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August 4th, 2016

Opinion: Shedding light on downtown vigil

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Frances L. Stone



I went to a vigil in downtown Middlebury on Thursday, July 21, for Black Lives Matter.

Of course what came up was: All Lives Matter. This is true and I feel deeply that all lives matter. But, it seems obvious that all lives don’t always matter in our country, for if they did I would not have had to go to the vigil: Black Lives Matter.

So I went to the vigil; a vigil to remind us that Black Lives Matter also.

Frances L. Stone

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Opinion: Convention was the latest step on the road to revolution

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Diane Lanpher



This week’s writer is Diane Lanpher, a Democratic state representative from Vergennes and a Vermont delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Train ride home from Philly.

Two nights of less than three hours sleep each night, one might think a train nap was in order. But not yet. Train is full of returning delegates who also are sleep deprived. Conversations continue and positions are laid out with the passions of a floor debate. We just can not stop ourselves.

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Bixby book sale is wrapping up

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — How do you clear a used book sale of 100-plus cartons of newly acquired books? Friends of the Bixby are showing how as they reach the final days of their Humongous Book Sale.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, all books will be on sale by donation. Customers choose the books they want and offer a donation they believe is fair. No questions asked.

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Opinion: Scheu touted for Addison-1 seat

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Marnie Wood



I encourage all registered voters to exercise your right of choice by voting in the upcoming Primary Election. My vote for state representative from Middlebury will go to Robin Scheu.

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Opinion: Bridges traffic could be limited

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By George Jaeger



The Addison Independent’s lead story on July 28, “Another delay for rail bridges project,” quoted selectman Nick Artim to the effect that another delay would not merely be inconvenient but “raise more concerns about the stability of the two downtown bridges that are deteriorating at a rapid rate.” The article goes on to say that “town officials have been concerned about catastrophic failure of the bridges, or an inspection that could force their closure.”

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Students explore experimental learning this summer

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Charmaine Lam



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ADDISON COUNTY — A group of students from Bristol Elementary School rush out of the National Bank of Middlebury in Bristol, their arms laden with cash that had been in a safe only minutes before. Onlookers watch, but no one lifts a finger.

Instead, the onlookers smile, bemused, because the students’ arms are laden with Monopoly cash.

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Airport neighbors to appeal for noise relief

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Public Safety & Health Committee on Monday, Aug. 8, will invite citizens’ feedback on the town’s noise ordinance, including from some Middlebury State Airport neighbors who are seeking ways to lessen the impacts of what they believe will soon be an expanded use of the local airport.

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Opinion: DCF official's killing recalled

Posted on August 4, 2016 |
By Andrea Grimm



Aug. 7, 2015, is a day that will live forever in the hearts and minds of all who work for the Department for Children and Families. That is the day Barre social worker Lara Sobel was killed at work, and it is a day we will never forget.

Since that time, the Middlebury Family Services office has faced its own challenges. We’ve been on the receiving end of numerous threats against our workers while they work to ensure children and youth in Addison County are safe and their families are supported.

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