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Letter to the Editor: Golden Spurs

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Charles Sabukewicz



His ticket out –

those lucky bone spurs in his heels

good for five deferments

a free pass

from the hot lead of Viet Nam

 

Not for him

the brotherhood of the fallen

 

Golden Spurs

to match the golden locks

combed over the barren dome

of the Commander in Chief

stout in his demand

that NFL players

stand

for the flag he so loves

for the country

he never served

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Letter to the Editor: Free easements aren't deserved

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Ross Conrad



There is not a single good reason to give easements to Vermont Gas at no charge. If you agree, please vote NO on Article 1 on Nov. 7, (or during early voting Monday-Thursday between now and November 3rd).

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Letter to the Editor: Poor financial decisions led to Porter Medical Center affiliation

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Craig Allen



I attended the Porter Medical Center “Community-Wide Town Hall Meeting” Monday night and appreciate the time that both medical center president’s spent before the sizable gathering. Unfortunately, I perceived the distinct body language of a proud small fish being swallowed by a very large fish, no matter how well meaning that fish.

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Gregory Dennis: When gay love blooms later in life

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



Dan and I met during a draft counseling session at Middlebury College. We were both freshmen — first-year pups — and at that point he hadn’t even turned 18.

As with every young American man of that time, we were facing the prospect of being drafted and sent off to kill people. Individuals and families whom we had never met and who lived thousands of miles away on the other side of the planet.

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Ways of Seeing, Laurie Cox: Shining a light produces top result

Posted on October 26, 2017 |
By Laurie Cox



It’s October, and once again I find myself rubbing the right side of my forehead. I can feel the slight grooves in my skull where it hit the banister and broke it from the wall at the bend in our stairs. Nine or ten years have passed, and yet a subtle ache returns every autumn — or should I say fall?

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Letter to the editor: Empaths are worth getting to know

Posted on October 25, 2017 |
By Katie Looby



The first thing to understand is that Empaths are real — just uncommon. But, it’s probably best to forget anything you may have heard, if that information didn’t directly come from an Empath. There are widely accepted scientific reasons and explanations behind the formation and reality of Empaths, and there are far more commonalities between Empaths and Non-Empaths than there are differences.

Clarification — Empathy is a temporary mood/feeling, when you access the ability to feel for someone.

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Letter to the Editor: New stakeholder needed in environmental decisions

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Randy Kritkausky



Most of us recognize that we face numerous environmental crises. We have a fairly good understanding of the origins of these problems. And we have some ideas about solutions. One of the proposed solutions is to give more “stakeholders” a seat at the table with corporate shareholders or lobbyists influencing the regulatory process. Stakeholders are individuals and groups who are affected by decisions made by governmental bodies and corporations.

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Letter to the editor: Students, community need a renovated Mount Abe

Posted on October 23, 2017 |
By Troy Paradee and Sarah Crum



A community is defined by it’s people, traditions, local government, and the shared spaces it holds dear. Concert halls, libraries, meeting houses, general stores, favorite restaurants, schools and parks are all the places where you can FEEL the community. What a community values most becomes evident through its allocation of time and money to create and maintain community resources.

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Letters to the Editor: One-time fix best for Mount Abe

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Tory Riley



Mt. Abraham Union Middle and High School is a vibrant community of both practical and innovative learning. It is also a physical structure that is tired, impractical and expensive to repair piecemeal, and full of safety and health issues. As the principal of a school that used to be tired, expensive to fix, and unhealthy, I advocate for voting “Yes” with enthusiasm on the Nov. 2 bond vote to renovate Mt. Abe.

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Letters to the Editor: Middlebury falling short on housing, infrastructure, economy

Posted on October 19, 2017 |
By Paul Ralston



With regards your recent article on Middlebury’s quest for an “Economic Health Committee:”

Instead of another committee, may I humbly suggest we just install a sidewalk on Exchange Street.

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