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January 5th, 2017

Jessie Raymond: Momentum lost after starting on top

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



Picture, if you will, a spinning top. When first released with a twist of the wrist, it whizzes around upright at high speed, describing tight circles, occasionally bouncing off nearby obstacles, but retaining most of its momentum.

As time goes on, however, the top slows, growing more and more wobbly until, tracing one last dramatic arc, it falls onto its side, spent.

The top is a metaphor. (To be clear: I’m the top.)

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Three young pianists to perform in Burlington recital

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — This young pianists from Addison County — Nico Brayton, Greta Hardy-Mittell and Alex Larrow — have been selected to perform in the Cathedral Arts Young Artists Showcase Recital at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington next Tuesday, Jan. 10, at noon.

The youngsters, all students of much-admired pianist Cynthia Huard, competed to secure a spot in this recital.

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Salisbury News for Jan. 5, 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Mary Burchard



SALISBURY — The temporary bridge across Otter Creek on the Salisbury-Cornwall Swamp Road has opened for traffic. It is quite narrow; people should use caution.

Petitions for town offices are available in the town office. You must collect nine signatures of registered voters; Town Clerk Sue Scott says to collect a couple extra as all signatures may not be registered voters or legible.

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Ways of Seeing: Moving ahead will require our guidance

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Abi Sessions



“A clarifying moment.” That’s how President Obama described the election of Donald Trump at his recent press conference. A clarifying moment.

I know he can’t articulate at a press conference how it feels to anticipate eight years — or 50 years or 100 years — of work undone. I know he can’t say “How the heck are we gonna survive this one?” He has to offer an optimistic interpretation. So I’m trying to look through those relatively optimistic glasses, to see what he sees.

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Panther hockey forward took long road to Kenyon

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Middlebury College Sports Information Department



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MIDDLEBURY — Panther ice hockey player Sunho Park’s path to Middlebury College took many twists and turns, but one thing that has remained constant is his passion for hockey. The junior forward, originally from Seoul, Korea, has worked his way into the Panther lineup this winter.

Park reflected on his journey from Korea, his activities off the ice and his family’s love of the game in this story provided by the Middlebury College Sports Information Department.

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Letter to the editor: Simple questions offered answers

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



I have been blessed with a lesson from one of my former students. Her name is Rose.

Rose and I visit with each other, now and then. We saw each other this past autumn. We took a walk in Bristol. Rose said her grandmother has dementia. She shared with me how her grandmother now communicates with her. From my point of view, Rose’s grandmother has the wisdom to know what three questions need repeating:

“Do you know how much I love you?”

“Do you know how beautiful you are?”

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Community Forum: State colleges face a funding crisis

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Jeb Spaulding



This week’s writer is Jeb Spaulding, Chancellor of Vermont State Colleges.

Governor-elect Scott and the new Legislature have a lot on their plate in the new year. There is one big decision to make that can’t be put off. Will they choose to provide the funding necessary to place the Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) on a sustainable path or not? If the VSCS Board of Trustees or Chancellor could decide, we would say yes and here is why:

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Mount Abe, Otter Valley boys win in basketball

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — Mount Abraham and Otter Valley picked up road wins to highlight recent local high school boys’ basketball action, during which Vergennes and Middlebury came up short on their home courts.

EAGLES

Mount Abe kept its bounce-back season rolling with a 52-39 win on Dec. 30 at Winooski. Jack Willis tossed in 19 as the Eagles improved to 4-2, and Jackson Counter scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Mount Abe pulled away.

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