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Ways of Seeing: A traditional meal and democracy

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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Letter to the editor: Middlebury business group urges move of bus stop

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Karen Duguay



Dear Middlebury selectboard members,

As an organization responsible for collectively voicing concerns and interests of Middlebury’s businesses community, the Better Middlebury Partnership respectfully urges you to carefully reconsider the permanent placement of an ACTR bus stop in front of the post office on Main Street in downtown Middlebury.

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Letter to the editor: Second amendment 'not absolute'

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Karl E. Moyer



Laws of 1934, 1938 and two in 1968 led to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a 10-year federal ban on the manufacture of new semi-automatic assault weapons or of weapons that have features of assault rifles, the AR-15 among them. It also banned large-capacity ammunition magazines, limiting them to 10 rounds. This 1994 law required renewal 10-years later, but Congress failed to do so, thus lifting the proscription against AR-15 weapons.

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Letter to the editor: Board candidate thanks backers

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Gary Baker



Many thanks to those who voted for and endorsed me in the recent town selectboard election. I very much appreciate your support.

Gary F. Baker

Middlebury

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Living with Dying: Let's talk (some more) about hospice

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Dr. Diana Barnard



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Editor’s note: This column is provided by the End of Life Care Partnership that has been operating here in Addison County for eight years. Its mission is “to create a framework for our organizations to collaborate on our common goal of providing education about dying, death and options for care.”

This column will work if we get questions from you, our readers. We want to hear from you, what is on your mind and heart regarding this challenging issue that each of us will need to address in our lives? Send your questions to [email protected].

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Gov. Jim Douglas: Portability is about equality

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Gov. Jim Douglas



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This week’s writer is Gov. Jim Douglas, governor of Vermont from 2001 to 2011 and a Middlebury resident.

The demographic challenges facing Vermont have been a long time in the making. As governor, I was sounding the alarm over 15 years ago: Vermont must do what it can to attract and keep young people in our state.

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Letter to the editor: Other amendments also give citizens important rights

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Millard M. Cox



The discussion about gun rights and mass murder focuses on the Second Amendment, but the Bill of Rights guarantees protections for all of us. The Ninth Amendment is of particular importance:

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

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Letter to the editor: 'Nurturant Parent' model better for care of the planet

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By David Brynn



George Lakoff points out that in the West there are two models of morality that can be represented as family metaphors. The Strict Father Model assumes that God gave dominion over nature to man “to steward wisely.” The Nurturant Parent Model sees nature as a Mother who provides for us.

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Letter to the editor: Middlebury selectboard race winner thankful to voters

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Lindsey Fuentes-George



I am writing to thank Middlebury voters for supporting me in my bid for town selectboard. Thank you to everyone who voted. It was inspiring to see such a robust turnout in an “off” year. Thanks to everyone who took the time to introduce themselves on Election Day, and to everyone who stopped by to share their hopes, cares, and concerns for our town. I hope that will continue in the years ahead!

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Letter to the editor: Gun insurance worth exploring

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Tim Price and Millard Cox



Lately a good and wise friend called me to express despondency over the latest slaughter of innocents in Florida by a deranged shooter with an AR-15.

“But I have hope,” he said, “because I just read of a great idea to bring this madness to an end.”

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