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June 22nd, 2017

Victor Nuovo, Machiavelli: Living in dark times with Livy

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 12th in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

The title of Machiavelli’s book, “Discourses on Livy,” requires an explanation. Livy (Titus Livius; 59 BCE–17 CE) was a Roman historian, a contemporary of Caesar Augustus, who wrote a history of Rome from its founding until his own day (De urbi condita libri — “Books from the founding of the city”). 

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ACSD board balks at moving sxth grade to middle school

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District board on Monday decided it will not move 6th grade instruction into Middlebury Union Middle School beginning next fall.

A majority of the panel agreed with Superintendent Peter Burrows’ opinion that such a move would be imprudent at a time when the ACSD is still adjusting to the major changes of consolidated governance and the transition to an International Baccalaureate Program.

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MUHS alum's new company uses 3-D technology to preserve healthy ears

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Your ears are as distinctive as your fingerprints: That’s the essence of Murmur, a new Silicon Valley company founded by Cornwall native Jordan Sax.

Using three-dimensional scanners, that consist of lasers and cameras, and 3-D printers, Murmur creates custom hearing-protection products that contour to the exact shape of individual ear canals.

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From cyberspace to city space; Online local-foods business to get Vergennes storefront

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — In an era when many brick-and-mortar businesses are trying to create an Internet presence, a year-old Vergennes venture is working to reverse that trend — with help from an online fundraising site.

City couple Mona and Jon Sullivan has been operating their online local-food business, Provisionary, out of a 400-square-foot space at 7 South Maple St., just off Main Street.

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Leadership and backstory set this Bristol teen apart

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BRISTOL — For those who know him, it’s no exaggeration to call 17-year-old Victor Hinojosa of Bristol a pillar of the community.

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Middlebury diva sings colorful songs of life

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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Have you ever met a diva? Well, let me tell you, Middlebury is home to one of the best-dressed and most fabulous divas of all — François Clemmons. Just ask him.

“Liberace and I have never complained,” Clemmons said laughing at the “hardships” of his fashion sense. “It’s all part of being a diva.”

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Middlebury VFW is back after flirting with closure

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Three short years ago, Middlebury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7823 appeared to be on its last legs. The organization was facing a $30,000 budget shortfall, dwindling membership and other challenges that prompted post leaders to consider selling their headquarters and event hall at 530 Exchange St.

That was then.

This is now.

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Starksboro program teaches kids life skills through farm chores

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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STARKSBORO — Unbound Grace, a youth program in Starksboro, doesn’t just teach kids to ride horses.

“This program connects children to recognize their strengths. And they’re empowered and set out on their life journey to take those talents and embrace them to their greatest ability and then share them back with the community,” said Kerry Kurt, who founded and runs the program.

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