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Opinion: Another woman needed on board

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Ross Conrad



According to 2010 census data, women make up about 52 percent of Middlebury’s population. Instead of having a single woman on our seven-member selectboard, wouldn’t it be nice if Middlebury had a selectboard that more fairly represented its population?

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Opinion: Access key in town office plan

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Sara Daly



As I read the problems and the key features of the town office and recreation project, I became a stronger supporter of the project. Why? ADA accessibility.

I am a physical therapist, and the concept of accessibility for all people is at the core of my beliefs. You may think it is not important to you, but those who need accessible buildings don’t get to make that choice on whether it is important or not. It just is.

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Eric Davis: Single-payer plan must be explained

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



The Shumlin administration plans to launch a single-payer health care system in Vermont on Jan. 1, 2017. The administration needs to provide Vermonters with more information on those plans, preferably before the November 2014 elections.

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Opinion: Many reasons to support municipal building project

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Opinion: Brisson a write-in candidate for Shoreham treasurer

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Kathleen Brisson



Shoreham voters: Please consider me, Kathleen Brisson, as “write-in” candidate for town treasurer.

I have lived in Shoreham for 23 years. Before that, I grew up in Cornwall, graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1983, earned a BS in hotel administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1987, and worked in the hotel industry, and then I returned to Vermont.

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Opinion: Local teens risk losing a lot of space under new plan

Posted on February 19, 2014 |
By Ben Burd



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Opinion: Unemployment, population growth are tricky problems

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Dave Van Vleck



Editor’s note: This letter was written in reply to a letter in the Burlington Free Press (Jan. 9, Page 2c), in which University of Vermont economics professor Art Woolf proposed that Vermont increase its population in order to decrease unemployment.?

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Opinion: Cell phones in cars not a key issue

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Laurie Childers



Editor’s note: The writer send this letter originally to Addison County state Sen. Claire Ayer.

Hello, Ms. Ayer,

I met you at the top of the Crown Point Bridge during the opening celebration in 2012. I was pleased to meet you and feel I am well represented by you. Thank you for your service.

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Opinion: Resist Middlebury College's sprawl further into town

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Diane Mott



Middlebury residents:

Again, Middlebury College tries to creep further into town. Have you any idea how much property they have appropriated? Before even thinking of voting for losing a marvelous classic building and giving up more land, get a list of what Middlebury College owns in town without being taxed.

Trying to squeeze the town property further into a small space behind the library is ridiculous — no parking, period, and the town gets smaller.

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Jessie Raymond: Auction goers bid adieu to reason

Posted on February 13, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



Last weekend, I finally attended my first auction. I came home without any of the antiques I saw there, but with a deeper understanding of the human psyche. That’s even better, because (a) it was free and (b) I don’t have to dust it.

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