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Barbara Shapiro http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2375/all en Opinion: Middlebury selectboard has set an unfortunate tone http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-middlebury-selectboard-has-set-unfortunate-tone <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Barbara Shapiro </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">An open letter to the Middlebury Selectboard:</span></p> <p align="left"> When you treat voters as participants to be consulted rather than obstacles to be managed, you foster a very different process from the one you created for the municipal site proposal. An open discussion that welcomes all views lends itself to respectful exchange of ideas and fruitful collaboration, even when opinions are strong and differ.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21868">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402opinion-middlebury-selectboard-has-set-unfortunate-tone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury town offices Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:39:36 +0000 Zach Despart 21868 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Town should fix, not replace http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311opinion-town-should-fix-not-replace <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Barbara Shapiro </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20px;">These are tough times. It&rsquo;s appropriate to return to the frugality catchphrase of the Depression: Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.</span></p> <p align="left"> Our municipal offices and gym are not used up or worn out. They&rsquo;ve been seriously neglected for many years, but they can be affordably repaired and upgraded to meet the town&rsquo;s needs.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/20201">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201311opinion-town-should-fix-not-replace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury Town office Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:01:23 +0000 Zach Despart 20201 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Town should adhere to conflict of interest policy http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310opinion-town-should-adhere-conflict-interest-policy <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Barbara Shapiro </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/19591">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201310opinion-town-should-adhere-conflict-interest-policy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury opinion Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:49:49 +0000 Zach Despart 19591 at http://www.addisonindependent.com