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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
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Community Forum: Naturalization ceremony heartwarming

Posted on April 14, 2016 |
By Annette Carter



This week’s writer is Annette Carter, grades 4-6 teacher at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven.

Hosting the naturalization ceremony at Beeman is always a great honor. It is a place where real life intersects with classroom learning. It is a place where we experience what it means when we say we are Americans, and a time where we take great pride in celebrating this amazing country. Our students learn about the path to citizenship, and the stories behind people who come to this country and dream for it to become their home.

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Opinion: Orwell residents should vote 'no' on Act 46 referendum

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Paul A. Stone



Vote no to Act 46 school consolidation of Orwell, Benson, West Haven, Fair Haven, Castleton and Hubbardton school districts.

We appreciate the hard work of the Act 46 Study Committee, but think there are many improvements that can be made to the Articles of Agreement presented for this vote. A no vote will give a chance to make improvements to the articles.

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Opinion: Job search marked by frustration

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By James Rowe



 Why is it so hard to get a good job in Vermont, for that matter a job, any job? Is it just Vermont or is this everywhere in the U.S.? Are local jobs just “word of mouth”? These are some of the questions I have been asking myself for the past couple of years.

Not only are there few jobs available but also it is so stressful, frustrating, humbling process.

First step: the search stage. You look for the positions/jobs through indeed.com, careerbuilder.com, vtjobs.com, Addison Independent.

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Community forum: Porter leader seeks to increase roster of physicians

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Dr. Fred Kniffen



This week’s writer is Dr. Fred Kniffin, interim president and CEO of Porter Hospital.

At our recent Porter Medical Center annual meeting I announced that I had learned that morning that Porter Internal Medicine would be closing soon. Since then, I have received numerous calls and letters from community members who are deeply concerned by the closing of this practice and about the future of adult primary care access in Addison County. I appreciated that feedback, and I would like to take this opportunity to address those concerns.

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Opinion: State offical corrects misstatement on Act 46 vote

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Brad James



Editor’s note: Voters in Orwell will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote with residents in the other Addison Rutland Supervisory Union towns on whether to approve a unified school district under the terms of Act 46.

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Opinion: Vermont must address health insurance conundrum

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Matt Biorng



I’ve been the chef/owner of 3 Squares Café in Vergennes for 9 years. At 3 Squares Café, we strive to create a working environment that values our employees. We hire new employees above the minimum wage and offer paid sick and vacation time. These are the kind of investments that allow us to attract talented upstart chefs and service team members that help us to provide the best quality food and service to our customers.

One thing we likely could never afford to provide for our employees is health insurance.

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Opinion: Emerge Vermont event to honor Rep. Betty Nuovo

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy



I invite you to an evening to celebrate Vermont Women in Elected Office on Saturday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Middlebury Inn. The event is a fundraiser for Emerge Vermont, an organization founded in 2013 by former Gov. Madeleine Kunin that recruits, trains and inspires qualified Democratic women to run for public office at all levels of government.

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Clippings: International, interconnected in U.S.

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



From the start life has offered me an international perspective.

My dad was born in England of Scottish parents, and I spent my first year on a Royal Air Force base in Yorkshire. That came before my family decided to move to my mom’s native Fall River, Mass. Rumor has it England was not big enough for my mom and my granny.

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Gregory Dennis: Legalizing weed and weaning off coal

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



It’s that time of year again, when things start to get really interesting in Montpelier.

The Legislature that brought the nation groundbreaking laws on marriage equality, health insurance and GMO food labeling will decide another highly charged question in the next month:

Should Vermont be the first state to legalize marijuana by legislation? (Colorado and Washington legalized pot by statewide plebiscites.)

Also on the docket is a controversial bill to give towns some say in the siting of solar and wind energy projects.

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Victor Nuovo: Lucretius: The matter of mind and soul

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Lucretius supposed that mind and soul (in Latin, animus and anima) are parts of the body, and because all bodies, including the bodies of animals, are material things, they also are material things. They are organs, which is to say they do certain sorts of work that are more or less essential to the body as a living thing, which is suitably called an organism. Hands are organs, so is the tongue, the heart. And so are mind and soul.

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