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Editorial: Sunday's workshop on white privilege, racism does more than provoke — it transforms

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



In the whitest state in the union, why attend a talk and workshop this coming Sunday on white privilege and how it perpetuates our nation’s cloaked embrace of racism? Just how important is this discussion, and what on Earth does this have to do with you?

More than you know.

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Ways of Seeing by Alice Leeds: Dealing with the Pittsburgh shooting

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Alice Leeds



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Each night as I fall asleep I feel gratitude for my good fortune that day — photos we received of our new grandson, golden leaves still hanging onto their limbs, the brisk morning walk around our neighborhood, the delicious meal my husband and I shared that evening. My daily life is filled with blessings.

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Eric Davis: Not a fair shake for Vermont ratepayers

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Eric Davis



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The Vermont Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is currently considering a rate increase request from Green Mountain Power, the state’s largest electric utility.

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Letter to the editor: Reader thankful for newspaper

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Carol Price



It’s Thanksgiving. I’m giving thanks for the Addy Indy.

Carol Price

Bristol

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Letter to the editor: Plastic causes apprehension

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Carol Talmage



I am filled with apprehension. Daily, nightly, I fiddle and turn worry beads in my mind. Rough edged, prickly, irritating. They offer no smooth comfort to my worries over ice melt.

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Letter to the editor: A coyote's thoughts, translated

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Dean Percival



Letter from a Coyote:

Hello, Vermont folks! Your Animal Control Officers have been receiving an abundance of calls from residents who are saying they have been seeing us around a lot more recently. You see, our woods have been slightly taken over by houses in this lovely state, which has left us little place to hide and there is an open hunting season on us ... but not to fear, we have learned to co-exist!

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Letter to the editor: Need a second car? Go electric

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Pieter Broucke



My thanks go to Greg Dennis for his piece on electric vehicles (EV’s) in the Addison Independent from Nov. 8. EV’s are the cars of the future and no day goes by without seeing a Tesla, some Nissan LEAFs, or a Chevy Bolt  driving around Middlebury. Yet the technology is not quite there yet for EV’s to fully replace internal combustion cars. An EV, however, is the perfect second car for most two-car households already today.

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Editorial: Still feeling appreciative? Thank a local business, too

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



This Christmas season make saying hello to your local businesses a personal goal. Not every single business in town, but the ones you most frequent and the ones you occasionally shop in to get that needed item or two.

Think it’s a short list; that there aren’t that many local businesses to visit?

Think again.

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Editorial: Finding that perfect gift

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



If you can’t find that perfect gift, think of something that’s not wrapped up in a box. Think of an activity that gets them outside for the next four-to-five months of winter.

The best local gift we know of is skiing at either Rikert Nordic Center or the Middlebury Snow Bowl. Buy them a season pass, or a four-pack of day tickets to get them started, along with a day or two of rentals. If they’re too timid to try skiing, they can rent snowshoes or a fat bike at Rikert Nordic Center.

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