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Community Forum: ACSU has many pulses

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Ruth Hardy and Suzanne Buck



This week’s writers are Ruth Hardy and Suzanne Buck, co-chairs of the Addison Central Supervisory Union Charter Committee.

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Opinion: Middlebury stands to gain very little through Act 46

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Michael Corbett



I am writing to encourage everyone affected by the potential Addison Central Supervisory Union accelerated merger under Act 46 to read the charter committee report and make an informed vote on Town Meeting Day.

Essentially, by approving the accelerated merger Middlebury voters will receive minuscule tax breaks in exchange for increased governance (seven of 13 board members).

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Opinion: Nuovo has been a great leader

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Judy Olinick



We would like to add our appreciation and admiration of Rep. Betty Nuovo to the warm and eloquent comments in John Flowers’ recent article.

Betty’s colleagues and friends have beautifully captured much of the spirit and substance of her long service to Middlebury, Addison County and Vermont.

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Opinion: Carbon pollution tax has merits

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Fran Putnam



I read Angelo Lynn’s recent editorial, “A hotter world creates the climate for political change” with great interest. In it he details the need for meeting the challenge of climate change through a series of measures including putting a price on carbon pollution.

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Support made United Way Spining fundraiser a success

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Nancy Luke



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NOTE OF APPRECIATION: United Way of Addison County would like to send a giant THANK YOU shout-out to Middlebury Fitness for their support and community spirit. On Sunday, Jan. 10, Middlebury Fitness hosted and sponsored the third annual SPIN UNITED in support of UWAC and our participating funded partners. Together with 44 community members, they raised $4,500 in three hours. Thank you, Middlebury Fitness. What a fun and healthy way to contribute to our community.

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Opinion: Soil agronomist makes good point

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By John-Eric Colley Robinson



I’m taking an online permaculture course through Cornell UniversityExtension, and part of my current assignment is to write an elevator pitch for my bioregion to convince everyone to move here. Here it is, addressed not to us, but to the folk living other places:

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Health insurance sign-up deadline is this weekend

Posted on January 28, 2016 |
By Heidi Sulis



As the clock winds down on health care exchange open enrollment periods across the country, uninsured rates are getting a lot of attention. An out-of-state friend recently asked me, “How did Vermont cut its uninsured rate to 3.7 percent? That’s practically universal coverage!”

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Jessie Raymond: Feelings mixed about precipitation

Posted on January 28, 2016 |
By Jessie Raymond



If this were a typical Vermont winter, I’d be reaching my breaking point right about now. By January I start to feel like people are going out of their way to annoy me by, for example, cutting me off in traffic or being married to me. I can’t help it; it’s hard to be pleasant when it’s dark all the time and I can no longer maintain a core body temperature above 90 degrees.

But this winter has hardly been typical.

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Greg Dennis: We can make nature sacred again

Posted on January 28, 2016 |
By Gregory Dennis



If you follow the wide trail through thick pine woods above the Robert Frost cabin in Ripton, a more rugged path breaks off to the right.

It’s as much stream bed as it is trail. Especially in this stop-and-start winter when frost and mud and tree roots confound the skier and hiker.

Rambling up that trail eventually leads to what is, for some of us, a sacred little spot.

Today in that place sits just the sorry shambles of an old house.

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Opinion: Rep. Nuovo followed her conscience

Posted on January 28, 2016 |
By Joseph Watson



The excellent article on Jan. 21 about Rep. Betty Nuovo’s decision not to seek reelection couldn’t possibly have covered all of Betty’s personal attributes because they’re too numerous to share in a short news article. There’s an attribute that I think needs to be highlighted: Betty has a deep well of moral courage and wisdom from which she draws to inform her decisions.

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