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Clippings: The news omnivore has a dilemma

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By ABAGAEL GILES



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When I was a junior in high school, I read Michael Pollan’s book “The Omnivore’s Dilemma.” At the time, Vermont’s local food movement was growing and it seemed plausible that what and how we eat defines us in profound ways.

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Jessie Raymond: Summertime, and the eating is lazy

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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It’s only the beginning of June, and already the framework around which I arrange my daily life — dinnertime — is shot.

In the colder, darker months, I generally take a few minutes on Sunday to plan the week’s meals. Yes, I’m a boring, nonspontaneous old biddy. But more specifically, I’m a boring, nonspontaneous old biddy who wants to make sure that if we want burritos later in the week we have tortillas on hand.

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Greg Dennis: King, RFK and the American Dream

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Greg Dennis



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1968, it has that ring

Of RFK and Martin Luther King

Where the dream went down on a hotel floor

Dreams are what we’re living for

— John Stewart, “Irresistible Targets”

 

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Ways of seeing: Please stop and offer a helping hand

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Abi Sessions



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A few nights a month, we welcome guests into our home. Recently we hosted a young woman, Marissa, and her grandfather, who were visiting Marissa’s younger brother at Middlebury College.

It was clear from first meeting them that members of this family are well educated world travelers. Marissa is a Harvard graduate, currently living on her own in South America, working for an international company — smart and savvy, used to navigating unfamiliar places.

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Letter to the editor: Tree-cutting did Ferrisburgh a favor

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Pat Steele



As I continue to read about the ongoing tree issue on Arnold Bay Road in Ferrisburgh I wonder why the tree warden, Mr. Mix, fails to see all the rotted and broken hanging trees on the other side of the road that are a danger to cars and walkers? If this is the town’s “right of way” why hasn’t the town done something about them?

A good storm will and can take these down. This is a very highly traveled road to Basin Harbor, for people from New York as well as walkers.

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Letter to the editor: Hardy offering positive message

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Monica Collins



Last week I attended the campaign kick-off gathering for Ruth Hardy and was so pleased with her message. It was a wonderful exciting atmosphere at American Flatbread filled with people of all ages. I’ve known Ruth for a few years and was glad to hear that she was running for the seat that Senator Ayer will be stepping back from.

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Letter to the editor: Full rail station, not just platform

Posted on June 7, 2018 |
By Rob Carter



I would like to voice my agreement with David Carlson (Letters, May 31) on the importance of providing a covering for the new rail platform, and would go a step further.

In order to foster the use of rail as an alternative means of transportation, and at the same time encourage tourism, I would suggest that we consider a rail station instead of a simple platform.

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Letter to the editor: Rail bridges project could be turning point for town

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Anders Holm



Necessity is the mother of invention. Downtown Middlebury has been weak in the knees for some time now and the bridge project stands to serve the coup de grace. The bridge project will be remembered as the dark age and if Middlebury pulls itself together the dark age will be followed by a renaissance.

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Letter to the editor: Governor Scott's veto of state budget is mystifying

Posted on June 4, 2018 |
By Spencer Putnam



Gov. Scott’s decision to veto the budget sent to him by our legislature is mystifying on several counts.

This is a budget passed with overwhelming tri-partisan support, unanimously in the Senate and by a margin of 117-14 in the House. Why should the governor stand in opposition to what is so obviously the consensus of Vermont’s elected representatives?

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