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Letters to the Editor: Day of big vote wrong in editorial

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Bob Stetson



In a touch of irony, Angelo Lynn, on Monday, Nov. 6, wrote about sending out his reporters to strive for accuracy for what they publish.  Yet on his editorial on November 2, 2017 he wrote a good editorial about the bond vote for Mount Abe and why it should be supported but published it on the day of the vote.  He went on to say the vote would  be held on Tuesday, Nov 7. Who checks the chief?

Bob Stetson

Middlebury

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Note of appreciation: Teachers, firefighters are food drive heroes

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Rebecca Stude



The Have a Heart Food Shelf in Bristol is very grateful to the 5 town  firefighters and the ANESU teachers for another successful food drive.

Over 5,650 pounds of food was collected and donations totaling $1,300. The shelves are full and we ready for winter and the upcoming holidays!

Thank you to all who donated food, time and money to help our neighbors in need.

Thank you.

Rebecca Stude, Director HAHFS, Bristol

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Jessie Raymond: Cupholder, engine, wheels ... check

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



“Do you drive a lot?” he asked.

“About four miles a day,” I said.

“Great! Well, this model has cruise control, so that’ll come in handy.”

I sighed.

I hate car shopping.

That was two weeks ago, and in the end, I drove away from the lot in a new (used) car. I forget which kind.

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Letters to the Editor: Locals ignored in move to Vermont Gas

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By John Beattie



As I watch Vermont Gas entering the Marbleworks with its machines, flaggers, and general disruption, I recall the many years that the gas needs of this complex have quietly been served by Fyles Brothers of Orwell, a local provider of LP gas. Fyles Brothers has provided the complex with remarkable service for many years. Its employees are dedicated, professional, and local. It is a successful local business that serves with unparalleled integrity. Those words, sadly, are not evidenced in the behavior of Vermont Gas.

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Letters to the Editor: Letter missed key points on climate

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Susan T. Zimny



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Community Forum, Stephen Terry: Citizens deserve answers on Niger deaths

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Steve Terry



The deaths of four soldiers in Niger, three of whom were Green Berets, not only opened up a new political wound for President Trump, but it also tore off a scab from an unresolved policy battle between the President and the U. S. Senate over sending U. S. troops abroad.

The Defense Department is attempting to respond to Sen. John McCain, chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on what exactly happened in Niger when on Oct. 4 four soldiers were killed during an ambush. The Defense Department and the F.B.I. are still investigating the matter.

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Ways of Seeing, Rebecca Kneale Gould: How I made it through last year

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Rebecca Kneale Gould



Last autumn I took a year off from writing “Ways of Seeing” columns to focus on some other projects. And what a year it was. While I missed the regular writing (and I missed you, my dear readers) I also often felt relieved about taking a pause, for I was practically struck dumb by the world in which I found myself after November 8, 2016.

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Gregory Dennis: The time suck that is Twitter

Posted on November 9, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



My name is Greg and I’m a Twitterholic.

It didn’t used to be this way. Back before my addiction took hold, I could just look at Twitter for a few minutes and then go on with my life.

Now, though, I can’t escape the giant time suck. The pull of the keyboard, the angry post and the witty riposte.

Some people pour their entire lives down the bottle. I’m in danger of pouring my life down the Twitterverse. And when you’re drinking from the firehouse that is Twitter, the high never lasts.

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Community Forum, Mike Smith: Mental health crisis requires attention

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Mike Smith



This week’s Community Forum is by Mike Smith, a regular media columnist, and host of the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV. He was the secretary of administration and secretary of human services under former Gov. Jim Douglas.

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It’s a helpless feeling, some say. Like spiraling down a deep, dark hole. You try to stop your fall, but you can’t. And the farther you fall down that hole, the darker it becomes until ultimately darkness surrounds you.

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Living with Dying: Storytelling

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By End of Life Care Partnership



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