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January 17th, 2019

Kids' basketball free-throw competition coming up

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — The Vergennes Knights of Columbus will hold a basketball free throw competition for boys and girls ages 9-14 years old at the Vergennes Union High School Gym on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m.

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Korean film screens in Middlebury

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “Burning,” originally titled “Beoning” will screen at Dana Auditorium in Middlebury at 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.

This film, directed by Chang-dong Lee of South Korea in 2018, is 2 hours 28 minutes, in Korean and English with English subtitles.

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Editorial: The huge difference between 'affordability' and 'prosperity'

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



As Vermont’s legislators define their priorities for the session ahead and slip into a mindset that seeks to solve all of society’s problems, let’s review a recent commentary by Sen. Chris Bray, D-Addison County. In that commentary, published in the Addison Independent last week, Bray artfully drew the distinction between the governor’s “affordability” platform and an alternative vision that instead seeks “prosperity.”

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Ways of Seeing by Alice Leeds: Our differences hold us together

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Alice Leeds



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In 1996 a Muslim teen from Indonesia moved into our home and became part of our family for the next six years, initiating a relationship I value to this day.

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Jessie Raymond: Dreaming of a good night's sleep

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Jessie Raymond



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Lately, I’ve been finding that I go to bed feeling pretty good but wake up needing a cup of coffee with a WD-40 chaser.

It’s time for a new mattress.

When I was younger, I could stay up late and crash anywhere — futon, recliner, floor (my back aches at the mere memory). But over the years, I’ve developed an appreciation for a good night’s sleep. And our aged mattress now does the job about as well as a pile of two-by-fours.

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Victor Nuovo: Discovering America, history re-written

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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All of us once learned in school that Christopher Columbus discovered America on October 12, 1492. But now we all know this is not true. Columbus was not the first person, nor even the first European to discover America. Norseman beat him to it by approximately half a millennium.

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Letter to the editor: Political civility must be restored

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Dick Cramton and Betty Thurber



Editor’s note: This letter is in response to Victor Nuovo’s column in the Jan. 10 edition of the Addison Independent.

Dear Victor,

Thank you for proposing a constructive pathway to defending our democratic system of government. You are right to point out that our “great experiment” is threatened to the extent that we may be tempted to feel helpless and reluctant to watch each day’s new trespass.

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Letter to the editor: Trump's wall isn't about invaders

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Larry Shepard



“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall...” Robert Frost wrote these words in the opening line of “Mending Wall” a poem about walls, people, society, and life. Frost knew as many of us know that anything of human construction can be torn asunder or destroyed by the world around us.

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