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Ways of seeing: Whales above me?

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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Last week Craig Zondag, a wonderful naturalist, took a group of us on a contemplative tour of our farm. It was eye opening to see this familiar valley through new (and very experienced) eyes. At one point, someone asked about the contours of Snake Mountain and why the hills around here have that iconic shape? Craig reminded us that the whole Champlain Valley had been underwater, with the exception of the tops of Snake Mountain and Mount Philo, which were islands.

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Victor Nuovo: Moral pessimism and the liberal state

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 15th in a series of essays looking at the foundations of conservatism and liberalism.

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Opinion: New tech will help clean water

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Anson Tebbetts



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From Vermont’s inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice cream. Environmental leaders like George Perkins Marsh defined conservation. The state’s rich history highlights how Vermonters and their values have led the way.

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Letter to the editor: Ralston would be a good senator

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Travis B. Jacobs



It is good new for Addison County that Paul Ralston is considering a run for State Senate. I’ve known him for many years, and I followed his career as a former State Representative. With his legislative experience he will bring a strong and positive voice to the Senate, especially at a time of fiscal crises when Vermont needs small business.

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Letter to the editor: College protestors called for divestment

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Students on behalf of Divest Middlebury



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Letter to the editor: Rail bridges project need not paralyze downtown

Posted on May 17, 2018 |
By Erik Remsen



For the past year, a lot of concern has been expressed on these pages about the future of downtown Middlebury. The necessary replacement of the two railroad bridges likely began this recent round of angst. At the moment, there is a lot of discussion about the use of a few parking spaces for a bus stop on the town green. Most recently, Gregory Dennis lamented the lost spaces in his “Between the Lines” column of May 10th.

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Opinion: Hoff brought 'bold approach'

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Stephen C. Terry



The recent death of former Democratic Gov. Philip H. Hoff serves as an indelible marker of how much Vermont has changed since 1962 when the first term Burlington lawmaker surprised the nation and was elected Governor.

Until Hoff became the first popularly elected Democratic Governor in state history—the first Democrat to hold the office in 109 years after the previous one was elected by the Legislature—Vermont was the gold standard as a rock-ribbed Republican state.

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Letter to the editor: Trump is setting our country back

Posted on May 14, 2018 |
By Peter Grant



My French and German friends say that Trump is becoming a has-been and bringing the U.S. down from it past world leadership with him. Since Trump is tearing down good world agreements, he can no longer be trusted, and his ideas don’t make sense.

How long will it take for a good president to re-build the good will and prestige the U.S. used to have in pre-Trump days? How soon can we get rid of this dangerous fool?

Peter Grant

Bristol

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Jessie Raymond: Spring yard cleanup defies manual

Posted on May 9, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



I recently came across an online article titled “Top Ten Tasks for Spring Yard and Garden Cleanup.”

That was four or five more tasks than I personally cared to undertake, but I thought maybe I could pick up a few pointers.

“Be careful when you begin cleaning your yard this spring,” it began. “March is notoriously unpredictable.”

March? I snorted. Clearly this wasn’t a Vermont-based website.

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