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Victor Nuovo: Thomas Hobbes, our contemporary

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 14th essay by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought, focusing on the great political thinkers.

The long life of Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679) encompassed England’s greatest crisis and perhaps its darkest hours. That he survived them and even flourished is proof of his ingenuity and adaptability; that he also wrote about them is our very good fortune, for in them we encounter the voice of experience unmoved by self pity or sentimental fantasies, a courageous voice.

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Letter to the Editor: Many helped make OV Project Graduation successful

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Meredith McCartney and Cathy Louttit



We would like to take this opportunity to publically thank all of the generous community members and businesses that supported Project Graduation 2017. This community continually amazes us with your generosity. To have everyone pitch in and liberally donate for our seniors truly demonstrates the tremendous support the community provides our students at Otter Valley.

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Guest Editorial: Transforming Vermont healthcare through RiseVT

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Eileen Whalen et al



As leaders of large Vermont health care organizations we are tasked with the need to treat the sick and the infirm, to do so efficiently, and to provide high-quality care. We accept that. But we need partners, and with those partners, we need to change the perception of public health being about sickness, to public health being about wellness.

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Letters to the Editor: Monkton school officials urge Congress to resist cuts

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Kristin Blanchette et al



The Monkton Central School Board of Directors unanimously passed the following resolution at their meeting on June 27.

Resolution: The Monkton Central School Board of Directors respectfully urges Congress to continue its support for the vital resources in the current Federal Education budget and not to approve health care and children’s food program cuts in the Trump Administration’s proposed budget.

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Letters to the Editor: MUMS student urges aid for North Korean refugees

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Camille Cutter



Editor’s note: As part of their study of communism, 8th-graders at Middlebury Union Middle School wrote letters to the editor about life in North Korea and what Americans can do. Here is one of those letters; we expect to run a few more next week.

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Addiction Help: Opioid crisis is still with us

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Jessi de Boer



Editor’s note: This is the first in a series produced in coordination with the Addison County Committee on Opiate Addiction. With the opiate addiction crisis still with us in Vermont, this is a reprise and update of a series that ran last summer.

 This week’s writer is Jessi de Boer, who is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and a licensed clinical mental health counselor, is coordinator of Adult Recovery Services at Counseling Service of Addison County.

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Legislative Review, Rep. Peter Conlon: Scott held state budget hostage

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Rep. Peter Conlon



Last week’s veto session in the Legislature ended with what has been described as a compromise that few were happy with — therefore a true compromise. I would classify it as a hostage negotiation with Gov. Phil Scott, House Republicans and conservative independents to free the state budget, a hostage they all praised in glowing terms two months ago.

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Eric L. Davis: Tax rates rarely force exodus of the rich

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Nearly every year, Progressive and some Democratic legislators propose increasing the income tax on the highest-income Vermonters — those whose economic situation has improved the most since the 2008 financial crisis — in order to provide more resources for state programs that serve low- and middle-income Vermonters. 

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Letters to the Editor: Meals on Wheels loses its compass

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Susie Leonard



Age Well (formerly the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging) seems to have bought into the Trumpish philosophy that money is more important than people. A whole community of volunteers in Addison County is incredulous and angry that the Meals on Wheels coordinator on the ground in the county has been dismissed so that a computer program and people in an office in Essex Junction can try to replace her. 

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Letters to the Editor: Americans can help North Koreans

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Tom Nevins



Editor’s note: As part of their study of communism, 8th-graders at Middlebury Union Middle School wrote letters to the editor about life in North Korea and what Americans can do. Here is one of those letters; we expect to run a few more next week.

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