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Letter to the editor: Ripton School has encouraged academic excellence

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Judy Kowalczyk



In reference to closing the small schools in ACSD, I second Wendy Leeds’ April 15, 2019 letter to the editor.

In September of 2017 we learned through his transcript, that when the final MUHS grades were posted for graduates of 2017, our son Bryce had met his goal of graduating first in his class. There is no question that to meet this goal, intelligence, hard work and diligence are required; the credit goes to the student.

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Letter to the editor: Ripton’s school offers unique experience, character

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Jamie Cammack



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Letter to the editor: Could closing smaller schools be unconstitutional?

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Tim O'Leary



Editor’s note: After this letter was published but before it was widely distributed, the writer sent in a version of his letter that was slightly altered. Here is the updated version:

Dear Friends,

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Letter to the editor: Small community schools valuable

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Mia Allen



Our three children attended the Ripton Elementary School and for our family, living in a small mountain town, the school became the center of our lives. Our children learned that they lived in a place where education was valued and people worked hard to support their school. They learned to identify with and be proud of the uniqueness of their hometown: its geography, history and people; they learned the importance of place and how they fit in it.

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Letter to the editor: Stoppage of Middlebury’s rail tunnel project puzzling

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By George Jaeger



It has been evident for some time now that work on the Middlebury railway tunnel project has stopped or, more precisely, has hardly resumed since last winter. That’s surprising, given the importance to our citizens and businesses of getting this disrupting work done as quickly as possible and on schedule.

As a result, rumors are circulating:

•Some speculate that unforeseen problems with the construction plans have been encountered.

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Letter to the editor: Closure of Pool World described as ‘short-sighted’

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Gwyn Cattell



The closure of Pool World seems very short sighted. Pool World serves a good portion of the local community, directly and indirectly. It contributes to our town tax base through sales but also draws people to the downtown area and other businesses. Without Randi, Nick and Rondi, I would never have figured out how to run a pool. In fact, I can’t imagine how I would keep it going having to travel to Rutland or Burlington.

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Editorial: ‘Economic warfare’ and the rising use of misinformation

Posted on May 13, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



Ever wonder who keeps stoking the pot on issues like the alleged dangers of vaccinations or that the new 5G cellphones pose serious health hazards — even though medical science has long refuted such claims? To a large degree, it’s mostly part of a deliberate information-warfare campaign conducted by the Russians — and they’ve been doing it for years.

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Editorial: Trump creates another crisis

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Angelo Lynn



For the past several weeks, the president has been goading the House into filing impeachment proceedings against him, believing that the move would be unpopular among a majority of Americans and would help galvanize his supporters — and, besides, it’s fairly certain that the Senate under Sen. Mitch McConnell would never buckle to that outcome despite all the evidence to the contrary and that the courts will eventually rule in his favor.

So why not force the issue?

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Legislative review: Statehouse action is picking up

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Rep. Mari Cordes



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Greetings, everyone! Things are starting to move fast in the statehouse. Here’s an update on some (certainly not all) of the action.

S.169, An act relating to firearms procedures, establishes a 24-hour waiting period for the purchase of handguns (not long guns). It is a compromise between proponents and opponents of firearm restrictions. It is currently in the House Judiciary Committee.

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Ways of Seeing by Ruth Farmer: Thoughts about recapturing wonder

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Ruth Farmer



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