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December 10th

Opinion: Merry Middlebury fun, successful

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Kevin Unrath



On Saturday, two out-of-town guests joined me for the Very Merry Middlebury festivities. We had a great time chowing down at the Agway pancake breakfast, greeting Santa as he arrived on the firetruck, seeing the exquisite train display at the Sheldon and doing many other fun things.

Mysincere thanks to the Better Middlebury Partnership and all the volunteers for making the day so much fun — you may have recruited a couple new future residents in the process.

Kevin Unrath

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Opinion: Shoreham ruling a bad precedent

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Dwight Menard



The recent decision of the Environmental Court regarding WhistlePig (AddisonIndependent,Dec. 3) is very troubling. Reportedly the decision is based on a requirement that to be considered an agricultural product the end product must consist of ingredients more than 50 percent of which by weight or volume are grown or produced on the farm.

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Opinion: Postal worker went above and beyond the call of duty

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By John Freidin



Postmaster Joe Laramie deserves a Medal of Honor. Recently I mailed the title to a car I’d sold to California. At the buyer’s request I used Priority Mail with tracking. When I called the buyer to make certain he’d received the title, he told me he hadn’t.

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Opinion: Hangar serves only one and is a disservice to many

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Paula Nath



According to the Addison Independent’s Dec. 3, 2015, front page article, an out-of-state entrepreneur with a second home in Vermont will be serviced by having her helicopter and airplane housed at the proposed new hangar at the East Middlebury airport. In addition, she’ll have a jet fuel storage tank available for use as well.

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Editorial: Dissecting Trump's appeal

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Give Donald Trump credit for this: He’s impossible to ignore. Since he entered the race back in June, he has garnered more free publicity in the daily news cycle than any other presidential candidate, and the age-old saw that “no publicity is bad publicity” seems to hold true for him. Plus, he has another trait of successful candidates before him: a Teflon exterior in which outrageous statements and positions are easily deflected.

Why is the operative question?

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Use cancer etiquette tips around the holidays

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Kirsten Eidsmoe



WILLISTON — Holiday time may seem like just about the worst time to have cancer in the family. Even the jolliest of traditions lose their luster when you’re worried about your health care needs or those of someone you love.

If you or someone close to you has cancer or another serious illness this year, use these tips and resources to help lift your holiday spirits:

Do

• Give yourself permission to feel and express your feelings, whether of joy, fear, sadness, or pain. Let yourself laugh or cry.

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Forest Service offers $5 Christmas trees

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont are encouraging the public to purchase Christmas tree removal permits, should they be interested in a $5 tree for the holidays.

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Volunteers are needed for summer music festival

Posted on December 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Summer Festival on-the-Green celebrates its 38th anniversary season during the week of July 10 through 16, 2016. The festival, which is planned and hosted entirely by volunteers, is one of the premier summer arts events in Addison County and a Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Summer Event for 2016.

Organizers need help make this year’s festival a great success. All those interested are invited to the festival’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Middlebury Union Middle School, 48 Deerfield Lane.

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