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Opinion: 'Tis the season... for the flu

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Dr. Natasha Withers



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Letter to the editor: Mary Hogan 5th-graders speak out on the environment

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Mary Hogan students



Students in Nora O’Leary’s 5th grade class at Mary Hogan Elementary School sent these letters to the Middlebury selectboard and the Addison Independent. These letters are part of the actions they decided to take after finishing a unit on environmental issues.

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Letter to the editor: Six-year-old gives tips to stop pollution

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Kaisa Remsen



Editor’s note: The six-year-old Middlebury resident who wrote this letter wanted to do something to draw attention to this important public issue, her father told us. She initially planned to post signs, but she was urged to advertise her message as a letter to the editor. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

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Letter to the editor: Sidewalk comes at the cost of trees

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Geoffrey Cobden



You can notice a row of ugly stumps on your left as you leave Middlebury via the Pulp Mill Bridge.

These were a row of 60 foot trees. In 1997 there was a sidewalk planned to link Seymour Street with Weybridge Street. At that time the plan called to leave the trees standing. That plan went broke.

The plan is revived, and the trees were destroyed about a year ago. More trees are scheduled to go down this spring.

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Ways of Seeing by Sas Carey: It starts by entertaining the notion

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Sas Carey



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Many of the most important changes in my life have come about from the phrase “entertain the notion.”

One New Year I was a single potter with two children. My friend Judy, with the same family configuration, was telling me about her plans to work at a camp as a crafts director for the summer. I teach crafts in the schools, I thought, I could do that. I asked if there were any more jobs. “We are still looking for a waterfront director,” she said. “You swim.”

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Greg Dennis: Nixon was worse than Trump

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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One of the benefits of age is perspective, a sense of what matters most over time. With that perspective, I suggest that we have seen worse than Donald Trump, and that the republic will survive.

This is not to underestimate the horror that is the Trump presidency.

On top of denying climate change and removing environmental protections — on top of all the lying, the overt racism and the demeaning schoolyard taunts on Twitter — on top of all that, we have the train wreck that was the Trump campaign and subsequent cover up. We already know this:

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Eric Davis: Vt. GOP: Keep Trump at a distance

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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When Vermont’s newly elected legislative and executive officials took their oaths of office on Wednesday, there were fewer Republicans in the Statehouse than at any time in the last 150 years.

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Victor Nuovo: Light at the end of the tunnel

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of essays to present knowledge of the American political tradition, which, it is hoped, will forearm the reader with the tools to understand the current political events in a historic and constitutional context.

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Letter to the editor: Development not described fairly

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Elizabeth Napier



I am writing to correct a misleading statement on the part of Matt Bonner, who, with Churchill Franklin, is proposing the 14-lot subdivision on the beautiful old Bingham property on North Bingham Street in West Cornwall.

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