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April 27th, 2017

Victor Nuovo: Aristotle on 'becoming virtuous'

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the fifth of a baker’s dozen of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

According to Aristotle, a virtue is a behavioral habit that is acquired by practice. Becoming virtuous is no different from becoming skilled in an art, craft or sport. It requires experience and instruction and the use of reason, good judgment and a wealth of experience.

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Ways of Seeing: What we leave in our wake matters

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Laurie Borden



For over 10 years I have been enthralled with and driven by the desire to learn about death and dying. While this need was sparked into a flame by the sudden death of my dad, I believe it has been a glowing ember since my first experience with death when I was a child. Depressing, you might say. Morbid, others might say. Crazy, most people think.

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Letters to the Editor: Ban on filtered cigarettes next?

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Steven Bergey



A possible future headline: “Vermont first to ban sales of filtered cigarettes.” State legislator(s) who introduced bill cited pollution and health concerns. “We need to preserve and protect present and future generations of ALL life in the Green Mountain State.”

The long overdue measure passed with overwhelming bipartisan support. Big Tobacco continues to insist filters are necessary components of cigarettes because unfiltered is unhealthy and filtered cigarettes are...are....are.....are flavorful.

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Letters to the Editor: Ski legend shows great kindness

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Mary K. Kerr



Today, the tumultuous challenges our country is facing, now more than ever, demands our reaching out to others: to be kind, to smile, assist or just listen to the answer to your casual: “How are you” greeting! Just to know that someone, stranger or friend, cares can be the best tonic. 

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Vermont State Police Log: Impaired drivers cited by state troopers

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday, April 22, at around 5:30 p.m. Vermont State Police stopped a Subaru Forester driven by Timothy Coleman, 63, of Ferrisburgh on Greenbush Road in Charlotte.

While speaking with Coleman, troopers detected signs of impairment.

Coleman provided a preliminary breath sample that showed his blood alcohol content was 0.139 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Troopers arrested Coleman, transported him to the Williston state police barracks and cited him for driving under the influence, second offense.

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Middlebury Police Log: Drunk young man driven home

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Brandon Yandow, 20, of Middlebury for attempting to elude a police officer, negligent driving, and driving with a criminally suspended license, following an incident in the South Main Street area on April 22.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a domestic dispute at a North Pleasant Street residence on April 17.

•  Served a no-trespass order on April 17 on a man who was not wanted at the Ilsley Public Library.

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Vergennes Police Log: K9 unit helps sweep Northlands dormitories

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent Staff



VERGENNES — On April 20 the Vergennes Police Department’s K9 unit joined four other law enforcement agencies in doing a drug sweep of three Northlands Job Corps dormitories.

According to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel, police dogs alerted to the presence of drugs, but a search of the three buildings did not turn up any contraband.

Also participating in the search were personnel from the Vermont State Police, Fair Haven Police Department, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Vermont Police K9 Academy, Merkel said.

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College wrestles with aftermath of Murray protest

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — The uproar at Middlebury College surrounding Charles Murray’s controversial speaking engagement last month has ignited a conversation — both divisive and necessary, full of conflicting claims and voices — over the value of free speech and the nature of inclusivity not just on campus, but in America today.

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