we do something about education,” is the mantra. It would seem that if we had an “imminent” crisis a lifetime ago, something bad would have happened by now. While doomsayers can go back to the Mayan calendar, we can start with the 1950s with Admiral Rickover attacking the “myth of American educational superiority” and unfavorably comparing the United States to other nations.

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Eric Davis: Hallquist poses serious challenge to Scott

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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Phil Scott is the favorite to be re-elected governor, but Christine Hallquist may make Scott work for a second term. Incumbent governors sometimes coast to re-election after just two years in office. Such an outcome does not appear likely this year.

Both polls and primary turnout numbers show greater enthusiasm among Democrats than among Republicans heading into the fall campaign. Primary turnout was higher than many expected, with more than 20 percent of the registered voters going to the polls.

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Letter to the editor: Librarian not the position to cut

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Peggy Peabody



On Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, local residents attended the ACSU Board meeting to express their concerns about the Library-Media position at the Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS).

The following were the points made:

The 11-14-year-old children who attend a middle school are trying to figure out their own interests and talents. They then learn about the larger world and try to find their place in it.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury's retail woes beckon co-op department store

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Ian Ross



I said it before and I will say it again: Thank you to anyone who was involved in the success that Carol’s Hungry Mind Café had over the last 13 years. I also thank everyone who supported the Hungry Mind in any way over the years. You all helped the lifelong dream of a wonderful woman come true, and carry on her legacy for over a decade after her untimely passing.

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Letter to the editor: Making childcare available is essential for businesses

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Sarah Kaeck



This summer we saw two studies about Vermont that appeared in contrast: One rated Vermont as one of the best places to live. The other paints Vermont as a hard place to find employees and run a business. 

As a business owner and employer, I know both are true, but I believe a crucial piece of the conversation is missing: Why is it hard to recruit employees and, once we recruit them, what structures are in place to keep them here and help them thrive? 

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Editorial: Well played, Mr. Sonneborn; Hallquist makes it a race

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



Give Ethan Sonneborn, Bristol’s 14-year-old candidate for governor in the Democratic primary, a lot of credit. He entered the campaign because he thought it was important — crucial, even — to get involved and participate in the country’s democratic process. If individuals — each one of us — don’t care enough to learn about the issues, scrutinize the candidates running for office and cast an informed vote, then the system fails.

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