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Clippings: Love, friendship at the tip of a pen

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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I am in constant awe of my immediate family and their direct contributions to humanity. My wife, Dottie, is a nurse manager who helps heal people who are very ill. Our son, Mark, is an EMT who makes the rounds through parts of Chittenden County helping to save lives. Our daughter, Diane, is a social worker who has helped give new health and hope to young mothers at the Lund Center in Burlington.

Me, I just write stuff. Have for 33 years. Just hope some of it has made a difference and that I’ve brought folks a smile every now and again.

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Around the Bend, Jessie Raymond: Goats leave strained garden legacy

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



I learned something this year: Gardens grow much better when you no longer own a pair of free-range goats.

When we had the goats, not much ever bloomed. Now, almost every day, I discover a new flower I don’t even remember planting. Who knew?

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Letters to the Editor: Library addition would look nice

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Dennis O’Brien



As a member of the committee that worked on the plans for the expansion of Ilsley Library, I want to emphasize that the proposed addition enhances the original library architecture. The 1923 library was a classic “temple: with symmetrical order and balance. The additions over the years obliterated that balance.

The planned addition, because it removes the later additions and places the new spaces basically behind the 1923 building, will allow the beauty of the original to be fully expressed.

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Letters to the Editor: Ilsley project earns support

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Amy Frazier



It’s been great to see so many people interested and engaged with the plans for the Ilsley Library addition, whether they support it or express some skepticism.

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Letters to the Editor: Middlebury ready for next round

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Nancy Malcolm and Linda Horn



A year and a half ago community members came gathered at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on the Green to brainstorm how to protect our downtown and thrive and survive the disruption of the bridge and rail project.  “Neighbors, Together” was conceived and hundreds of ideas were put forth. 

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Letters to the Editor: Statues glorify historical events

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Ellen Whelan-Wuest



In recent months I’ve heard many people, including fellow Vermonters, argue that removing statues of Confederate heroes is a misguided effort to erase history. And yet, it seems to me that very few white Americans have truly looked inward to understand more about our national history and how we, as individuals, continue to benefit from and contribute to a racist society.

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Community Forum: Ilsley officials seek feedback

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Catherine Nichols and John Freidin



This week’s writers are Catherine Nichols, president of the Ilsley Board of Trustees, and John Freidin, Ilsley Trustee and chair of Middlebury Library Building Committee.

On behalf of the Ilsley Board of Trustees and the nine Middlebury residents who served on the Middlebury Library Building Committee, we invite you to a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Ilsley Community Room to hear from our architects and discuss the needs and goals of our community for its beloved public library.

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Between the Lines, Gregory Dennis: When a big birthday arrives

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Gregory Dennis



All the usual clichés apply. You live your life, try to be a good person and have some fun along the way — and then one day you wake up and you’re 65 years old. How in the world did that happen?

Medicare turns out to be more complicated than they make it sound. Anybody turning 65 is grateful for it. But it’s not socialized medicine. It’s subsidized healthcare — and more expensive than many of us thought.

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Victor Nuovo: Does the Mind always think?

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



This is not an essay about politics, but about the mind. But if, as Spinoza and Locke have claimed, the love of truth and a resolute pursuit of it is essential to a healthy and durable civil society, then it is important that we become more familiar with our minds.

Locke’s book, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, is a wonderful resource for this. He asks all the right questions, even though he does not always give the right answers. The pleasure of reading Locke’s book derives from learning what it is to be a rational being.

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Ways of Seeing, Laurie Cox: Warm reception in cold countries

Posted on August 17, 2017 |
By Laurie Cox



About one hundred years ago, all four of my grandparents immigrated to this country, two as children, two as young adults. They arrived not speaking the language, wearing the garb of their native lands, with little money or resources. Their transitions could not have been easy, but they did have the benefit of others who had come earlier.

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