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Letter to the editor: New tool to help vulnerable is vital

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Emily Joselson



I was so excited to read about the “Homelessness Tool” being used by CVOEO, as described by Jan Demers, their Executive Director. VI-SPDAT — Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool — allows local organizations to prioritize those who are in the most danger from being homeless, and place them at the top of the list for needed services.

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Jim Condos: Open government is good government!

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Jim Condos



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This week’s Community Forum is by Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.

March 11-17 was Sunshine Week, a national celebration of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

All across Vermont new board members and other town and city officials are being sworn in and taking their seats for the first time. I am thankful for the many Vermonters willing to serve their communities and sacrifice their time for the greater good. This is what makes Vermont great.

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Letter to the editor: 'Focused, inclusive' planning needed for Mt. Abe bond

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By David Brynn



As we begin the process of preparing for Bond 4, it will be good to take in all of the learnings from the most recent Town Meeting Day vote.

A group of us joined the Bond 3 process in mid-November 2017 with the goal of getting to a “Resounding Yes!” By “Resounding Yes!” we meant a 60 percent voter turnout with 60 percent of them voting “Yes.”

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Jessie Raymond: Embracing the sameness of winter

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Jessie Raymond



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If there’s one thing I love, it’s a long, cold, snowy winter. Everyone knows that about me. And now here we are, in mid-March, with fresh snow on the ground.

Isn’t it great?

I worried that the winter storm we had last week was going to be the last snowfall of the season.

“Boy, I’m going to miss this,” I said, putting on my heavy coat, insulated boots, hat and mittens and tromping out through the snow to feed the chickens, same as I have done twice a day for the past 962 days or so.

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Victor Nuovo: Diderot on duty and justice

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of essays about political liberalism and conservatism.

By VICTOR NUOVO

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Ways of Seeing: A traditional meal and democracy

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



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Letter to the editor: Middlebury business group urges move of bus stop

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Karen Duguay



Dear Middlebury selectboard members,

As an organization responsible for collectively voicing concerns and interests of Middlebury’s businesses community, the Better Middlebury Partnership respectfully urges you to carefully reconsider the permanent placement of an ACTR bus stop in front of the post office on Main Street in downtown Middlebury.

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Letter to the editor: Second amendment 'not absolute'

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Karl E. Moyer



Laws of 1934, 1938 and two in 1968 led to the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a 10-year federal ban on the manufacture of new semi-automatic assault weapons or of weapons that have features of assault rifles, the AR-15 among them. It also banned large-capacity ammunition magazines, limiting them to 10 rounds. This 1994 law required renewal 10-years later, but Congress failed to do so, thus lifting the proscription against AR-15 weapons.

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Letter to the editor: Board candidate thanks backers

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Gary Baker



Many thanks to those who voted for and endorsed me in the recent town selectboard election. I very much appreciate your support.

Gary F. Baker

Middlebury

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Living with Dying: Let's talk (some more) about hospice

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Dr. Diana Barnard



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Editor’s note: This column is provided by the End of Life Care Partnership that has been operating here in Addison County for eight years. Its mission is “to create a framework for our organizations to collaborate on our common goal of providing education about dying, death and options for care.”

This column will work if we get questions from you, our readers. We want to hear from you, what is on your mind and heart regarding this challenging issue that each of us will need to address in our lives? Send your questions to [email protected].

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