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Victor Nuovo: Hobbes' politics

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 15th essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought, focusing on the great political thinkers.

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Guest Editorial: Some answers for Vermont are local — and in the past

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Stephen C. Terry



There is no more critical public policy debate now in Vermont than how to create a future that will provide opportunity and prosperity for generations to come.

Young couples wonder almost every day how they can financially manage to live here, (especially in Chittenden County), find affordable rent or buy a home, pay for childcare, pay off student loans, and if there are prospects here for advancement in their careers.

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Letters to the Editor: Many supporters aided United Way

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Kate McGowan et al



To everyone in our community who participated in the 2016-17 United Way of Addison County — we thank you. 

We are so excited to announce that because of your support, we have made our goal by raising over $651,000.

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Letters to the Editor: ACSD board must now focus on equity for all students

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Christina Wadsworth



On Monday, June 19, Peter Burrows, Addison Central School District (ACSD) superintendent, and the ACSD board made an important decision not to move the 6th grade to Middlebury Union Middle School. In presenting their positions, the board members clearly communicated concern about educational equity. Equity is not a new concern, and creating it is much more complex than a simple grade shift. 

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Letters to the Editor: Riverwatch group perseveres

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Heidi Willis et al



It is July and the Addison County Riverwatch Collaborative is in the middle of another season of water quality monitoring. Our largely volunteer organization has been collecting water samples on six area rivers and streams (Otter Creek, Middlebury River, New Haven River, Lemon Fair, Little Otter Creek and Lewis Creek) for more than 20 years. Our data is used by municipalities, landowners, the state and a number of organizations concerned with water quality. 

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Letters to the Editor: Local resident offers views on Ferrisburgh tree cutting

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Paulette Bogan



Andy Kirkaldy’s article in the June 26 edition concerning the tree-cutting case in Ferrisburgh presented only the farmer’s comments and point of view. At the Ferrisburgh selectboard meeting mentioned in the article, several residents spoke up to express their extreme distress at the cutting of thousands of trees in Ferrisburgh and Panton. 

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Addiction Help: What is addiction?

Posted on July 10, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers). This column will run through the summer.

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Jessie Raymond: Stuck in the mud — gardening 2017

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



This year’s heavy rains have made my vegetable garden not only soggy, but downright dangerous.

Now, I’ve always had a healthy fear of the garden, but it’s been mostly regarding spiders — less in terms of venomous bites than in terms of my reaction: having one skitter up my arm, causing me to jump, step on the blade of a hoe and take the handle right between the eyes. It could happen.

But the rain poses its own threats. I know, because I’m a survivor.

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Ways of Seeing, Sas Carey: Misleading voices sound convincing

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Sas Carey



National Public Radio recently played a clip from the government about why it is important to build a wall between Mexico and the U.S. It reminded me of another voice I heard four decades ago in Sweden.

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Letter to the Editor: Injustice based on systemic lie

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Maggie Hall



Last week was the most recent ‘yet again story’ about the police officer who was acquitted for shooting a black man. This time it was Philando Castile who was shot 7 times in his car. He was pulled over for having a tail light out and attempted to reach for his license to show the police officer. My mom commented, “If I had a black son, I would tell my son never to reach for anything if a cop was around.”

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