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November 30th, 2017

Rupert Waites brings original folk back to Brandon stage

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Folk singer-songwriter Rupert Wates returns to Brandon Music on Saturday, Dec. 2. He’ll be debuting material from his new CD, “The Lights Of Paris,” an album which showcases his original, acoustic, melodic art/folk with flavors of jazz and vaudeville.

Wates has been a professional songwriter since the late 1990s when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. Since then he’s won more than 30 songwriting awards.

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Letter to the Editor: Veterans' group works for peace

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Patricia Heather-Lea



Armistice:  “A pause in a war, brought about by agreement between the two sides; a truce”  (Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, 1941).

An armistice was signed at the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, 1918 to mark the end of World War I. In 1926, the United States Congress “passed a resolution for an annual observance” of Armistice Day. Twelve years later, the United States Congress passed the Act of 1938. November 11th was “dedicated to the cause of world peace”.

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Politically Thinking, Eric L. Davis: Trump making impact on judiciary

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



President Trump and Congress have yet to enact any major bills in 2017, although that could change once the legislative process on taxes runs its course. They also face upcoming deadlines to continue federal spending authority after Dec. 8, to develop policy for several hundred thousand undocumented residents brought to the United States as children, and to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, known in Vermont as Dr. Dynasaur.

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Ways of Seeing, Barbara Clearbridge: Transforming conflict with love

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Barbara “Shulamith” Clearbridge



This is a small story about a small thing that made a big difference.

When I was in my late 30’s I attended a three-week workshop about living a spiritually based life. There was a fellow there who I didn’t want anything to do with. I found him abrasive and disruptive to the workshop and didn’t believe he belonged there. I was unable even to respect him or honor his spiritual path.

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Community Forum, Brian Shupe: Investing in Vermont's outdoor recreation economy means acting on climate

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Brian Shupe



This week’s community forum is by Brian Shupe, Vermont Natural Resources Council executive director, and Tom Stuessy, Vermont Mountain Bike Association executive director.

As children, many of us spend fun-filled hours learning to first ride a bicycle, then to ride it well. The roots and rocks of Vermont trails provide the perfect training ground for learning to go bigger, jump a little higher, and move a little faster year after year.

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Community Forum, Haviland Smith: Iran, Islam and Nukes

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Haviland Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Haviland Smith, a retired CIA Station Chief who served, inter alia, in Lebanon and Iran.

In 1953, America participated in the overthrow of the only democratically elected government Iran has ever had by removing Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh from office and installing the Shah in his place. Iranians of all political persuasions have never forgotten that fact and the act itself has since played a critical role in souring bilateral relations between our two countries.

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Panther men's hockey falls at home tourney

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Despite speed in its play and flashes of promise, the young Middlebury College men’s hockey team came up short twice this past weekend, when the Panthers hosted the PrimeLink Great Northern Shootout.

On Friday Lawrence (Wisc.) pulled away late to defeat Middlebury, 6-3, and on Saturday Norwich bested the Panthers by what could be fairly called a misleading 5-1 final.

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Women's hoop nets two road victories

Posted on November 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



POTSDAM, N.Y. — The Middlebury College women’s basketball team won twice on the road recently to improve to 4- heading into the Panthers’ home opener vs. RPI, which was played on Wednesday after deadline for this paper.

The Panthers will play at Colby-Sawyer on Friday before hosting Plattsburgh on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

On this past Sunday the Panthers outlasted host Clarkson, 53-49. The Golden Knights fell to 3-2.

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