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Letters to the Editor: Big box stores need not apply

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Ann Pomainville



Tractor Supply is not needed.

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Letters to the Editor: Stay involved in the political process

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Spencer Putnam



Since the November election there has been a dramatic increase in civic engagement in our state and nation. People have formed discussion groups, attended rallies, written letters, and set their social media networks humming. These are all promising signs of an alert and committed democratic electorate.

To translate all this energy into real change we need to engage in the electoral process. Concerned citizens should consider running for office, recruiting and supporting candidates, or otherwise helping to shape political policies.

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Ways of Seeing, Jill Vickers: Reclaiming and reevaluating home

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Jill Vickers



It was a long-awaited dream, a home on wheels and nearly a year to spend traveling around the country. My husband and I packed the converted Chevy with cooking tools and supplies, laptops, food, a few books, backpacks and the dog, rented out our house, and hit the road last fall.

As our travels came to an end, in the days waiting to move back into my house, I wondered: Will I be disappointed that the months of traveling cross-country are over? Or will I feel delighted to be back in my home?

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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis:

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



It was the first week of August when everyone started talking about the end of summer. As if talking about it, a full month ahead of Labor Day, would somehow prevent the coming of fall.

August brought not the hot weather of most 21st century summers, but more cool and wet. It took a bit of gumption to dive into the lake, or to clamber over the rocks into a mountain stream.

And now autumn is upon us.

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Victor Nuovo: Locke, liberalism and America's influence in charting a new course

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the 24th in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

By VICTOR NUOVO

Was John Locke a liberal? There seems to be a consensus among scholars that he was. It all depends on what one means by “liberal,” and because it means many things, one must take each meaning in turn.

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Letters to the Editor: Middlebury College stands behind DACA students

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Laurie Patton and Miguel Fernandez



Editor’s note: Two top Middlebury College officials sent this letter to the Middlebury Community last week before President Trump announced his intention to end a program that allows some undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States.

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Addiction Help, Bill Brim: How can peer-to-peer support help with addiction?

Posted on September 11, 2017 |
By Bill Brim



Counseling Service of Addison County and The Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction have teamed to put together a series of articles for our community this summer. Our hope is that this column offers information, support and hope for addiction recovery, specifically opiate addiction (heroin/painkillers).

 

This week’s writer is Bill Brim and the staff of the Turning Point Center of Addison County.

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Letter to the Editor: Ilsley Library needn't be a lot bigger

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Janine McDonald



When can we simply enjoy and savor the things around us? The constant expansions, “bigger is better” philosophy is too overwhelming.

I love the charm of Isley Library’s quaintness and small size. Why does everything need to be super-sized? The college library is a few steps away, and it is available to everyone; it is quite roomy, and there is an abundant inventory of wonderful books.

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Letter to the Editor: Talks continue on nurses pact

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Dr. Fred Kniffin



Porter Medical Center is in the midst of negotiating a new contract with our nurses’ union. The process has been underway for many months and has been generally constructive. It is now coming down to the final stages of negotiations, which typically include public demonstrations by the union (lawn signs, letters to the editor and telephone calls to community members) in order to generate community support. 

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Eric Davis, Politically Thinking: Battle looms over Mississippi flag

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Eric Davis



The Supreme Court might soon consider the issue of Confederate symbols and how they relate to American public values. Carlos Moore, a citizen of Mississippi, has filed a lawsuit challenging the Mississippi state flag because it includes an image of the Confederate battle flag in the upper-left hand corner. Moore’s challenge was rejected by lower courts, primarily on procedural grounds, and he has asked the High Court to take up his case.

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