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Victor Nuovo: Theory and practice

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays by Middlebury College Professor Emeritus Victor Nuovo on the origins of western political thought.

Among the topics that Aristotle treats in the Ethics are the intellectual virtues. They are capacities of mind that individuals must cultivate in order to become good citizens. Aristotle lists five of them: knowledge, art, prudence, wisdom and understanding. It is a curious combination of the practical and the theoretical, of theory and practice.

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Letters to the Editor: Area firefighters thank supporters

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Chief David P. Shaw



On behalf of the members of the Middlebury Fire Department, we would like to thank our community for your show of support at the 63rd Annual East Middlebury Ham Supper that was held at the Waybury Inn last week.  We truly appreciate your generosity and support.

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Community Forum: Harry Chen, Science makes for good policy

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Harry Chen



Editor’s note: The writer delivered these remarks at the Burlington March for Science on April 22.

In 1970, we celebrated the first Earth Day. I remember it vividly as a college student at the University of Michigan. The energy of the first Earth Day, focused on the alarming rate of deterioration of our environment, helped lead to landmark changes in policy such as creation of the EPA, and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. 

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Community forum: State should handle teacher healthcare

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Geo Honigford



This week’s Community Forum is written by Geo Honigford, a school board member from Royalton and the President of the Vermont School Boards Association.

When I first ran for school board in my community 12 years ago, I did so because I am committed to public education and wanted to do my part to ensure the schools in my community provide high quality education to students. I did not fully realize at the time how complex our state’s public education system is, or how complicated the job of a school board member would be.

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Letters to the Editor: Posting land for hunting requires effort and expense

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



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Letters to the Editor: Trump's health care plan is 'bogus'

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Bruce Acciavatti



Well, as evidenced by the mean-spirited, ignorant and hateful decision by the Repugnantan Party’s attempt to gut the Affordable Health Care Act with the bogus “American HCA,” or better known as Trumpcare, all I can say is what a bunch of losers!

Giving huge breaks to the wealthy by cutting back and drastically increasing the cost of health care that many of us depend on is criminal. I think that everyone who calls themself a Republican that supports this effort and the buffoon / ignoramus in the White House is complicit in this.

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Legislative Review: Claire Ayer, Trust local school boards on funding

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Sen. Claire Ayer



No matter the issue, there’s always another side to the story — and a chance to distort facts just far enough to stay within sight of the truth. There’s no emergency about teachers’ health insurance, but there IS an opportunity for taxpayers to save millions of dollars.

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Eric L. Davis: Time to regulate and tax marijuana

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Vermont’s legislators will devote some time to marijuana policy as the 2017 session winds down, but it is unlikely that they will take any definitive action this year. Some House members appear to support a simple decriminalization bill that would allow individuals to possess a very small amount of marijuana and cultivate a few plants at home for their personal use. Senators continue to favor the approach they voted for last year: a comprehensive scheme to legalize, regulate and tax the distribution and sale of marijuana in Vermont.

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Letters to the Editor: Green Up Day had major effect on former Vermonter

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By Jeff Nicklas



My family and I moved to East Middlebury in 1965. Three more siblings were born there. We lived around Middlebury, Salisbury, and Leicester until 1974. For some reason those nine years in Vermont simply won’t leave me. I think about Vermont in some way pretty much every day.

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Letters to the Editor: State deal for teachers smart

Posted on May 4, 2017 |
By George Jaeger



Three cheers for Angelo’s trenchant editorial of April 27 strongly urging Democrats not to dismiss, but to embrace Governor Scott’s proposal to create a state-wide healthcare contract for teachers and school employees which, it is estimated, could save us taxpayers — hold on to your chairs — a cool $26 Million. All the more so since this seems to be a one-time opportunity.

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