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Letters to the Editor: ANESU summer effort a real plus

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



On a Thursday evening this past August, I attended the showcase of learning presented by teachers of the Expanded Learning Program. This program happened this summer at all the elementary schools in our district — Addison Northeast. Students had the opportunity to learn a variety of subjects. I will mention a few: robotics, Chinese, growing healthy food, poetry, . . .

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Community Forum, Mike Smith: Online/Use tax — To pay or not?

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Mike Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Mike Smith, a regular columnist for VTDigger and Vermont Business Magazine. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, 96.5, 98.3 and 101.9 FM and is a political analyst for WCAX-TV and WVMT radio. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Governor Jim Douglas.

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Politically Thinking, Eric L. Davis: Gerrymandering favors GOP in 2018

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump’s low approval ratings and the Republican Congress’ lack of legislative accomplishments to date would appear to create a favorable situation for Democratic candidates to gain the 24 seats they need to take control of the House of Representatives in the November 2018 midterm elections.

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Victor Nuovo: Establishing the rule of law in America

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 25th in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

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Ways of Seeing, Kate Gridley: Middlebury welcoming from day one

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Kate Gridley



They say “it takes a village.”

It started our first day in Middlebury, back in 1991.

Six inches of wet snow on the ground, November 1. I watch a couple of men unpack a small moving van, my four-month-old son on my back, my three-year-old son holds onto my right hand, asking questions. It’s a deep gray day in a new town where we know no one.

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Letter to the editor: Belts, hats sought to help those stranded on border

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gillian McGarvey



There is a place in Nogales, Mexico (just over the border from Arizona) called El Comedor. It is a stopping place for migrants who have recently been deported from the U.S. or who are hoping to make the journey into the U.S. At El Comedor, they can have a hot meal, receive medical attention, clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and help with navigating travel back to southern Mexico or Central America.

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Community forum: Porter Express Care exceeding its goals

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Fred Kniffin and Karen Beinhaur



Porter Medical Center is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with our nurses’ union. The process has been underway for many months and has been generally constructive. It is now coming down to the final stages of negotiations, which typically include public demonstrations by the union (lawn signs, letters to the editor and telephone calls to community members) in order to generate community support. 

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Community forum: TV merge would set nation back

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Steve Macek



This week’s writer is Steve Macek, professor and chair of the Department of Communication and Media Studies at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

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Jessie Raymond: Calendar is lying; fall is really here

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



Forget what your calendar says. It’s officially fall.

The geese haven’t flown south and the leaves are still green, but the nights are growing cooler, and pumpkin spice is back. What other signs do you need?

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Letters to the Editor: Porter Medical Center needs to revisit its priorities

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Eric Zuesse



Right now, signs are posted near Porter Hospital “Porter Nurses for Safe Staffing.” Recently, more than a dozen nurses were laid off in order to cut expenses. The website indeed.com/cmp/Porter-Medical-Center/reviews has former employees giving the hospital three and a half stars out of five, as a place to work. Apparently, most reviewers liked the job. However, one exceptionally low one-star rating was:

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