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Opinion: State must address pensions

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By John Pelletier



On July 10, 2019 Fitch, a major credit agency, reduced Vermont’s bond rating. This was expected, after Moody’s, another large credit agency reduced Vermont’s bond rating in October 2018. Both rating agencies have the same concerns about Vermont and it’s economy.  As a result, future state and municipal borrowings costs will increase.

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Ways of Seeing: Sometimes going off-script is best

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Ruth Farmer



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The goldfinch hung on my window screen, its bold yellow back with black stripe shone in the light as it held on casually, confidently, pecking every few seconds on something I could not see. Bugs? Seeds blown from the trees to lodge in the grating of the screen? No matter.

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Eric Davis: Future of filibusters is a key issue

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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The moderators of the next Democratic presidential debates, to be broadcast by CNN on July 30 and 31, should ask the candidates the following question: “If you were elected president next year, and the Democrats maintained control of the House and won a small majority in the Senate, would you support a change in Senate rules to eliminate the filibuster?”

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Victor Nuovo: Slavery divided a growing nation

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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Letter to the editor: Police have info on an accident

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Peg Cobb



On Monday morning, July 8, at about 9:30 a.m., I was following a delivery truck heading up Main Street and turning left on Seymour Street. As it turned, it hit a white pickup truck that was parked in the last parking spot on the park side. The truck did not stop, so I followed it to Agway and spoke with the driver who denied hitting it. I called the Middlebury Police Department and reported it.

When they arrived, I gave them my info and a description of what happened. They sent an officer to look at the truck but it had left the spot.

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Letter to the editor: Make America great — no hate

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Dana Bingham Severson



One thing I’ve noticed is that there sure seems to be a lot more hatred in the world since Trump’s been president. However, I do say make America great again, but do it with peace and justice and righteousness, not with injustice, war, racial prejudice and ethnic hatred.

Dana Bingham Severson

Middlebury

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Letter to the editor: 'Concentration camp' is offensive

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Sarah Laroche



I picked up my first and last copy of your newspaper at a local restaurant. On page one my eyes fell on a story by Christopher Ross  about a protest. In the article he refers to Detention Centers as Concentation Camps. His use of that term to describe present day Detention Centers is inflammatory and insulting to all victims who were sent to real Concentration camps to face hard labor, starvation or immediate extinction. In U.S. detention centers, those held get three meals a, day, showers, beds and free medical care. I think your paper owes your readers an apology.

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Letter to the editor: Thanks to many for new sidewalk

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Kevin and Garreth Parizo



Compliments, appreciation, and congratulations are extended to the selectboards of Weybridge and Middlebury as well as the construction company for the completion of the sidewalk from Weybridge Street to the connection on Seymour Street. 

This addition is, first of all, a massive improvement regarding the safety of walkers, runners and bikers as well as a wonderful way to exercise utilizing a two-mile loop. 

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Letter to the editor: Many boosted Peasant Market

Posted on July 17, 2019 |
By Joe McVeigh and Liz Cleveland



On behalf of Saint Stephen’s Church, we extend our thanks and appreciation to all the members of the community who helped out with Peasant Market on July 6. Many people generously donated their used goods. The town came out in force to buy the same. And numerous good-hearted citizens both from within the church and from the wider community put in hours of volunteer time to make the event a success.

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Letter to the editor: Small schools could be part of an innovative program

Posted on July 15, 2019 |
By Natalie Peters



Having just read Cheryl Mitchell’s excellent summary of the need for child care in our area (July 4, 2019), I am moved to forward you a letter I wrote recently to the ACSU Board of Education regarding the current need to reconfigure our educational system in our district. I feel the solution requires thinking, lots of thinking, lots of energy and careful planning … but we have a history of that in this area and as they say … Yes, we can!

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