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Note of appreciation: Many residents, businesses aided Dinners With Love

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Sarah McGowen Audet



Dinners with Love hosted its second annual Comfort Food for a Cause on Sunday, April 2. It was wonderful to share another evening of great food, music and company with the community of supporters that surrounds Dinners with Love. I am thrilled to share that our organization received more than $7,600 from our very generous donors.

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Note of appreciation: Local woman is grateful for local courteous service

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Louise Zimmer



I want to thank the staff at the Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op for the wonderful gracious way they go about serving their customers. When I inadvertently knocked over the Guinness cans causing one or two to split open, two staff were there in a flash to clean up and assure me not to worry about it. They actually seemed more concerned that some beer may have splashed on my jeans. Then later at checkout, the cashier was very helpful, getting me some boxes to pack my groceries as I had forgotten my reusable bags.

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Letter to the Editor: Bottle deposit increase urged

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Alice Grau



Editor’s note: The writer asked us to publish this letter that she sent to Vermont Gob. Phil Scott.

Dear Gov. Scott,

Once again I am out picking up roadside trash for Green Up Day. The vast majority of the litter is beverage containers (Twisted Tea seems to be edging out Bud Light in our area) on which the 5-cent deposit is an insufficient deterrent. The amount of the deposit has not changed since it was instituted in the 1970s.

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Letter to the Editor: Mediation an important step to reaching agreement

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By JoAn Canning



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Letter to the Editor: Trump and Ryan became victims of their own hubris

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Larry Booker



Several millennia ago, when the ancient Greeks still worshipped their gods — Zeus, Apollo, Athene and the other Olympians — the mortals were warned not to defy the gods, or demonstrate inflated pride against them. This was called hubris, and several mortals did, in fact, defy the gods and they suffered from their bloated pride. Oedipus was one of them.

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Letter to the Editor: Homeward Bound benefits from many volunteers

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Jessica Danyow



As we celebrate National Volunteer Week April 23-29, I am humbled to take the opportunity to recognize the many individuals in Addison County who give their time, skills, resources, and energy to Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society. This organization was founded by volunteers and throughout our 41 years of operation, they have been key to advancing our message, educating our community, and caring for our animals.

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Community Forum: Rail bypass, bike path is the way to go

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Ben Wilson



This week’s writer is Ben Wilson of Middlebury, former president of the Better Middlebury Partnership.

The $52 million plan to construct new rail bridges in downtown Middlebury should be scrapped. The project is fraught with safety, economic, and environmental issues that will devastate Middlebury’s business and tourism community. Furthermore, after a four-year construction debacle VTrans will leave the town with an expensive piece of infrastructure that will not solve key safety and environmental issues.

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Jessie Raymond: Airport turnstiles present epic challenge for new 'business traveler'

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



A couple of weeks ago, I flew to Chicago for a work-related conference. For once, I got to swagger around the airports like an actual business traveler.

Unfortunately, the swagger only lasted until my colleague and I — yes, I said “colleague,” because business travelers talk that way — landed at O’Hare. While she carried a small bag, I had checked a bulky wheeled behemoth that fell just a few pounds short of needing to be registered with the DMV.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato envisions the model city: Rule of law provides basis for social order

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Imagine Middlebury as Plato’s model city, which is his practical solution to implementing the rule of law. This is not so fanciful, when we recall that the Greek polis is the direct ancestor of the Vermont town. Recall that the Greek polis is a sovereign state at whose heart is a vibrant urban center, not unlike Middlebury, the shire town of Addison County. Plato imagined his model city inhabited by 5,000 families or homesteads in a territory the size of Addison County, a place well endowed with essential natural resources: water and timber and fertile soil.

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