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Editorial: Howls of protest, rightly made

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



The outpouring of support for the smaller elementary schools within the Addison Central Supervisory Union this past couple of weeks is not unexpected. The district school board surely anticipated the howls of protest and, perhaps, would have been concerned had the angst been more subdued.

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Ways of Seeing: Year away from home was a true education

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Ashley Warfield



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I spent my junior year of high school in far-off New Haven, Vt., calling one hundred fifty acres of serene farmland home. I had spent the favorite moments of my childhood on that farm: fantastic white winters and warm glowing summers with my grandparents, aunt and uncle, and cousins.

Of all the journeys to Treleven Farm, this last proved to be the most eye-opening. On land inhabited by sheep, teachers, toddlers, and my 92-year-old grandmother, I witnessed birth, death, and vast natural beauty.

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Greg Dennis: What if Hillary Clinton did it?

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Greg Dennis



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(Note: The following events never happened. At least not involving the individuals depicted here.)

WASHINGTON — The Republican-dominated House of Representatives moved closer this week to impeaching President Hillary Clinton.

The potential impeachment stems from allegations that Clinton and her associates obstructed justice by covering up her campaign’s involvement with Chinese hackers and the Chinese government.

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Clippings: Boats against the current

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Karl Lindholm



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Change.

One of my favorite movie quotations is from “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” when the Kid (played by Kris Kristofferson!) says “Times change, but I don’t.”

Of course, he says this shortly before he dies.

I have always wanted to say that about myself. Maybe it had to do with being young in the turbulent 1960s and ’70s when it seemed people my age were changing identities more often than their jeans. Everything seemed to be falling apart.

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Eric Davis: Bill eyes rules for self-driving cars

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Eric Davis



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Autonomous vehicles are now being road-tested in more than 20 states. Legislation to permit autonomous vehicle testing on Vermont roads, starting in 2021, is part of a transportation bill now under consideration in Montpelier.

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Victor Nuovo: Anti-Federalism

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition.

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Letter to the editor: Route 7-Exchange St. junction requires signals

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Martha Thilbourg-Chaplin



Earlier this week I was in a car accident in Middlebury coming from Exchange Street headed north on Route 7 around 4 p.m. or so. Cars coming from Route 7 headed north are always going way over the speed limit and I was hit by a truck and ended up briefly in the other lane.

It is very difficult to judge how fast cars are going. I was going about 5 miles an hour, which helped lessen the impact on my car, but if there had been any traffic coming south at that moment I would have been badly injured.

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Letter to the editor: Construction lull is in the schedule

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Brian Carpenter



I am responding to George Jaeger’s Letter to the Editor in the May 13, 2019, edition of the Addison Independent, in which he suggested several reasons for the current lull in activity on our downtown construction project. I want to point out that Middlebury’s Community Liaison, Jim Gish, addressed this question in his April 25 construction update to the community.

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Note of appreciation: Green Up chair thankful for volunteers

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Cindy Watrous



I would like to thank everyone who took part Green Up in Orwell. We collected 23 tires and 0.5 tons of trash.

A big thank you to the Orwell Village School kids and teachers who went out on Friday and Green Up their roads in the rain.

I would also like to thank my co-chairman Barb Young for helping me organize Green Up in Orwell this year.

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Letter to the editor: ‘Community’ conflated with schools

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Kathleen Reynolds



I am responding to Bill McKibben’s letter to the Addison Independent published on May 6, 2019, with input I shared with the ACSD board directly.

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