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Letter to the editor: Wait until Town Meeting Day for Mount Abe bond vote

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By David Brynn



On Monday, Nov. 27, the Mount Abraham Union Middle and High School’s (MAUM/HS) Renovation Committee will be reconvened ostensibly to get to a quick re-vote on the twice-failed Mount Abe Bond. The Renovation Committee needs to hear that waiting until Town Meeting Day, March 6, 2018, is essential.

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Guest Editorial, Patrick Leahy: Understanding the 'toll of our own actions'

Posted on November 27, 2017 |
By Sen. Patrick Leahy



In “The Uncounted,” their article in The New York Times Magazine last week, Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal laid bare a tragic reality of American military operations against the Islamic State: the untold harm inflicted on civilians.

That the Islamic State is guilty of horrific atrocities is common knowledge. But most Americans seem unaware of the human toll of our own actions, the consequences this has for our national security and our reputation, and that too often the civilian casualties we cause are the result of avoidable mistakes. This must change.

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Note of appreciation: Many helped 97-year-old Ripton resident get by without electricity

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Hilda Billings



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Our state certainly could be thankful for 64 degrees with our power off, which it was for six days or more after the recent wind storm. Some different storm; we could remember the hurricane in 1950.

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Jessie Raymond: Seasonal treat a tough nut to crack

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Jessie Raymond



Remember this number: 4927.

It’s not a lottery pick. It’s not how many times I’ve misplaced my phone this year. I recently learned it’s the SKU code for chestnuts — a number cashiers can never find on their laminated produce sheets.

It isn’t their fault. As far as I can tell, only two people in Addison County ever buy chestnuts, and I’m one of them.

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Letter to the Editor: Decisive vote is Mount Abe real need

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Jeremy Perfect



 

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Letter to the Editor: Weinstein hurt Vermont actor's career

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Jay Craven



I hope that recent revelations about sexual violence by powerful men will foster important transformations on the American cultural landscape. Women are speaking out and things are changing.

Much of this shift can be traced to New York Times and New Yorker allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein acted for decades as a serial sexual predator. More than 60 women have now spoken publically about Weinstein’s transgressions against them, saying, “me, too.”

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Letter to the Editor: Middlebury rail project desperately needs fresh look

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Bruce Hiland



If Vermont’s Department of Transportation (VTrans) has its way, Middlebury’s historic downtown will experience historic disruption and damage over the next three years. Fifty-two million-plus of your taxpayer dollars will be spent to do this “…if all goes according to plan.”

To avoid this disaster concerned citizens have developed an alternative that meets safety objectives, avoids the damage to our downtown and costs less than one-third as much.

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Letter to the Editor: How much leeway should Vermont regulators allow?

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Richard Moore



A half inch is costing me several thousand dollars.

The town of Middlebury does not have department of inspectional services. I know, I checked. So the town relies on the Vermont Department of Fire Safety to enforce a series of regulations covering egress, in particular stairs.

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Letter to the Editor: 'Freedom' often poorly defined

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Alexander Lyall



 

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Letter to the Editor: President Trump proving to be inept at art of diplomacy

Posted on November 22, 2017 |
By Larry Booker



 

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