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Opinion: Voting against town office plan would back community

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Andrea Murray



In light of the May 13 re-vote of Article 6, now Article 1, I encourage Middlebury residents to vote “no.”

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Greg Dennis: Lasting, local steps toward divestment

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Gregory Dennis



It’s one thing to launch a national political movement. It’s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.

Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.

So the growing success of the national movement for fossil fuel divestment is all the more impressive. Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.

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Opinion: Official wrong on pipeline claims

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Mary Martin



This is in response to the April 4 letter by Mr. Grinnell to our Addison County Regional Planning Commission.

Need to hear the truth?

New York wants to be heard. Well, maybe they should listen to some of the bunk we’ve been fed by Vermont Gas.

The Ticonderoga town supervisor should know that Vermont Gas said it isn’t going any further than the mill.

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Opinion: Middlebury plan leaves out teens

Posted on April 16, 2014 |
By Emily Joselson



As folks consider the Town Hall/Municipal Building bond revote issue, I would like to raise one important issue — the extent to which any plans for new buildings fail to adequately address the future home of the Teen Center.

I stress from the outset that, although I was formerly on the board of Addison Central Teens, I am no longer, and therefore am speaking solely for myself. My concern is for the siting of the Teen Center, when and if the current town building complex changes.

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Community Forum: School consolidation would incease costs

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Gail Conley



This week’s writer is Gail Conley, a Huntington resident who is retired after 40 years as an educator in public schools, including serving as interim superintendent of the Addison Central Supervisory Union from 2011 to 2013. He delivered these remarks to the Vermont House Ways and Means and Education committees on April 9.

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Opinion: 'Devil' invited to ACRPC board meeting last week

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Bobbie Carnwath



Last weekend I submitted a letter to the editor of this paper, with my opinion on how the Addison County Regional Planning Commission (ACRPC) should vote this week on Vermont Gas Systems’ (VGS) Phase II pipeline proposal. My letter arrived too late for Monday’s paper, and my recommendations would have been moot, so I agreed with the editor that I should withdraw that letter and, instead, comment on the ACRPC vote after the fact.

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Clippings: 300 feet of ice cream and no domestic violence; those were the days

Posted on April 9, 2014 |
By John S. McCright



When you read history it is easy to forget that the people you are eavesdropping on didn’t, for the most part, think of themselves as actors in a historical drama. They were just people going about their daily lives, trying to make their way in the world. They didn’t know that a major technological innovation was just a few years off, or a big war, or an economic depression, or a change in social mores.

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Jessie Raymond: If you're reading this, it must be spring

Posted on April 9, 2014 |
By Jessie Raymond



In his 1922 poem “The Wasteland,” T.S. Eliot wrote, “April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land.” 

I first read that in college, and the line never made sense to me, until this year. It perfectly describes the April we’ve been having. (Except, of course, for the lilacs. But the “dead land” part is spot on.)

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Opinion: Is gas company's nose a bit longer?

Posted on April 9, 2014 |
By Ralph Worrick



Angelo Lynn’s editorial on Monday, April 7, pointed out that Vermont Gas’ “side of the story” is that without the International Paper lateral extension, extending the pipeline to Rutland might take 10 years or more. In fact, their current side of the story is that without IP’s funding they won’t be able to reach Rutland until 2035.

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Opinion: Thankful for town following accident

Posted on April 9, 2014 |
By Linda January



Editor’s note: A toddler was struck by an SUV in front of Otter Creek Child Center in Middlebury on April 1. 

There are not enough words to express how loved and supported Otter Creek Child Center is feeling. We are beyond blessed to be part of the Addison County Community. I would like to thank the following people.

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