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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.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
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Opinion: Bank settled for less when it comes to paint

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By B. Landon



Such a disappointment arriving at the National Bank of Middlebury drive-up window today discovering that the recent uplifting spectacular recent paint scheme was now gone! Apparently some people complained about the new colors and suddenly it was painted all over again in the present non-feel-good scheme.

Wish those who did enjoy that spectacular paint scheme had an opportunity to register and compliment the bank about it. Surely that would have out-numbered the complainers. Too bad that a few can alter what the majority seems to be pleased about.

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Opinion: Leisurely drive delivers vistas and observations

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By John C. Mahoney



I drive a small activity bus for a senior living community in Addison County. We take scenic rides. I have done this for a year or so and it has afforded me the chance to get to know better this mostly rural county that stretches along some of the flattest farmland closer to Lake Champlain well into the Green Mountains that include vast tracts of national forest land.

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Opinion: Truckers keep Vermont's dairy products on the move

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Leon Berthiaume



When you reach for milk to put in your morning coffee or swing by the grocery store for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, I hope that you occasionally think of the dairy farmers and cows that provide these products. But how that milk gets to the cooperative and customers is likely something that you don’t often consider.

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Opinion: Many made bike race a success

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Willem Jewett



On behalf of all 700 competitors in this past weekend’s Green Mountain Stage Race I would like thank all of those who helped host a safe and successful long weekend of bike racing.

Thank you to the communities of Weybridge and New Haven (Saturday’s Circuit Race) and Granville, Hancock, Ripton, Middlebury, Bristol and Starksboro (Sunday’s Road Race) for hosting us.

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Community Forum: Remember the spirit of unity

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Sen. Patrick Leahy



This week’s writer is U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.

It is hard to believe that 15 years ago this past Sunday the Twin Towers fell, smoke from the Pentagon could be seen from miles away, and a plane went down in a Pennsylvania field. For those who lived through that horrible day, the memory still feels fresh.

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Eric Davis: Carolina case highlights court issue

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Eric L. Davis



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Nuovo on Spinoza: In search of an idea

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of essays on Dutch philosopher Benedict Spinoza.

The ancient Greeks and Romans recognized three divisions of human enquiry: logic, physics and ethics. When constructing his philosophical system, Spinoza followed this traditional scheme, and I shall do the same in explaining it.

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Gregory Dennis: Columnist works in an over-computerized world

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



I have five computers.

It took three of those computers just to write this column.

Something has gone terribly wrong.

It used to be that a columnist could pound out a thousand words on a manual Smith Corona typewriter and be done with it.

To be sure, there was plenty of cutting and pasting involved in that process. (And for those of you who don’t know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings, I do mean actual cutting and pasting of little scraps of paper with words on them.)

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Opinion: Vermont Gas should pay costs

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By F.R. Cramton



I would like to thank Mr. Dennis (Addison Independent, Aug. 25), and finally, Mr. Rechia, for calling out Vermont Gas (Metro) for trying to use that provision in the last Memorandum of Understanding to cover for their gross ineptitude in laying out their pipeline by putting their unforeseen extra costs on their present and future customers.

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