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Letter to the editor: A coyote's thoughts, translated

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Dean Percival



Letter from a Coyote:

Hello, Vermont folks! Your Animal Control Officers have been receiving an abundance of calls from residents who are saying they have been seeing us around a lot more recently. You see, our woods have been slightly taken over by houses in this lovely state, which has left us little place to hide and there is an open hunting season on us ... but not to fear, we have learned to co-exist!

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Letter to the editor: Need a second car? Go electric

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Pieter Broucke



My thanks go to Greg Dennis for his piece on electric vehicles (EV’s) in the Addison Independent from Nov. 8. EV’s are the cars of the future and no day goes by without seeing a Tesla, some Nissan LEAFs, or a Chevy Bolt  driving around Middlebury. Yet the technology is not quite there yet for EV’s to fully replace internal combustion cars. An EV, however, is the perfect second car for most two-car households already today.

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Opinion: Resilience training can help youth clear hurdles

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Darla Senecal



Surveys of our youth suggest that from an early age our children are often feeling low optimism, low self-worth, and high anxiety. Fortunately studies also show us that the ability to overcome negative experiences can be taught. More and more, people are examining the concept of “resilience,” defined as the ability to recover quickly from difficulty.

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Letter to the editor: Due process means Mueller's probe must continue

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Richard Isenberg



When I was 18 years old I enlisted in the Navy. As part of the induction process we swore to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Although that was nearly 50 years ago, I still take that oath seriously and that is why I feel I have a personal obligation to ensure that the Special Counsel investigation continues to its conclusion.

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Letter to the editor: Columnist and defense missed the mark

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Susan Shashok



I want to thank Mary Mendoza for her “Ways of Seeing” in the Nov. 8 edition. It perfectly captured how I felt about Greg Dennis’s misfired Trump satire and the resulting defensive editorial by Angelo Lynn. Marie Audet was not my senate choice but she has my respect for being a candidate and deserved better than what she got in this paper.

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Letter to the editor: 'Midd Money' grant could be useful

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Tricia Chatary



A Nov. 15 story on page 3A of the Addison Independent told how the Middlebury selectboard agreed with the Better Middlebury Partnership to end the promotional Neighbors Together Midd Money Match program.

This was a timely bit of [hidden] reporting since I had recently, finally, connected with BMP regarding this promo. I had grown frustrated in following up on how to participate. I even went to the pretty website, which has great graphics but precious little actual info, on this promo in particular.

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Letter to the editor: Norris grateful to district voters

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Terry Norris



I would like to thank the voters of Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting for electing me to be your Representative in Montpelier. I will work hard and try my best to represent your town in matters that will affect you. You can reach me at my state email: [email protected].

Terry Norris

Orwell

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Opinion: Family leave bill a must for business

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Sivan Cotel



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This upcoming legislation session, Vermont lawmakers will again have the opportunity to create statewide policy that will benefit everyday working Vermonters as well as the many small businesses that employ them. Thanks to the strong work of the House and Senate this past legislative session, paid family and medical leave insurance nearly became law. Over the summer and fall, the call for this policy from workers and businesses alike has only grown stronger, and the legislature is primed to move forward. 

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Ways of Seeing by Cheryl Mitchell: London visit gives new perspective

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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As I write this column we are staying in London for the opening of HadesTown, our daughter’s folk opera. The play is a revisitation of the Orpheus and Eurydice Myth that explores a world gone wrong as a result of greed, fear and dehumanizing the “other.” Although written more than a decade ago, the play is eerily resonant with current day America. It’s signature song “Why we build the wall’” echoes the controversy here over Brexit. 

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Jessie Raymond: Lily the hunter plays with her prey

Posted on November 21, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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They’re back.

The area mice have left their summer homes out in the field and have come indoors to spend the winter behind the walls of our old house. At night we can hear them rearranging their little matchbox tables and thread spool chairs.

When I think of them that way, they seem quite sweet.

Except they also sneak into our kitchen, stealing crumbs and cavorting in the drawers, nibbling on latex gloves and old wine corks. They hoard birdseed in the dishtowel drawer. Last year, they chewed through the water line that runs our icemaker.

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