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March 9th, 2017

Daniels edges Benton in mayor's race: Former city leader topples incumbent

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES — The race on Tuesday for Vergennes mayor between two-term incumbent Bill Benton and former three-term mayor Mike Daniels went to Daniels by a slim margin, 270-265, in turnout of about 31 percent.

The win marked the second time Daniels, 69, unseated a sitting Vergennes mayor. He first won the job in 2007 by defeating incumbent April Jin, and then served for six years.

Daniels has also served five years in two separate stints on the Vergennes City Council, the second of which ended this past March.

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Bluegrass Gospel Project making a sweet farewell

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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VERGENNES — Musicians are a tricky bunch. Passionate — yes. Playful — absolutely. Committed to their music — more than anything. So why is it that so many of our beloved bands break up?

In the case of the Bluegrass Gospel Project, their lead vocalist Colby Crehan is moving west for her husband’s new job at Grand Teton National Park, and the band figured it was as good a time as any to call it quits. They’re playing their last concert this Saturday evening at the Vergennes Opera House.

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Ferrisburgh treasurer out; clerk retains post

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents on Tuesday ended the tenure of Treasurer Garrit Smits, who had faced criticism for his accounting performance and work schedule from the town selectboard, co-workers, and town and professional auditors.

Smits ran for re-election against town auditor Deb Healey, who resigned her post to challenge him and defeated Smits in the race, 531-82.

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Student art featured at Art on Main's 8th Annual Emerging Artists exhibit

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Police investigating assault at end of college protest

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree and John S. McCright



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Police Department have been brought into the investigation of the violence that ended last week’s protest at Middlebury College against controversial author Charles Murray.

Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger’s hair was pulled and neck was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she and College Vice President for Communications Bill Burger escorted Murray to a car after his appearance at McCullough Student Center. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released.

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Eric L. Davis: Counter poor thinking with reason

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Last week, protesters at Middlebury College shouted down Charles Murray and prevented him from speaking on his book “Coming Apart,” the plight of the white working class, and the election of Donald Trump. After Murray presented his comments in a video forum with Professor Allison Stanger, a mob, some of whose members were wearing masks to conceal their faces, assaulted Murray and Stanger as they were entering a car. Most of those who shouted down Murray, and perhaps a few of those who attacked Murray and Stanger, were Middlebury College students.

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Gregory Dennis: Protest gives food for thought

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



The events around author Charles Murray’s appearance on the Middlebury College campus have convulsed not just the campus but the community.

As news reports and commentaries have distributed word of the unruly crowd that blocked Murray’s speech, the events have taken on national significance.

There’s too much to be said about these events — which included a physical attack upon Murray and college personnel — to fit it all into one column. So I’ll offer just four points.

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College student speaks out: Hate speech deserves no place in discourse

Posted on March 9, 2017 |
By Adriana Ortiz-Burnham



The voice that tells women, people of color, differently abled, low income, trans, and queer people that we should ask for less, need less, deserve less, that we are less — this is a voice that no longer needs a microphone.

That voice has been an omnipotent presence in our lives since before we were conscious that we could hear it. Those of us involved in the protests at Middlebury College on March 2 earned our place at Middlebury in spite of that voice, by actively fighting against that voice.

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