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Letter to the Editor: Community partners welcomed student volunteers

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Tiffany Nourse Sargent et. al



The Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement would like to say thank you to all community partners who host and welcome Middlebury College volunteers. We appreciate you sharing your time and expertise with our students, faculty and staff.

Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement

Tiffany Nourse Sargent, Ashley J. Laux, Megan O. Brakeley,

Kristen Mullins, Liz Cleveland, Katie Carpenter and Emma McDonald

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Note of appreciation: Many helped make 'Carnevale Vergennes' a success

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Jeff Fritz



It has been over a month since we’ve celebrated the 4th annual Carnevale Vergennes, and though the numbers are not quite finalized, we are confident that we will hit another record amount for fundraising. Again this year the event benefited three area non-profits: the Vergennes Opera House, the Vergennes Partnership and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.

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Letter to the Editor: Porter went 'above and beyond' for hospice patient

Posted on April 24, 2017 |
By Inez Martel



My husband Joseph J. Martel died March 31, 2017 after a long illness. He was in the Arch Room (Hospice) for four days. The care he got was above and beyond. The nurses, who were busy, would take the time to ask us if we were okay and when they had to do anything to Joe they bent down and whispered in his ear “this is going to hurt, but will be quick.” They took time for the little things. When he passed they put flowers on him.

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Letter to the editor: Are foreign students a solution for Vt.?

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Dave Kelley



While the Vermont Legislature has been grappling with Vermont’s shrinking student enrollment with heavy-handed mandates like Act 46, which in some school districts will do more harm than good, the Campaign for Vermont has put a more creative and more promising proposal on the table. Issued March 23, and entitled “Re-Energizing Vermont’s Public Education System: Making Vermont an Education Destination” the proposal calls for Vermont to become more active in recruiting international exchange students.

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Letter to the editor: New DMV rules an entire 'power grab'

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Prem Prakash



I don’t like when state bureaucrats figure out a new way to intrude in our lives, and charge us additional tax dollars while they are at it. It also bugs me when they disguise their schemes in the name of “safety.” I’ll give the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles credit for being crooked, though; they’ve concocted a scam to increase costs to drivers, enlarge their bureaucracy, and cluck about safety all without public input or Legislative review.

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Ways of Seeing: Time to do a little sheep grazing

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Cheryl Mitchell



Our young granddaughter was here for part of lambing season this year. She wondered why we had to do chores so often. In the summer, we just tend the sheep once a day. This time of year, we may be checking every few hours. But she was game to try (usually) and we settled into a nice routine of checking on lambs, refilling water buckets, and offering hay and grain.

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Eric Davis: Supreme Court voting rights ruling looms

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Eric L. Davis



Election turnout rates in Vermont are consistently among the highest in the nation. This is due both to the presence of a strong culture of civic participation in Vermont, and to state laws and regulations that facilitate voter participation.

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Gregory Dennis: To-do lists, human and otherwise

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Greg Dennis



On a walk this past weekend, I found this to-do list on the side of the trail where someone had accidentally dropped it:

•  Taxes

•  Silicone bathroom

•  Order locks

•  Look into vacations

•  Respond to Pam dinner invite. We bring salad.

•  Ski

•  Fidelity retirement

•  Research Roth versus traditional IRA

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Victor Nuovo: Artistotle and the birth of Political Science

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Victor Nuovo



Now we come to Aristotle. Political science is only one of the sciences that he invented. He was the parent of many: logic, physics, biology, psychology, rhetoric, poetics, metaphysics and the theory of scientific method and explanation generally.

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Note of appreciation: Many residents, businesses aided Dinners With Love

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Sarah McGowen Audet



Dinners with Love hosted its second annual Comfort Food for a Cause on Sunday, April 2. It was wonderful to share another evening of great food, music and company with the community of supporters that surrounds Dinners with Love. I am thrilled to share that our organization received more than $7,600 from our very generous donors.

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