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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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Letter to the editor: Trump following in W's footsteps

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



We are hearing Trumped up charges that the U.S. intelligence services got Iraq wrong so we shouldn’t believe them now. Now the Main Trumper is saying he knows better than our intelligence people. Same mistake.

Bush was confident that his story, that his friends made up, was the truth, so he invaded Iraq. Now the Trump is doing the same thing, ignoring the truth and selling another bag of Trumped up “alternate truth,” which really should be called what they are — lies.

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Opinion: Electoral College is worth saving

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By William Daley



Now that Donald Trump has won the presidency despite losing the popular vote, there’s a growing cry to rethink, or even abolish, the Electoral College. This would be a mistake.

Yes, the Electoral College is a tempting target, especially for Democrats. Two of the past five presidential elections have seen Republicans claim the White House by winning the electoral vote while losing the popular vote.

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Letter to the editor: College graded incomplete on carbon neutrality effort

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Randy Kritkausky



I have long been encouraged by Middlebury College’s commitment to reducingcarbon emissions and setting “carbon neutrality” as a target. This is indeed setting a higher standard for academic institutions and indeed all consumers of energy.

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Community Forum: UVM still strong on health care

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Dr. John Brumsted



This week’s writer is Dr. John Brumsted, MD, president and CEO, UVM Health Network, CEO, UVM Medical Center

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Note of Appreciation: Theater-goers backed scholarships

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Elizabeth Maher



Dear Members of the Community, The Middlebury Community Players Board would like to extend a very warm thank-you to the many members of the community who came to see “The Nutcracker’s Adventure” during the first weekend in December at MUHS. Thirty-two local children danced and sang the show into our hearts.

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Faith in Vermont: Snow adds beauty, opportunities

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Faith Gong



For the past several months, I’ve sensed a heaviness in my writing, an unbroken seriousness that leaves me with the uncomfortable feeling that it’s time to crack a joke.

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Eric Davis: Shumlin will leave a mixed legacy

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Eric Davis



Next Thursday, Peter Shumlin will leave Montpelier after six years as governor, and before that, 17 years as a legislator. How should Shumlin’s political career be assessed?

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Gregory Dennis: What liberals don't get about conservatives

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Greg Dennis



As we turn the page to another year — and liberals gaze with fear upon the Trump Presidency — it’s worth contemplating how we got here. What fueled the car that has driven us to the edge of a cliff?

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Letter to the editor: Singling out one offender not fair

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Michelle Pierpont



This past Thursday, Dec, 22, there was a separate article in the news section of the paper with a size 26 font heading about a Brandon man being cited for DUI. The article went on to give a blow by blow of the incident. The young man had a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.103. The last paragraph was about the young man’s accomplishments in high school. It had nothing to do with the incident. It was strictly about his athletic abilities, and the honors he had earned in high school sports.

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