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January 23rd, 2017

Orwell school receives grant to explore town's heritage

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Orwell Village School grades six through eight received the 2017 Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership Corridor of Commerce Grant. Through grant funding, students will explore the historical commercial heritage of the town of Orwell through an integrative program of history, interpretive dance and the creation of a streaming multimedia timeline. The project will be implemented mid-February through March and will culminate in a public performance open to the community (date TBD).

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Editorial: Will facts be irrelevant?

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Under Donald Trump’s presidency, American voters will face a stark choice: They’ll have to decide if facts matter more than Trump’s lies mixed with his deliberate distortions.

What we know is that Trump will attempt to recast the news to fit his version of reality, because if he can get away with it, he controls the problem and the solution.

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Where did history come from? Chaplin to give talk on Herodotus and Thucydides

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College professor Jane Chaplin will discuss how historical writing rose from the influence of two individuals in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Her talk, “The Invention of History,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

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Community Forum: Time for Vermont ethics panel by Secretary of State Jim Condos

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Jim Condos



This week’s writer is Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.

The Vermont Constitution (Chapter 1, Article 6) demands that our elected officials are open, transparent and accountable. The authors understood how transparency in government is the very basis of trust. State statute also demands access and accountability:

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Letter to the editor: Doctors should be able to practice without interference

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Teresa Glidden



Let’s ask Bernie and Leahy for a new bill that would keep insurance companies from influencing doctors’ decisions on their patients’ treatments. That should simply be illegal.

Doctors have nuances with patients cases that insurance doctors do not since they have no direct contact with them. If we are paying for insurance we should not have to worry that the company taking our money may also be endangering our health in order to secure their profits. Nor should they make exuberant profit percentages.

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Letter to the editor: Russian allegations still unproven

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Nick McDougal



While Mr. Lynn’s comments regarding the threat to the Affordable Care Act in the Jan. 16, 2017, editorial “How Trump will hurt you” are timely, his further comments on the supposed involvement of Russia in the recent election detract from the value of his offering. I share the concern, however to make the assertion that this alleged collaboration between the Trump campaign and Russia actually has occurred only deepens the quagmire.

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Letter to the editor: Pot license restrictions not logical

Posted on January 23, 2017 |
By Thomas Vanacore



Dave Silberman seems to be well studied and on the right side of the cannabis legalization initiative (see series of opinion pieces in the editions of Jan. 9, 12 and 16). However, one statement is curious.

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January 21st

Vt. hunters took 697 black bears this season

Posted on January 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department reports that bear hunters in Vermont had a safe and successful hunting season in 2016. Preliminary numbers show that hunters took 697 black bears during the 81days of the two-part early and late bear seasons. There also were no hunting-related shooting incidents.

This is higher than the past 10-year average of 520 bears being taken, but it is consistent with the goal of stabilizing the bear population to within 4,500 to 6,000 bears, according to Fish & Wildlife Department bear biologist Forrest Hammond.

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